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Fireweed vs Thyme - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Fireweed and Thyme

  • Fireweed is richer in Manganese, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, and Folate, yet Thyme is richer in Iron, Vitamin C, Copper, Vitamin B2, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Fireweed is 217% higher.
  • Fireweed contains 3 times more Vitamin B5 than Thyme. Fireweed contains 1.356mg of Vitamin B5, while Thyme contains 0.409mg.

Food types used in this article are Fireweed, leaves, raw and Thyme, fresh.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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5
Thyme
Contains more Zinc +47%
Contains more Iron +627.1%
Contains more Potassium +23.3%
Contains more Copper +73.4%
Contains less Sodium -73.5%
Equal in Calcium - 405
Equal in Magnesium - 160
Equal in Phosphorus - 106
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 129% 44% 112% 107% 73% 47% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 655% 122% 54% 115% 185% 50% 46% 2%
Contains more Zinc +47%
Contains more Iron +627.1%
Contains more Potassium +23.3%
Contains more Copper +73.4%
Contains less Sodium -73.5%
Equal in Calcium - 405
Equal in Magnesium - 160
Equal in Phosphorus - 106

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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4
Thyme
Contains more Vitamin B3 +156.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +231.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.6%
Contains more Folate +148.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +7177.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +32%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +243.8%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 8% 216% 0% 0% 9% 32% 88% 82% 146% 0% 0% 85%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 534% 286% 0% 0% 12% 109% 35% 25% 81% 0% 0% 34%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +156.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +231.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.6%
Contains more Folate +148.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +7177.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +32%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +243.8%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
55
Fireweed
93
Thyme
Mineral Summary Score
75
Fireweed
153
Thyme

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
28%
Fireweed
33%
Thyme
Carbohydrates
19%
Fireweed
24%
Thyme
Fats
13%
Fireweed
8%
Thyme

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Fireweed Thyme
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Fireweed Thyme
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Thyme
Thyme contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Thyme
Thyme is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.467g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fireweed Thyme Opinion
Calories 103 101 Fireweed
Protein 4.71 5.56 Thyme
Fats 2.75 1.68 Fireweed
Vitamin C 2.2 160.1 Thyme
Carbs 19.22 24.45 Thyme
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.4 17.45 Thyme
Calcium 429 405 Fireweed
Potassium 494 609 Thyme
Magnesium 156 160 Thyme
Sugar
Fiber 10.6 14 Thyme
Copper 0.32 0.555 Thyme
Zinc 2.66 1.81 Fireweed
Starch
Phosphorus 108 106 Fireweed
Sodium 34 9 Thyme
Vitamin A 3598 4751 Thyme
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.033 0.048 Thyme
Vitamin B2 0.137 0.471 Thyme
Vitamin B3 4.674 1.824 Fireweed
Vitamin B5 1.356 0.409 Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.632 0.348 Fireweed
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 112 45 Fireweed
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.467 Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat 0.081 Thyme
Polyunsaturated fat 0.532 Thyme
Tryptophan 0.114 Thyme
Threonine 0.154 Thyme
Isoleucine 0.285 Thyme
Leucine 0.262 Thyme
Lysine 0.126 Thyme
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine 0.307 Thyme
Histidine
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Fireweed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169399/nutrients
  2. Thyme - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173470/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.