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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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Thyme
Contains more Zinc +47%
Contains more Iron +627.1%
Contains more Potassium +23.3%
Contains less Sodium -73.5%
Contains more Copper +73.4%
Equal in Calcium - 405
Equal in Magnesium - 160
Equal in Phosphorus - 106
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 129% 90% 112% 47% 44% 5% 73% 107%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 122% 655% 115% 46% 54% 2% 50% 185%
Contains more Zinc +47%
Contains more Iron +627.1%
Contains more Potassium +23.3%
Contains less Sodium -73.5%
Contains more Copper +73.4%
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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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 A +32%
Contains more Vitamin C +7177.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +243.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 216% 0% 0% 8% 9% 32% 88% 82% 146% 85% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 286% 0% 0% 534% 12% 109% 35% 25% 81% 34% 0% 0%
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 A +32%
Contains more Vitamin C +7177.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +243.8%

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 Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fireweed Thyme Opinion
Net carbs 8.62g 10.45g Thyme
Protein 4.71g 5.56g Thyme
Fats 2.75g 1.68g Fireweed
Carbs 19.22g 24.45g Thyme
Calories 103kcal 101kcal Fireweed
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 10.6g 14g Thyme
Calcium 429mg 405mg Fireweed
Iron 2.4mg 17.45mg Thyme
Magnesium 156mg 160mg Thyme
Phosphorus 108mg 106mg Fireweed
Potassium 494mg 609mg Thyme
Sodium 34mg 9mg Thyme
Zinc 2.66mg 1.81mg Fireweed
Copper 0.32mg 0.555mg Thyme
Vitamin A 3598IU 4751IU Thyme
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.2mg 160.1mg Thyme
Vitamin B1 0.033mg 0.048mg Thyme
Vitamin B2 0.137mg 0.471mg Thyme
Vitamin B3 4.674mg 1.824mg Fireweed
Vitamin B5 1.356mg 0.409mg Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.632mg 0.348mg Fireweed
Folate 112µg 45µg Fireweed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg 0.114mg Thyme
Threonine mg 0.154mg Thyme
Isoleucine mg 0.285mg Thyme
Leucine mg 0.262mg Thyme
Lysine mg 0.126mg Thyme
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg 0.307mg Thyme
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat g 0.467g Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.081g Thyme
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.532g Thyme

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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

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 Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

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.