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Fireweed vs. Triticale — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Fireweed and Triticale

  • Fireweed is richer in Manganese, Calcium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin A RAE, and Folate, yet Triticale is richer in Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Copper, and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Fireweed is 152% higher.

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

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +1059.5%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Potassium +48.8%
Contains more Manganese +108.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +231.5%
Contains less Sodium -85.3%
Contains more Zinc +29.7%
Contains more Copper +42.8%
Equal in Iron - 2.57
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 129% 90% 112% 47% 44% 5% 73% 107% 875% 5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 12% 97% 93% 154% 30% 1% 95% 153% 419% 0%
Contains more Calcium +1059.5%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Potassium +48.8%
Contains more Manganese +108.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +231.5%
Contains less Sodium -85.3%
Contains more Zinc +29.7%
Contains more Copper +42.8%
Equal in Iron - 2.57

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +226.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +358%
Contains more Folate +53.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1160.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.134
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.323
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 216% 0% 0% 8% 9% 32% 88% 82% 146% 85% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 19% 0% 0% 105% 31% 27% 80% 32% 55% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +226.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +358%
Contains more Folate +53.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1160.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.134
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.323

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +31.6%
Contains more Water +573.5%
Contains more Other +14.4%
Contains more Protein +177.1%
Contains more Carbs +275.3%
5% 3% 19% 71% 3%
Protein: 4.71 g
Fats: 2.75 g
Carbs: 19.22 g
Water: 70.78 g
Other: 2.54 g
13% 2% 72% 11% 2%
Protein: 13.05 g
Fats: 2.09 g
Carbs: 72.13 g
Water: 10.51 g
Other: 2.22 g
Contains more Fats +31.6%
Contains more Water +573.5%
Contains more Other +14.4%
Contains more Protein +177.1%
Contains more Carbs +275.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Fireweed Triticale
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fireweed Triticale Opinion
Net carbs 8.62g 72.13g Triticale
Protein 4.71g 13.05g Triticale
Fats 2.75g 2.09g Fireweed
Carbs 19.22g 72.13g Triticale
Calories 103kcal 336kcal Triticale
Fiber 10.6g Fireweed
Calcium 429mg 37mg Fireweed
Iron 2.4mg 2.57mg Triticale
Magnesium 156mg 130mg Fireweed
Phosphorus 108mg 358mg Triticale
Potassium 494mg 332mg Fireweed
Sodium 34mg 5mg Triticale
Zinc 2.66mg 3.45mg Triticale
Copper 0.32mg 0.457mg Triticale
Manganese 6.704mg 3.21mg Fireweed
Selenium 0.9µg Fireweed
Vitamin A 3598IU 0IU Fireweed
Vitamin A RAE 180µg 0µg Fireweed
Vitamin E 0.9mg Triticale
Vitamin C 2.2mg 0mg Fireweed
Vitamin B1 0.033mg 0.416mg Triticale
Vitamin B2 0.137mg 0.134mg Fireweed
Vitamin B3 4.674mg 1.43mg Fireweed
Vitamin B5 1.356mg 1.323mg Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.632mg 0.138mg Fireweed
Folate 112µg 73µg Fireweed
Tryptophan 0.157mg Triticale
Threonine 0.405mg Triticale
Isoleucine 0.479mg Triticale
Leucine 0.911mg Triticale
Lysine 0.365mg Triticale
Methionine 0.204mg Triticale
Phenylalanine 0.638mg Triticale
Valine 0.609mg Triticale
Histidine 0.311mg Triticale
Saturated Fat 0.366g Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat 0.211g Triticale
Polyunsaturated fat 0.913g Triticale

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fireweed Triticale
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
51%
Fireweed
27%
Triticale
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
148%
Fireweed
105%
Triticale

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Triticale
Triticale contains less Sodium (difference - 29mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Triticale
Triticale is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.366g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 66)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Fireweed
Fireweed is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Fireweed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169399/nutrients
  2. Triticale - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169718/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.