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Sardine vs Fireweed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Sardine and Fireweed

  • Sardine has more Selenium, and Phosphorus, however Fireweed is higher in Vitamin B12, Manganese, Fiber, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, Magnesium, and Folate.
  • Sardine covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 373% more than Fireweed.
  • Sardine has 59 times more Selenium than Fireweed. While Sardine has 52.7µg of Selenium, Fireweed has only 0.9µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Fish, sardine, Atlantic, canned in oil, drained solids with bone and Fireweed, leaves, raw.

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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
Contains more Iron +21.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +353.7%
Contains more Calcium +12.3%
Contains more Potassium +24.4%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Copper +72%
Contains more Zinc +103.1%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 110% 115% 36% 28% 62% 36% 210% 41%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 129% 44% 112% 107% 73% 47% 5%
Contains more Iron +21.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +353.7%
Contains more Calcium +12.3%
Contains more Potassium +24.4%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Copper +72%
Contains more Zinc +103.1%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%

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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Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +142.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +3231.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +111.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +278.4%
Contains more Folate +1020%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 7% 41% 144% 20% 53% 99% 39% 39% 1118% 7% 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%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +142.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +3231.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +111.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +278.4%
Contains more Folate +1020%

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
131
Sardine
55
Fireweed
Mineral Summary Score
79
Sardine
75
Fireweed

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
148%
Sardine
28%
Fireweed
Carbohydrates
0%
Sardine
19%
Fireweed
Fats
53%
Sardine
13%
Fireweed

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.
Sardine Fireweed
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 142mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fireweed
Fireweed contains less Sodium (difference - 273mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.528g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Fireweed
Fireweed is cheaper (difference - $4)
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 Sardine Fireweed Opinion
Calories 208 103 Sardine
Protein 24.62 4.71 Sardine
Fats 11.45 2.75 Sardine
Vitamin C 0 2.2 Fireweed
Carbs 0 19.22 Fireweed
Cholesterol 142 0 Fireweed
Vitamin D 193 0 Sardine
Iron 2.92 2.4 Sardine
Calcium 382 429 Fireweed
Potassium 397 494 Fireweed
Magnesium 39 156 Fireweed
Sugar 0 Fireweed
Fiber 0 10.6 Fireweed
Copper 0.186 0.32 Fireweed
Zinc 1.31 2.66 Fireweed
Starch
Phosphorus 490 108 Sardine
Sodium 307 34 Fireweed
Vitamin A 108 3598 Fireweed
Vitamin E 2.04 Sardine
Vitamin D 4.8 0 Sardine
Vitamin B1 0.08 0.033 Sardine
Vitamin B2 0.227 0.137 Sardine
Vitamin B3 5.245 4.674 Sardine
Vitamin B5 0.642 1.356 Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.167 0.632 Fireweed
Vitamin B12 8.94 0 Sardine
Vitamin K 2.6 Sardine
Folate 10 112 Fireweed
Trans Fat 0 Sardine
Saturated Fat 1.528 Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat 3.869 Sardine
Polyunsaturated fat 5.148 Sardine
Tryptophan 0.276 Sardine
Threonine 1.079 Sardine
Isoleucine 1.134 Sardine
Leucine 2.001 Sardine
Lysine 2.26 Sardine
Methionine 0.729 Sardine
Phenylalanine 0.961 Sardine
Valine 1.268 Sardine
Histidine 0.725 Sardine
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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. Sardine - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175139/nutrients
  2. Fireweed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169399/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.