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Lettuce vs Fireweed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Lettuce and Fireweed different?

  • Lettuce is richer in Vitamin A, while Fireweed is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Fiber, Magnesium, Copper, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, and Zinc.
  • Fireweed covers your daily need of Manganese 281% more than Lettuce.
  • Lettuce contains 2 times more Vitamin A than Fireweed. Lettuce contains 370µg of Vitamin A, while Fireweed contains 180µg.

Lettuce, green leaf, raw and Fireweed, leaves, raw types were used in this article.

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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 less Sodium -17.6%
Contains more Iron +179.1%
Contains more Calcium +1091.7%
Contains more Potassium +154.6%
Contains more Magnesium +1100%
Contains more Copper +1003.4%
Contains more Zinc +1377.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +272.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 11% 18% 10% 10% 5% 13% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 129% 44% 112% 107% 73% 47% 5%
Contains less Sodium -17.6%
Contains more Iron +179.1%
Contains more Calcium +1091.7%
Contains more Potassium +154.6%
Contains more Magnesium +1100%
Contains more Copper +1003.4%
Contains more Zinc +1377.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +272.4%

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 C +318.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +105.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +112.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +71.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1146.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +911.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +602.2%
Contains more Folate +194.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 31% 445% 5% 0% 18% 19% 8% 9% 21% 0% 316% 29%
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 C +318.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +105.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +112.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +71.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1146.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +911.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +602.2%
Contains more Folate +194.7%

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
75
Lettuce
55
Fireweed
Mineral Summary Score
13
Lettuce
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
8%
Lettuce
28%
Fireweed
Carbohydrates
3%
Lettuce
19%
Fireweed
Fats
1%
Lettuce
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.
Lettuce Fireweed
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lettuce Fireweed
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?
Lettuce
Lettuce contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Lettuce
Lettuce is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.78g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.02g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Fireweed
Fireweed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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 Lettuce Fireweed Opinion
Calories 15 103 Fireweed
Protein 1.36 4.71 Fireweed
Fats 0.15 2.75 Fireweed
Vitamin C 9.2 2.2 Lettuce
Carbs 2.87 19.22 Fireweed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.86 2.4 Fireweed
Calcium 36 429 Fireweed
Potassium 194 494 Fireweed
Magnesium 13 156 Fireweed
Sugar 0.78 Fireweed
Fiber 1.3 10.6 Fireweed
Copper 0.029 0.32 Fireweed
Zinc 0.18 2.66 Fireweed
Starch 0 Lettuce
Phosphorus 29 108 Fireweed
Sodium 28 34 Lettuce
Vitamin A 7405 3598 Lettuce
Vitamin E 0.22 Lettuce
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.07 0.033 Lettuce
Vitamin B2 0.08 0.137 Fireweed
Vitamin B3 0.375 4.674 Fireweed
Vitamin B5 0.134 1.356 Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.632 Fireweed
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 126.3 Lettuce
Folate 38 112 Fireweed
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.02 Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006 Lettuce
Polyunsaturated fat 0.082 Lettuce
Tryptophan 0.009 Lettuce
Threonine 0.059 Lettuce
Isoleucine 0.084 Lettuce
Leucine 0.079 Lettuce
Lysine 0.084 Lettuce
Methionine 0.016 Lettuce
Phenylalanine 0.055 Lettuce
Valine 0.07 Lettuce
Histidine 0.022 Lettuce
Fructose 0.43 Lettuce

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. Lettuce - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169249/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.