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Parsley vs Fireweed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Parsley and Fireweed

  • Parsley has more Vitamin C, Iron, and Vitamin A, however Fireweed has more Manganese, Vitamin B6, Fiber, Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B5.
  • Fireweed's daily need coverage for Manganese is 285% more.
  • Parsley has 60 times more Vitamin C than Fireweed. Parsley has 133mg of Vitamin C, while Fireweed has 2.2mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Parsley, fresh 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 +158.3%
Contains more Potassium +12.1%
Contains more Calcium +210.9%
Contains more Magnesium +212%
Contains more Copper +114.8%
Contains more Zinc +148.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +86.2%
Contains less Sodium -39.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 233% 42% 49% 36% 50% 30% 25% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 129% 44% 112% 107% 73% 47% 5%
Contains more Iron +158.3%
Contains more Potassium +12.1%
Contains more Calcium +210.9%
Contains more Magnesium +212%
Contains more Copper +114.8%
Contains more Zinc +148.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +86.2%
Contains less Sodium -39.3%

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 +5945.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +134.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +160.6%
Contains more Folate +35.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +39.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +256%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +239%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +602.2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 444% 506% 15% 0% 22% 23% 25% 24% 21% 0% 4100% 114%
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 +5945.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +134.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +160.6%
Contains more Folate +35.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +39.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +256%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +239%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +602.2%

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
441
Parsley
55
Fireweed
Mineral Summary Score
59
Parsley
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
18%
Parsley
28%
Fireweed
Carbohydrates
6%
Parsley
19%
Fireweed
Fats
4%
Parsley
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.
Parsley Fireweed
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Parsley Fireweed
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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 cheaper?
Parsley
Parsley is cheaper (difference - $2.7)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.85g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fireweed
Fireweed contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.132g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parsley Fireweed Opinion
Calories 36 103 Fireweed
Protein 2.97 4.71 Fireweed
Fats 0.79 2.75 Fireweed
Vitamin C 133 2.2 Parsley
Carbs 6.33 19.22 Fireweed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.2 2.4 Parsley
Calcium 138 429 Fireweed
Potassium 554 494 Parsley
Magnesium 50 156 Fireweed
Sugar 0.85 Fireweed
Fiber 3.3 10.6 Fireweed
Copper 0.149 0.32 Fireweed
Zinc 1.07 2.66 Fireweed
Starch
Phosphorus 58 108 Fireweed
Sodium 56 34 Fireweed
Vitamin A 8424 3598 Parsley
Vitamin E 0.75 Parsley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.086 0.033 Parsley
Vitamin B2 0.098 0.137 Fireweed
Vitamin B3 1.313 4.674 Fireweed
Vitamin B5 0.4 1.356 Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.632 Fireweed
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1640 Parsley
Folate 152 112 Parsley
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.132 Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295 Parsley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.124 Parsley
Tryptophan 0.045 Parsley
Threonine 0.122 Parsley
Isoleucine 0.118 Parsley
Leucine 0.204 Parsley
Lysine 0.181 Parsley
Methionine 0.042 Parsley
Phenylalanine 0.145 Parsley
Valine 0.172 Parsley
Histidine 0.061 Parsley
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. Parsley - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170416/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.