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Peppermint vs Fireweed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Peppermint and Fireweed different?

  • Peppermint is higher in Iron, and Vitamin C, however Fireweed is richer in Manganese, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Calcium, Vitamin B3, Magnesium, Zinc, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Fireweed is 240% higher.
  • Peppermint contains 14 times more Vitamin C than Fireweed. While Peppermint contains 31.8mg of Vitamin C, Fireweed contains only 2.2mg.

Peppermint, fresh and Fireweed, leaves, raw are the varieties 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 more Iron +111.7%
Contains more Potassium +15.2%
Contains more Calcium +76.5%
Contains more Magnesium +95%
Contains more Zinc +139.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.9%
Equal in Copper - 0.32
Equal in Sodium - 34
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 191% 73% 51% 58% 110% 31% 32% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 129% 44% 112% 107% 73% 47% 5%
Contains more Iron +111.7%
Contains more Potassium +15.2%
Contains more Calcium +76.5%
Contains more Magnesium +95%
Contains more Zinc +139.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.9%
Equal in Copper - 0.32
Equal in Sodium - 34

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 +1345.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +18.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +148.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +94.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +174%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +301.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +389.9%
Equal in Folate - 112
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 106% 255% 0% 0% 21% 62% 32% 21% 30% 0% 0% 86%
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 +1345.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +18.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +148.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +94.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +174%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +301.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +389.9%
Equal in Folate - 112

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
51
Peppermint
55
Fireweed
Mineral Summary Score
68
Peppermint
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
23%
Peppermint
28%
Fireweed
Carbohydrates
15%
Peppermint
19%
Fireweed
Fats
4%
Peppermint
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.
Peppermint Fireweed
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Peppermint 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?
Peppermint
Peppermint contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.246g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Fireweed
Fireweed is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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 Peppermint Fireweed Opinion
Calories 70 103 Fireweed
Protein 3.75 4.71 Fireweed
Fats 0.94 2.75 Fireweed
Vitamin C 31.8 2.2 Peppermint
Carbs 14.89 19.22 Fireweed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.08 2.4 Peppermint
Calcium 243 429 Fireweed
Potassium 569 494 Peppermint
Magnesium 80 156 Fireweed
Sugar
Fiber 8 10.6 Fireweed
Copper 0.329 0.32 Peppermint
Zinc 1.11 2.66 Fireweed
Starch
Phosphorus 73 108 Fireweed
Sodium 31 34 Peppermint
Vitamin A 4248 3598 Peppermint
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.082 0.033 Peppermint
Vitamin B2 0.266 0.137 Peppermint
Vitamin B3 1.706 4.674 Fireweed
Vitamin B5 0.338 1.356 Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.129 0.632 Fireweed
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 114 112 Peppermint
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.246 Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat 0.033 Peppermint
Polyunsaturated fat 0.508 Peppermint
Tryptophan 0.058 Peppermint
Threonine 0.154 Peppermint
Isoleucine 0.154 Peppermint
Leucine 0.281 Peppermint
Lysine 0.161 Peppermint
Methionine 0.053 Peppermint
Phenylalanine 0.191 Peppermint
Valine 0.187 Peppermint
Histidine 0.075 Peppermint
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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. Peppermint - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173474/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.