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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 Phosphorus +47.9%
Contains more Zinc +139.6%
Equal in Sodium - 34
Equal in Copper - 0.32
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 73% 191% 58% 32% 51% 5% 31% 110%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 129% 90% 112% 47% 44% 5% 73% 107%
Contains more Iron +111.7%
Contains more Potassium +15.2%
Contains more Calcium +76.5%
Contains more Magnesium +95%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.9%
Contains more Zinc +139.6%
Equal in Sodium - 34
Equal in Copper - 0.32

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 A +18.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +1345.5%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 255% 0% 0% 106% 21% 62% 32% 21% 30% 86% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 216% 0% 0% 8% 9% 32% 88% 82% 146% 85% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +18.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +1345.5%
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

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 Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Peppermint Fireweed Opinion
Net carbs 6.89g 8.62g Fireweed
Protein 3.75g 4.71g Fireweed
Fats 0.94g 2.75g Fireweed
Carbs 14.89g 19.22g Fireweed
Calories 70kcal 103kcal Fireweed
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 8g 10.6g Fireweed
Calcium 243mg 429mg Fireweed
Iron 5.08mg 2.4mg Peppermint
Magnesium 80mg 156mg Fireweed
Phosphorus 73mg 108mg Fireweed
Potassium 569mg 494mg Peppermint
Sodium 31mg 34mg Peppermint
Zinc 1.11mg 2.66mg Fireweed
Copper 0.329mg 0.32mg Peppermint
Vitamin A 4248IU 3598IU Peppermint
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 31.8mg 2.2mg Peppermint
Vitamin B1 0.082mg 0.033mg Peppermint
Vitamin B2 0.266mg 0.137mg Peppermint
Vitamin B3 1.706mg 4.674mg Fireweed
Vitamin B5 0.338mg 1.356mg Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.129mg 0.632mg Fireweed
Folate 114µg 112µg Peppermint
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.058mg mg Peppermint
Threonine 0.154mg mg Peppermint
Isoleucine 0.154mg mg Peppermint
Leucine 0.281mg mg Peppermint
Lysine 0.161mg mg Peppermint
Methionine 0.053mg mg Peppermint
Phenylalanine 0.191mg mg Peppermint
Valine 0.187mg mg Peppermint
Histidine 0.075mg mg Peppermint
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.246g g Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat 0.033g g Peppermint
Polyunsaturated fat 0.508g g Peppermint

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Peppermint Fireweed
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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

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 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.
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.

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.