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Seed vs Fireweed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Seed and Fireweed

  • Seed has more Phosphorus, Selenium, Fiber, Copper, Iron, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Vitamin B3, and Calcium, while Fireweed has more Manganese.
  • Fireweed's daily need coverage for Manganese is 173% higher.
  • Fireweed contains 61 times less Selenium than Seed. Seed contains 55.2µg of Selenium, while Fireweed contains 0.9µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Seeds, chia seeds, dried 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
Seed
7
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Contains more Calcium +47.1%
Contains more Iron +221.7%
Contains more Magnesium +114.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +696.3%
Contains less Sodium -52.9%
Contains more Zinc +72.2%
Contains more Copper +188.8%
Contains more Potassium +21.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 190% 290% 240% 369% 36% 3% 125% 308%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 129% 90% 112% 47% 44% 5% 73% 107%
Contains more Calcium +47.1%
Contains more Iron +221.7%
Contains more Magnesium +114.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +696.3%
Contains less Sodium -52.9%
Contains more Zinc +72.2%
Contains more Copper +188.8%
Contains more Potassium +21.4%

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
Seed
4
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +1778.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +88.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +6563%
Contains more Vitamin C +37.5%
Contains more Folate +128.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 10% 0% 6% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 37% 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 B1 +1778.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +88.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +6563%
Contains more Vitamin C +37.5%
Contains more Folate +128.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Seed Fireweed Opinion
Net carbs 7.72g 8.62g Fireweed
Protein 16.54g 4.71g Seed
Fats 30.74g 2.75g Seed
Carbs 42.12g 19.22g Seed
Calories 486kcal 103kcal Seed
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 34.4g 10.6g Seed
Calcium 631mg 429mg Seed
Iron 7.72mg 2.4mg Seed
Magnesium 335mg 156mg Seed
Phosphorus 860mg 108mg Seed
Potassium 407mg 494mg Fireweed
Sodium 16mg 34mg Seed
Zinc 4.58mg 2.66mg Seed
Copper 0.924mg 0.32mg Seed
Vitamin A 54IU 3598IU Fireweed
Vitamin E 0.5mg mg Seed
Vitamin D IU 0IU Fireweed
Vitamin D µg 0µg Fireweed
Vitamin C 1.6mg 2.2mg Fireweed
Vitamin B1 0.62mg 0.033mg Seed
Vitamin B2 0.17mg 0.137mg Seed
Vitamin B3 8.83mg 4.674mg Seed
Vitamin B5 mg 1.356mg Fireweed
Vitamin B6 mg 0.632mg Fireweed
Folate 49µg 112µg Fireweed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.436mg mg Seed
Threonine 0.709mg mg Seed
Isoleucine 0.801mg mg Seed
Leucine 1.371mg mg Seed
Lysine 0.97mg mg Seed
Methionine 0.588mg mg Seed
Phenylalanine 1.016mg mg Seed
Valine 0.95mg mg Seed
Histidine 0.531mg mg Seed
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0.14g 0g Fireweed
Saturated Fat 3.33g g Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat 2.309g g Seed
Polyunsaturated fat 23.665g g Seed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Seed 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
35
Seed
55
Fireweed
Mineral Summary Score
195
Seed
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
99%
Seed
28%
Fireweed
Carbohydrates
42%
Seed
19%
Fireweed
Fats
142%
Seed
13%
Fireweed

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Seed
Seed contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Seed
Seed is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seed
Seed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.33g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
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 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. Seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170554/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.