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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Seed
8
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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 Selenium +6033.3%
Contains more Potassium +21.4%
Contains more Manganese +146.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 190% 290% 240% 369% 36% 3% 125% 308% 356% 302%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 129% 90% 112% 47% 44% 5% 73% 107% 875% 5%
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 Selenium +6033.3%
Contains more Potassium +21.4%
Contains more Manganese +146.2%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Seed
4
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Contains more Protein +251.2%
Contains more Fats +1017.8%
Contains more Carbs +119.1%
Contains more Other +89%
Contains more Water +1120.3%
17% 31% 42% 6% 5%
Protein: 16.54 g
Fats: 30.74 g
Carbs: 42.12 g
Water: 5.8 g
Other: 4.8 g
5% 3% 19% 71% 3%
Protein: 4.71 g
Fats: 2.75 g
Carbs: 19.22 g
Water: 70.78 g
Other: 2.54 g
Contains more Protein +251.2%
Contains more Fats +1017.8%
Contains more Carbs +119.1%
Contains more Other +89%
Contains more Water +1120.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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
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
Manganese 2.723mg 6.704mg Fireweed
Selenium 55.2µg 0.9µg Seed
Vitamin A 54IU 3598IU Fireweed
Vitamin A RAE 180µg Fireweed
Vitamin E 0.5mg Seed
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 1.356mg Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.632mg Fireweed
Folate 49µg 112µg Fireweed
Tryptophan 0.436mg Seed
Threonine 0.709mg Seed
Isoleucine 0.801mg Seed
Leucine 1.371mg Seed
Lysine 0.97mg Seed
Methionine 0.588mg Seed
Phenylalanine 1.016mg Seed
Valine 0.95mg Seed
Histidine 0.531mg Seed
Trans Fat 0.14g 0g Fireweed
Saturated Fat 3.33g Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat 2.309g Seed
Polyunsaturated fat 23.665g Seed
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 5.835g Seed
Omega-3 - ALA 17.83g 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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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
35%
Seed
55%
Fireweed
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
221%
Seed
148%
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.