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Sesame vs Fireweed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Sesame and Fireweed different?

  • Sesame is richer in Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Selenium, Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc, while Fireweed is higher in Manganese and Vitamin B5.
  • Sesame covers your daily need of Copper 418% more than Fireweed.
  • Sesame contains 38 times more Selenium than Fireweed. Sesame contains 34.4µg of Selenium, while Fireweed contains 0.9µg.

Seeds, sesame seeds, whole, dried and Fireweed, leaves, raw types were 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
Sesame
7
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Contains more Iron +506.3%
Contains more Calcium +127.3%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Copper +1175.6%
Contains more Zinc +191.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +482.4%
Contains less Sodium -67.6%
Equal in Potassium - 494
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 546% 293% 42% 251% 1361% 212% 270% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 129% 44% 112% 107% 73% 47% 5%
Contains more Iron +506.3%
Contains more Calcium +127.3%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Copper +1175.6%
Contains more Zinc +191.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +482.4%
Contains less Sodium -67.6%
Equal in Potassium - 494

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
Sesame
5
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +2297%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +39877.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2612%
Contains more Folate +15.5%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.674
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 5% 0% 198% 57% 85% 3% 183% 0% 0% 73%
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 B1 +2297%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +39877.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2612%
Contains more Folate +15.5%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.674

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
50
Sesame
55
Fireweed
Mineral Summary Score
372
Sesame
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 the food
Protein
106%
Sesame
28%
Fireweed
Carbohydrates
23%
Sesame
19%
Fireweed
Fats
229%
Sesame
13%
Fireweed

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Sesame Fireweed
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Sesame 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 is richer in minerals?
Sesame
Sesame is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sesame
Sesame contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Fireweed
Fireweed contains less Sugars (difference - 0.3g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.957g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Fireweed
Fireweed is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Sesame Fireweed Opinion
Calories 573 103 Sesame
Protein 17.73 4.71 Sesame
Fats 49.67 2.75 Sesame
Vitamin C 0 2.2 Fireweed
Carbs 23.45 19.22 Sesame
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 14.55 2.4 Sesame
Calcium 975 429 Sesame
Potassium 468 494 Fireweed
Magnesium 351 156 Sesame
Sugars 0.3 Fireweed
Fiber 11.8 10.6 Sesame
Copper 4.082 0.32 Sesame
Zinc 7.75 2.66 Sesame
Starch
Phosphorus 629 108 Sesame
Sodium 11 34 Sesame
Vitamin A 9 3598 Fireweed
Vitamin E 0.25 Sesame
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.791 0.033 Sesame
Vitamin B2 0.247 0.137 Sesame
Vitamin B3 4.515 4.674 Fireweed
Vitamin B5 0.05 1.356 Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.79 0.632 Sesame
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Sesame
Folate 97 112 Fireweed
Trans Fat 0 Sesame
Saturated Fat 6.957 Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat 18.759 Sesame
Polyunsaturated fat 21.773 Sesame
Tryptophan 0.388 Sesame
Threonine 0.736 Sesame
Isoleucine 0.763 Sesame
Leucine 1.358 Sesame
Lysine 0.569 Sesame
Methionine 0.586 Sesame
Phenylalanine 0.94 Sesame
Valine 0.99 Sesame
Histidine 0.522 Sesame
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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Sesame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170150/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.