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Cinnamon vs Fireweed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Cinnamon and Fireweed

  • Cinnamon has more Manganese, Fiber, Iron, and Calcium, however Fireweed is higher in Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Cinnamon covers your daily Manganese needs 468% more than Fireweed.
  • Fireweed contains 5 times less Fiber than Cinnamon. Cinnamon contains 53.1g of Fiber, while Fireweed contains 10.6g.

Food varieties used in this article are Spices, cinnamon, ground 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
Contains more Calcium +133.6%
Contains more Iron +246.7%
Contains less Sodium -70.6%
Contains more Magnesium +160%
Contains more Phosphorus +68.8%
Contains more Potassium +14.6%
Contains more Zinc +45.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.32
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 301% 312% 43% 28% 39% 2% 50% 114%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 129% 90% 112% 47% 44% 5% 73% 107%
Contains more Calcium +133.6%
Contains more Iron +246.7%
Contains less Sodium -70.6%
Contains more Magnesium +160%
Contains more Phosphorus +68.8%
Contains more Potassium +14.6%
Contains more Zinc +45.4%
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 C +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1119.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +234.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +278.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +300%
Contains more Folate +1766.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 18% 47% 0% 13% 6% 10% 25% 22% 37% 5% 0% 78%
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 C +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1119.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +234.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +278.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +300%
Contains more Folate +1766.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cinnamon Fireweed Opinion
Net carbs 27.49g 8.62g Cinnamon
Protein 3.99g 4.71g Fireweed
Fats 1.24g 2.75g Fireweed
Carbs 80.59g 19.22g Cinnamon
Calories 247kcal 103kcal Cinnamon
Starch g g
Fructose 1.11g g Cinnamon
Sugar 2.17g g Fireweed
Fiber 53.1g 10.6g Cinnamon
Calcium 1002mg 429mg Cinnamon
Iron 8.32mg 2.4mg Cinnamon
Magnesium 60mg 156mg Fireweed
Phosphorus 64mg 108mg Fireweed
Potassium 431mg 494mg Fireweed
Sodium 10mg 34mg Cinnamon
Zinc 1.83mg 2.66mg Fireweed
Copper 0.339mg 0.32mg Cinnamon
Vitamin A 295IU 3598IU Fireweed
Vitamin E 2.32mg mg Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.8mg 2.2mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B1 0.022mg 0.033mg Fireweed
Vitamin B2 0.041mg 0.137mg Fireweed
Vitamin B3 1.332mg 4.674mg Fireweed
Vitamin B5 0.358mg 1.356mg Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.158mg 0.632mg Fireweed
Folate 6µg 112µg Fireweed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 31.2µg µg Cinnamon
Tryptophan 0.049mg mg Cinnamon
Threonine 0.136mg mg Cinnamon
Isoleucine 0.146mg mg Cinnamon
Leucine 0.253mg mg Cinnamon
Lysine 0.243mg mg Cinnamon
Methionine 0.078mg mg Cinnamon
Phenylalanine 0.146mg mg Cinnamon
Valine 0.224mg mg Cinnamon
Histidine 0.117mg mg Cinnamon
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.345g g Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat 0.246g g Cinnamon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.068g g Cinnamon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cinnamon 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
21
Cinnamon
55
Fireweed
Mineral Summary Score
111
Cinnamon
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
24%
Cinnamon
28%
Fireweed
Carbohydrates
81%
Cinnamon
19%
Fireweed
Fats
6%
Cinnamon
13%
Fireweed

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.17g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.345g)
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 is richer in vitamins?
Fireweed
Fireweed is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
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.

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. Cinnamon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171320/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.