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Thyme vs Fireweed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Thyme and Fireweed

  • Thyme is richer in Iron, Vitamin C, Copper, Vitamin B2, and Fiber, yet Fireweed is richer in Manganese, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, and Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Fireweed is 217% higher.
  • Thyme contains 73 times more Vitamin C than Fireweed. Thyme contains 160.1mg of Vitamin C, while Fireweed contains 2.2mg.

Food types used in this article are Thyme, fresh 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
Thyme
5
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Contains more Iron +627.1%
Contains more Potassium +23.3%
Contains more Copper +73.4%
Contains less Sodium -73.5%
Contains more Zinc +47%
Equal in Calcium - 429
Equal in Magnesium - 156
Equal in Phosphorus - 108
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 655% 122% 54% 115% 185% 50% 46% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 129% 44% 112% 107% 73% 47% 5%
Contains more Iron +627.1%
Contains more Potassium +23.3%
Contains more Copper +73.4%
Contains less Sodium -73.5%
Contains more Zinc +47%
Equal in Calcium - 429
Equal in Magnesium - 156
Equal in Phosphorus - 108

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
Thyme
4
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Contains more Vitamin C +7177.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +32%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +243.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +156.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +231.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.6%
Contains more Folate +148.9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 534% 286% 0% 0% 12% 109% 35% 25% 81% 0% 0% 34%
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 C +7177.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +32%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +243.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +156.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +231.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.6%
Contains more Folate +148.9%

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
93
Thyme
55
Fireweed
Mineral Summary Score
153
Thyme
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
33%
Thyme
28%
Fireweed
Carbohydrates
24%
Thyme
19%
Fireweed
Fats
8%
Thyme
13%
Fireweed

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

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Thyme 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 contains less Sodium?
Thyme
Thyme contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Thyme
Thyme is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.467g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Thyme Fireweed Opinion
Calories 101 103 Fireweed
Protein 5.56 4.71 Thyme
Fats 1.68 2.75 Fireweed
Vitamin C 160.1 2.2 Thyme
Carbs 24.45 19.22 Thyme
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 17.45 2.4 Thyme
Calcium 405 429 Fireweed
Potassium 609 494 Thyme
Magnesium 160 156 Thyme
Sugar
Fiber 14 10.6 Thyme
Copper 0.555 0.32 Thyme
Zinc 1.81 2.66 Fireweed
Starch
Phosphorus 106 108 Fireweed
Sodium 9 34 Thyme
Vitamin A 4751 3598 Thyme
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.048 0.033 Thyme
Vitamin B2 0.471 0.137 Thyme
Vitamin B3 1.824 4.674 Fireweed
Vitamin B5 0.409 1.356 Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.348 0.632 Fireweed
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 45 112 Fireweed
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.467 Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat 0.081 Thyme
Polyunsaturated fat 0.532 Thyme
Tryptophan 0.114 Thyme
Threonine 0.154 Thyme
Isoleucine 0.285 Thyme
Leucine 0.262 Thyme
Lysine 0.126 Thyme
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine 0.307 Thyme
Histidine
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 to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Thyme - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173470/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.