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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 less Sodium -73.5%
Contains more Copper +73.4%
Contains more Zinc +47%
Equal in Calcium - 429
Equal in Magnesium - 156
Equal in Phosphorus - 108
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 122% 655% 115% 46% 54% 2% 50% 185%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 129% 90% 112% 47% 44% 5% 73% 107%
Contains more Iron +627.1%
Contains more Potassium +23.3%
Contains less Sodium -73.5%
Contains more Copper +73.4%
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 A +32%
Contains more Vitamin C +7177.3%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 286% 0% 0% 534% 12% 109% 35% 25% 81% 34% 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 A +32%
Contains more Vitamin C +7177.3%
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%

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 Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Thyme Fireweed Opinion
Net carbs 10.45g 8.62g Thyme
Protein 5.56g 4.71g Thyme
Fats 1.68g 2.75g Fireweed
Carbs 24.45g 19.22g Thyme
Calories 101kcal 103kcal Fireweed
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 14g 10.6g Thyme
Calcium 405mg 429mg Fireweed
Iron 17.45mg 2.4mg Thyme
Magnesium 160mg 156mg Thyme
Phosphorus 106mg 108mg Fireweed
Potassium 609mg 494mg Thyme
Sodium 9mg 34mg Thyme
Zinc 1.81mg 2.66mg Fireweed
Copper 0.555mg 0.32mg Thyme
Vitamin A 4751IU 3598IU Thyme
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 160.1mg 2.2mg Thyme
Vitamin B1 0.048mg 0.033mg Thyme
Vitamin B2 0.471mg 0.137mg Thyme
Vitamin B3 1.824mg 4.674mg Fireweed
Vitamin B5 0.409mg 1.356mg Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.348mg 0.632mg Fireweed
Folate 45µg 112µg Fireweed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.114mg mg Thyme
Threonine 0.154mg mg Thyme
Isoleucine 0.285mg mg Thyme
Leucine 0.262mg mg Thyme
Lysine 0.126mg mg Thyme
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine 0.307mg mg Thyme
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.467g g Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat 0.081g g Thyme
Polyunsaturated fat 0.532g g Thyme

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Thyme 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
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

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 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 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.

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.