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Wild rice vs. Fireweed — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Wild rice and Fireweed

  • Fireweed is richer than Wild rice in Manganese, Calcium, Vitamin B6, Fiber, Magnesium, Vitamin B5, Iron, Copper, Folate, and Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Fireweed is 279% higher.

Food types used in this article are Wild rice, cooked 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.
Contains less Sodium -91.2%
Contains more Calcium +14200%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Magnesium +387.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.7%
Contains more Potassium +389.1%
Contains more Zinc +98.5%
Contains more Copper +164.5%
Contains more Manganese +2277.3%
Contains more Selenium +12.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0.9% 23% 23% 35% 8.9% 0.39% 37% 40% 37% 4.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 129% 90% 111% 46% 44% 4.4% 73% 107% 874% 4.9%
Contains less Sodium -91.2%
Contains more Calcium +14200%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Magnesium +387.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.7%
Contains more Potassium +389.1%
Contains more Zinc +98.5%
Contains more Copper +164.5%
Contains more Manganese +2277.3%
Contains more Selenium +12.5%

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.
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +57.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +119833.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +263.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +780.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +368.1%
Contains more Folate +330.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0.18% 4.8% 0% 0% 13% 20% 24% 9.2% 31% 20% 0% 5.6% 1.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 216% 0% 0% 7.3% 8.3% 32% 88% 81% 146% 84% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +57.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +119833.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +263.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +780.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +368.1%
Contains more Folate +330.8%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +11%
Contains more Protein +18%
Contains more Fats +708.8%
Contains more Other +535%
Equal in Carbs - 19.22
Equal in Water - 70.78
4% 21% 74%
Protein: 3.99 g
Fats: 0.34 g
Carbs: 21.34 g
Water: 73.93 g
Other: 0.4 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 Carbs +11%
Contains more Protein +18%
Contains more Fats +708.8%
Contains more Other +535%
Equal in Carbs - 19.22
Equal in Water - 70.78

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Wild rice Fireweed
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Wild rice Fireweed Opinion
Net carbs 19.54g 8.62g Wild rice
Protein 3.99g 4.71g Fireweed
Fats 0.34g 2.75g Fireweed
Carbs 21.34g 19.22g Wild rice
Calories 101kcal 103kcal Fireweed
Fructose 0.2g Wild rice
Sugar 0.73g Fireweed
Fiber 1.8g 10.6g Fireweed
Calcium 3mg 429mg Fireweed
Iron 0.6mg 2.4mg Fireweed
Magnesium 32mg 156mg Fireweed
Phosphorus 82mg 108mg Fireweed
Potassium 101mg 494mg Fireweed
Sodium 3mg 34mg Wild rice
Zinc 1.34mg 2.66mg Fireweed
Copper 0.121mg 0.32mg Fireweed
Manganese 0.282mg 6.704mg Fireweed
Selenium 0.8µg 0.9µg Fireweed
Vitamin A 3IU 3598IU Fireweed
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 180µg Fireweed
Vitamin E 0.24mg Wild rice
Vitamin C 0mg 2.2mg Fireweed
Vitamin B1 0.052mg 0.033mg Wild rice
Vitamin B2 0.087mg 0.137mg Fireweed
Vitamin B3 1.287mg 4.674mg Fireweed
Vitamin B5 0.154mg 1.356mg Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.135mg 0.632mg Fireweed
Folate 26µg 112µg Fireweed
Choline 10.2mg Wild rice
Vitamin K 0.5µg Wild rice
Tryptophan 0.049mg Wild rice
Threonine 0.127mg Wild rice
Isoleucine 0.167mg Wild rice
Leucine 0.276mg Wild rice
Lysine 0.17mg Wild rice
Methionine 0.119mg Wild rice
Phenylalanine 0.195mg Wild rice
Valine 0.232mg Wild rice
Histidine 0.104mg Wild rice
Saturated Fat 0.049g Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat 0.05g Wild rice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.213g Wild rice

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Wild rice 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
10%
Wild rice
51%
Fireweed
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
21%
Wild rice
148%
Fireweed

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Wild rice
Wild rice contains less Sodium (difference - 31mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Wild rice
Wild rice is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.73g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.049g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 57)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Fireweed
Fireweed is relatively richer in minerals
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Wild rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168897/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.