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Fireweed nutrition, glycemic index, calories, and serving size

Fireweed, leaves, raw
*all the values are displayed for the amount of 100 grams

Important nutritional characteristics for Fireweed

Fireweed
Glycemic index ⓘ Gi values are taken from various scientific sources. GI values less than 55 are considered as low. Values above 70 are considered as high.
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Serving Size ⓘ Serving sizes are taken from FDA's Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs)
1 cup, chopped (23 grams)
Acidity (Based on PRAL) ⓘ PRAL (Potential renal acid load) is calculated using a formula. On the PRAL scale the higher the positive value, the more is the acidifying effect on the body. The lower the negative value, the higher the alkalinity of the food. 0 is neutral.
-13.7 (alkaline)
Calories
103
93% Calcium
90% Fiber
89% Vitamin A
88% Magnesium
87% Potassium
Explanation: The given food contains more Calcium than 93% of foods. Note that this food itself is richer in Calcium than it is in any other nutrient. Similarly, it is relatively rich in Fiber, Vitamin A, Magnesium, and Potassium.

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Macronutrients chart

5% 3% 20% 71% 3%
Protein:
Daily Value: 9%
4.71 g of 50 g
9%
Fats:
Daily Value: 4%
2.75 g of 65 g
4%
Carbs:
Daily Value: 6%
19.22 g of 300 g
6%
Water:
Daily Value: 4%
70.78 g of 2,000 g
4%
Other:
2.54 g

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Nutrition Facts
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Amount Per 100g
Calories 103
% Daily Value*
5%
Total Fat 3g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
1%
Sodium 34mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate 19g
44%
Dietary Fiber 11g
Total Sugars g
Includes ? g Added Sugars
Protein 5g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%

Calcium 429mg 43%

Iron 2mg 25%

Potassium 494mg 15%

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The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Health checks

Low in Cholesterol
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Dietary cholesterol is not associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease in healthy individuals. However, dietary cholesterol is common in foods that are high in harmful saturated fats.
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No Trans Fats
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Trans fat consumption increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality by negatively affecting blood lipid levels.
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Low in Saturated Fats
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Saturated fat intake can raise total cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels, leading to an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Dietary guidelines recommend limiting saturated fats to under 10% of calories a day.
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Low in Sodium
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Increased sodium consumption leads to elevated blood pressure.
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Low in Sugars
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While the consumption of moderate amounts of added sugars is not detrimental to health, an excessive intake can increase the risk of obesity, and therefore, diabetes.
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Mineral coverage chart

Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium Choline 129% 90% 112% 47% 44% 5% 73% 107% 875% 5% 0%
Calcium: 429 mg of 1,000 mg 43%
Iron: 2.4 mg of 8 mg 30%
Magnesium: 156 mg of 420 mg 37%
Phosphorus: 108 mg of 700 mg 15%
Potassium: 494 mg of 3,400 mg 15%
Sodium: 34 mg of 2,300 mg 1%
Zinc: 2.66 mg of 11 mg 24%
Copper: 0.32 mg of 1 mg 36%
Manganese: 6.704 mg of 2 mg 291%
Selenium: 0.9 µg of 55 µg 2%
Choline: mg of 550 mg 0%

Mineral chart - relative view

Calcium
429 mg
TOP 7%
Magnesium
156 mg
TOP 12%
Potassium
494 mg
TOP 13%
Copper
0.32 mg
TOP 24%
Manganese
6.704 mg
TOP 25%
Iron
2.4 mg
TOP 30%
Zinc
2.66 mg
TOP 33%
Phosphorus
108 mg
TOP 62%
Sodium
34 mg
TOP 77%
Selenium
0.9 µg
TOP 83%

Vitamin coverage chart

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%
Vitamin A: 3598 IU of 5,000 IU 72%
Vitamin E : mg of 15 mg 0%
Vitamin D: 0 µg of 10 µg 0%
Vitamin C: 2.2 mg of 90 mg 2%
Vitamin B1: 0.033 mg of 1 mg 3%
Vitamin B2: 0.137 mg of 1 mg 11%
Vitamin B3: 4.674 mg of 16 mg 29%
Vitamin B5: 1.356 mg of 5 mg 27%
Vitamin B6: 0.632 mg of 1 mg 49%
Folate: 112 µg of 400 µg 28%
Vitamin B12: 0 µg of 2 µg 0%
Vitamin K: µg of 120 µg 0%

Vitamin chart - relative view

Vitamin A
3598 IU
TOP 11%
Vitamin B6
0.632 mg
TOP 19%
Folate
112 µg
TOP 23%
Vitamin B5
1.356 mg
TOP 30%
Vitamin C
2.2 mg
TOP 35%
Vitamin B3
4.674 mg
TOP 35%
Vitamin B2
0.137 mg
TOP 61%
Vitamin B1
0.033 mg
TOP 80%
Vitamin D
0 µg
TOP 100%
Vitamin B12
0 µg
TOP 100%

Fiber content ratio for Fireweed

10.6% 8.62%
Sugar: g
Fiber: 10.6 g
Other: 8.62 g

All nutrients for Fireweed per 100g

Nutrient DV% In TOP % of foods Value Comparison
Protein 11% 62% 4.71g 1.7 times more than Broccoli
Fats 4% 63% 2.75g 12.1 times less than Cheese
Carbs 6% 36% 19.22g 1.5 times less than Rice
Calories 5% 73% 103kcal 2.2 times more than Orange
Fiber 42% 10% 10.6g 4.4 times more than Orange
Calcium 43% 7% 429mg 3.4 times more than Milk
Iron 30% 30% 2.4mg 1.1 times less than Beef
Magnesium 37% 12% 156mg 1.1 times more than Almond
Phosphorus 15% 62% 108mg 1.7 times less than Chicken meat
Potassium 15% 13% 494mg 3.4 times more than Cucumber
Sodium 1% 77% 34mg 14.4 times less than White Bread
Zinc 24% 33% 2.66mg 2.4 times less than Beef
Copper 36% 24% 0.32mg 2.3 times more than Shiitake
Vitamin D 0% 100% 0µg N/A
Vitamin C 2% 35% 2.2mg 24.1 times less than Lemon
Vitamin B1 3% 80% 0.03mg 8.1 times less than Pea
Vitamin B2 11% 61% 0.14mg 1.1 times more than Avocado
Vitamin B3 29% 35% 4.67mg 2 times less than Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 27% 30% 1.36mg 1.2 times more than Sunflower seed
Vitamin B6 49% 19% 0.63mg 5.3 times more than Oat
Folate 28% 23% 112µg 1.8 times more than Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 0% 100% 0µg N/A
Cholesterol 0% 100% 0mg N/A
Trans Fat 0% 100% 0g N/A

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169399/nutrients

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.
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