Young Leaves Fireweed

Fireweed, Young Leaves, Raw (Alaska Native) has a low-calorie, low-carb, low-fat and average-protein content. It is a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Riboflavin.

The food contains 6.3g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is low in complex carbs and low in Simple carbs. Carbs are our primary source of energy but its source should be chosen with utmost care. Complex carbs are a more desirable addition to your diet, where as simple carbs should be consumed in moderation as it is very easily broken down, assimilated and absorbed in the body. With 3 gms of protein, it is average in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

Moreover, the low fat content makes it suitable if you're on a low-fat diet plan. A quick glance at the fat profile reveals that it is low in saturated fats and low in trans fats.

It is also rich in Vitamin C, whose benefits include, but are not limited to protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.

It has a low density of Sodium, thus making it suitable for a low-sodium diet.

It belongs to American cuisine.

Based on the composite nutritive standing Fireweed, Young Leaves, Raw (Alaska Native) has been given a composite ranking of 98, and on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein27%
 Calories from Fat16%
 Calories from Carbs57%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Vitamin A
  • Very high in Vitamin C
  • Very high in Riboflavin
  • High in Dietary Fiber
  • Very low in Sodium

Why this is bad for you

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW
Low Fat DietHIGH

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A5720.6 IU114.4%Top 10%Very High
Vitamin C99 mg165%Top 10%Very High
Thiamin0.04 mg2.7%Bottom 30%Low
Riboflavin0.86 mg50.6%Top 10%Very High
Niacin1.4 mg7%Mid 40%Average

Mineral Analysis

Calcium13 mg1.3%Mid 40%Average
Iron2.1 mg11.7%Top 30%High
Phosphorus166 mg16.6%Mid 40%Average
Potassium251 mg7.2%Mid 40%Average
Sodium50 mg2.1%Bottom 30%Low

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate6.3 g2.1%Mid 40%Average
Dietary Fiber6 g24%Top 10%Very High
Sugars0 g
Sucrose0 mg
Glucose0 mg
Fructose0 mg
Lactose0 mg
Maltose0 mg
Galactose0 mg

Protein Analysis

Protein3 g6%Mid 40%Average

Fat Analysis

Total Fat0.8 g1.2%Bottom 30%Low
Saturated Fat0 g
Total Trans Fatty Acids0 g

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Water87.2 g
Ash2.7 g

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 44 Calories from Fat 7

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 0.8 g 1.2%

Saturated Fat 0 g

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 50 mg 2.1%

Total Carbohydrates 6.3 g 2.1%

Dietary Fiber 6 g24%

Sugars 0 g

Protein 3 g 6%

Vitamin A 114.4% Vitamin C 165%

Calcium 1.3% Iron 11.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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