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Seaweed vs Wakame - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Wakame
Wakame is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.117g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Wakame
Wakame is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Seaweed
Seaweed contains less Sugars (difference - 0.05g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Seaweed
Seaweed contains less Sodium (difference - 639mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Seaweed Wakame
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Seaweed Wakame
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
29
Seaweed
14
Wakame
Mineral Summary Score
35
Seaweed
44
Wakame

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
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Wakame
Contains more Iron +30.7%
Contains more Calcium +12%
Contains more Potassium +78%
Contains more Magnesium +13.1%
Contains more Zinc +223.7%
Contains less Sodium -73.3%
Contains more Copper +118.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +90.5%
Contains more Iron +30.7%
Contains more Calcium +12%
Contains more Potassium +78%
Contains more Magnesium +13.1%
Contains more Zinc +223.7%
Contains less Sodium -73.3%
Contains more Copper +118.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +90.5%

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
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6
Wakame
Contains more Vitamin K +1145.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +210.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +240.4%
Equal in Vitamin C - 3
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.697
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.002
Contains more Vitamin K +1145.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +210.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +240.4%
Equal in Vitamin C - 3
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.697
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.002

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 the food
Protein
10%
Seaweed
18%
Wakame
Carbohydrates
10%
Seaweed
9%
Wakame
Fats
3%
Seaweed
3%
Wakame

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Seaweed Wakame Opinion
Calories 43 45 Wakame
Protein 1.68 3.03 Wakame
Fats 0.56 0.64 Wakame
Vitamin C 3 3
Carbs 9.57 9.14 Seaweed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.85 2.18 Seaweed
Calcium 168 150 Seaweed
Potassium 89 50 Seaweed
Magnesium 121 107 Seaweed
Sugars 0.6 0.65 Wakame
Fiber 1.3 0.5 Seaweed
Copper 0.13 0.284 Wakame
Zinc 1.23 0.38 Seaweed
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Phosphorus 42 80 Wakame
Sodium 233 872 Seaweed
Vitamin A 116 360 Wakame
Vitamin E 0.87 1 Wakame
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.05 0.06 Wakame
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.23 Wakame
Vitamin B3 0.47 1.6 Wakame
Vitamin B5 0.642 0.697 Wakame
Vitamin B6 0.002 0.002
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 66 5.3 Seaweed
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.247 0.13 Wakame
Monounsaturated Fat 0.098 0.058 Seaweed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047 0.218 Wakame
Tryptophan 0.048 0.035 Seaweed
Threonine 0.055 0.165 Wakame
Isoleucine 0.076 0.087 Wakame
Leucine 0.083 0.257 Wakame
Lysine 0.082 0.112 Wakame
Methionine 0.025 0.063 Wakame
Phenylalanine 0.043 0.112 Wakame
Valine 0.072 0.209 Wakame
Histidine 0.024 0.015 Seaweed
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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