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Agar vs. Gelatin dessert — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Agar and Gelatin dessert

  • Gelatin dessert has less Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Folate, Calcium, Vitamin B5, Copper, Zinc, Vitamin E , and Potassium.
  • Agar covers your daily Iron needs 266% more than Gelatin dessert.

Food varieties used in this article are Seaweed, agar, dried and Gelatin desserts, dry mix.

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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 more Calcium +20733.3%
Contains more Iron +16361.5%
Contains more Magnesium +38400%
Contains more Potassium +15971.4%
Contains less Sodium -78.1%
Contains more Zinc +57900%
Contains more Copper +416.9%
Contains more Manganese +38990.9%
Contains more Selenium +10.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +171.2%
Equal in Selenium - 6.7
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 188% 803% 550% 23% 100% 14% 159% 204% 561% 41%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 5% 2% 61% 1% 61% 1% 40% 2% 37%
Contains more Calcium +20733.3%
Contains more Iron +16361.5%
Contains more Magnesium +38400%
Contains more Potassium +15971.4%
Contains less Sodium -78.1%
Contains more Zinc +57900%
Contains more Copper +416.9%
Contains more Manganese +38990.9%
Contains more Selenium +10.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +171.2%
Equal in Selenium - 6.7

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.
Agar
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Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +441.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2144.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21457.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +30200%
Contains more Folate +19233.3%
Contains more Choline +1708.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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% 100% 0% 0% 3% 52% 4% 182% 70% 435% 0% 35% 61%
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% 0% 0% 0% 1% 10% 1% 1% 1% 3% 0% 2% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +441.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2144.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21457.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +30200%
Contains more Folate +19233.3%
Contains more Choline +1708.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +768%
Contains more Other +461.4%
Contains more Protein +25.6%
Contains more Carbs +11.9%
6% 81% 9% 4%
Protein: 6.21 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 80.88 g
Water: 8.68 g
Other: 3.93 g
8% 91%
Protein: 7.8 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 90.5 g
Water: 1 g
Other: 0.7 g
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +768%
Contains more Other +461.4%
Contains more Protein +25.6%
Contains more Carbs +11.9%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Agar Gelatin dessert Opinion
Net carbs 73.18g 90.5g Gelatin dessert
Protein 6.21g 7.8g Gelatin dessert
Fats 0.3g 0g Agar
Carbs 80.88g 90.5g Gelatin dessert
Calories 306kcal 381kcal Gelatin dessert
Sugar 2.97g 86.04g Agar
Fiber 7.7g 0g Agar
Calcium 625mg 3mg Agar
Iron 21.4mg 0.13mg Agar
Magnesium 770mg 2mg Agar
Phosphorus 52mg 141mg Gelatin dessert
Potassium 1125mg 7mg Agar
Sodium 102mg 466mg Agar
Zinc 5.8mg 0.01mg Agar
Copper 0.61mg 0.118mg Agar
Manganese 4.3mg 0.011mg Agar
Selenium 7.4µg 6.7µg Agar
Vitamin E 5mg 0mg Agar
Vitamin B1 0.01mg 0.003mg Agar
Vitamin B2 0.222mg 0.041mg Agar
Vitamin B3 0.202mg 0.009mg Agar
Vitamin B5 3.018mg 0.014mg Agar
Vitamin B6 0.303mg 0.001mg Agar
Folate 580µg 3µg Agar
Choline 63.3mg 3.5mg Agar
Vitamin K 24.4µg 0µg Agar
Threonine 0.151mg Gelatin dessert
Isoleucine 0.118mg Gelatin dessert
Leucine 0.251mg Gelatin dessert
Lysine 0.354mg Gelatin dessert
Methionine 0.062mg Gelatin dessert
Phenylalanine 0.177mg Gelatin dessert
Valine 0.213mg Gelatin dessert
Histidine 0.068mg Gelatin dessert
Saturated Fat 0.061g 0g Gelatin dessert
Omega-3 - EPA 0.087g 0g Agar
Monounsaturated Fat 0.027g 0g Agar
Polyunsaturated fat 0.102g 0g Agar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Agar Gelatin dessert
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
72%
Agar
1%
Gelatin dessert
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
264%
Agar
21%
Gelatin dessert

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Gelatin dessert
Gelatin dessert is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.061g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Agar
Agar is lower in Sugar (difference - 83.07g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Agar
Agar contains less Sodium (difference - 364mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Agar
Agar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 53)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Agar
Agar is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Agar
Agar is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Agar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170090/nutrients
  2. Gelatin dessert - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168775/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.