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Arrowroot vs Wakame - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Arrowroot and Wakame?

  • Arrowroot is richer in Folate, Vitamin B6, and Potassium, while Wakame is higher in Manganese, Magnesium, Copper, Calcium, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B5.
  • Wakame's daily need coverage for Manganese is 53% higher.
  • Wakame has 133 times less Vitamin B6 than Arrowroot. Arrowroot has 0.266mg of Vitamin B6, while Wakame has 0.002mg.
  • Arrowroot is lower in Sodium.

We used Arrowroot, raw and Seaweed, wakame, raw types in this comparison.

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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Potassium +808%
Contains more Zinc +65.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.5%
Contains less Sodium -97%
Contains more Calcium +2400%
Contains more Magnesium +328%
Contains more Copper +134.7%
Equal in Iron - 2.18
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 84% 2% 41% 18% 41% 18% 43% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 82% 45% 5% 77% 95% 11% 35% 114%
Contains more Potassium +808%
Contains more Zinc +65.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.5%
Contains less Sodium -97%
Contains more Calcium +2400%
Contains more Magnesium +328%
Contains more Copper +134.7%
Equal in Iron - 2.18

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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Wakame
Contains more Vitamin B1 +138.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13200%
Contains more Folate +72.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +1794.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +289.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +138.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.6
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 2% 0% 0% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 0% 0% 254%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 10% 22% 20% 0% 15% 54% 30% 42% 1% 0% 14% 147%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +138.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13200%
Contains more Folate +72.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +1794.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +289.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +138.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.6

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
35
Arrowroot
29
Wakame
Mineral Summary Score
31
Arrowroot
58
Wakame

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 food.
Protein
25%
Arrowroot
18%
Wakame
Carbohydrates
13%
Arrowroot
9%
Wakame
Fats
1%
Arrowroot
3%
Wakame

Comparison summary table

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

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Arrowroot Wakame
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wakame
Wakame is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.65g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot contains less Sodium (difference - 846mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.091g)
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 ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Arrowroot Wakame Opinion
Calories 65 45 Arrowroot
Protein 4.24 3.03 Arrowroot
Fats 0.2 0.64 Wakame
Vitamin C 1.9 3 Wakame
Net carbs 12.09000015258789 8.640000343322754 Arrowroot
Carbs 13.39 9.14 Arrowroot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.22 2.18 Arrowroot
Calcium 6 150 Wakame
Potassium 454 50 Arrowroot
Magnesium 25 107 Wakame
Sugar 0.65 Arrowroot
Fiber 1.3 0.5 Arrowroot
Copper 0.121 0.284 Wakame
Zinc 0.63 0.38 Arrowroot
Starch
Phosphorus 98 80 Arrowroot
Sodium 26 872 Arrowroot
Vitamin A 19 360 Wakame
Vitamin E 1 Wakame
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.143 0.06 Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.059 0.23 Wakame
Vitamin B3 1.693 1.6 Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.292 0.697 Wakame
Vitamin B6 0.266 0.002 Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 5.3 Wakame
Folate 338 196 Arrowroot
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.039 0.13 Arrowroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004 0.058 Wakame
Polyunsaturated fat 0.092 0.218 Wakame
Tryptophan 0.035 Wakame
Threonine 0.165 Wakame
Isoleucine 0.087 Wakame
Leucine 0.257 Wakame
Lysine 0.112 Wakame
Methionine 0.063 Wakame
Phenylalanine 0.112 Wakame
Valine 0.209 Wakame
Histidine 0.015 Wakame
Fructose

References

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

  1. Arrowroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168490/nutrients
  2. Wakame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170496/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.