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Bamboo shoot vs. Agar — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Bamboo shoot and Agar different?

  • Agar has more Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Folate, Calcium, Vitamin B5, Copper, Zinc, Vitamin E , and Fiber than Bamboo shoot.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Agar is 261% higher.

Bamboo shoots, raw and Seaweed, agar, dried are the varieties used in this article.

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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 Phosphorus +13.5%
Contains less Sodium -96.1%
Contains more Calcium +4707.7%
Contains more Iron +4180%
Contains more Magnesium +25566.7%
Contains more Potassium +111.1%
Contains more Zinc +427.3%
Contains more Copper +221.1%
Contains more Manganese +1541.2%
Contains more Selenium +825%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 19% 3% 26% 48% 1% 30% 64% 35% 5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 188% 803% 550% 23% 100% 14% 159% 204% 561% 41%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.5%
Contains less Sodium -96.1%
Contains more Calcium +4707.7%
Contains more Iron +4180%
Contains more Magnesium +25566.7%
Contains more Potassium +111.1%
Contains more Zinc +427.3%
Contains more Copper +221.1%
Contains more Manganese +1541.2%
Contains more Selenium +825%

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.
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Agar
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +197%
Contains more Vitamin E +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +217.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1774.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26.3%
Contains more Folate +8185.7%
Contains more Choline +∞%
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 2% 20% 0% 14% 38% 17% 12% 10% 56% 6% 0% 0% 0%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +197%
Contains more Vitamin E +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +217.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1774.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26.3%
Contains more Folate +8185.7%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +948.4%
Contains more Protein +138.8%
Contains more Carbs +1455.4%
Contains more Other +336.7%
Equal in Fats - 0.3
3% 5% 91%
Protein: 2.6 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 5.2 g
Water: 91 g
Other: 0.9 g
6% 81% 9% 4%
Protein: 6.21 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 80.88 g
Water: 8.68 g
Other: 3.93 g
Contains more Water +948.4%
Contains more Protein +138.8%
Contains more Carbs +1455.4%
Contains more Other +336.7%
Equal in Fats - 0.3

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +31.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -11.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +285.7%
33% 3% 64%
Saturated Fat: 0.069 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.007 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.134 g
32% 14% 54%
Saturated Fat: 0.061 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.027 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.102 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +31.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -11.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +285.7%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bamboo shoot Agar Opinion
Net carbs 3g 73.18g Agar
Protein 2.6g 6.21g Agar
Fats 0.3g 0.3g
Carbs 5.2g 80.88g Agar
Calories 27kcal 306kcal Agar
Sugar 3g 2.97g Agar
Fiber 2.2g 7.7g Agar
Calcium 13mg 625mg Agar
Iron 0.5mg 21.4mg Agar
Magnesium 3mg 770mg Agar
Phosphorus 59mg 52mg Bamboo shoot
Potassium 533mg 1125mg Agar
Sodium 4mg 102mg Bamboo shoot
Zinc 1.1mg 5.8mg Agar
Copper 0.19mg 0.61mg Agar
Manganese 0.262mg 4.3mg Agar
Selenium 0.8µg 7.4µg Agar
Vitamin A 20IU 0IU Bamboo shoot
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 0µg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin E 1mg 5mg Agar
Vitamin C 4mg 0mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B1 0.15mg 0.01mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.222mg Agar
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.202mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B5 0.161mg 3.018mg Agar
Vitamin B6 0.24mg 0.303mg Agar
Folate 7µg 580µg Agar
Choline 0mg 63.3mg Agar
Vitamin K 0µg 24.4µg Agar
Tryptophan 0.027mg Bamboo shoot
Threonine 0.086mg Bamboo shoot
Isoleucine 0.088mg Bamboo shoot
Leucine 0.14mg Bamboo shoot
Lysine 0.134mg Bamboo shoot
Methionine 0.03mg Bamboo shoot
Phenylalanine 0.09mg Bamboo shoot
Valine 0.106mg Bamboo shoot
Histidine 0.042mg Bamboo shoot
Saturated Fat 0.069g 0.061g Agar
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.087g Agar
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007g 0.027g Agar
Polyunsaturated fat 0.134g 0.102g Bamboo shoot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Bamboo shoot Agar
Low Fats diet Equal
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
13%
Bamboo shoot
72%
Agar
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
23%
Bamboo shoot
264%
Agar

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot contains less Sodium (difference - 98mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Agar
Agar is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.03g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Agar
Agar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.008g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Agar
Agar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Agar
Agar is relatively richer in minerals
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 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.

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. Bamboo shoot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169210/nutrients
  2. Agar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170090/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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