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Bamboo shoot vs Seaweed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Bamboo shoot and Seaweed

  • Bamboo shoot has more Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Vitamin B1, while Seaweed has more Vitamin K, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, and Vitamin B5.
  • Seaweed's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 55% higher.
  • Seaweed contains 120 times less Vitamin B6 than Bamboo shoot. Bamboo shoot contains 0.24mg of Vitamin B6, while Seaweed contains 0.002mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Bamboo shoot is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Bamboo shoots, raw and Seaweed, kelp, raw.

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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 Phosphorus +40.5%
Contains more Potassium +498.9%
Contains less Sodium -98.3%
Contains more Copper +46.2%
Contains more Calcium +1192.3%
Contains more Iron +470%
Contains more Magnesium +3933.3%
Contains more Zinc +11.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 19% 3% 26% 48% 1% 30% 64%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 51% 107% 87% 18% 8% 31% 34% 44%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.5%
Contains more Potassium +498.9%
Contains less Sodium -98.3%
Contains more Copper +46.2%
Contains more Calcium +1192.3%
Contains more Iron +470%
Contains more Magnesium +3933.3%
Contains more Zinc +11.8%

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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Contains more Vitamin E +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11900%
Contains more Vitamin A +480%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +298.8%
Contains more Folate +2471.4%
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 Vitamin K 2% 20% 0% 14% 38% 17% 12% 10% 56% 6% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 7% 18% 0% 10% 13% 35% 9% 39% 1% 135% 0% 166%
Contains more Vitamin E +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11900%
Contains more Vitamin A +480%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +298.8%
Contains more Folate +2471.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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.
Bamboo shoot Seaweed
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bamboo shoot Seaweed Opinion
Net carbs 3g 8.27g Seaweed
Protein 2.6g 1.68g Bamboo shoot
Fats 0.3g 0.56g Seaweed
Carbs 5.2g 9.57g Seaweed
Calories 27kcal 43kcal Seaweed
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3g 0.6g Seaweed
Fiber 2.2g 1.3g Bamboo shoot
Calcium 13mg 168mg Seaweed
Iron 0.5mg 2.85mg Seaweed
Magnesium 3mg 121mg Seaweed
Phosphorus 59mg 42mg Bamboo shoot
Potassium 533mg 89mg Bamboo shoot
Sodium 4mg 233mg Bamboo shoot
Zinc 1.1mg 1.23mg Seaweed
Copper 0.19mg 0.13mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin A 20IU 116IU Seaweed
Vitamin E 1mg 0.87mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4mg 3mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B1 0.15mg 0.05mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.15mg Seaweed
Vitamin B3 0.6mg 0.47mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B5 0.161mg 0.642mg Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.24mg 0.002mg Bamboo shoot
Folate 7µg 180µg Seaweed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 66µg Seaweed
Tryptophan 0.027mg 0.048mg Seaweed
Threonine 0.086mg 0.055mg Bamboo shoot
Isoleucine 0.088mg 0.076mg Bamboo shoot
Leucine 0.14mg 0.083mg Bamboo shoot
Lysine 0.134mg 0.082mg Bamboo shoot
Methionine 0.03mg 0.025mg Bamboo shoot
Phenylalanine 0.09mg 0.043mg Bamboo shoot
Valine 0.106mg 0.072mg Bamboo shoot
Histidine 0.042mg 0.024mg Bamboo shoot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.069g 0.247g Bamboo shoot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007g 0.098g Seaweed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.134g 0.047g Bamboo shoot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Bamboo shoot Seaweed
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
14
Bamboo shoot
36
Seaweed
Mineral Summary Score
24
Bamboo shoot
47
Seaweed

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
16%
Bamboo shoot
10%
Seaweed
Carbohydrates
5%
Bamboo shoot
10%
Seaweed
Fats
1%
Bamboo shoot
3%
Seaweed

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.4g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot contains less Sodium (difference - 229mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.178g)
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.

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. Bamboo shoot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169210/nutrients
  2. Seaweed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168457/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.