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Brussels sprout vs Seaweed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Brussels sprout and Seaweed

  • Brussels sprout has more Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Fiber, and Potassium, however Seaweed is higher in Folate, Magnesium, Iron, and Calcium.
  • Brussels sprout covers your daily need of Vitamin K 93% more than Seaweed.
  • Brussels sprout has 110 times more Vitamin B6 than Seaweed. While Brussels sprout has 0.219mg of Vitamin B6, Seaweed has only 0.002mg.
  • Brussels sprout has less Sodium.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Brussels sprouts, 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 +64.3%
Contains more Potassium +337.1%
Contains less Sodium -89.3%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Iron +103.6%
Contains more Magnesium +426.1%
Contains more Zinc +192.9%
Contains more Copper +85.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 53% 17% 30% 35% 4% 12% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 51% 107% 87% 18% 8% 31% 34% 44%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.3%
Contains more Potassium +337.1%
Contains less Sodium -89.3%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Iron +103.6%
Contains more Magnesium +426.1%
Contains more Zinc +192.9%
Contains more Copper +85.7%

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 A +550%
Contains more Vitamin C +2733.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +178%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +58.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10850%
Contains more Vitamin K +168.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +107.8%
Contains more Folate +195.1%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.87
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 46% 18% 0% 284% 35% 21% 14% 19% 51% 46% 0% 443%
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 A +550%
Contains more Vitamin C +2733.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +178%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +58.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10850%
Contains more Vitamin K +168.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +107.8%
Contains more Folate +195.1%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.87

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.
Brussels sprout Seaweed
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brussels sprout Seaweed Opinion
Net carbs 5.15g 8.27g Seaweed
Protein 3.38g 1.68g Brussels sprout
Fats 0.3g 0.56g Seaweed
Carbs 8.95g 9.57g Seaweed
Calories 43kcal 43kcal
Starch g g
Fructose 0.93g g Brussels sprout
Sugar 2.2g 0.6g Seaweed
Fiber 3.8g 1.3g Brussels sprout
Calcium 42mg 168mg Seaweed
Iron 1.4mg 2.85mg Seaweed
Magnesium 23mg 121mg Seaweed
Phosphorus 69mg 42mg Brussels sprout
Potassium 389mg 89mg Brussels sprout
Sodium 25mg 233mg Brussels sprout
Zinc 0.42mg 1.23mg Seaweed
Copper 0.07mg 0.13mg Seaweed
Vitamin A 754IU 116IU Brussels sprout
Vitamin E 0.88mg 0.87mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 85mg 3mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B1 0.139mg 0.05mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.15mg Seaweed
Vitamin B3 0.745mg 0.47mg Brussels sprout
Vitamin B5 0.309mg 0.642mg Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.219mg 0.002mg Brussels sprout
Folate 61µg 180µg Seaweed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 177µg 66µg Brussels sprout
Tryptophan 0.037mg 0.048mg Seaweed
Threonine 0.12mg 0.055mg Brussels sprout
Isoleucine 0.132mg 0.076mg Brussels sprout
Leucine 0.152mg 0.083mg Brussels sprout
Lysine 0.154mg 0.082mg Brussels sprout
Methionine 0.032mg 0.025mg Brussels sprout
Phenylalanine 0.098mg 0.043mg Brussels sprout
Valine 0.155mg 0.072mg Brussels sprout
Histidine 0.076mg 0.024mg Brussels sprout
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.062g 0.247g Brussels sprout
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023g 0.098g Seaweed
Polyunsaturated fat 153g 0.047g Brussels sprout

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Brussels sprout Seaweed
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet Equal
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
81
Brussels sprout
36
Seaweed
Mineral Summary Score
23
Brussels sprout
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
20%
Brussels sprout
10%
Seaweed
Carbohydrates
9%
Brussels sprout
10%
Seaweed
Fats
1%
Brussels sprout
3%
Seaweed

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.6g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Seaweed
Seaweed is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seaweed
Seaweed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout contains less Sodium (difference - 208mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.185g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Brussels sprout - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170383/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.