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Brussels sprout vs Wakame - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Brussels sprout and Wakame?

  • Brussels sprout is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and Fiber, however Wakame is richer in Manganese, Folate, Copper, Magnesium, and Calcium.
  • Brussels sprout's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 143% more.
  • Wakame contains 110 times less Vitamin B6 than Brussels sprout. Brussels sprout contains 0.219mg of Vitamin B6, while Wakame contains 0.002mg.
  • Brussels sprout has less Sodium.

We used Brussels sprouts, raw and Seaweed, wakame, raw types 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Potassium +678%
Contains more Zinc +10.5%
Contains less Sodium -97.1%
Contains more Iron +55.7%
Contains more Calcium +257.1%
Contains more Magnesium +365.2%
Contains more Copper +305.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.9%
Equal in Zinc - 0.38
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 13% 35% 17% 24% 12% 30% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 82% 45% 5% 77% 95% 11% 35% 114%
Contains more Potassium +678%
Contains more Zinc +10.5%
Contains less Sodium -97.1%
Contains more Iron +55.7%
Contains more Calcium +257.1%
Contains more Magnesium +365.2%
Contains more Copper +305.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.9%
Equal in Zinc - 0.38

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 C +2733.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +109.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +131.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10850%
Contains more Vitamin K +3239.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +155.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +114.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +125.6%
Contains more Folate +221.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 284% 46% 18% 0% 35% 21% 14% 19% 51% 0% 443% 46%
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 C +2733.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +109.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +131.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10850%
Contains more Vitamin K +3239.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +155.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +114.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +125.6%
Contains more Folate +221.3%

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
29
Wakame
Mineral Summary Score
23
Brussels sprout
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
20%
Brussels sprout
18%
Wakame
Carbohydrates
9%
Brussels sprout
9%
Wakame
Fats
1%
Brussels sprout
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.
Brussels sprout Wakame
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
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Brussels sprout 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 Sugar?
Wakame
Wakame is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.55g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wakame
Wakame is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Wakame
Wakame is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Wakame
Wakame is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout contains less Sodium (difference - 847mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brussels sprout
Brussels sprout is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.068g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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 Brussels sprout Wakame Opinion
Calories 43 45 Wakame
Protein 3.38 3.03 Brussels sprout
Fats 0.3 0.64 Wakame
Vitamin C 85 3 Brussels sprout
Net carbs 5.150000095367432 8.640000343322754 Wakame
Carbs 8.95 9.14 Wakame
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.4 2.18 Wakame
Calcium 42 150 Wakame
Potassium 389 50 Brussels sprout
Magnesium 23 107 Wakame
Sugar 2.2 0.65 Wakame
Fiber 3.8 0.5 Brussels sprout
Copper 0.07 0.284 Wakame
Zinc 0.42 0.38 Brussels sprout
Starch
Phosphorus 69 80 Wakame
Sodium 25 872 Brussels sprout
Vitamin A 754 360 Brussels sprout
Vitamin E 0.88 1 Wakame
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.139 0.06 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B2 0.09 0.23 Wakame
Vitamin B3 0.745 1.6 Wakame
Vitamin B5 0.309 0.697 Wakame
Vitamin B6 0.219 0.002 Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 177 5.3 Brussels sprout
Folate 61 196 Wakame
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.062 0.13 Brussels sprout
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023 0.058 Wakame
Polyunsaturated fat 153 0.218 Brussels sprout
Tryptophan 0.037 0.035 Brussels sprout
Threonine 0.12 0.165 Wakame
Isoleucine 0.132 0.087 Brussels sprout
Leucine 0.152 0.257 Wakame
Lysine 0.154 0.112 Brussels sprout
Methionine 0.032 0.063 Wakame
Phenylalanine 0.098 0.112 Wakame
Valine 0.155 0.209 Wakame
Histidine 0.076 0.015 Brussels sprout
Fructose 0.93 Brussels sprout

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. 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.