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Burdock root vs. Seaweed — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Burdock root and Seaweed different?

  • Burdock root is higher in Vitamin B6, and Fiber, however, Seaweed is richer in Vitamin K, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B2, and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Seaweed is 54% higher.
  • Burdock root contains 120 times more Vitamin B6 than Seaweed. While Burdock root contains 0.24mg of Vitamin B6, Seaweed contains only 0.002mg.
  • Burdock root has less Sodium.

Burdock root, raw and Seaweed, kelp, raw 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 +21.4%
Contains more Potassium +246.1%
Contains less Sodium -97.9%
Contains more Manganese +16%
Contains more Calcium +309.8%
Contains more Iron +256.3%
Contains more Magnesium +218.4%
Contains more Zinc +272.7%
Contains more Copper +68.8%
Equal in Selenium - 0.7
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 13% 30% 28% 22% 28% 1% 10% 26% 31% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 51% 107% 87% 18% 8% 31% 34% 44% 27% 4%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.4%
Contains more Potassium +246.1%
Contains less Sodium -97.9%
Contains more Manganese +16%
Contains more Calcium +309.8%
Contains more Iron +256.3%
Contains more Magnesium +218.4%
Contains more Zinc +272.7%
Contains more Copper +68.8%
Equal in Selenium - 0.7

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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Contains more Vitamin B6 +11900%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +128.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +56.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100%
Contains more Folate +682.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +4025%
Equal in Vitamin C - 3
Equal in Choline - 12.8
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% 8% 0% 10% 3% 7% 6% 20% 56% 18% 0% 7% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7% 18% 0% 10% 13% 35% 9% 39% 1% 135% 0% 7% 166%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11900%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +128.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +56.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100%
Contains more Folate +682.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +4025%
Equal in Vitamin C - 3
Equal in Choline - 12.8

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +81.2%
Contains more Fats +273.3%
Contains more Other +642.7%
Equal in Protein - 1.68
Equal in Water - 81.58
17% 80%
Protein: 1.53 g
Fats: 0.15 g
Carbs: 17.34 g
Water: 80.09 g
Other: 0.89 g
2% 10% 82% 7%
Protein: 1.68 g
Fats: 0.56 g
Carbs: 9.57 g
Water: 81.58 g
Other: 6.61 g
Contains more Carbs +81.2%
Contains more Fats +273.3%
Contains more Other +642.7%
Equal in Protein - 1.68
Equal in Water - 81.58

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -89.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +25.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +164.9%
21% 31% 49%
Saturated Fat: 0.025 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.037 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.059 g
63% 25% 12%
Saturated Fat: 0.247 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.098 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.047 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -89.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +25.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +164.9%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Burdock root Seaweed Opinion
Net carbs 14.04g 8.27g Burdock root
Protein 1.53g 1.68g Seaweed
Fats 0.15g 0.56g Seaweed
Carbs 17.34g 9.57g Burdock root
Calories 72kcal 43kcal Burdock root
Sugar 2.9g 0.6g Seaweed
Fiber 3.3g 1.3g Burdock root
Calcium 41mg 168mg Seaweed
Iron 0.8mg 2.85mg Seaweed
Magnesium 38mg 121mg Seaweed
Phosphorus 51mg 42mg Burdock root
Potassium 308mg 89mg Burdock root
Sodium 5mg 233mg Burdock root
Zinc 0.33mg 1.23mg Seaweed
Copper 0.077mg 0.13mg Seaweed
Manganese 0.232mg 0.2mg Burdock root
Selenium 0.7µg 0.7µg
Vitamin A 0IU 116IU Seaweed
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 6µg Seaweed
Vitamin E 0.38mg 0.87mg Seaweed
Vitamin C 3mg 3mg
Vitamin B1 0.01mg 0.05mg Seaweed
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.15mg Seaweed
Vitamin B3 0.3mg 0.47mg Seaweed
Vitamin B5 0.321mg 0.642mg Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.24mg 0.002mg Burdock root
Folate 23µg 180µg Seaweed
Choline 11.7mg 12.8mg Seaweed
Vitamin K 1.6µg 66µg Seaweed
Tryptophan 0.006mg 0.048mg Seaweed
Threonine 0.026mg 0.055mg Seaweed
Isoleucine 0.03mg 0.076mg Seaweed
Leucine 0.032mg 0.083mg Seaweed
Lysine 0.067mg 0.082mg Seaweed
Methionine 0.009mg 0.025mg Seaweed
Phenylalanine 0.033mg 0.043mg Seaweed
Valine 0.033mg 0.072mg Seaweed
Histidine 0.031mg 0.024mg Burdock root
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.247g Burdock root
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.004g Seaweed
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g 0.098g Seaweed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059g 0.047g Burdock root

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Burdock root Seaweed
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
10%
Burdock root
34%
Seaweed
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Burdock root
41%
Seaweed

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Seaweed
Seaweed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.3g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Seaweed
Seaweed is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Burdock root
Burdock root contains less Sodium (difference - 228mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Burdock root
Burdock root is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.222g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Burdock root - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169974/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.