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Burdock root vs. Wakame — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Burdock root and Wakame

  • Burdock root has more Vitamin B6, and Fiber, however, Wakame is higher in Manganese, Folate, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, and Calcium.
  • Wakame covers your daily need of Manganese 51% more than Burdock root.
  • Burdock root has 120 times more Vitamin B6 than Wakame. While Burdock root has 0.24mg of Vitamin B6, Wakame has only 0.002mg.
  • Burdock root has less Sodium.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Burdock root, raw and Seaweed, wakame, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Potassium +516%
Contains less Sodium -99.4%
Contains more Calcium +265.9%
Contains more Iron +172.5%
Contains more Magnesium +181.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.9%
Contains more Zinc +15.2%
Contains more Copper +268.8%
Contains more Manganese +503.4%
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 45% 82% 77% 35% 5% 114% 11% 95% 183% 4%
Contains more Potassium +516%
Contains less Sodium -99.4%
Contains more Calcium +265.9%
Contains more Iron +172.5%
Contains more Magnesium +181.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.9%
Contains more Zinc +15.2%
Contains more Copper +268.8%
Contains more Manganese +503.4%
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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Wakame
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11900%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +163.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +666.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +117.1%
Contains more Folate +752.2%
Contains more Choline +18.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +231.3%
Equal in Vitamin C - 3
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 22% 20% 0% 10% 15% 54% 30% 42% 1% 147% 0% 8% 14%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11900%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +163.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +666.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +117.1%
Contains more Folate +752.2%
Contains more Choline +18.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +231.3%
Equal in Vitamin C - 3

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +89.7%
Contains more Protein +98%
Contains more Fats +326.7%
Contains more Other +709%
Equal in Water - 79.99
17% 80%
Protein: 1.53 g
Fats: 0.15 g
Carbs: 17.34 g
Water: 80.09 g
Other: 0.89 g
3% 9% 80% 7%
Protein: 3.03 g
Fats: 0.64 g
Carbs: 9.14 g
Water: 79.99 g
Other: 7.2 g
Contains more Carbs +89.7%
Contains more Protein +98%
Contains more Fats +326.7%
Contains more Other +709%
Equal in Water - 79.99

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -80.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +56.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +269.5%
21% 31% 49%
Saturated Fat: 0.025 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.037 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.059 g
32% 14% 54%
Saturated Fat: 0.13 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.058 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.218 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -80.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +56.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +269.5%

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 Wakame
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 Wakame Opinion
Net carbs 14.04g 8.64g Burdock root
Protein 1.53g 3.03g Wakame
Fats 0.15g 0.64g Wakame
Carbs 17.34g 9.14g Burdock root
Calories 72kcal 45kcal Burdock root
Sugar 2.9g 0.65g Wakame
Fiber 3.3g 0.5g Burdock root
Calcium 41mg 150mg Wakame
Iron 0.8mg 2.18mg Wakame
Magnesium 38mg 107mg Wakame
Phosphorus 51mg 80mg Wakame
Potassium 308mg 50mg Burdock root
Sodium 5mg 872mg Burdock root
Zinc 0.33mg 0.38mg Wakame
Copper 0.077mg 0.284mg Wakame
Manganese 0.232mg 1.4mg Wakame
Selenium 0.7µg 0.7µg
Vitamin A 0IU 360IU Wakame
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 18µg Wakame
Vitamin E 0.38mg 1mg Wakame
Vitamin C 3mg 3mg
Vitamin B1 0.01mg 0.06mg Wakame
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.23mg Wakame
Vitamin B3 0.3mg 1.6mg Wakame
Vitamin B5 0.321mg 0.697mg Wakame
Vitamin B6 0.24mg 0.002mg Burdock root
Folate 23µg 196µg Wakame
Choline 11.7mg 13.9mg Wakame
Vitamin K 1.6µg 5.3µg Wakame
Tryptophan 0.006mg 0.035mg Wakame
Threonine 0.026mg 0.165mg Wakame
Isoleucine 0.03mg 0.087mg Wakame
Leucine 0.032mg 0.257mg Wakame
Lysine 0.067mg 0.112mg Wakame
Methionine 0.009mg 0.063mg Wakame
Phenylalanine 0.033mg 0.112mg Wakame
Valine 0.033mg 0.209mg Wakame
Histidine 0.031mg 0.015mg Burdock root
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.13g Burdock root
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.186g Wakame
Monounsaturated Fat 0.037g 0.058g Wakame
Polyunsaturated fat 0.059g 0.218g Wakame

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Burdock root Wakame
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
28%
Wakame
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Burdock root
65%
Wakame

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Wakame
Wakame is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Wakame
Wakame is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.25g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Wakame
Wakame is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Burdock root
Burdock root contains less Sodium (difference - 867mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Burdock root
Burdock root is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.105g)
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. 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.