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Carrot vs Wakame - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Carrot and Wakame

  • Carrot has more Vitamin A, and Vitamin B6, however Wakame is higher in Manganese, Folate, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, and Calcium.
  • Carrot covers your daily need of Vitamin A 91% more than Wakame.
  • Carrot has 69 times more Vitamin B6 than Wakame. While Carrot has 0.138mg of Vitamin B6, Wakame has only 0.002mg.
  • Carrot has less Sodium.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Carrots, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Carrot
2
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6
Wakame
Contains more Potassium +540%
Contains less Sodium -92.1%
Contains more Iron +626.7%
Contains more Calcium +354.5%
Contains more Magnesium +791.7%
Contains more Copper +531.1%
Contains more Zinc +58.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +128.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 10% 29% 9% 15% 7% 15% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 82% 45% 5% 77% 95% 11% 35% 114%
Contains more Potassium +540%
Contains less Sodium -92.1%
Contains more Iron +626.7%
Contains more Calcium +354.5%
Contains more Magnesium +791.7%
Contains more Copper +531.1%
Contains more Zinc +58.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +128.6%

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
Carrot
5
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5
Wakame
Contains more Vitamin C +96.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +4540.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +6800%
Contains more Vitamin K +149.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +51.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +296.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +62.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +155.3%
Contains more Folate +931.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.06
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 20% 1003% 14% 0% 17% 14% 19% 17% 32% 0% 33% 15%
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 +96.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +4540.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +6800%
Contains more Vitamin K +149.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +51.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +296.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +62.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +155.3%
Contains more Folate +931.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.06

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.
Carrot 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carrot Wakame Opinion
Calories 41kcal 45kcal Wakame
Protein 0.93g 3.03g Wakame
Fats 0.24g 0.64g Wakame
Vitamin C 5.9mg 3mg Carrot
Net carbs 6.78g 8.64g Wakame
Carbs 9.58g 9.14g Carrot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.3mg 2.18mg Wakame
Calcium 33mg 150mg Wakame
Potassium 320mg 50mg Carrot
Magnesium 12mg 107mg Wakame
Sugar 4.74g 0.65g Wakame
Fiber 2.8g 0.5g Carrot
Copper 0.045mg 0.284mg Wakame
Zinc 0.24mg 0.38mg Wakame
Starch 1.43g g Carrot
Phosphorus 35mg 80mg Wakame
Sodium 69mg 872mg Carrot
Vitamin A 16706IU 360IU Carrot
Vitamin E 0.66mg 1mg Wakame
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.066mg 0.06mg Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.058mg 0.23mg Wakame
Vitamin B3 0.983mg 1.6mg Wakame
Vitamin B5 0.273mg 0.697mg Wakame
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.002mg Carrot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 13.2µg 5.3µg Carrot
Folate 19µg 196µg Wakame
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.037g 0.13g Carrot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.014g 0.058g Wakame
Polyunsaturated fat 0.117g 0.218g Wakame
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.035mg Wakame
Threonine 0.191mg 0.165mg Carrot
Isoleucine 0.077mg 0.087mg Wakame
Leucine 0.102mg 0.257mg Wakame
Lysine 0.101mg 0.112mg Wakame
Methionine 0.02mg 0.063mg Wakame
Phenylalanine 0.061mg 0.112mg Wakame
Valine 0.069mg 0.209mg Wakame
Histidine 0.04mg 0.015mg Carrot
Fructose 0.55g g Carrot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Carrot Wakame
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
98
Carrot
29
Wakame
Mineral Summary Score
13
Carrot
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
6%
Carrot
18%
Wakame
Carbohydrates
10%
Carrot
9%
Wakame
Fats
1%
Carrot
3%
Wakame

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Wakame
Wakame is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.09g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wakame
Wakame is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
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?
Carrot
Carrot contains less Sodium (difference - 803mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.093g)
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.

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. Carrot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170393/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.