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Cassava vs. Agar — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Cassava and Agar?

  • Agar is richer than Cassava in Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Folate, Calcium, Vitamin B5, Copper, Zinc, Vitamin E , and Potassium.
  • Agar's daily need coverage for Iron is 264% more.

We used Cassava, raw and Seaweed, agar, dried 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Agar
Contains less Sodium -86.3%
Contains more Calcium +3806.3%
Contains more Iron +7825.9%
Contains more Magnesium +3566.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.6%
Contains more Potassium +315.1%
Contains more Zinc +1605.9%
Contains more Copper +510%
Contains more Manganese +1019.8%
Contains more Selenium +957.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 11% 15% 12% 24% 2% 10% 34% 51% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 188% 803% 550% 23% 100% 14% 159% 204% 561% 41%
Contains less Sodium -86.3%
Contains more Calcium +3806.3%
Contains more Iron +7825.9%
Contains more Magnesium +3566.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.6%
Contains more Potassium +315.1%
Contains more Zinc +1605.9%
Contains more Copper +510%
Contains more Manganese +1019.8%
Contains more Selenium +957.1%

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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Agar
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +770%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +322.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +2531.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +362.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2720.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +244.3%
Contains more Folate +2048.1%
Contains more Choline +167.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +1184.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 4% 0% 69% 22% 12% 17% 7% 21% 21% 0% 13% 5%
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% 100% 0% 0% 3% 52% 4% 182% 70% 435% 0% 35% 61%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +770%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +322.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +2531.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +362.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2720.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +244.3%
Contains more Folate +2048.1%
Contains more Choline +167.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +1184.2%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Agar
Contains more Water +587.6%
Contains more Protein +356.6%
Contains more Carbs +112.5%
Contains more Other +533.9%
Equal in Fats - 0.3
38% 60%
Protein: 1.36 g
Fats: 0.28 g
Carbs: 38.06 g
Water: 59.68 g
Other: 0.62 g
6% 81% 9% 4%
Protein: 6.21 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 80.88 g
Water: 8.68 g
Other: 3.93 g
Contains more Water +587.6%
Contains more Protein +356.6%
Contains more Carbs +112.5%
Contains more Other +533.9%
Equal in Fats - 0.3

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Agar
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +177.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -17.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +112.5%
38% 38% 24%
Saturated Fat: 0.074 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.075 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.048 g
32% 14% 54%
Saturated Fat: 0.061 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.027 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.102 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +177.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -17.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +112.5%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cassava Agar Opinion
Net carbs 36.26g 73.18g Agar
Protein 1.36g 6.21g Agar
Fats 0.28g 0.3g Agar
Carbs 38.06g 80.88g Agar
Calories 160kcal 306kcal Agar
Sugar 1.7g 2.97g Cassava
Fiber 1.8g 7.7g Agar
Calcium 16mg 625mg Agar
Iron 0.27mg 21.4mg Agar
Magnesium 21mg 770mg Agar
Phosphorus 27mg 52mg Agar
Potassium 271mg 1125mg Agar
Sodium 14mg 102mg Cassava
Zinc 0.34mg 5.8mg Agar
Copper 0.1mg 0.61mg Agar
Manganese 0.384mg 4.3mg Agar
Selenium 0.7µg 7.4µg Agar
Vitamin A 13IU 0IU Cassava
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 0µg Cassava
Vitamin E 0.19mg 5mg Agar
Vitamin C 20.6mg 0mg Cassava
Vitamin B1 0.087mg 0.01mg Cassava
Vitamin B2 0.048mg 0.222mg Agar
Vitamin B3 0.854mg 0.202mg Cassava
Vitamin B5 0.107mg 3.018mg Agar
Vitamin B6 0.088mg 0.303mg Agar
Folate 27µg 580µg Agar
Choline 23.7mg 63.3mg Agar
Vitamin K 1.9µg 24.4µg Agar
Tryptophan 0.019mg Cassava
Threonine 0.028mg Cassava
Isoleucine 0.027mg Cassava
Leucine 0.039mg Cassava
Lysine 0.044mg Cassava
Methionine 0.011mg Cassava
Phenylalanine 0.026mg Cassava
Valine 0.035mg Cassava
Histidine 0.02mg Cassava
Saturated Fat 0.074g 0.061g Agar
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.087g Agar
Monounsaturated Fat 0.075g 0.027g Cassava
Polyunsaturated fat 0.048g 0.102g Agar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cassava Agar
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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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
14%
Cassava
72%
Agar
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
16%
Cassava
264%
Agar

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cassava
Cassava is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.27g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cassava
Cassava contains less Sodium (difference - 88mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Agar
Agar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.013g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Agar
Agar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 94)
Which food is cheaper?
Agar
Agar is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Agar
Agar is relatively richer in minerals
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

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. Cassava - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169985/nutrients
  2. Agar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170090/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.