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Cassava vs Nori - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Cassava and Nori

  • Cassava has more Fiber, however Nori is richer in Vitamin B2, Folate, Vitamin A RAE, Manganese, Vitamin C, Iron, Copper, Vitamin B5, and Zinc.
  • Nori covers your daily Vitamin B2 needs 31% more than Cassava.
  • Nori has 6 times less Fiber than Cassava. Cassava has 1.8g of Fiber, while Nori has 0.3g.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Cassava, raw and Seaweed, laver, 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
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Nori
Contains more Magnesium +950%
Contains less Sodium -70.8%
Contains more Calcium +337.5%
Contains more Iron +566.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +114.8%
Contains more Potassium +31.4%
Contains more Zinc +208.8%
Contains more Copper +164%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 11% 15% 12% 24% 2% 10% 34%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 68% 2% 25% 32% 7% 29% 88%
Contains more Magnesium +950%
Contains less Sodium -70.8%
Contains more Calcium +337.5%
Contains more Iron +566.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +114.8%
Contains more Potassium +31.4%
Contains more Zinc +208.8%
Contains more Copper +164%

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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Nori
Contains more Vitamin A +39915.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +426.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +89.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +829.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +386.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +80.7%
Contains more Folate +440.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +110.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 4% 0% 69% 22% 12% 17% 7% 21% 21% 0% 5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 313% 20% 0% 130% 25% 103% 28% 32% 37% 110% 0% 10%
Contains more Vitamin A +39915.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +426.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +89.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +829.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +386.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +80.7%
Contains more Folate +440.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +110.5%

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.
Cassava Nori
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cassava Nori Opinion
Net carbs 36.26g 4.81g Cassava
Protein 1.36g 5.81g Nori
Fats 0.28g 0.28g
Carbs 38.06g 5.11g Cassava
Calories 160kcal 35kcal Cassava
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.7g 0.49g Nori
Fiber 1.8g 0.3g Cassava
Calcium 16mg 70mg Nori
Iron 0.27mg 1.8mg Nori
Magnesium 21mg 2mg Cassava
Phosphorus 27mg 58mg Nori
Potassium 271mg 356mg Nori
Sodium 14mg 48mg Cassava
Zinc 0.34mg 1.05mg Nori
Copper 0.1mg 0.264mg Nori
Vitamin A 13IU 5202IU Nori
Vitamin E 0.19mg 1mg Nori
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 20.6mg 39mg Nori
Vitamin B1 0.087mg 0.098mg Nori
Vitamin B2 0.048mg 0.446mg Nori
Vitamin B3 0.854mg 1.47mg Nori
Vitamin B5 0.107mg 0.521mg Nori
Vitamin B6 0.088mg 0.159mg Nori
Folate 27µg 146µg Nori
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.9µg 4µg Nori
Tryptophan 0.019mg 0.043mg Nori
Threonine 0.028mg 0.232mg Nori
Isoleucine 0.027mg 0.259mg Nori
Leucine 0.039mg 0.501mg Nori
Lysine 0.044mg 0.222mg Nori
Methionine 0.011mg 0.145mg Nori
Phenylalanine 0.026mg 0.273mg Nori
Valine 0.035mg 0.402mg Nori
Histidine 0.02mg 0.14mg Nori
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.074g 0.061g Nori
Monounsaturated Fat 0.075g 0.025g Cassava
Polyunsaturated fat 0.048g 0.11g Nori

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cassava Nori
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
14
Cassava
67
Nori
Mineral Summary Score
14
Cassava
34
Nori

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
8%
Cassava
35%
Nori
Carbohydrates
38%
Cassava
5%
Nori
Fats
1%
Cassava
1%
Nori

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Nori
Nori is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.21g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Nori
Nori is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.013g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Nori
Nori is lower in glycemic index (difference - 94)
Which food is cheaper?
Nori
Nori is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Nori
Nori is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Nori
Nori is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cassava
Cassava contains less Sodium (difference - 34mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Cassava - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169985/nutrients
  2. Nori - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168458/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.