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Dashi vs Soy sauce - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Dashi and Soy sauce

  • Dashi has more Selenium, Vitamin B2, Choline, Calcium, and Vitamin B1, however Soy sauce has more Vitamin K, Vitamin B12, and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Sodium from Soy sauce is 192% higher.
  • Soy sauce has 55 times less Selenium than Dashi. Dashi has 27.6µg of Selenium, while Soy sauce has 0.5µg.
  • Soy sauce is lower in Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Soup, bouillon cubes and granules, low sodium, dry and Soy sauce made from soy and wheat (shoyu).

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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
Dashi
2
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Contains more Calcium +466.7%
Contains less Sodium -80.6%
Contains more Iron +40.8%
Contains more Potassium +40.8%
Contains more Magnesium +32.1%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Zinc +866.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 166
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 57% 28% 40% 0% 3% 72% 140%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 55% 10% 39% 53% 15% 24% 72% 717%
Contains more Calcium +466.7%
Contains less Sodium -80.6%
Contains more Iron +40.8%
Contains more Potassium +40.8%
Contains more Magnesium +32.1%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Zinc +866.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 166

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
Dashi
9
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +203%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +160.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 4% 30% 15% 0% 25% 100% 47% 0% 24% 38% 168% 16%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 0% 0% 9% 39% 42% 18% 35% 0% 0% 11%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +203%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +160.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48%

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
38
Dashi
12
Soy sauce
Mineral Summary Score
47
Dashi
123
Soy sauce

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
100%
Dashi
49%
Soy sauce
Carbohydrates
65%
Dashi
5%
Soy sauce
Fats
64%
Dashi
3%
Soy sauce

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.
Dashi Soy sauce
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok

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Dashi Soy sauce
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Soy sauce
Soy sauce is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Soy sauce
Soy sauce is lower in Sugar (difference - 14.07g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Soy sauce
Soy sauce is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.36g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Soy sauce
Soy sauce is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Dashi
Dashi contains less Sodium (difference - 4426mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Dashi
Dashi is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Dashi
Dashi is cheaper (difference - $3.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Dashi
Dashi is relatively richer in vitamins

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Dashi Soy sauce Opinion
Calories 438 53 Dashi
Protein 16.7 8.14 Dashi
Fats 13.89 0.57 Dashi
Vitamin C 1.1 0 Dashi
Carbs 64.88 4.93 Dashi
Cholesterol 13 0 Soy sauce
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.03 1.45 Soy sauce
Calcium 187 33 Dashi
Potassium 309 435 Soy sauce
Magnesium 56 74 Soy sauce
Sugar 14.47 0.4 Soy sauce
Fiber 0.2 0.8 Soy sauce
Copper 0 0.043 Soy sauce
Zinc 0.09 0.87 Soy sauce
Starch
Phosphorus 166 166
Sodium 1067 5493 Dashi
Vitamin A 500 0 Dashi
Vitamin E 0.72 0 Dashi
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.1 0.033 Dashi
Vitamin B2 0.43 0.165 Dashi
Vitamin B3 2.46 2.196 Dashi
Vitamin B5 0.297 Soy sauce
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.148 Soy sauce
Vitamin B12 0.3 0 Dashi
Vitamin K 66.9 0 Dashi
Folate 21 14 Dashi
Trans Fat 0 Dashi
Saturated Fat 3.433 0.073 Soy sauce
Monounsaturated Fat 5.365 0.088 Dashi
Polyunsaturated fat 4.485 0.263 Dashi
Tryptophan 0.096 Soy sauce
Threonine 0.271 Soy sauce
Isoleucine 0.318 Soy sauce
Leucine 0.537 Soy sauce
Lysine 0.381 Soy sauce
Methionine 0.097 Soy sauce
Phenylalanine 0.353 Soy sauce
Valine 0.332 Soy sauce
Histidine 0.174 Soy sauce
Fructose 0 Soy sauce

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. Dashi - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171613/nutrients
  2. Soy sauce - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174277/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.