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Drumstick tree vs. Seaweed — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Drumstick tree and Seaweed

  • Drumstick tree has more Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin B6, and Fiber, however, Seaweed is higher in Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, and Zinc.
  • Drumstick tree covers your daily Vitamin C needs 153% more than Seaweed.
  • Seaweed contains 60 times less Vitamin B6 than Drumstick tree. Drumstick tree contains 0.12mg of Vitamin B6, while Seaweed contains 0.002mg.
  • Drumstick tree has less Sodium.

Food varieties used in this article are Drumstick pods, raw and Seaweed, kelp, 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 Phosphorus +19%
Contains more Potassium +418%
Contains less Sodium -82%
Contains more Manganese +29.5%
Contains more Calcium +460%
Contains more Iron +691.7%
Contains more Magnesium +168.9%
Contains more Zinc +173.3%
Contains more Copper +54.8%
Equal in Selenium - 0.7
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 14% 33% 22% 41% 6% 13% 28% 34% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 51% 107% 87% 18% 8% 31% 34% 44% 27% 4%
Contains more Phosphorus +19%
Contains more Potassium +418%
Contains less Sodium -82%
Contains more Manganese +29.5%
Contains more Calcium +460%
Contains more Iron +691.7%
Contains more Magnesium +168.9%
Contains more Zinc +173.3%
Contains more Copper +54.8%
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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Contains more Vitamin C +4600%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +5900%
Contains more Vitamin A +56.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +102.7%
Contains more Folate +309.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.05
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 5% 0% 0% 470% 14% 18% 12% 48% 28% 33% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7% 18% 0% 10% 13% 35% 9% 39% 1% 135% 0% 7% 166%
Contains more Vitamin C +4600%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +5900%
Contains more Vitamin A +56.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +102.7%
Contains more Folate +309.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.05

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +25%
Contains more Fats +180%
Contains more Carbs +12.2%
Contains more Other +581.4%
Equal in Water - 81.58
2% 9% 88%
Protein: 2.1 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 8.53 g
Water: 88.2 g
Other: 0.97 g
2% 10% 82% 7%
Protein: 1.68 g
Fats: 0.56 g
Carbs: 9.57 g
Water: 81.58 g
Other: 6.61 g
Contains more Protein +25%
Contains more Fats +180%
Contains more Carbs +12.2%
Contains more Other +581.4%
Equal in Water - 81.58

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -86.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1466.7%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.098
24% 74% 2%
Saturated Fat: 0.033 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.102 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.003 g
63% 25% 12%
Saturated Fat: 0.247 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.098 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.047 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -86.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1466.7%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.098

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Drumstick tree Seaweed Opinion
Net carbs 5.33g 8.27g Seaweed
Protein 2.1g 1.68g Drumstick tree
Fats 0.2g 0.56g Seaweed
Carbs 8.53g 9.57g Seaweed
Calories 37kcal 43kcal Seaweed
Sugar 0.6g Drumstick tree
Fiber 3.2g 1.3g Drumstick tree
Calcium 30mg 168mg Seaweed
Iron 0.36mg 2.85mg Seaweed
Magnesium 45mg 121mg Seaweed
Phosphorus 50mg 42mg Drumstick tree
Potassium 461mg 89mg Drumstick tree
Sodium 42mg 233mg Drumstick tree
Zinc 0.45mg 1.23mg Seaweed
Copper 0.084mg 0.13mg Seaweed
Manganese 0.259mg 0.2mg Drumstick tree
Selenium 0.7µg 0.7µg
Vitamin A 74IU 116IU Seaweed
Vitamin A RAE 4µg 6µg Seaweed
Vitamin E 0.87mg Seaweed
Vitamin C 141mg 3mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B1 0.053mg 0.05mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B2 0.074mg 0.15mg Seaweed
Vitamin B3 0.62mg 0.47mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B5 0.794mg 0.642mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B6 0.12mg 0.002mg Drumstick tree
Folate 44µg 180µg Seaweed
Choline 12.8mg Seaweed
Vitamin K 66µg Seaweed
Tryptophan 0.048mg Seaweed
Threonine 0.055mg Seaweed
Isoleucine 0.076mg Seaweed
Leucine 0.083mg Seaweed
Lysine 0.082mg Seaweed
Methionine 0.025mg Seaweed
Phenylalanine 0.043mg Seaweed
Valine 0.072mg Seaweed
Histidine 0.024mg Seaweed
Saturated Fat 0.033g 0.247g Drumstick tree
Omega-3 - EPA 0.004g Seaweed
Monounsaturated Fat 0.102g 0.098g Drumstick tree
Polyunsaturated fat 0.003g 0.047g Seaweed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Drumstick tree Seaweed
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
48%
Drumstick tree
34%
Seaweed
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
20%
Drumstick tree
41%
Seaweed

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Seaweed
Seaweed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.6g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree contains less Sodium (difference - 191mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.214g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Drumstick tree - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170483/nutrients
  2. Seaweed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168457/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.