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Garden asparagus vs. Agar — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Garden asparagus and Agar

  • Garden asparagus contains less Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Folate, Calcium, Vitamin B5, Zinc, Copper, Potassium, and Vitamin E than Agar.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Agar is 241% higher.

Food types used in this article are Asparagus, raw and Seaweed, agar, dried.

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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 less Sodium -98%
Contains more Calcium +2504.2%
Contains more Iron +900%
Contains more Magnesium +5400%
Contains more Potassium +456.9%
Contains more Zinc +974.1%
Contains more Copper +222.8%
Contains more Manganese +2621.5%
Contains more Selenium +221.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 52
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8% 81% 10% 23% 18% 1% 15% 63% 21% 13%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 188% 803% 550% 23% 100% 14% 159% 204% 561% 41%
Contains less Sodium -98%
Contains more Calcium +2504.2%
Contains more Iron +900%
Contains more Magnesium +5400%
Contains more Potassium +456.9%
Contains more Zinc +974.1%
Contains more Copper +222.8%
Contains more Manganese +2621.5%
Contains more Selenium +221.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 52

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 +1330%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +384.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +70.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +342.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1001.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +233%
Contains more Folate +1015.4%
Contains more Choline +295.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 46% 23% 0% 19% 36% 33% 19% 17% 21% 39% 0% 9% 105%
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 +1330%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +384.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +70.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +342.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1001.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +233%
Contains more Folate +1015.4%
Contains more Choline +295.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +974%
Contains more Protein +182.3%
Contains more Fats +150%
Contains more Carbs +1984.5%
Contains more Other +577.6%
2% 4% 93%
Protein: 2.2 g
Fats: 0.12 g
Carbs: 3.88 g
Water: 93.22 g
Other: 0.58 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 +974%
Contains more Protein +182.3%
Contains more Fats +150%
Contains more Carbs +1984.5%
Contains more Other +577.6%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -34.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +104%
44% 56%
Saturated Fat: 0.04 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.05 g
32% 14% 54%
Saturated Fat: 0.061 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.027 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.102 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -34.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +104%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Garden asparagus 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 Garden asparagus Agar Opinion
Net carbs 1.78g 73.18g Agar
Protein 2.2g 6.21g Agar
Fats 0.12g 0.3g Agar
Carbs 3.88g 80.88g Agar
Calories 20kcal 306kcal Agar
Fructose 1g Garden asparagus
Sugar 1.88g 2.97g Garden asparagus
Fiber 2.1g 7.7g Agar
Calcium 24mg 625mg Agar
Iron 2.14mg 21.4mg Agar
Magnesium 14mg 770mg Agar
Phosphorus 52mg 52mg
Potassium 202mg 1125mg Agar
Sodium 2mg 102mg Garden asparagus
Zinc 0.54mg 5.8mg Agar
Copper 0.189mg 0.61mg Agar
Manganese 0.158mg 4.3mg Agar
Selenium 2.3µg 7.4µg Agar
Vitamin A 756IU 0IU Garden asparagus
Vitamin A RAE 38µg 0µg Garden asparagus
Vitamin E 1.13mg 5mg Agar
Vitamin C 5.6mg 0mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B1 0.143mg 0.01mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B2 0.141mg 0.222mg Agar
Vitamin B3 0.978mg 0.202mg Garden asparagus
Vitamin B5 0.274mg 3.018mg Agar
Vitamin B6 0.091mg 0.303mg Agar
Folate 52µg 580µg Agar
Choline 16mg 63.3mg Agar
Vitamin K 41.6µg 24.4µg Garden asparagus
Tryptophan 0.027mg Garden asparagus
Threonine 0.084mg Garden asparagus
Isoleucine 0.075mg Garden asparagus
Leucine 0.128mg Garden asparagus
Lysine 0.104mg Garden asparagus
Methionine 0.031mg Garden asparagus
Phenylalanine 0.075mg Garden asparagus
Valine 0.115mg Garden asparagus
Histidine 0.049mg Garden asparagus
Saturated Fat 0.04g 0.061g Garden asparagus
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.087g Agar
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 0.027g Agar
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.102g Agar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Garden asparagus 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
28%
Garden asparagus
72%
Agar
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
25%
Garden asparagus
264%
Agar

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.09g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus contains less Sodium (difference - 100mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Garden asparagus
Garden asparagus is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Agar
Agar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Agar
Agar is cheaper (difference - $4)
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. Garden asparagus - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168389/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.