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Ginger vs Seaweed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Ginger and Seaweed

  • Ginger has more Vitamin B6, Copper, and Potassium, while Seaweed has more Vitamin K, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, and Vitamin B2.
  • Seaweed's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 55% higher.
  • Seaweed contains 80 times less Vitamin B6 than Ginger. Ginger contains 0.16mg of Vitamin B6, while Seaweed contains 0.002mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Ginger is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Ginger root, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Ginger
3
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Contains more Potassium +366.3%
Contains less Sodium -94.4%
Contains more Copper +73.8%
Contains more Calcium +950%
Contains more Iron +375%
Contains more Magnesium +181.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.5%
Contains more Zinc +261.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 51% 107% 87% 18% 8% 31% 34% 44%
Contains more Potassium +366.3%
Contains less Sodium -94.4%
Contains more Copper +73.8%
Contains more Calcium +950%
Contains more Iron +375%
Contains more Magnesium +181.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.5%
Contains more Zinc +261.8%

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
Ginger
3
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Contains more Vitamin C +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +7900%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +234.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +341.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +216.3%
Contains more Folate +1536.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +65900%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 7% 18% 0% 10% 13% 35% 9% 39% 1% 135% 0% 166%
Contains more Vitamin C +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +7900%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +234.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +341.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +216.3%
Contains more Folate +1536.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +65900%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ginger Seaweed Opinion
Net carbs 15.77g 8.27g Ginger
Protein 1.82g 1.68g Ginger
Fats 0.75g 0.56g Ginger
Carbs 17.77g 9.57g Ginger
Calories 80kcal 43kcal Ginger
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.7g 0.6g Seaweed
Fiber 2g 1.3g Ginger
Calcium 16mg 168mg Seaweed
Iron 0.6mg 2.85mg Seaweed
Magnesium 43mg 121mg Seaweed
Phosphorus 34mg 42mg Seaweed
Potassium 415mg 89mg Ginger
Sodium 13mg 233mg Ginger
Zinc 0.34mg 1.23mg Seaweed
Copper 0.226mg 0.13mg Ginger
Vitamin A 0IU 116IU Seaweed
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.87mg Seaweed
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5mg 3mg Ginger
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.05mg Seaweed
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.15mg Seaweed
Vitamin B3 0.75mg 0.47mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203mg 0.642mg Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.16mg 0.002mg Ginger
Folate 11µg 180µg Seaweed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 66µg Seaweed
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.048mg Seaweed
Threonine 0.036mg 0.055mg Seaweed
Isoleucine 0.051mg 0.076mg Seaweed
Leucine 0.074mg 0.083mg Seaweed
Lysine 0.057mg 0.082mg Seaweed
Methionine 0.013mg 0.025mg Seaweed
Phenylalanine 0.045mg 0.043mg Ginger
Valine 0.073mg 0.072mg Ginger
Histidine 0.03mg 0.024mg Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.203g 0.247g Ginger
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g 0.098g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154g 0.047g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Ginger Seaweed
Low Fats diet ok
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
9
Ginger
36
Seaweed
Mineral Summary Score
24
Ginger
47
Seaweed

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
11%
Ginger
10%
Seaweed
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
10%
Seaweed
Fats
3%
Ginger
3%
Seaweed

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.1g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Seaweed
Seaweed is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seaweed
Seaweed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Seaweed
Seaweed is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sodium (difference - 220mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.044g)
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. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.