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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 more Copper +73.8%
Contains less Sodium -94.4%
Contains more Iron +375%
Contains more Calcium +950%
Contains more Magnesium +181.4%
Contains more Zinc +261.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 107% 51% 8% 87% 44% 34% 18% 31%
Contains more Potassium +366.3%
Contains more Copper +73.8%
Contains less Sodium -94.4%
Contains more Iron +375%
Contains more Calcium +950%
Contains more Magnesium +181.4%
Contains more Zinc +261.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.5%

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 Vitamin K +65900%
Contains more Folate +1536.4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 17% 0% 6% 0% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 0% 1% 9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 10% 7% 18% 0% 13% 35% 9% 39% 1% 0% 166% 135%
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 Vitamin K +65900%
Contains more Folate +1536.4%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
11%
Ginger
10%
Seaweed
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
10%
Seaweed
Fats
3%
Ginger
3%
Seaweed

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Ginger Seaweed
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Ginger Seaweed
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 contains less Sugars?
Seaweed
Seaweed contains less Sugars (difference - 1.1g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Ginger Seaweed Opinion
Calories 80 43 Ginger
Protein 1.82 1.68 Ginger
Fats 0.75 0.56 Ginger
Vitamin C 5 3 Ginger
Carbs 17.77 9.57 Ginger
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 2.85 Seaweed
Calcium 16 168 Seaweed
Potassium 415 89 Ginger
Magnesium 43 121 Seaweed
Sugars 1.7 0.6 Seaweed
Fiber 2 1.3 Ginger
Copper 0.226 0.13 Ginger
Zinc 0.34 1.23 Seaweed
Starch
Phosphorus 34 42 Seaweed
Sodium 13 233 Ginger
Vitamin A 0 116 Seaweed
Vitamin E 0.26 0.87 Seaweed
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.05 Seaweed
Vitamin B2 0.034 0.15 Seaweed
Vitamin B3 0.75 0.47 Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203 0.642 Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.16 0.002 Ginger
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 66 Seaweed
Folate 11 180 Seaweed
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.203 0.247 Ginger
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154 0.098 Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154 0.047 Ginger
Tryptophan 0.012 0.048 Seaweed
Threonine 0.036 0.055 Seaweed
Isoleucine 0.051 0.076 Seaweed
Leucine 0.074 0.083 Seaweed
Lysine 0.057 0.082 Seaweed
Methionine 0.013 0.025 Seaweed
Phenylalanine 0.045 0.043 Ginger
Valine 0.073 0.072 Ginger
Histidine 0.03 0.024 Ginger
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.