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Nori vs Arrowroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Nori and Arrowroot

  • Nori has more Vitamin C, Manganese, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A RAE, Copper, and Calcium, however Arrowroot is higher in Folate, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, and Magnesium.
  • Arrowroot covers your daily need of Folate 48% more than Nori.
  • Nori has 260 times more Vitamin A RAE than Arrowroot. While Nori has 260µg of Vitamin A RAE, Arrowroot has only 1µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Seaweed, laver, raw and Arrowroot, 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
Nori
3
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Contains more Calcium +1066.7%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Copper +118.2%
Contains more Iron +23.3%
Contains more Magnesium +1150%
Contains more Phosphorus +69%
Contains more Potassium +27.5%
Contains less Sodium -45.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 68% 2% 25% 32% 7% 29% 88%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 84% 18% 43% 41% 4% 18% 41%
Contains more Calcium +1066.7%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Copper +118.2%
Contains more Iron +23.3%
Contains more Magnesium +1150%
Contains more Phosphorus +69%
Contains more Potassium +27.5%
Contains less Sodium -45.8%

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
Nori
6
:
Contains more Vitamin A +27278.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +1952.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +655.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +78.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +67.3%
Contains more Folate +131.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 313% 20% 0% 130% 25% 103% 28% 32% 37% 110% 0% 10%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 7% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 254% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +27278.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +1952.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +655.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +78.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +67.3%
Contains more Folate +131.5%

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.
Nori Arrowroot
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 minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Nori Arrowroot Opinion
Net carbs 4.81g 12.09g Arrowroot
Protein 5.81g 4.24g Nori
Fats 0.28g 0.2g Nori
Carbs 5.11g 13.39g Arrowroot
Calories 35kcal 65kcal Arrowroot
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.49g g Arrowroot
Fiber 0.3g 1.3g Arrowroot
Calcium 70mg 6mg Nori
Iron 1.8mg 2.22mg Arrowroot
Magnesium 2mg 25mg Arrowroot
Phosphorus 58mg 98mg Arrowroot
Potassium 356mg 454mg Arrowroot
Sodium 48mg 26mg Arrowroot
Zinc 1.05mg 0.63mg Nori
Copper 0.264mg 0.121mg Nori
Vitamin A 5202IU 19IU Nori
Vitamin E 1mg mg Nori
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 39mg 1.9mg Nori
Vitamin B1 0.098mg 0.143mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.446mg 0.059mg Nori
Vitamin B3 1.47mg 1.693mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.521mg 0.292mg Nori
Vitamin B6 0.159mg 0.266mg Arrowroot
Folate 146µg 338µg Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4µg µg Nori
Tryptophan 0.043mg mg Nori
Threonine 0.232mg mg Nori
Isoleucine 0.259mg mg Nori
Leucine 0.501mg mg Nori
Lysine 0.222mg mg Nori
Methionine 0.145mg mg Nori
Phenylalanine 0.273mg mg Nori
Valine 0.402mg mg Nori
Histidine 0.14mg mg Nori
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.061g 0.039g Arrowroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.025g 0.004g Nori
Polyunsaturated fat 0.11g 0.092g Nori

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Nori Arrowroot
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
67
Nori
35
Arrowroot
Mineral Summary Score
34
Nori
31
Arrowroot

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
35%
Nori
25%
Arrowroot
Carbohydrates
5%
Nori
13%
Arrowroot
Fats
1%
Nori
1%
Arrowroot

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Nori
Nori is lower in glycemic index (difference - 58)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.49g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.022g)
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 minerals?
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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.
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

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. Nori - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168458/nutrients
  2. Arrowroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168490/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.