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Nori vs. Cucumber — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Nori and Cucumber

  • Nori has more Vitamin C, Manganese, Folate, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A RAE, Copper, Iron, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B3, while Cucumber has more Vitamin K.
  • Nori's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 40% higher.
  • Cucumber contains 52 times less Vitamin A RAE than Nori. Nori contains 260µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Cucumber contains 5µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Seaweed, laver, raw and Cucumber, with peel, 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.
Nori
8
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Contains more Calcium +337.5%
Contains more Iron +542.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +141.7%
Contains more Potassium +142.2%
Contains more Zinc +425%
Contains more Copper +543.9%
Contains more Manganese +1150.6%
Contains more Selenium +133.3%
Contains more Magnesium +550%
Contains less Sodium -95.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 22% 68% 2% 25% 32% 7% 29% 88% 129% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 11% 10% 11% 13% 1% 6% 14% 11% 2%
Contains more Calcium +337.5%
Contains more Iron +542.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +141.7%
Contains more Potassium +142.2%
Contains more Zinc +425%
Contains more Copper +543.9%
Contains more Manganese +1150.6%
Contains more Selenium +133.3%
Contains more Magnesium +550%
Contains less Sodium -95.8%

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.
Nori
10
:
Contains more Vitamin A +4854.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +3233.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +1292.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +263%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1251.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +101.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +297.5%
Contains more Folate +1985.7%
Contains more Choline +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +310%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 313% 20% 0% 130% 25% 103% 28% 32% 37% 110% 0% 6% 10%
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% 1% 0% 10% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 6% 0% 4% 41%
Contains more Vitamin A +4854.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +3233.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +1292.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +263%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1251.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +101.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +297.5%
Contains more Folate +1985.7%
Contains more Choline +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +310%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Nori
4
:
Contains more Protein +793.8%
Contains more Fats +154.5%
Contains more Carbs +40.8%
Contains more Other +892.1%
Contains more Water +12%
6% 5% 85% 4%
Protein: 5.81 g
Fats: 0.28 g
Carbs: 5.11 g
Water: 85.03 g
Other: 3.77 g
4% 95%
Protein: 0.65 g
Fats: 0.11 g
Carbs: 3.63 g
Water: 95.23 g
Other: 0.38 g
Contains more Protein +793.8%
Contains more Fats +154.5%
Contains more Carbs +40.8%
Contains more Other +892.1%
Contains more Water +12%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Nori
2
:
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +400%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +243.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -39.3%
31% 13% 56%
Saturated Fat: 0.061 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.025 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.11 g
50% 7% 43%
Saturated Fat: 0.037 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.005 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.032 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +400%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +243.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -39.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Nori Cucumber
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 Nori Cucumber Opinion
Net carbs 4.81g 3.13g Nori
Protein 5.81g 0.65g Nori
Fats 0.28g 0.11g Nori
Carbs 5.11g 3.63g Nori
Calories 35kcal 15kcal Nori
Starch 0.83g Cucumber
Fructose 0.87g Cucumber
Sugar 0.49g 1.67g Nori
Fiber 0.3g 0.5g Cucumber
Calcium 70mg 16mg Nori
Iron 1.8mg 0.28mg Nori
Magnesium 2mg 13mg Cucumber
Phosphorus 58mg 24mg Nori
Potassium 356mg 147mg Nori
Sodium 48mg 2mg Cucumber
Zinc 1.05mg 0.2mg Nori
Copper 0.264mg 0.041mg Nori
Manganese 0.988mg 0.079mg Nori
Selenium 0.7µg 0.3µg Nori
Vitamin A 5202IU 105IU Nori
Vitamin A RAE 260µg 5µg Nori
Vitamin E 1mg 0.03mg Nori
Vitamin C 39mg 2.8mg Nori
Vitamin B1 0.098mg 0.027mg Nori
Vitamin B2 0.446mg 0.033mg Nori
Vitamin B3 1.47mg 0.098mg Nori
Vitamin B5 0.521mg 0.259mg Nori
Vitamin B6 0.159mg 0.04mg Nori
Folate 146µg 7µg Nori
Choline 10.4mg 6mg Nori
Vitamin K 4µg 16.4µg Cucumber
Tryptophan 0.043mg 0.005mg Nori
Threonine 0.232mg 0.019mg Nori
Isoleucine 0.259mg 0.021mg Nori
Leucine 0.501mg 0.029mg Nori
Lysine 0.222mg 0.029mg Nori
Methionine 0.145mg 0.006mg Nori
Phenylalanine 0.273mg 0.019mg Nori
Valine 0.402mg 0.022mg Nori
Histidine 0.14mg 0.01mg Nori
Saturated Fat 0.061g 0.037g Cucumber
Omega-3 - EPA 0.08g 0g Nori
Monounsaturated Fat 0.025g 0.005g Nori
Polyunsaturated fat 0.11g 0.032g Nori

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Nori Cucumber
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
62%
Nori
8%
Cucumber
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
40%
Nori
8%
Cucumber

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Nori
Nori is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.18g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Nori
Nori is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food is cheaper?
Nori
Nori is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Nori
Nori is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Nori
Nori is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 46mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.024g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Nori - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168458/nutrients
  2. Cucumber - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168409/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.