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Nori vs Napa cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Nori and Napa cabbage?

  • Napa cabbage has less Vitamin C, Manganese, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A, Folate, Copper, Iron, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, and Zinc than Nori.
  • Nori's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 40% higher.
  • Nori has 20 times more Vitamin A than Napa cabbage. Nori has 260µg of Vitamin A, while Napa cabbage has 13µg.

We used Seaweed, laver, raw and Cabbage, napa, cooked types in this comparison.

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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
Contains more Iron +143.2%
Contains more Calcium +141.4%
Contains more Potassium +309.2%
Contains more Copper +175%
Contains more Zinc +650%
Contains more Phosphorus +205.3%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains less Sodium -77.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 68% 22% 32% 2% 88% 29% 25% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 9% 8% 6% 32% 4% 9% 2%
Contains more Iron +143.2%
Contains more Calcium +141.4%
Contains more Potassium +309.2%
Contains more Copper +175%
Contains more Zinc +650%
Contains more Phosphorus +205.3%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains less Sodium -77.1%

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
10
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Contains more Vitamin C +1118.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +1877.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1860%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1684%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +215.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1388.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +329.7%
Contains more Folate +239.5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 130% 313% 20% 0% 25% 103% 28% 32% 37% 0% 10% 110%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 11% 16% 0% 0% 2% 6% 9% 3% 9% 0% 0% 33%
Contains more Vitamin C +1118.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +1877.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1860%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1684%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +215.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1388.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +329.7%
Contains more Folate +239.5%

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
7
Napa cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
34
Nori
12
Napa cabbage

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
7%
Napa cabbage
Carbohydrates
5%
Nori
2%
Napa cabbage
Fats
1%
Nori
1%
Napa cabbage

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 Napa cabbage
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

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is better in case of low diet
Nori Napa cabbage
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 is richer in minerals?
Nori
Nori is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Nori
Nori is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Nori
Nori is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.49g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 37mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.061g)
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 ($)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Nori Napa cabbage Opinion
Calories 35 12 Nori
Protein 5.81 1.1 Nori
Fats 0.28 0.17 Nori
Vitamin C 39 3.2 Nori
Net carbs 4.809999942779541 2.2300000190734863 Nori
Carbs 5.11 2.23 Nori
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.8 0.74 Nori
Calcium 70 29 Nori
Potassium 356 87 Nori
Magnesium 2 8 Napa cabbage
Sugar 0.49 Napa cabbage
Fiber 0.3 Nori
Copper 0.264 0.096 Nori
Zinc 1.05 0.14 Nori
Starch
Phosphorus 58 19 Nori
Sodium 48 11 Napa cabbage
Vitamin A 5202 263 Nori
Vitamin E 1 Nori
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.098 0.005 Nori
Vitamin B2 0.446 0.025 Nori
Vitamin B3 1.47 0.466 Nori
Vitamin B5 0.521 0.035 Nori
Vitamin B6 0.159 0.037 Nori
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4 Nori
Folate 146 43 Nori
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.061 Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.025 Nori
Polyunsaturated fat 0.11 Nori
Tryptophan 0.043 Nori
Threonine 0.232 Nori
Isoleucine 0.259 Nori
Leucine 0.501 Nori
Lysine 0.222 Nori
Methionine 0.145 Nori
Phenylalanine 0.273 Nori
Valine 0.402 Nori
Histidine 0.14 Nori
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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 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. Napa cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168572/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.