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Nori vs Pimiento - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Nori and Pimiento different?

  • Nori is higher in Manganese, Folate, Vitamin B2, Copper, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B5, Zinc, Vitamin B1, and Calcium, however Pimiento is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Pimiento is 51% higher.
  • Nori contains 52 times more Vitamin B5 than Pimiento. While Nori contains 0.521mg of Vitamin B5, Pimiento contains only 0.01mg.

Seaweed, laver, raw and Pimento, canned are the varieties used in this article.

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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
6
:
Contains more Calcium +1066.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +241.2%
Contains more Potassium +125.3%
Contains more Zinc +452.6%
Contains more Copper +438.8%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains less Sodium -70.8%
Equal in Iron - 1.68
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% 63% 5% 8% 14% 2% 6% 17%
Contains more Calcium +1066.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +241.2%
Contains more Potassium +125.3%
Contains more Zinc +452.6%
Contains more Copper +438.8%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains less Sodium -70.8%
Equal in Iron - 1.68

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
7
:
Contains more Vitamin A +95.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +44.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +476.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +643.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +139%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +5110%
Contains more Folate +2333.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +117.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +107.5%
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 160% 14% 0% 283% 5% 14% 12% 1% 50% 5% 0% 21%
Contains more Vitamin A +95.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +44.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +476.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +643.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +139%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +5110%
Contains more Folate +2333.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +117.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +107.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Nori
3
:
Contains more Protein +428.2%
Contains more Other +842.5%
Equal in Fats - 0.3
Equal in Carbs - 5.1
Equal in Water - 93.1
6% 5% 85% 4%
Protein: 5.81 g
Fats: 0.28 g
Carbs: 5.11 g
Water: 85.03 g
Other: 3.77 g
5% 93%
Protein: 1.1 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 5.1 g
Water: 93.1 g
Other: 0.4 g
Contains more Protein +428.2%
Contains more Other +842.5%
Equal in Fats - 0.3
Equal in Carbs - 5.1
Equal in Water - 93.1

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Nori
1
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Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +25%
Contains less Saturated Fat -26.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +46.4%
31% 13% 56%
Saturated Fat: 0.061 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.025 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.11 g
20% 9% 71%
Saturated Fat: 0.045 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.161 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +25%
Contains less Saturated Fat -26.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +46.4%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Nori Pimiento Opinion
Net carbs 4.81g 3.2g Nori
Protein 5.81g 1.1g Nori
Fats 0.28g 0.3g Pimiento
Carbs 5.11g 5.1g Nori
Calories 35kcal 23kcal Nori
Sugar 0.49g 2.71g Nori
Fiber 0.3g 1.9g Pimiento
Calcium 70mg 6mg Nori
Iron 1.8mg 1.68mg Nori
Magnesium 2mg 6mg Pimiento
Phosphorus 58mg 17mg Nori
Potassium 356mg 158mg Nori
Sodium 48mg 14mg Pimiento
Zinc 1.05mg 0.19mg Nori
Copper 0.264mg 0.049mg Nori
Vitamin A 5202IU 2655IU Nori
Vitamin A RAE 260µg 133µg Nori
Vitamin E 1mg 0.69mg Nori
Vitamin C 39mg 84.9mg Pimiento
Vitamin B1 0.098mg 0.017mg Nori
Vitamin B2 0.446mg 0.06mg Nori
Vitamin B3 1.47mg 0.615mg Nori
Vitamin B5 0.521mg 0.01mg Nori
Vitamin B6 0.159mg 0.215mg Pimiento
Folate 146µg 6µg Nori
Vitamin K 4µg 8.3µg Pimiento
Tryptophan 0.043mg 0.014mg Nori
Threonine 0.232mg 0.04mg Nori
Isoleucine 0.259mg 0.036mg Nori
Leucine 0.501mg 0.058mg Nori
Lysine 0.222mg 0.049mg Nori
Methionine 0.145mg 0.013mg Nori
Phenylalanine 0.273mg 0.034mg Nori
Valine 0.402mg 0.046mg Nori
Histidine 0.14mg 0.022mg Nori
Saturated Fat 0.061g 0.045g Pimiento
Omega-3 - EPA 0.08g 0g Nori
Monounsaturated Fat 0.025g 0.02g Nori
Polyunsaturated fat 0.11g 0.161g Pimiento

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Nori Pimiento
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 show how much of your all daily needs across all vitamins or minerals this food would cover if you took three 100 grams servings of it (approximation of 3 serving sizes)
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
67%
Nori
47%
Pimiento
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
34%
Nori
14%
Pimiento

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pimiento
Pimiento contains less Sodium (difference - 34mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pimiento
Pimiento is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Nori
Nori is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.22g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Nori
Nori is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
Nori
Nori is cheaper (difference - $1)
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 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. Nori - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168458/nutrients
  2. Pimiento - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168559/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.