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Pea vs Seaweed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pea and Seaweed different?

  • Pea is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Fiber and Vitamin B6, however Seaweed is richer in Vitamin K, Folate, Magnesium, Iron, Calcium and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Pea is 41% higher.
  • Pea contains 85 times more Vitamin B6 than Seaweed. While Pea contains 0.169mg of Vitamin B6, Seaweed contains only 0.002mg.

Peas, green, raw and Seaweed, kelp, raw 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
Pea
5
:
Contains more Potassium +174.2%
Contains more Copper +35.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +157.1%
Contains less Sodium -97.9%
Contains more Iron +93.9%
Contains more Calcium +572%
Contains more Magnesium +266.7%
Equal in Zinc - 1.23
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 8% 22% 24% 59% 34% 47% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 107% 51% 8% 87% 44% 34% 18% 31%
Contains more Potassium +174.2%
Contains more Copper +35.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +157.1%
Contains less Sodium -97.9%
Contains more Iron +93.9%
Contains more Calcium +572%
Contains more Magnesium +266.7%
Equal in Zinc - 1.23

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
Pea
5
:
Contains more Vitamin C +1233.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +559.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +432%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +344.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +8350%
Contains more Vitamin E +569.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +517.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +166.1%
Contains more Folate +176.9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 134% 46% 3% 0% 67% 31% 40% 7% 39% 0% 62% 49%
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 +1233.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +559.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +432%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +344.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +8350%
Contains more Vitamin E +569.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +517.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +166.1%
Contains more Folate +176.9%

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
39
Pea
36
Seaweed
Mineral Summary Score
31
Pea
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
33%
Pea
10%
Seaweed
Carbohydrates
14%
Pea
10%
Seaweed
Fats
2%
Pea
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.
Pea Seaweed
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pea 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 - 5.07g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food is cheaper?
Seaweed
Seaweed is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pea
Pea contains less Sodium (difference - 228mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pea
Pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.176g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Pea Seaweed Opinion
Calories 81 43 Pea
Protein 5.42 1.68 Pea
Fats 0.4 0.56 Seaweed
Vitamin C 40 3 Pea
Carbs 14.45 9.57 Pea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.47 2.85 Seaweed
Calcium 25 168 Seaweed
Potassium 244 89 Pea
Magnesium 33 121 Seaweed
Sugars 5.67 0.6 Seaweed
Fiber 5.7 1.3 Pea
Copper 0.176 0.13 Pea
Zinc 1.24 1.23 Pea
Starch
Phosphorus 108 42 Pea
Sodium 5 233 Pea
Vitamin A 765 116 Pea
Vitamin E 0.13 0.87 Seaweed
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.266 0.05 Pea
Vitamin B2 0.132 0.15 Seaweed
Vitamin B3 2.09 0.47 Pea
Vitamin B5 0.104 0.642 Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.169 0.002 Pea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 24.8 66 Seaweed
Folate 65 180 Seaweed
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.071 0.247 Pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.035 0.098 Seaweed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.187 0.047 Pea
Tryptophan 0.037 0.048 Seaweed
Threonine 0.203 0.055 Pea
Isoleucine 0.195 0.076 Pea
Leucine 0.323 0.083 Pea
Lysine 0.317 0.082 Pea
Methionine 0.082 0.025 Pea
Phenylalanine 0.2 0.043 Pea
Valine 0.235 0.072 Pea
Histidine 0.107 0.024 Pea
Fructose 0.39 Pea

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170419/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.