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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
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Contains more Phosphorus +157.1%
Contains more Potassium +174.2%
Contains less Sodium -97.9%
Contains more Copper +35.4%
Contains more Calcium +572%
Contains more Iron +93.9%
Contains more Magnesium +266.7%
Equal in Zinc - 1.23
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 56% 24% 47% 22% 1% 34% 59%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 51% 107% 87% 18% 8% 31% 34% 44%
Contains more Phosphorus +157.1%
Contains more Potassium +174.2%
Contains less Sodium -97.9%
Contains more Copper +35.4%
Contains more Calcium +572%
Contains more Iron +93.9%
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
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Contains more Vitamin A +559.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +1233.3%
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 Folate +176.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +166.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 46% 3% 0% 134% 67% 31% 40% 7% 39% 49% 0% 62%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 7% 18% 0% 10% 13% 35% 9% 39% 1% 135% 0% 166%
Contains more Vitamin A +559.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +1233.3%
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 Folate +176.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +166.1%

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.
Pea Seaweed
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pea Seaweed Opinion
Net carbs 8.75g 8.27g Pea
Protein 5.42g 1.68g Pea
Fats 0.4g 0.56g Seaweed
Carbs 14.45g 9.57g Pea
Calories 81kcal 43kcal Pea
Starch g g
Fructose 0.39g g Pea
Sugar 5.67g 0.6g Seaweed
Fiber 5.7g 1.3g Pea
Calcium 25mg 168mg Seaweed
Iron 1.47mg 2.85mg Seaweed
Magnesium 33mg 121mg Seaweed
Phosphorus 108mg 42mg Pea
Potassium 244mg 89mg Pea
Sodium 5mg 233mg Pea
Zinc 1.24mg 1.23mg Pea
Copper 0.176mg 0.13mg Pea
Vitamin A 765IU 116IU Pea
Vitamin E 0.13mg 0.87mg Seaweed
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 40mg 3mg Pea
Vitamin B1 0.266mg 0.05mg Pea
Vitamin B2 0.132mg 0.15mg Seaweed
Vitamin B3 2.09mg 0.47mg Pea
Vitamin B5 0.104mg 0.642mg Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.169mg 0.002mg Pea
Folate 65µg 180µg Seaweed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 24.8µg 66µg Seaweed
Tryptophan 0.037mg 0.048mg Seaweed
Threonine 0.203mg 0.055mg Pea
Isoleucine 0.195mg 0.076mg Pea
Leucine 0.323mg 0.083mg Pea
Lysine 0.317mg 0.082mg Pea
Methionine 0.082mg 0.025mg Pea
Phenylalanine 0.2mg 0.043mg Pea
Valine 0.235mg 0.072mg Pea
Histidine 0.107mg 0.024mg Pea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.071g 0.247g Pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.035g 0.098g Seaweed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.187g 0.047g Pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Pea Seaweed
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
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 food.
Protein
33%
Pea
10%
Seaweed
Carbohydrates
14%
Pea
10%
Seaweed
Fats
2%
Pea
3%
Seaweed

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in Sugar (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?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. 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.