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Seaweed vs Bamboo shoot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Seaweed and Bamboo shoot

  • Seaweed has more Vitamin K, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, and Vitamin B5, while Bamboo shoot has more Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Vitamin B1.
  • Seaweed's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 55% higher.
  • Bamboo shoot contains 58 times less Sodium than Seaweed. Seaweed contains 233mg of Sodium, while Bamboo shoot contains 4mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Seaweed, kelp, raw and Bamboo shoots, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +1192.3%
Contains more Iron +470%
Contains more Magnesium +3933.3%
Contains more Zinc +11.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.5%
Contains more Potassium +498.9%
Contains less Sodium -98.3%
Contains more Copper +46.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 51% 107% 87% 18% 8% 31% 34% 44%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 19% 3% 26% 48% 1% 30% 64%
Contains more Calcium +1192.3%
Contains more Iron +470%
Contains more Magnesium +3933.3%
Contains more Zinc +11.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.5%
Contains more Potassium +498.9%
Contains less Sodium -98.3%
Contains more Copper +46.2%

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +480%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +298.8%
Contains more Folate +2471.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11900%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 20% 0% 14% 38% 17% 12% 10% 56% 6% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +480%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +298.8%
Contains more Folate +2471.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11900%

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.
Seaweed Bamboo shoot
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Seaweed Bamboo shoot Opinion
Net carbs 8.27g 3g Seaweed
Protein 1.68g 2.6g Bamboo shoot
Fats 0.56g 0.3g Seaweed
Carbs 9.57g 5.2g Seaweed
Calories 43kcal 27kcal Seaweed
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.6g 3g Seaweed
Fiber 1.3g 2.2g Bamboo shoot
Calcium 168mg 13mg Seaweed
Iron 2.85mg 0.5mg Seaweed
Magnesium 121mg 3mg Seaweed
Phosphorus 42mg 59mg Bamboo shoot
Potassium 89mg 533mg Bamboo shoot
Sodium 233mg 4mg Bamboo shoot
Zinc 1.23mg 1.1mg Seaweed
Copper 0.13mg 0.19mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin A 116IU 20IU Seaweed
Vitamin E 0.87mg 1mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3mg 4mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.15mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B2 0.15mg 0.07mg Seaweed
Vitamin B3 0.47mg 0.6mg Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B5 0.642mg 0.161mg Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.002mg 0.24mg Bamboo shoot
Folate 180µg 7µg Seaweed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 66µg 0µg Seaweed
Tryptophan 0.048mg 0.027mg Seaweed
Threonine 0.055mg 0.086mg Bamboo shoot
Isoleucine 0.076mg 0.088mg Bamboo shoot
Leucine 0.083mg 0.14mg Bamboo shoot
Lysine 0.082mg 0.134mg Bamboo shoot
Methionine 0.025mg 0.03mg Bamboo shoot
Phenylalanine 0.043mg 0.09mg Bamboo shoot
Valine 0.072mg 0.106mg Bamboo shoot
Histidine 0.024mg 0.042mg Bamboo shoot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.247g 0.069g Bamboo shoot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.098g 0.007g Seaweed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047g 0.134g Bamboo shoot

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Seaweed Bamboo shoot
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
36
Seaweed
14
Bamboo shoot
Mineral Summary Score
47
Seaweed
24
Bamboo shoot

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
10%
Seaweed
16%
Bamboo shoot
Carbohydrates
10%
Seaweed
5%
Bamboo shoot
Fats
3%
Seaweed
1%
Bamboo shoot

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.4g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot contains less Sodium (difference - 229mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.178g)
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 ($)
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. Seaweed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168457/nutrients
  2. Bamboo shoot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169210/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.