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Seaweed vs Chinese cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Seaweed and Chinese cabbage

  • Seaweed has more Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin K, Copper, Vitamin B5, and Zinc, while Chinese cabbage has more Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and Vitamin B6.
  • Chinese cabbage's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 47% higher.
  • Chinese cabbage contains 7 times less Vitamin B5 than Seaweed. Seaweed contains 0.642mg of Vitamin B5, while Chinese cabbage contains 0.088mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Seaweed, kelp, raw and Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi), 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
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Contains more Iron +256.3%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Magnesium +536.8%
Contains more Copper +519%
Contains more Zinc +547.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.5%
Contains more Potassium +183.1%
Contains less Sodium -72.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 107% 51% 8% 87% 44% 34% 18% 31%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 32% 23% 14% 7% 6% 16% 9%
Contains more Iron +256.3%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Magnesium +536.8%
Contains more Copper +519%
Contains more Zinc +547.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.5%
Contains more Potassium +183.1%
Contains less Sodium -72.1%

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
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Contains more Vitamin E +866.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +629.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +45.1%
Contains more Folate +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +1400%
Contains more Vitamin A +3751.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +9600%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.5
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 150% 269% 2% 0% 10% 17% 10% 6% 45% 0% 114% 50%
Contains more Vitamin E +866.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +629.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +45.1%
Contains more Folate +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +1400%
Contains more Vitamin A +3751.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +9600%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.5

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
36
Seaweed
56
Chinese cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
47
Seaweed
17
Chinese 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
10%
Seaweed
9%
Chinese cabbage
Carbohydrates
10%
Seaweed
2%
Chinese cabbage
Fats
3%
Seaweed
1%
Chinese 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.
Seaweed Chinese cabbage
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Seaweed Chinese cabbage
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.58g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Seaweed
Seaweed is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seaweed
Seaweed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 168mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinese cabbage
Chinese cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.22g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Seaweed Chinese cabbage Opinion
Calories 43 13 Seaweed
Protein 1.68 1.5 Seaweed
Fats 0.56 0.2 Seaweed
Vitamin C 3 45 Chinese cabbage
Carbs 9.57 2.18 Seaweed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.85 0.8 Seaweed
Calcium 168 105 Seaweed
Potassium 89 252 Chinese cabbage
Magnesium 121 19 Seaweed
Sugar 0.6 1.18 Seaweed
Fiber 1.3 1 Seaweed
Copper 0.13 0.021 Seaweed
Zinc 1.23 0.19 Seaweed
Starch
Phosphorus 42 37 Seaweed
Sodium 233 65 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin A 116 4468 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin E 0.87 0.09 Seaweed
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.05 0.04 Seaweed
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.07 Seaweed
Vitamin B3 0.47 0.5 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B5 0.642 0.088 Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.002 0.194 Chinese cabbage
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 66 45.5 Seaweed
Folate 180 66 Seaweed
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.247 0.027 Chinese cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.098 0.015 Seaweed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047 0.096 Chinese cabbage
Tryptophan 0.048 0.015 Seaweed
Threonine 0.055 0.049 Seaweed
Isoleucine 0.076 0.085 Chinese cabbage
Leucine 0.083 0.088 Chinese cabbage
Lysine 0.082 0.089 Chinese cabbage
Methionine 0.025 0.009 Seaweed
Phenylalanine 0.043 0.044 Chinese cabbage
Valine 0.072 0.066 Seaweed
Histidine 0.024 0.026 Chinese cabbage
Fructose

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. Chinese cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170390/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.