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Seaweed vs Carrot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Seaweed and Carrot different?

  • Seaweed is higher in Vitamin K, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, Copper, Zinc, and Vitamin B5, however Carrot is richer in Vitamin A, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A from Carrot is 92% higher.
  • Seaweed contains 10 times more Magnesium than Carrot. While Seaweed contains 121mg of Magnesium, Carrot contains only 12mg.

Seaweed, kelp, raw and Carrots, 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
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2
Carrot
Contains more Iron +850%
Contains more Calcium +409.1%
Contains more Magnesium +908.3%
Contains more Copper +188.9%
Contains more Zinc +412.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Contains more Potassium +259.6%
Contains less Sodium -70.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 107% 51% 8% 87% 44% 34% 18% 31%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 10% 29% 9% 15% 7% 15% 9%
Contains more Iron +850%
Contains more Calcium +409.1%
Contains more Magnesium +908.3%
Contains more Copper +188.9%
Contains more Zinc +412.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Contains more Potassium +259.6%
Contains less Sodium -70.4%

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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5
Carrot
Contains more Vitamin E +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +158.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +135.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +400%
Contains more Folate +847.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +96.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +14301.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +6800%
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 20% 1003% 14% 0% 17% 14% 19% 17% 32% 0% 33% 15%
Contains more Vitamin E +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +158.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +135.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +400%
Contains more Folate +847.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +96.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +14301.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +6800%

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
98
Carrot
Mineral Summary Score
47
Seaweed
13
Carrot

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
6%
Carrot
Carbohydrates
10%
Seaweed
10%
Carrot
Fats
3%
Seaweed
1%
Carrot

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 Carrot
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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Seaweed Carrot
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 is lower in Sugar?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.14g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
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?
Carrot
Carrot contains less Sodium (difference - 164mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.21g)
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 Carrot Opinion
Calories 43 41 Seaweed
Protein 1.68 0.93 Seaweed
Fats 0.56 0.24 Seaweed
Vitamin C 3 5.9 Carrot
Carbs 9.57 9.58 Carrot
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.85 0.3 Seaweed
Calcium 168 33 Seaweed
Potassium 89 320 Carrot
Magnesium 121 12 Seaweed
Sugar 0.6 4.74 Seaweed
Fiber 1.3 2.8 Carrot
Copper 0.13 0.045 Seaweed
Zinc 1.23 0.24 Seaweed
Starch 1.43 Carrot
Phosphorus 42 35 Seaweed
Sodium 233 69 Carrot
Vitamin A 116 16706 Carrot
Vitamin E 0.87 0.66 Seaweed
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.05 0.066 Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.058 Seaweed
Vitamin B3 0.47 0.983 Carrot
Vitamin B5 0.642 0.273 Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.002 0.138 Carrot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 66 13.2 Seaweed
Folate 180 19 Seaweed
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.247 0.037 Carrot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.098 0.014 Seaweed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047 0.117 Carrot
Tryptophan 0.048 0.012 Seaweed
Threonine 0.055 0.191 Carrot
Isoleucine 0.076 0.077 Carrot
Leucine 0.083 0.102 Carrot
Lysine 0.082 0.101 Carrot
Methionine 0.025 0.02 Seaweed
Phenylalanine 0.043 0.061 Carrot
Valine 0.072 0.069 Seaweed
Histidine 0.024 0.04 Carrot
Fructose 0.55 Carrot

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. Carrot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170393/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.