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Seaweed vs Cucumber - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Seaweed and Cucumber

  • The amount of Folate, Vitamin K, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, Copper, Zinc, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B5 in Seaweed is higher than in Cucumber.
  • Seaweed covers your daily Folate needs 43% more than Cucumber.
  • Cucumber has 117 times less Sodium than Seaweed. Seaweed has 233mg of Sodium, while Cucumber has 2mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Seaweed, kelp, raw and Cucumber, with peel, 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 Iron +917.9%
Contains more Calcium +950%
Contains more Magnesium +830.8%
Contains more Copper +217.1%
Contains more Zinc +515%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%
Contains more Potassium +65.2%
Contains less Sodium -99.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 107% 51% 8% 87% 44% 34% 18% 31%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 5% 13% 10% 14% 6% 11% 1%
Contains more Iron +917.9%
Contains more Calcium +950%
Contains more Magnesium +830.8%
Contains more Copper +217.1%
Contains more Zinc +515%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%
Contains more Potassium +65.2%
Contains less Sodium -99.1%

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 A +10.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +2800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +354.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +379.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +147.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +302.4%
Contains more Folate +2471.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1900%
Equal in Vitamin C - 2.8
Equal in Vitamin A - 105
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 10% 7% 1% 0% 7% 8% 2% 16% 10% 0% 41% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +10.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +2800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +354.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +379.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +147.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +302.4%
Contains more Folate +2471.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1900%
Equal in Vitamin C - 2.8
Equal in Vitamin A - 105

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
9
Cucumber
Mineral Summary Score
47
Seaweed
8
Cucumber

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
4%
Cucumber
Carbohydrates
10%
Seaweed
4%
Cucumber
Fats
3%
Seaweed
1%
Cucumber

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 Cucumber
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Seaweed Cucumber
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 - 1.07g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
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 is richer in vitamins?
Seaweed
Seaweed is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cucumber
Cucumber contains less Sodium (difference - 231mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cucumber
Cucumber 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Seaweed Cucumber Opinion
Calories 43 15 Seaweed
Protein 1.68 0.65 Seaweed
Fats 0.56 0.11 Seaweed
Vitamin C 3 2.8 Seaweed
Net carbs 8.270000457763672 3.130000114440918 Seaweed
Carbs 9.57 3.63 Seaweed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.85 0.28 Seaweed
Calcium 168 16 Seaweed
Potassium 89 147 Cucumber
Magnesium 121 13 Seaweed
Sugar 0.6 1.67 Seaweed
Fiber 1.3 0.5 Seaweed
Copper 0.13 0.041 Seaweed
Zinc 1.23 0.2 Seaweed
Starch 0.83 Cucumber
Phosphorus 42 24 Seaweed
Sodium 233 2 Cucumber
Vitamin A 116 105 Seaweed
Vitamin E 0.87 0.03 Seaweed
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.05 0.027 Seaweed
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.033 Seaweed
Vitamin B3 0.47 0.098 Seaweed
Vitamin B5 0.642 0.259 Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.002 0.04 Cucumber
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 66 16.4 Seaweed
Folate 180 7 Seaweed
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.247 0.037 Cucumber
Monounsaturated Fat 0.098 0.005 Seaweed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047 0.032 Seaweed
Tryptophan 0.048 0.005 Seaweed
Threonine 0.055 0.019 Seaweed
Isoleucine 0.076 0.021 Seaweed
Leucine 0.083 0.029 Seaweed
Lysine 0.082 0.029 Seaweed
Methionine 0.025 0.006 Seaweed
Phenylalanine 0.043 0.019 Seaweed
Valine 0.072 0.022 Seaweed
Histidine 0.024 0.01 Seaweed
Fructose 0.87 Cucumber

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. Cucumber - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168409/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.