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Seaweed vs Drumstick tree - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Seaweed and Drumstick tree

  • Seaweed has more Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, and Zinc, however Drumstick tree is higher in Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin B6, and Fiber.
  • Drumstick tree covers your daily Vitamin C needs 153% more than Seaweed.
  • Drumstick tree contains 8 times less Iron than Seaweed. Seaweed contains 2.85mg of Iron, while Drumstick tree contains 0.36mg.
  • Drumstick tree has less Sodium.

Food varieties used in this article are Seaweed, kelp, raw and Drumstick pods, 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 +460%
Contains more Iron +691.7%
Contains more Magnesium +168.9%
Contains more Zinc +173.3%
Contains more Copper +54.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +19%
Contains more Potassium +418%
Contains less Sodium -82%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 51% 107% 87% 18% 8% 31% 34% 44%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 14% 33% 22% 41% 6% 13% 28%
Contains more Calcium +460%
Contains more Iron +691.7%
Contains more Magnesium +168.9%
Contains more Zinc +173.3%
Contains more Copper +54.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +19%
Contains more Potassium +418%
Contains less Sodium -82%

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 +56.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +102.7%
Contains more Folate +309.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +4600%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +5900%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.053
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 5% 0% 0% 470% 14% 18% 12% 48% 28% 33% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +56.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +102.7%
Contains more Folate +309.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +4600%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +5900%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.053

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Seaweed Drumstick tree Opinion
Net carbs 8.27g 5.33g Seaweed
Protein 1.68g 2.1g Drumstick tree
Fats 0.56g 0.2g Seaweed
Carbs 9.57g 8.53g Seaweed
Calories 43kcal 37kcal Seaweed
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.6g g Drumstick tree
Fiber 1.3g 3.2g Drumstick tree
Calcium 168mg 30mg Seaweed
Iron 2.85mg 0.36mg Seaweed
Magnesium 121mg 45mg Seaweed
Phosphorus 42mg 50mg Drumstick tree
Potassium 89mg 461mg Drumstick tree
Sodium 233mg 42mg Drumstick tree
Zinc 1.23mg 0.45mg Seaweed
Copper 0.13mg 0.084mg Seaweed
Vitamin A 116IU 74IU Seaweed
Vitamin E 0.87mg mg Seaweed
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3mg 141mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.053mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B2 0.15mg 0.074mg Seaweed
Vitamin B3 0.47mg 0.62mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B5 0.642mg 0.794mg Drumstick tree
Vitamin B6 0.002mg 0.12mg Drumstick tree
Folate 180µg 44µg Seaweed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 66µg µg Seaweed
Tryptophan 0.048mg mg Seaweed
Threonine 0.055mg mg Seaweed
Isoleucine 0.076mg mg Seaweed
Leucine 0.083mg mg Seaweed
Lysine 0.082mg mg Seaweed
Methionine 0.025mg mg Seaweed
Phenylalanine 0.043mg mg Seaweed
Valine 0.072mg mg Seaweed
Histidine 0.024mg mg Seaweed
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.247g 0.033g Drumstick tree
Monounsaturated Fat 0.098g 0.102g Drumstick tree
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047g 0.003g Seaweed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Seaweed Drumstick tree
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
52
Drumstick tree
Mineral Summary Score
47
Seaweed
20
Drumstick tree

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
13%
Drumstick tree
Carbohydrates
10%
Seaweed
9%
Drumstick tree
Fats
3%
Seaweed
1%
Drumstick tree

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Seaweed
Seaweed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.6g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree contains less Sodium (difference - 191mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Drumstick tree
Drumstick tree is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.214g)
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 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. Drumstick tree - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170483/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.