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Seaweed vs Garlic - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Seaweed and Garlic

  • Seaweed has more Vitamin K, Folate, Magnesium and Iron, however Garlic is richer in Vitamin B6, Manganese, Vitamin C, Selenium, Copper and Phosphorus.
  • Garlic covers your daily Vitamin B6 needs 95% more than Seaweed.
  • Garlic has 60 times less Folate than Seaweed. Seaweed has 180µg of Folate, while Garlic has 3µg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Seaweed, kelp, raw and Garlic, 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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Garlic
Contains more Iron +67.6%
Contains more Magnesium +384%
Contains more Potassium +350.6%
Contains more Copper +130%
Contains more Phosphorus +264.3%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%
Equal in Calcium - 181
Equal in Zinc - 1.16
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 107% 51% 8% 87% 44% 34% 18% 31%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 64% 55% 36% 18% 100% 32% 66% 3%
Contains more Iron +67.6%
Contains more Magnesium +384%
Contains more Potassium +350.6%
Contains more Copper +130%
Contains more Phosphorus +264.3%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%
Equal in Calcium - 181
Equal in Zinc - 1.16

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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Garlic
Contains more Vitamin A +1188.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +987.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +3782.4%
Contains more Folate +5900%
Contains more Vitamin C +940%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61650%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.596
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 105% 1% 2% 0% 50% 26% 14% 36% 285% 0% 5% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +1188.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +987.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +3782.4%
Contains more Folate +5900%
Contains more Vitamin C +940%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61650%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.596

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
36
Seaweed
43
Garlic
Mineral Summary Score
47
Seaweed
46
Garlic

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 the food
Protein
10%
Seaweed
38%
Garlic
Carbohydrates
10%
Seaweed
33%
Garlic
Fats
3%
Seaweed
2%
Garlic

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Seaweed Garlic
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Seaweed Garlic
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 contains less Sugars?
Seaweed
Seaweed contains less Sugars (difference - 0.4g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is cheaper?
Seaweed
Seaweed is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Garlic
Garlic contains less Sodium (difference - 216mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Garlic
Garlic is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.158g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Seaweed Garlic Opinion
Calories 43 149 Garlic
Protein 1.68 6.36 Garlic
Fats 0.56 0.5 Seaweed
Vitamin C 3 31.2 Garlic
Carbs 9.57 33.06 Garlic
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.85 1.7 Seaweed
Calcium 168 181 Garlic
Potassium 89 401 Garlic
Magnesium 121 25 Seaweed
Sugars 0.6 1 Seaweed
Fiber 1.3 2.1 Garlic
Copper 0.13 0.299 Garlic
Zinc 1.23 1.16 Seaweed
Starch
Phosphorus 42 153 Garlic
Sodium 233 17 Garlic
Vitamin A 116 9 Seaweed
Vitamin E 0.87 0.08 Seaweed
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.05 0.2 Garlic
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.11 Seaweed
Vitamin B3 0.47 0.7 Garlic
Vitamin B5 0.642 0.596 Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.002 1.235 Garlic
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 66 1.7 Seaweed
Folate 180 3 Seaweed
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.247 0.089 Garlic
Monounsaturated Fat 0.098 0.011 Seaweed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047 0.249 Garlic
Tryptophan 0.048 0.066 Garlic
Threonine 0.055 0.157 Garlic
Isoleucine 0.076 0.217 Garlic
Leucine 0.083 0.308 Garlic
Lysine 0.082 0.273 Garlic
Methionine 0.025 0.076 Garlic
Phenylalanine 0.043 0.183 Garlic
Valine 0.072 0.291 Garlic
Histidine 0.024 0.113 Garlic
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Garlic - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169230/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.