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Seaweed vs. Ginger — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Seaweed and Ginger

  • Seaweed has more Vitamin K, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, and Vitamin B2, while Ginger has more Vitamin B6, Copper, and Potassium.
  • Seaweed's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 55% higher.
  • Ginger contains 18 times less Sodium than Seaweed. Seaweed contains 233mg of Sodium, while Ginger contains 13mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Seaweed, kelp, raw and Ginger root, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Ginger
Contains more Calcium +950%
Contains more Iron +375%
Contains more Magnesium +181.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.5%
Contains more Zinc +261.8%
Contains more Potassium +366.3%
Contains less Sodium -94.4%
Contains more Copper +73.8%
Contains more Manganese +14.5%
Equal in Selenium - 0.7
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 51% 107% 87% 18% 8% 31% 34% 44% 27% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76% 30% 4%
Contains more Calcium +950%
Contains more Iron +375%
Contains more Magnesium +181.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.5%
Contains more Zinc +261.8%
Contains more Potassium +366.3%
Contains less Sodium -94.4%
Contains more Copper +73.8%
Contains more Manganese +14.5%
Equal in Selenium - 0.7

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Ginger
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +234.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +341.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +216.3%
Contains more Folate +1536.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +65900%
Contains more Vitamin C +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +7900%
Contains more Choline +125%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7% 18% 0% 10% 13% 35% 9% 39% 1% 135% 0% 7% 166%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 16% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +234.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +341.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +216.3%
Contains more Folate +1536.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +65900%
Contains more Vitamin C +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +7900%
Contains more Choline +125%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Ginger
Contains more Other +758.4%
Contains more Fats +33.9%
Contains more Carbs +85.7%
Equal in Protein - 1.82
Equal in Water - 78.89
2% 10% 82% 7%
Protein: 1.68 g
Fats: 0.56 g
Carbs: 9.57 g
Water: 81.58 g
Other: 6.61 g
2% 18% 79%
Protein: 1.82 g
Fats: 0.75 g
Carbs: 17.77 g
Water: 78.89 g
Other: 0.77 g
Contains more Other +758.4%
Contains more Fats +33.9%
Contains more Carbs +85.7%
Equal in Protein - 1.82
Equal in Water - 78.89

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Ginger
Contains less Saturated Fat -17.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +57.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +227.7%
63% 25% 12%
Saturated Fat: 0.247 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.098 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.047 g
40% 30% 30%
Saturated Fat: 0.203 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.154 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.154 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -17.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +57.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +227.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Seaweed Ginger
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Seaweed Ginger Opinion
Net carbs 8.27g 15.77g Ginger
Protein 1.68g 1.82g Ginger
Fats 0.56g 0.75g Ginger
Carbs 9.57g 17.77g Ginger
Calories 43kcal 80kcal Ginger
Sugar 0.6g 1.7g Seaweed
Fiber 1.3g 2g Ginger
Calcium 168mg 16mg Seaweed
Iron 2.85mg 0.6mg Seaweed
Magnesium 121mg 43mg Seaweed
Phosphorus 42mg 34mg Seaweed
Potassium 89mg 415mg Ginger
Sodium 233mg 13mg Ginger
Zinc 1.23mg 0.34mg Seaweed
Copper 0.13mg 0.226mg Ginger
Manganese 0.2mg 0.229mg Ginger
Selenium 0.7µg 0.7µg
Vitamin A 116IU 0IU Seaweed
Vitamin A RAE 6µg 0µg Seaweed
Vitamin E 0.87mg 0.26mg Seaweed
Vitamin C 3mg 5mg Ginger
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.025mg Seaweed
Vitamin B2 0.15mg 0.034mg Seaweed
Vitamin B3 0.47mg 0.75mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.642mg 0.203mg Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.002mg 0.16mg Ginger
Folate 180µg 11µg Seaweed
Choline 12.8mg 28.8mg Ginger
Vitamin K 66µg 0.1µg Seaweed
Tryptophan 0.048mg 0.012mg Seaweed
Threonine 0.055mg 0.036mg Seaweed
Isoleucine 0.076mg 0.051mg Seaweed
Leucine 0.083mg 0.074mg Seaweed
Lysine 0.082mg 0.057mg Seaweed
Methionine 0.025mg 0.013mg Seaweed
Phenylalanine 0.043mg 0.045mg Ginger
Valine 0.072mg 0.073mg Ginger
Histidine 0.024mg 0.03mg Ginger
Saturated Fat 0.247g 0.203g Ginger
Omega-3 - EPA 0.004g 0g Seaweed
Monounsaturated Fat 0.098g 0.154g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047g 0.154g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Seaweed Ginger
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
34%
Seaweed
9%
Ginger
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
41%
Seaweed
23%
Ginger

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.1g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Seaweed
Seaweed is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seaweed
Seaweed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ginger
Ginger contains less Sodium (difference - 220mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.044g)
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.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Seaweed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168457/nutrients
  2. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.