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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Ginger
Contains more Iron +375%
Contains more Calcium +950%
Contains more Magnesium +181.4%
Contains more Zinc +261.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.5%
Contains more Potassium +366.3%
Contains more Copper +73.8%
Contains less Sodium -94.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 107% 51% 8% 87% 44% 34% 18% 31%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Contains more Iron +375%
Contains more Calcium +950%
Contains more Magnesium +181.4%
Contains more Zinc +261.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.5%
Contains more Potassium +366.3%
Contains more Copper +73.8%
Contains less Sodium -94.4%

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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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 Vitamin K +65900%
Contains more Folate +1536.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +7900%
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 17% 0% 6% 0% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 0% 1% 9%
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 Vitamin K +65900%
Contains more Folate +1536.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +7900%

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
9
Ginger
Mineral Summary Score
47
Seaweed
24
Ginger

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
11%
Ginger
Carbohydrates
10%
Seaweed
18%
Ginger
Fats
3%
Seaweed
3%
Ginger

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 Ginger
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Seaweed Ginger
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 - 1.1g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
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 is richer in vitamins?
Seaweed
Seaweed is relatively richer in vitamins
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)

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 Ginger Opinion
Calories 43 80 Ginger
Protein 1.68 1.82 Ginger
Fats 0.56 0.75 Ginger
Vitamin C 3 5 Ginger
Carbs 9.57 17.77 Ginger
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.85 0.6 Seaweed
Calcium 168 16 Seaweed
Potassium 89 415 Ginger
Magnesium 121 43 Seaweed
Sugars 0.6 1.7 Seaweed
Fiber 1.3 2 Ginger
Copper 0.13 0.226 Ginger
Zinc 1.23 0.34 Seaweed
Starch
Phosphorus 42 34 Seaweed
Sodium 233 13 Ginger
Vitamin A 116 0 Seaweed
Vitamin E 0.87 0.26 Seaweed
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.05 0.025 Seaweed
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.034 Seaweed
Vitamin B3 0.47 0.75 Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.642 0.203 Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.002 0.16 Ginger
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 66 0.1 Seaweed
Folate 180 11 Seaweed
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.247 0.203 Ginger
Monounsaturated Fat 0.098 0.154 Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047 0.154 Ginger
Tryptophan 0.048 0.012 Seaweed
Threonine 0.055 0.036 Seaweed
Isoleucine 0.076 0.051 Seaweed
Leucine 0.083 0.074 Seaweed
Lysine 0.082 0.057 Seaweed
Methionine 0.025 0.013 Seaweed
Phenylalanine 0.043 0.045 Ginger
Valine 0.072 0.073 Ginger
Histidine 0.024 0.03 Ginger
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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. 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.