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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 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%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 51% 107% 87% 18% 8% 31% 34% 44%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
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%

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 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%
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 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 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%

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 Ginger
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

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
Starch g g
Fructose g g
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
Vitamin A 116IU 0IU Seaweed
Vitamin E 0.87mg 0.26mg Seaweed
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
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
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
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
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.247g 0.203g Ginger
Monounsaturated Fat 0.098g 0.154g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047g 0.154g Ginger

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Seaweed Ginger
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
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 food.
Protein
10%
Seaweed
11%
Ginger
Carbohydrates
10%
Seaweed
18%
Ginger
Fats
3%
Seaweed
3%
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 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)

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. 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.