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Seaweed vs Napa cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Seaweed and Napa cabbage

  • Napa cabbage has less Folate, Magnesium, Iron, Calcium, Vitamin B5, Zinc, and Vitamin B2.
  • Seaweed covers your daily Folate needs 34% more than Napa cabbage.
  • Napa cabbage contains 21 times less Sodium than Seaweed. Seaweed contains 233mg of Sodium, while Napa cabbage contains 11mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Seaweed, kelp, raw and Cabbage, napa, cooked.

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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 Iron +285.1%
Contains more Calcium +479.3%
Contains more Magnesium +1412.5%
Contains more Copper +35.4%
Contains more Zinc +778.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +121.1%
Contains less Sodium -95.3%
Equal in Potassium - 87
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 107% 51% 8% 87% 44% 34% 18% 31%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 9% 8% 6% 32% 4% 9% 2%
Contains more Iron +285.1%
Contains more Calcium +479.3%
Contains more Magnesium +1412.5%
Contains more Copper +35.4%
Contains more Zinc +778.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +121.1%
Contains less Sodium -95.3%
Equal in Potassium - 87

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 B1 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +500%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1734.3%
Contains more Folate +318.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +126.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1750%
Equal in Vitamin C - 3.2
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.466
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 11% 16% 0% 0% 2% 6% 9% 3% 9% 0% 0% 33%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +500%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1734.3%
Contains more Folate +318.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +126.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1750%
Equal in Vitamin C - 3.2
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.466

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
7
Napa cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
47
Seaweed
12
Napa cabbage

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
7%
Napa cabbage
Carbohydrates
10%
Seaweed
2%
Napa cabbage
Fats
3%
Seaweed
1%
Napa cabbage

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 Napa cabbage
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

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Seaweed Napa cabbage
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 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 - 32)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Seaweed
Seaweed is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.6g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 222mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Napa cabbage
Napa cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.247g)
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 ($)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Seaweed Napa cabbage Opinion
Calories 43 12 Seaweed
Protein 1.68 1.1 Seaweed
Fats 0.56 0.17 Seaweed
Vitamin C 3 3.2 Napa cabbage
Net carbs 8.270000457763672 2.2300000190734863 Seaweed
Carbs 9.57 2.23 Seaweed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.85 0.74 Seaweed
Calcium 168 29 Seaweed
Potassium 89 87 Seaweed
Magnesium 121 8 Seaweed
Sugar 0.6 Napa cabbage
Fiber 1.3 Seaweed
Copper 0.13 0.096 Seaweed
Zinc 1.23 0.14 Seaweed
Starch
Phosphorus 42 19 Seaweed
Sodium 233 11 Napa cabbage
Vitamin A 116 263 Napa cabbage
Vitamin E 0.87 Seaweed
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.05 0.005 Seaweed
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.025 Seaweed
Vitamin B3 0.47 0.466 Seaweed
Vitamin B5 0.642 0.035 Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.002 0.037 Napa cabbage
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 66 Seaweed
Folate 180 43 Seaweed
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.247 Napa cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.098 Seaweed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047 Seaweed
Tryptophan 0.048 Seaweed
Threonine 0.055 Seaweed
Isoleucine 0.076 Seaweed
Leucine 0.083 Seaweed
Lysine 0.082 Seaweed
Methionine 0.025 Seaweed
Phenylalanine 0.043 Seaweed
Valine 0.072 Seaweed
Histidine 0.024 Seaweed
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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 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. Napa cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168572/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.