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Seaweed vs Red cabbage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Seaweed and Red cabbage?

  • Seaweed is higher in Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin K, Copper, Calcium, Vitamin B5, and Zinc, yet Red cabbage is higher in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.
  • Red cabbage's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 60% more.
  • Seaweed has 10 times more Folate than Red cabbage. While Seaweed has 180µg of Folate, Red cabbage has only 18µg.

We used Seaweed, kelp, raw and Cabbage, red, raw types in this article.

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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 Calcium +273.3%
Contains more Iron +256.3%
Contains more Magnesium +656.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +40%
Contains more Zinc +459.1%
Contains more Copper +664.7%
Contains more Potassium +173%
Contains less Sodium -88.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 51% 107% 87% 18% 8% 31% 34% 44%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 14% 30% 12% 13% 22% 4% 6% 6%
Contains more Calcium +273.3%
Contains more Iron +256.3%
Contains more Magnesium +656.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +40%
Contains more Zinc +459.1%
Contains more Copper +664.7%
Contains more Potassium +173%
Contains less Sodium -88.4%

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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Contains more Vitamin E +690.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +117.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +336.7%
Contains more Folate +900%
Contains more Vitamin K +72.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +862.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10350%
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 67% 3% 0% 190% 16% 16% 8% 9% 49% 14% 0% 96%
Contains more Vitamin E +690.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +117.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +336.7%
Contains more Folate +900%
Contains more Vitamin K +72.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +862.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10350%

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 Red cabbage
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 Red cabbage Opinion
Net carbs 8.27g 5.27g Seaweed
Protein 1.68g 1.43g Seaweed
Fats 0.56g 0.16g Seaweed
Carbs 9.57g 7.37g Seaweed
Calories 43kcal 31kcal Seaweed
Starch g 0g Red cabbage
Fructose g 1.48g Red cabbage
Sugar 0.6g 3.83g Seaweed
Fiber 1.3g 2.1g Red cabbage
Calcium 168mg 45mg Seaweed
Iron 2.85mg 0.8mg Seaweed
Magnesium 121mg 16mg Seaweed
Phosphorus 42mg 30mg Seaweed
Potassium 89mg 243mg Red cabbage
Sodium 233mg 27mg Red cabbage
Zinc 1.23mg 0.22mg Seaweed
Copper 0.13mg 0.017mg Seaweed
Vitamin A 116IU 1116IU Red cabbage
Vitamin E 0.87mg 0.11mg Seaweed
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3mg 57mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.064mg Red cabbage
Vitamin B2 0.15mg 0.069mg Seaweed
Vitamin B3 0.47mg 0.418mg Seaweed
Vitamin B5 0.642mg 0.147mg Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.002mg 0.209mg Red cabbage
Folate 180µg 18µg Seaweed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 66µg 38.2µg Seaweed
Tryptophan 0.048mg 0.012mg Seaweed
Threonine 0.055mg 0.039mg Seaweed
Isoleucine 0.076mg 0.034mg Seaweed
Leucine 0.083mg 0.046mg Seaweed
Lysine 0.082mg 0.049mg Seaweed
Methionine 0.025mg 0.014mg Seaweed
Phenylalanine 0.043mg 0.036mg Seaweed
Valine 0.072mg 0.048mg Seaweed
Histidine 0.024mg 0.024mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.247g 0.021g Red cabbage
Monounsaturated Fat 0.098g 0.012g Seaweed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047g 0.08g Red cabbage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Seaweed Red cabbage
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
39
Red cabbage
Mineral Summary Score
47
Seaweed
13
Red 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
9%
Red cabbage
Carbohydrates
10%
Seaweed
7%
Red cabbage
Fats
3%
Seaweed
1%
Red cabbage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.23g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Seaweed
Seaweed is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seaweed
Seaweed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage contains less Sodium (difference - 206mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Red cabbage
Red cabbage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.226g)
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

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. Red cabbage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169977/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.