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Seaweed vs Taro - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Seaweed and Taro

  • Seaweed has more Vitamin K, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, and Calcium, however Taro is higher in Vitamin B6, Potassium, Fiber, and Vitamin E .
  • Seaweed covers your daily need of Vitamin K 54% more than Taro.
  • Seaweed has 21 times more Sodium than Taro. While Seaweed has 233mg of Sodium, Taro has only 11mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Seaweed, kelp, raw and Taro, 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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Taro
Contains more Iron +418.2%
Contains more Calcium +290.7%
Contains more Magnesium +266.7%
Contains more Zinc +434.8%
Contains more Potassium +564%
Contains more Copper +32.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains less Sodium -95.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 107% 51% 8% 87% 44% 34% 18% 31%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 21% 13% 53% 24% 58% 7% 36% 2%
Contains more Iron +418.2%
Contains more Calcium +290.7%
Contains more Magnesium +266.7%
Contains more Zinc +434.8%
Contains more Potassium +564%
Contains more Copper +32.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains less Sodium -95.3%

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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Taro
Contains more Vitamin A +52.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +500%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +111.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +6500%
Contains more Folate +718.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Contains more Vitamin E +173.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14050%
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 15% 5% 48% 0% 24% 6% 12% 19% 66% 0% 3% 17%
Contains more Vitamin A +52.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +500%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +111.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +6500%
Contains more Folate +718.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Contains more Vitamin E +173.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14050%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Seaweed Taro Opinion
Calories 43kcal 112kcal Taro
Protein 1.68g 1.5g Seaweed
Fats 0.56g 0.2g Seaweed
Vitamin C 3mg 4.5mg Taro
Net carbs 8.27g 22.36g Taro
Carbs 9.57g 26.46g Taro
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 2.85mg 0.55mg Seaweed
Calcium 168mg 43mg Seaweed
Potassium 89mg 591mg Taro
Magnesium 121mg 33mg Seaweed
Sugar 0.6g 0.4g Taro
Fiber 1.3g 4.1g Taro
Copper 0.13mg 0.172mg Taro
Zinc 1.23mg 0.23mg Seaweed
Starch g g
Phosphorus 42mg 84mg Taro
Sodium 233mg 11mg Taro
Vitamin A 116IU 76IU Seaweed
Vitamin E 0.87mg 2.38mg Taro
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.095mg Taro
Vitamin B2 0.15mg 0.025mg Seaweed
Vitamin B3 0.47mg 0.6mg Taro
Vitamin B5 0.642mg 0.303mg Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.002mg 0.283mg Taro
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 66µg 1µg Seaweed
Folate 180µg 22µg Seaweed
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.247g 0.041g Taro
Monounsaturated Fat 0.098g 0.016g Seaweed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047g 0.083g Taro
Tryptophan 0.048mg 0.023mg Seaweed
Threonine 0.055mg 0.069mg Taro
Isoleucine 0.076mg 0.054mg Seaweed
Leucine 0.083mg 0.111mg Taro
Lysine 0.082mg 0.067mg Seaweed
Methionine 0.025mg 0.02mg Seaweed
Phenylalanine 0.043mg 0.082mg Taro
Valine 0.072mg 0.082mg Taro
Histidine 0.024mg 0.034mg Taro
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Seaweed Taro
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
18
Taro
Mineral Summary Score
47
Seaweed
26
Taro

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%
Taro
Carbohydrates
10%
Seaweed
26%
Taro
Fats
3%
Seaweed
1%
Taro

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taro
Taro is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taro
Taro contains less Sodium (difference - 222mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taro
Taro is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.206g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 53)
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 ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Taro - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169308/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.