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Seaweed vs Tomato - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Seaweed and Tomato

  • Seaweed is richer in Vitamin K, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, and Zinc, yet Tomato is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Seaweed is 48% higher.
  • Seaweed contains 47 times more Sodium than Tomato. Seaweed contains 233mg of Sodium, while Tomato contains 5mg.

Food types used in this article are Seaweed, kelp, raw and Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average.

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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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Tomato
Contains more Calcium +1580%
Contains more Iron +955.6%
Contains more Magnesium +1000%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%
Contains more Zinc +623.5%
Contains more Copper +120.3%
Contains more Potassium +166.3%
Contains less Sodium -97.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 51% 107% 87% 18% 8% 31% 34% 44%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 11% 8% 11% 21% 1% 5% 20%
Contains more Calcium +1580%
Contains more Iron +955.6%
Contains more Magnesium +1000%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%
Contains more Zinc +623.5%
Contains more Copper +120.3%
Contains more Potassium +166.3%
Contains less Sodium -97.9%

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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Tomato
Contains more Vitamin E +61.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +689.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +621.3%
Contains more Folate +1100%
Contains more Vitamin K +735.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +618.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +356.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +26.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3900%
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 50% 11% 0% 46% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 12% 0% 20%
Contains more Vitamin E +61.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +689.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +621.3%
Contains more Folate +1100%
Contains more Vitamin K +735.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +618.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +356.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +26.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3900%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Seaweed Tomato Opinion
Net carbs 8.27g 2.69g Seaweed
Protein 1.68g 0.88g Seaweed
Fats 0.56g 0.2g Seaweed
Carbs 9.57g 3.89g Seaweed
Calories 43kcal 18kcal Seaweed
Starch g 0g Tomato
Fructose g 1.37g Tomato
Sugar 0.6g 2.63g Seaweed
Fiber 1.3g 1.2g Seaweed
Calcium 168mg 10mg Seaweed
Iron 2.85mg 0.27mg Seaweed
Magnesium 121mg 11mg Seaweed
Phosphorus 42mg 24mg Seaweed
Potassium 89mg 237mg Tomato
Sodium 233mg 5mg Tomato
Zinc 1.23mg 0.17mg Seaweed
Copper 0.13mg 0.059mg Seaweed
Vitamin A 116IU 833IU Tomato
Vitamin E 0.87mg 0.54mg Seaweed
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3mg 13.7mg Tomato
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.037mg Seaweed
Vitamin B2 0.15mg 0.019mg Seaweed
Vitamin B3 0.47mg 0.594mg Tomato
Vitamin B5 0.642mg 0.089mg Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.002mg 0.08mg Tomato
Folate 180µg 15µg Seaweed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 66µg 7.9µg Seaweed
Tryptophan 0.048mg 0.006mg Seaweed
Threonine 0.055mg 0.027mg Seaweed
Isoleucine 0.076mg 0.018mg Seaweed
Leucine 0.083mg 0.025mg Seaweed
Lysine 0.082mg 0.027mg Seaweed
Methionine 0.025mg 0.006mg Seaweed
Phenylalanine 0.043mg 0.027mg Seaweed
Valine 0.072mg 0.018mg Seaweed
Histidine 0.024mg 0.014mg Seaweed
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.247g 0.028g Tomato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.098g 0.031g Seaweed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047g 0.083g Tomato

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Seaweed Tomato
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
16
Tomato
Mineral Summary Score
47
Seaweed
10
Tomato

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
5%
Tomato
Carbohydrates
10%
Seaweed
4%
Tomato
Fats
3%
Seaweed
1%
Tomato

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomato
Tomato contains less Sodium (difference - 228mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.219g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.03g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is cheaper?
Seaweed
Seaweed is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seaweed
Seaweed is relatively richer in minerals
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. Tomato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170457/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.