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Seaweed vs Water - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Seaweed and Water?

  • Seaweed is higher in Magnesium, Calcium, Copper, and Zinc, yet Water is higher in Iron, Manganese, Phosphorus, and Fiber.
  • Seaweed's daily need coverage for Iron is 36% more.
  • Seaweed has 123 times more Zinc than Water. While Seaweed has 1.23mg of Zinc, Water has only 0.01mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Water is lower.

We used Seaweed, kelp, raw and Beverages, water, tap, well 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
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Water
Contains more Calcium +5500%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains more Magnesium +12000%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +∞%
Contains more Zinc +12200%
Contains more Copper +712.5%
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 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 1% 6%
Contains more Calcium +5500%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains more Magnesium +12000%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +∞%
Contains more Zinc +12200%
Contains more Copper +712.5%
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
Seaweed
12
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0
Water
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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Seaweed Water Opinion
Net carbs 8.27g 0g Seaweed
Protein 1.68g 0g Seaweed
Fats 0.56g 0g Seaweed
Carbs 9.57g 0g Seaweed
Calories 43kcal 0kcal Seaweed
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.6g g Water
Fiber 1.3g 0g Seaweed
Calcium 168mg 3mg Seaweed
Iron 2.85mg 0mg Seaweed
Magnesium 121mg 1mg Seaweed
Phosphorus 42mg 0mg Seaweed
Potassium 89mg 0mg Seaweed
Sodium 233mg 5mg Water
Zinc 1.23mg 0.01mg Seaweed
Copper 0.13mg 0.016mg Seaweed
Vitamin A 116IU IU Seaweed
Vitamin E 0.87mg mg Seaweed
Vitamin D 0IU IU Seaweed
Vitamin D 0µg µg Seaweed
Vitamin C 3mg mg Seaweed
Vitamin B1 0.05mg mg Seaweed
Vitamin B2 0.15mg mg Seaweed
Vitamin B3 0.47mg mg Seaweed
Vitamin B5 0.642mg mg Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.002mg mg Seaweed
Folate 180µg µg Seaweed
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Seaweed
Vitamin K 66µg µg Seaweed
Tryptophan 0.048mg mg Seaweed
Threonine 0.055mg mg Seaweed
Isoleucine 0.076mg mg Seaweed
Leucine 0.083mg mg Seaweed
Lysine 0.082mg mg Seaweed
Methionine 0.025mg mg Seaweed
Phenylalanine 0.043mg mg Seaweed
Valine 0.072mg mg Seaweed
Histidine 0.024mg mg Seaweed
Cholesterol 0mg mg Water
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.247g g Water
Monounsaturated Fat 0.098g g Seaweed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047g g Seaweed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Seaweed Water
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
0
Water
Mineral Summary Score
47
Seaweed
1
Water

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
0%
Water
Carbohydrates
10%
Seaweed
0%
Water
Fats
3%
Seaweed
0%
Water

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Water
Water is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.6g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Water
Water contains less Sodium (difference - 228mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Water
Water is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Water
Water is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.247g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
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 is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Water - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175096/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.