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Wakame vs Arrowroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Wakame and Arrowroot?

  • Wakame is richer in Manganese, Magnesium, Copper, Calcium, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B5, while Arrowroot is higher in Folate, Vitamin B6, and Potassium.
  • Wakame's daily need coverage for Manganese is 53% higher.
  • Arrowroot has 34 times less Sodium than Wakame. Wakame has 872mg of Sodium, while Arrowroot has 26mg.

We used Seaweed, wakame, raw and Arrowroot, raw types in this comparison.

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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 +2400%
Contains more Magnesium +328%
Contains more Copper +134.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.5%
Contains more Potassium +808%
Contains less Sodium -97%
Contains more Zinc +65.8%
Equal in Iron - 2.22
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 82% 77% 35% 5% 114% 11% 95%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 84% 18% 43% 41% 4% 18% 41%
Contains more Calcium +2400%
Contains more Magnesium +328%
Contains more Copper +134.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.5%
Contains more Potassium +808%
Contains less Sodium -97%
Contains more Zinc +65.8%
Equal in Iron - 2.22

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
Wakame
6
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Contains more Vitamin A +1794.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +289.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +138.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +138.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13200%
Contains more Folate +72.4%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.693
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 22% 20% 0% 10% 15% 54% 30% 42% 1% 147% 0% 14%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 7% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 254% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +1794.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +289.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +138.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +138.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13200%
Contains more Folate +72.4%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.693

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.
Wakame Arrowroot
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Wakame Arrowroot Opinion
Net carbs 8.64g 12.09g Arrowroot
Protein 3.03g 4.24g Arrowroot
Fats 0.64g 0.2g Wakame
Carbs 9.14g 13.39g Arrowroot
Calories 45kcal 65kcal Arrowroot
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.65g g Arrowroot
Fiber 0.5g 1.3g Arrowroot
Calcium 150mg 6mg Wakame
Iron 2.18mg 2.22mg Arrowroot
Magnesium 107mg 25mg Wakame
Phosphorus 80mg 98mg Arrowroot
Potassium 50mg 454mg Arrowroot
Sodium 872mg 26mg Arrowroot
Zinc 0.38mg 0.63mg Arrowroot
Copper 0.284mg 0.121mg Wakame
Vitamin A 360IU 19IU Wakame
Vitamin E 1mg mg Wakame
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3mg 1.9mg Wakame
Vitamin B1 0.06mg 0.143mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.23mg 0.059mg Wakame
Vitamin B3 1.6mg 1.693mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.697mg 0.292mg Wakame
Vitamin B6 0.002mg 0.266mg Arrowroot
Folate 196µg 338µg Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 5.3µg µg Wakame
Tryptophan 0.035mg mg Wakame
Threonine 0.165mg mg Wakame
Isoleucine 0.087mg mg Wakame
Leucine 0.257mg mg Wakame
Lysine 0.112mg mg Wakame
Methionine 0.063mg mg Wakame
Phenylalanine 0.112mg mg Wakame
Valine 0.209mg mg Wakame
Histidine 0.015mg mg Wakame
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.13g 0.039g Arrowroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.058g 0.004g Wakame
Polyunsaturated fat 0.218g 0.092g Wakame

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Wakame Arrowroot
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
29
Wakame
35
Arrowroot
Mineral Summary Score
58
Wakame
31
Arrowroot

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
18%
Wakame
25%
Arrowroot
Carbohydrates
9%
Wakame
13%
Arrowroot
Fats
3%
Wakame
1%
Arrowroot

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wakame
Wakame is lower in glycemic index (difference - 58)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.65g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot contains less Sodium (difference - 846mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.091g)
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. Wakame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170496/nutrients
  2. Arrowroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168490/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.