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Wakame vs Carrot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Wakame and Carrot

  • Wakame has more Manganese, Folate, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, and Calcium, however Carrot is higher in Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin B6.
  • Carrot covers your daily need of Vitamin A RAE 91% more than Wakame.
  • Wakame has 13 times more Sodium than Carrot. While Wakame has 872mg of Sodium, Carrot has only 69mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Seaweed, wakame, raw and Carrots, 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
Wakame
6
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2
Carrot
Contains more Calcium +354.5%
Contains more Iron +626.7%
Contains more Magnesium +791.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +128.6%
Contains more Zinc +58.3%
Contains more Copper +531.1%
Contains more Potassium +540%
Contains less Sodium -92.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 82% 77% 35% 5% 114% 11% 95%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 12% 9% 15% 29% 9% 7% 15%
Contains more Calcium +354.5%
Contains more Iron +626.7%
Contains more Magnesium +791.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +128.6%
Contains more Zinc +58.3%
Contains more Copper +531.1%
Contains more Potassium +540%
Contains less Sodium -92.1%

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
5
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5
Carrot
Contains more Vitamin E +51.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +296.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +62.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +155.3%
Contains more Folate +931.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +4540.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +96.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +6800%
Contains more Vitamin K +149.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.066
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 1003% 14% 0% 20% 17% 14% 19% 17% 32% 15% 0% 33%
Contains more Vitamin E +51.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +296.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +62.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +155.3%
Contains more Folate +931.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +4540.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +96.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +6800%
Contains more Vitamin K +149.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.066

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 Carrot
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 Wakame Carrot Opinion
Net carbs 8.64g 6.78g Wakame
Protein 3.03g 0.93g Wakame
Fats 0.64g 0.24g Wakame
Carbs 9.14g 9.58g Carrot
Calories 45kcal 41kcal Wakame
Starch g 1.43g Carrot
Fructose g 0.55g Carrot
Sugar 0.65g 4.74g Wakame
Fiber 0.5g 2.8g Carrot
Calcium 150mg 33mg Wakame
Iron 2.18mg 0.3mg Wakame
Magnesium 107mg 12mg Wakame
Phosphorus 80mg 35mg Wakame
Potassium 50mg 320mg Carrot
Sodium 872mg 69mg Carrot
Zinc 0.38mg 0.24mg Wakame
Copper 0.284mg 0.045mg Wakame
Vitamin A 360IU 16706IU Carrot
Vitamin E 1mg 0.66mg Wakame
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3mg 5.9mg Carrot
Vitamin B1 0.06mg 0.066mg Carrot
Vitamin B2 0.23mg 0.058mg Wakame
Vitamin B3 1.6mg 0.983mg Wakame
Vitamin B5 0.697mg 0.273mg Wakame
Vitamin B6 0.002mg 0.138mg Carrot
Folate 196µg 19µg Wakame
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 5.3µg 13.2µg Carrot
Tryptophan 0.035mg 0.012mg Wakame
Threonine 0.165mg 0.191mg Carrot
Isoleucine 0.087mg 0.077mg Wakame
Leucine 0.257mg 0.102mg Wakame
Lysine 0.112mg 0.101mg Wakame
Methionine 0.063mg 0.02mg Wakame
Phenylalanine 0.112mg 0.061mg Wakame
Valine 0.209mg 0.069mg Wakame
Histidine 0.015mg 0.04mg Carrot
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.13g 0.037g Carrot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.058g 0.014g Wakame
Polyunsaturated fat 0.218g 0.117g Wakame

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Wakame Carrot
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
98
Carrot
Mineral Summary Score
58
Wakame
13
Carrot

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
6%
Carrot
Carbohydrates
9%
Wakame
10%
Carrot
Fats
3%
Wakame
1%
Carrot

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Wakame
Wakame is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.09g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wakame
Wakame is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food is cheaper?
Wakame
Wakame is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Wakame
Wakame is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carrot
Carrot contains less Sodium (difference - 803mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Carrot
Carrot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.093g)
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. Wakame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170496/nutrients
  2. Carrot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170393/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.