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Wakame vs. Chili Pepper — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Wakame and Chili Pepper different?

  • Wakame is higher in Manganese, Folate, Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B5, Iron, and Copper, however, Chili Pepper are richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Chili Pepper is 266% higher.
  • Wakame contains 125 times more Sodium than Chili Pepper. While Wakame contains 872mg of Sodium, Chili Pepper contain only 7mg.

Seaweed, wakame, raw and Peppers, hot chili, green, raw are the varieties used 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +733.3%
Contains more Iron +81.7%
Contains more Magnesium +328%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.9%
Contains more Zinc +26.7%
Contains more Copper +63.2%
Contains more Manganese +490.7%
Contains more Selenium +40%
Contains more Potassium +580%
Contains less Sodium -99.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 45% 82% 77% 35% 5% 114% 11% 95% 183% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 45% 18% 20% 30% 1% 9% 58% 31% 3%
Contains more Calcium +733.3%
Contains more Iron +81.7%
Contains more Magnesium +328%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.9%
Contains more Zinc +26.7%
Contains more Copper +63.2%
Contains more Manganese +490.7%
Contains more Selenium +40%
Contains more Potassium +580%
Contains less Sodium -99.2%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Wakame
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Contains more Vitamin E +44.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +155.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +68.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1042.6%
Contains more Folate +752.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +227.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +7983.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13800%
Contains more Vitamin K +169.8%
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 71% 14% 0% 809% 23% 21% 18% 4% 65% 18% 0% 36%
Contains more Vitamin E +44.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +155.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +68.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1042.6%
Contains more Folate +752.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +227.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +7983.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13800%
Contains more Vitamin K +169.8%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +51.5%
Contains more Fats +220%
Contains more Other +1100%
Equal in Carbs - 9.46
Equal in Water - 87.74
3% 9% 80% 7%
Protein: 3.03 g
Fats: 0.64 g
Carbs: 9.14 g
Water: 79.99 g
Other: 7.2 g
2% 9% 88%
Protein: 2 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 9.46 g
Water: 87.74 g
Other: 0.6 g
Contains more Protein +51.5%
Contains more Fats +220%
Contains more Other +1100%
Equal in Carbs - 9.46
Equal in Water - 87.74

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +427.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +100%
Contains less Saturated Fat -83.8%
32% 14% 54%
Saturated Fat: 0.13 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.058 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.218 g
15% 8% 77%
Saturated Fat: 0.021 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.011 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.109 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +427.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +100%
Contains less Saturated Fat -83.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Wakame Chili Pepper
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 Chili Pepper Opinion
Net carbs 8.64g 7.96g Wakame
Protein 3.03g 2g Wakame
Fats 0.64g 0.2g Wakame
Carbs 9.14g 9.46g Chili Pepper
Calories 45kcal 40kcal Wakame
Sugar 0.65g 5.1g Wakame
Fiber 0.5g 1.5g Chili Pepper
Calcium 150mg 18mg Wakame
Iron 2.18mg 1.2mg Wakame
Magnesium 107mg 25mg Wakame
Phosphorus 80mg 46mg Wakame
Potassium 50mg 340mg Chili Pepper
Sodium 872mg 7mg Chili Pepper
Zinc 0.38mg 0.3mg Wakame
Copper 0.284mg 0.174mg Wakame
Manganese 1.4mg 0.237mg Wakame
Selenium 0.7µg 0.5µg Wakame
Vitamin A 360IU 1179IU Chili Pepper
Vitamin A RAE 18µg 59µg Chili Pepper
Vitamin E 1mg 0.69mg Wakame
Vitamin C 3mg 242.5mg Chili Pepper
Vitamin B1 0.06mg 0.09mg Chili Pepper
Vitamin B2 0.23mg 0.09mg Wakame
Vitamin B3 1.6mg 0.95mg Wakame
Vitamin B5 0.697mg 0.061mg Wakame
Vitamin B6 0.002mg 0.278mg Chili Pepper
Folate 196µg 23µg Wakame
Vitamin K 5.3µg 14.3µg Chili Pepper
Tryptophan 0.035mg 0.026mg Wakame
Threonine 0.165mg 0.074mg Wakame
Isoleucine 0.087mg 0.065mg Wakame
Leucine 0.257mg 0.105mg Wakame
Lysine 0.112mg 0.089mg Wakame
Methionine 0.063mg 0.024mg Wakame
Phenylalanine 0.112mg 0.062mg Wakame
Valine 0.209mg 0.084mg Wakame
Histidine 0.015mg 0.041mg Chili Pepper
Saturated Fat 0.13g 0.021g Chili Pepper
Omega-3 - EPA 0.186g 0g Wakame
Monounsaturated Fat 0.058g 0.011g Wakame
Polyunsaturated fat 0.218g 0.109g Wakame

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Wakame Chili Pepper
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
29%
Wakame
90%
Chili Pepper
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
65%
Wakame
22%
Chili Pepper

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Wakame
Wakame is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.45g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wakame
Wakame is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Wakame
Wakame is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Wakame
Wakame is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chili Pepper
Chili Pepper contains less Sodium (difference - 865mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chili Pepper
Chili Pepper is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.109g)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Wakame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170496/nutrients
  2. Chili Pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170497/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.