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Wakame vs. Pimiento — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Wakame and Pimiento

  • Wakame has more Manganese, Folate, Copper, Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B2, however, Pimiento has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.
  • Pimiento's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 91% more.
  • Wakame has 70 times more Vitamin B5 than Pimiento. Wakame has 0.697mg of Vitamin B5, while Pimiento has 0.01mg.
  • Pimiento is lower in Sodium.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Seaweed, wakame, raw and Pimento, canned.

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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 +2400%
Contains more Iron +29.8%
Contains more Magnesium +1683.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +370.6%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +479.6%
Contains more Manganese +1421.7%
Contains more Selenium +250%
Contains more Potassium +216%
Contains less Sodium -98.4%
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 2% 63% 5% 8% 14% 2% 6% 17% 12% 2%
Contains more Calcium +2400%
Contains more Iron +29.8%
Contains more Magnesium +1683.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +370.6%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +479.6%
Contains more Manganese +1421.7%
Contains more Selenium +250%
Contains more Potassium +216%
Contains less Sodium -98.4%

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 B1 +252.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +160.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +6870%
Contains more Folate +3166.7%
Contains more Choline +120.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +637.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +2730%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10650%
Contains more Vitamin K +56.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 22% 20% 0% 10% 15% 54% 30% 42% 1% 147% 0% 8% 14%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 160% 14% 0% 283% 5% 14% 12% 1% 50% 5% 0% 4% 21%
Contains more Vitamin E +44.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +252.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +160.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +6870%
Contains more Folate +3166.7%
Contains more Choline +120.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +637.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +2730%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10650%
Contains more Vitamin K +56.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +175.5%
Contains more Fats +113.3%
Contains more Carbs +79.2%
Contains more Other +1700%
Contains more Water +16.4%
3% 9% 80% 7%
Protein: 3.03 g
Fats: 0.64 g
Carbs: 9.14 g
Water: 79.99 g
Other: 7.2 g
5% 93%
Protein: 1.1 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 5.1 g
Water: 93.1 g
Other: 0.4 g
Contains more Protein +175.5%
Contains more Fats +113.3%
Contains more Carbs +79.2%
Contains more Other +1700%
Contains more Water +16.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +190%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +35.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -65.4%
32% 14% 54%
Saturated Fat: 0.13 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.058 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.218 g
20% 9% 71%
Saturated Fat: 0.045 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.161 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +190%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +35.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -65.4%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Wakame Pimiento
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 Pimiento Opinion
Net carbs 8.64g 3.2g Wakame
Protein 3.03g 1.1g Wakame
Fats 0.64g 0.3g Wakame
Carbs 9.14g 5.1g Wakame
Calories 45kcal 23kcal Wakame
Sugar 0.65g 2.71g Wakame
Fiber 0.5g 1.9g Pimiento
Calcium 150mg 6mg Wakame
Iron 2.18mg 1.68mg Wakame
Magnesium 107mg 6mg Wakame
Phosphorus 80mg 17mg Wakame
Potassium 50mg 158mg Pimiento
Sodium 872mg 14mg Pimiento
Zinc 0.38mg 0.19mg Wakame
Copper 0.284mg 0.049mg Wakame
Manganese 1.4mg 0.092mg Wakame
Selenium 0.7µg 0.2µg Wakame
Vitamin A 360IU 2655IU Pimiento
Vitamin A RAE 18µg 133µg Pimiento
Vitamin E 1mg 0.69mg Wakame
Vitamin C 3mg 84.9mg Pimiento
Vitamin B1 0.06mg 0.017mg Wakame
Vitamin B2 0.23mg 0.06mg Wakame
Vitamin B3 1.6mg 0.615mg Wakame
Vitamin B5 0.697mg 0.01mg Wakame
Vitamin B6 0.002mg 0.215mg Pimiento
Folate 196µg 6µg Wakame
Choline 13.9mg 6.3mg Wakame
Vitamin K 5.3µg 8.3µg Pimiento
Tryptophan 0.035mg 0.014mg Wakame
Threonine 0.165mg 0.04mg Wakame
Isoleucine 0.087mg 0.036mg Wakame
Leucine 0.257mg 0.058mg Wakame
Lysine 0.112mg 0.049mg Wakame
Methionine 0.063mg 0.013mg Wakame
Phenylalanine 0.112mg 0.034mg Wakame
Valine 0.209mg 0.046mg Wakame
Histidine 0.015mg 0.022mg Pimiento
Saturated Fat 0.13g 0.045g Pimiento
Omega-3 - EPA 0.186g 0g Wakame
Monounsaturated Fat 0.058g 0.02g Wakame
Polyunsaturated fat 0.218g 0.161g Wakame

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Wakame Pimiento
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
28%
Wakame
43%
Pimiento
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
65%
Wakame
13%
Pimiento

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Wakame
Wakame is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.06g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wakame
Wakame is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
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?
Pimiento
Pimiento contains less Sodium (difference - 858mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pimiento
Pimiento is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.085g)
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. Pimiento - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168559/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.