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Wakame vs Sauerkraut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Wakame and Sauerkraut different?

  • Wakame has more Manganese, Folate, Magnesium, Copper, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, and Calcium, however Sauerkraut is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and Fiber.
  • Wakame covers your daily need of Manganese 54% more than Sauerkraut.
  • Wakame has 10 times more Vitamin B2 than Sauerkraut. Wakame has 0.23mg of Vitamin B2, while Sauerkraut has 0.022mg.

Seaweed, wakame, raw and Sauerkraut, canned, solids and liquids types were 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Iron +48.3%
Contains more Magnesium +723.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +300%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +195.8%
Contains more Potassium +240%
Contains less Sodium -24.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 82% 77% 35% 5% 114% 11% 95%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 56% 10% 9% 15% 87% 6% 32%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Iron +48.3%
Contains more Magnesium +723.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +300%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +195.8%
Contains more Potassium +240%
Contains less Sodium -24.2%

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
7
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Contains more Vitamin A +1900%
Contains more Vitamin E +614.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +945.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1018.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +649.5%
Contains more Folate +716.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +390%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +6400%
Contains more Vitamin K +145.3%
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% 3% 0% 49% 6% 6% 3% 6% 30% 18% 0% 33%
Contains more Vitamin A +1900%
Contains more Vitamin E +614.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +945.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1018.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +649.5%
Contains more Folate +716.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +390%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +6400%
Contains more Vitamin K +145.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Wakame Sauerkraut Opinion
Net carbs 8.64g 1.38g Wakame
Protein 3.03g 0.91g Wakame
Fats 0.64g 0.14g Wakame
Carbs 9.14g 4.28g Wakame
Calories 45kcal 19kcal Wakame
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.04g Sauerkraut
Sugar 0.65g 1.78g Wakame
Fiber 0.5g 2.9g Sauerkraut
Calcium 150mg 30mg Wakame
Iron 2.18mg 1.47mg Wakame
Magnesium 107mg 13mg Wakame
Phosphorus 80mg 20mg Wakame
Potassium 50mg 170mg Sauerkraut
Sodium 872mg 661mg Sauerkraut
Zinc 0.38mg 0.19mg Wakame
Copper 0.284mg 0.096mg Wakame
Vitamin A 360IU 18IU Wakame
Vitamin E 1mg 0.14mg Wakame
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3mg 14.7mg Sauerkraut
Vitamin B1 0.06mg 0.021mg Wakame
Vitamin B2 0.23mg 0.022mg Wakame
Vitamin B3 1.6mg 0.143mg Wakame
Vitamin B5 0.697mg 0.093mg Wakame
Vitamin B6 0.002mg 0.13mg Sauerkraut
Folate 196µg 24µg Wakame
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 5.3µg 13µg Sauerkraut
Tryptophan 0.035mg 0.008mg Wakame
Threonine 0.165mg 0.025mg Wakame
Isoleucine 0.087mg 0.021mg Wakame
Leucine 0.257mg 0.029mg Wakame
Lysine 0.112mg 0.031mg Wakame
Methionine 0.063mg 0.009mg Wakame
Phenylalanine 0.112mg 0.023mg Wakame
Valine 0.209mg 0.03mg Wakame
Histidine 0.015mg 0.016mg Sauerkraut
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.13g 0.034g Sauerkraut
Monounsaturated Fat 0.058g 0.013g Wakame
Polyunsaturated fat 0.218g 0.067g Wakame

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Wakame Sauerkraut
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
13
Sauerkraut
Mineral Summary Score
58
Wakame
28
Sauerkraut

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
5%
Sauerkraut
Carbohydrates
9%
Wakame
4%
Sauerkraut
Fats
3%
Wakame
1%
Sauerkraut

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Wakame
Wakame is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.13g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wakame
Wakame is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
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 is richer in vitamins?
Wakame
Wakame is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sauerkraut
Sauerkraut contains less Sodium (difference - 211mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sauerkraut
Sauerkraut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.096g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Sauerkraut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169279/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.