Seaweed (Kelp) Nutritional Value And Analysis

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 100g

Amount per serving

Calories 47

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 1g %0

Saturated Fat 0g %1

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg %0

Sodium 233mg %15

Total Carbohydrate 10g %3

Dietary Fiber 1g %4

Total Sugars 1g

Protein 2g

Vitamin D 0.0IU %0

Calcium 168.0mg %12

Iron 2.9mg %15

Potassium 89mg %2

Phosphorus 42.0mg %4

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Vitamins in seaweed (kelp)

Vitamin D 0.0IU %0

Vitamin B12 0.0µg %0

Vitamin B6 0.0mg %0

Choline, total 12.8mg %2

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 0.5mg %3

Vitamin C 3.0mg %3

Vitamin A 116.0IU %4

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 0.1mg %4

Vitamin E 0.9mg %6

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.2mg %12

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) 0.6mg %13

Vitamin K 66.0µg %55

Minerals in seaweed (kelp)

Selenium 0.7µg %1

Potassium 89.0mg %2

Phosphorus 42.0mg %4

Manganese 0.2mg %9

Zinc 1.2mg %9

Calcium 168.0mg %13

Copper 0.1mg %14

Sodium 233.0mg %16

Iron 2.9mg %16

Magnesium 121.0mg %29

Amino Acids in seaweed (kelp)

Tyrosine 0.0g %3

Leucine 0.1g %3

Histidine 0.0g %3

Methionine 0.0g %3

Lysine 0.1g %4

Valine 0.1g %4

Phenylalanine 0.0g %5

Threonine 0.1g %5

Isoleucine 0.1g %5

Tryptophan 0.0g %16

Cystine 0.1g %32

Fatty Acids in seaweed (kelp)

DHA 0.00g %0

DPA 0.00g %0

Omega-3 0.00g %0

EPA 0.00g %1

"~" is missing data | Data Source

Macronutrients ratio

Carbohydrate Quality Score

Carbohydrates are made up of three components: fiber, starch, and sugar. Our score is based on Harvard research and our data analysis.

The Carbohydrate Quality Score of seaweed (kelp) is 10.0/100 which makes it a excellent quality carbohydrate food.


Protein Completeness

A protein is called complete when, proportionally to its overall amino-acid content, it has enough of each essential amino acids.

Seaweed (Kelp) has an incomplete source of protein.

amino acid mg/kg of BW mg/g of protein
Leucine 59 42
Histidine 15 12
Lysine 45 41
Valine 39 36
Threonine 23 28
Isoleucine 30 38
Tryptophan 6 24
Met+Cys 22 62
Phe+Tyr 30 35

Protein Energy Ratio

Improving the protein energy ratio of your diet can be an effective strategy of increasing your diet quality an may potentially lead to weight loss.

The protein energy ratio in seaweed (kelp) is 1.5 which makes it a low P:E food.

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Energy density (ED)

Lowering the energy density of your food can be an effective strategy for the prevention and treatment of obesity without focusing on calorie intake.

The energy density of seaweed (kelp) is 0.4 which makes it a low energy density food.

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How nutritious is this food?

Micronutrients in seaweed (kelp) as % of Recommended Daily Intake per serving.

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Nutrient Density Score for seaweed (kelp) is 42/100 good).

The Nutrient Density Score tells you how much of the essential minerals, vitamins, amino acids and fatty acids you get per calorie. It helps you get the nutrients you need without consuming excess energy.

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Micronutrient Ratios

Advising the ratios of micronutrients in a complete diet maybe more informative than each single nutrient on its own. The table below shows major micronutrient ratios for seaweed (kelp)

Nutrient Ratio Value Ideal Ratio
Omega6:Omega3 5.00 <4
Zinc:Copper 9.46 <12
Potassium:Sodium 0.38 >2
Caclcium:Magnesium 1.39 <2
Iron:Copper 22.31 <15
Calcium:Phosphorus 4.00 >1.3

Satiety Score

Satiety Score is a mathematical prediction of satiety based on macronutrients and micronutrients analysis of 650,000+ days of food logs.

satiety 59%

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This food is insulinogenic with low insulin load.

Our insulinogenic formula determines the degree that food will raise your insulin levels in the short term.

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