Laver Seaweed

Seaweed, Laver, Raw has a low-calorie, low-carb, low-fat and average-protein content. It is a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Riboflavin and Folate.

The food contains 5.11g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is low in complex carbs and low in Simple carbs. Carbs are our primary source of energy but its source should be chosen with utmost care. Complex carbs are a more desirable addition to your diet, where as simple carbs should be consumed in moderation as it is very easily broken down, assimilated and absorbed in the body. With 5.81 gms of protein, it is average in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

Because of its low fat content, it could be suitable option, especially if you're watching your fat intake for health reasons. A quick glance at the fat profile reveals that it is low in saturated fats and low in trans fats. It's low MUFA and low PUFA. The omega-3 content is average. It is also ranked in the bottom 20 percentile in terms of its Monounsaturated Fat content, which are considered among "good fats".

It is also rich in Vitamin C, whose benefits include, but are not limited to protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.

While Sodium is an essential nutrient, excess quantities can cause several disorders like fluid retention, hypertension. Since it has a low density of Sodium, it is suitable if you are aiming for a healthy, low-sodium diet.

Ideally consumed as a Side Dish.

Based on the composite nutritive standing Seaweed, Laver, Raw has been given a composite ranking of 99, and on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein50%
 Calories from Fat5%
 Calories from Carbs44%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Vitamin A
  • Very high in Vitamin C
  • High in Riboflavin
  • No Cholesterol
  • Very low in Saturated Fat
  • Very low in Sodium

Why this is bad for you

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW
Low Fat DietHIGH
Zone DietLOW

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A5201.7 IU104%Top 10%Very High
Retinol0 mcg
Retinol Activity Equivalent260 mcg
Alpha Carotene0 mcg
Beta Carotene3121.2 mcg
Beta Cryptoxanthin0 mcg
Lycopene0 mcg
Lutein Zeaxanthin0 mcg
Vitamin C39 mg65%Top 10%Very High
Vitamin E1 mg3.3%Top 30%High
Vitamin K4 mcg5%Top 30%High
Thiamin0.1 mg6.5%Mid 40%Average
Riboflavin0.45 mg26.2%Top 30%High
Niacin1.5 mg7.3%Mid 40%Average
Vitamin B60.16 mg7.9%Mid 40%Average
Folate146 mcg36.5%Top 10%Very High
Food Folate146 mcg
Folic Acid0 mcg
Dietary Folate Equivalents146 mcg
Vitamin B120 mcg
Pantothenic Acid0.52 mg5.2%Top 30%High
Choline10.4 mg

Mineral Analysis

Calcium70 mg7%Top 30%High
Iron1.8 mg10%Mid 40%Average
Magnesium2 mg0.5%Bottom 10%Very Low
Phosphorus58 mg5.8%Bottom 30%Low
Potassium356.1 mg10.2%Top 30%High
Sodium48 mg2%Bottom 30%Low
Zinc1.1 mg7%Mid 40%Average
Copper0.26 mg13.2%Top 30%High
Manganese0.99 mg49.4%Top 30%High
Selenium0.7 mcg1%Bottom 30%Low

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate5.1 g1.7%Mid 40%Average
Dietary Fiber0.3 g1.2%Mid 40%Average
Sugars0.5 g

Protein Analysis

Protein5.8 g11.6%Mid 40%Average
Tryptophan43 mg
Threonine232 mg
Isoleucine259 mg
Leucine501 mg
Lysine222 mg
Methionine145 mg
Cystine100 mg
Phenylalanine273 mg
Tyrosine254 mg
Valine402 mg
Arginine285 mg
Histidine140 mg
Alanine650.9 mg
Aspartic Acid566.9 mg
Glutamic Acid547.1 mg
Glycine363 mg
Proline251 mg
Serine299 mg

Fat Analysis

Total Fat0.28 g0.43%Bottom 30%Low
Saturated Fat0.06 g0.31%Bottom 30%Low
Monounsaturated Fat0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.1 g
Total Trans Fatty Acids0 g
Total Omega 3 Fatty Acids81 mg
Total Omega 6 Fatty Acids4 mg

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Water85 g
Ash3.8 g
Caffeine0 mg
Theobromine0 mg

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 35 Calories from Fat 2

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 0.28 g 0.43%

Saturated Fat 0.06 g 0.31%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 48 mg 2%

Total Carbohydrates 5.1 g 1.7%

Dietary Fiber 0.3 g1.2%

Sugars 0.5 g

Protein 5.8 g 11.6%

Vitamin A 104% Vitamin C 65%

Calcium 7% Iron 10%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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