Hemp Seeds vs. Nori

Nutrition comparison of Hemp Seeds and Nori


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of hemp seeds versus nori (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in hemp seeds and nori:

  • Both nori and hemp seeds are high in calcium and potassium.
  • Hemp seed has more thiamin, niacin and Vitamin B6, however, nori contains more pantothenic acid.
  • Hemp seed is an excellent source of dietary fiber, iron and protein.
  • Nori has signficantly less saturated fat than hemp seed.
  • Nori is an excellent source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.
Detailed nutritional comparison of hemp seeds and nori is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Hemp Seeds (Seeds, hemp seed, hulled) and Nori (Seaweed, laver, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Hemp seed is high in calories and nori has 94% less calories than hemp seed - nori has 35 calories per 100 grams and hemp seed has 553 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, hemp seeds is much lighter in protein, much lighter in carbs and much heavier in fat compared to nori per calorie. Hemp seeds has a macronutrient ratio of 21:6:73 and for nori, 67:33:0 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Hemp Seeds Nori
Protein 21% 67%
Carbohydrates 6% 33%
Fat 73% ~
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carbohydrates

Nori and hemp seeds contain similar amounts of carbs - nori has 5.1g of total carbs per 100 grams and hemp seed has 8.7g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Hemp seed is an excellent source of dietary fiber and it has 12 times more dietary fiber than nori - nori has 0.3g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and hemp seed has 4g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Nori and hemp seeds contain similar amounts of sugar - nori has 0.49g of sugar per 100 grams and hemp seed has 1.5g of sugar.

Protein

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Hemp seed is an excellent source of protein and it has 443% more protein than nori - nori has 5.8g of protein per 100 grams and hemp seed has 31.6g of protein.

Fat

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Nori has signficantly less saturated fat than hemp seed - nori has 0.06g of saturated fat per 100 grams and hemp seed has 4.6g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Nori is an excellent source of Vitamin C and it has 77 times more Vitamin C than hemp seed - nori has 39mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and hemp seed has 0.5mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Nori is an excellent source of Vitamin A and it has 259 times more Vitamin A than hemp seed - nori has 260ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and hemp seed has 1ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Nori and hemp seeds contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - nori has 1mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and hemp seed has 0.8mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Nori and hemp seeds contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - nori has 4ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and hemp seed does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Hemp seed has more thiamin, niacin and Vitamin B6, however, nori contains more pantothenic acid. Both hemp seeds and nori contain significant amounts of riboflavin and folate.

Hemp Seeds Nori
Thiamin 1.275 MG 0.098 MG
Riboflavin 0.285 MG 0.446 MG
Niacin 9.2 MG 1.47 MG
Pantothenic acid ~ 0.521 MG
Vitamin B6 0.6 MG 0.159 MG
Folate 110 UG 146 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both nori and hemp seeds are high in calcium. is very similar to nori for calcium - nori has 70mg of calcium per 100 grams and hemp seed has 70mg of calcium.

iron

Hemp seed is an excellent source of iron and it has 342% more iron than nori - nori has 1.8mg of iron per 100 grams and hemp seed has 8mg of iron.

potassium

Both nori and hemp seeds are high in potassium. Hemp seed has 237% more potassium than nori - nori has 356mg of potassium per 100 grams and hemp seed has 1200mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]

For specific types of carotenoids,

Hemp Seeds Nori
beta-carotene 7 UG 3121 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, hemp seed has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than nori per 100 grams, however, nori contains more epa than hemp seed per 100 grams.

Hemp Seeds Nori
alpha linoleic acid 10.024 G 0.001 G
EPA ~ 0.08 G
Total 10.024 G 0.081 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, hemp seed has more linoleic acid than nori per 100 grams.

Hemp Seeds Nori
other omega 6 ~ 0.009 G
linoleic acid 27.459 G 0.004 G
Total 27.459 G 0.013 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Hemp Seeds (Seeds, hemp seed, hulled) and Nori (Seaweed, laver, raw) .

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FAQ

Does nori or hemp seeds contain more calories in 100 grams?
Hemp seed is high in calories and nori has 90% less calories than hemp seed - nori has 35 calories in 100g and hemp seed has 553 calories.

Is nori or hemp seeds better for protein?
Hemp seed is a fantastic source of protein and it has 440% more protein than nori - nori has 5.8g of protein per 100 grams and hemp seed has 31.6g of protein.

Does nori or hemp seeds have more carbohydrates?
By weight, nori and hemp seeds contain similar amounts of carbs - nori has 5.1g of carbs for 100g and hemp seed has 8.7g of carbohydrates.

Does nori or hemp seeds contain more calcium?
Both nori and hemp seeds are high in calcium. is very similar to nori for calcium - nori has 70mg of calcium in 100 grams and hemp seed has 70mg of calcium.

Does nori or hemp seeds contain more iron?
Hemp seed is an abundant source of iron and it has 340% more iron than nori - nori has 1.8mg of iron in 100 grams and hemp seed has 8mg of iron.

Does nori or hemp seeds contain more potassium?
Both nori and hemp seeds are high in potassium. Hemp seed has 240% more potassium than nori - nori has 356mg of potassium in 100 grams and hemp seed has 1200mg of potassium.

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