Mayonnaise vs. Kimchi

Nutrition comparison of Mayonnaise and Kimchi


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

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

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in mayonnaise and kimchi:

  • Kimchi has more riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin B6 and folate, however, mayonnaise contains more pantothenic acid and Vitamin B12.
  • Kimchi has signficantly more dietary fiber than mayonnaise.
  • Kimchi is a great source of iron.
  • Mayonnaise is an excellent source of Vitamin K.
Detailed nutritional comparison of mayonnaise and kimchi 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: Mayonnaise (Salad dressing, mayonnaise, regular) and Kimchi (Cabbage, kimchi) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Mayonnaise is high in calories and kimchi has 98% less calories than mayonnaise - kimchi has 15 calories per 100 grams and mayonnaise has 680 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, mayonnaise is much lighter in protein, much lighter in carbs and much heavier in fat compared to kimchi per calorie. Mayonnaise has a macronutrient ratio of 1:0:99 and for kimchi, 24:51:25 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Mayonnaise Kimchi
Protein 1% 24%
Carbohydrates ~ 51%
Fat 99% 25%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Both kimchi and mayonnaise are low in carbohydrates - kimchi has 2.4g of total carbs per 100 grams and mayonnaise has 0.57g of carbohydrates.

The carbs in kimchi are made of 60% dietary fiber and 40% sugar, whereas the carbs in mayonnaise comprise of 100% sugar.

dietary fiber

Kimchi has signficantly more dietary fiber than mayonnaise - kimchi has 1.6g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and mayonnaise does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Kimchi and mayonnaise contain similar amounts of sugar - kimchi has 1.1g of sugar per 100 grams and mayonnaise has 0.57g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Kimchi and mayonnaise contain similar amounts of protein - kimchi has 1.1g of protein per 100 grams and mayonnaise has 0.96g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Mayonnaise is high in saturated fat and kimchi has 99% less saturated fat than mayonnaise - kimchi has 0.07g of saturated fat per 100 grams and mayonnaise has 11.7g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Both mayonnaise and kimchi are low in trans fat - mayonnaise has 0.19g of trans fat per 100 grams and kimchi does not contain significant amounts.

cholesterol

Kimchi has less cholesterol than mayonnaise - mayonnaise has 42mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and kimchi does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin A

Kimchi and mayonnaise contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - kimchi has 5ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and mayonnaise has 16ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Mayonnaise has more Vitamin D than kimchi - mayonnaise has 7iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and kimchi does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Mayonnaise has 28 times more Vitamin E than kimchi - kimchi has 0.11mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and mayonnaise has 3.3mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Mayonnaise is an excellent source of Vitamin K and it has 274% more Vitamin K than kimchi - kimchi has 43.6ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and mayonnaise has 163ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Kimchi has more riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin B6 and folate, however, mayonnaise contains more pantothenic acid and Vitamin B12. Both mayonnaise and kimchi contain significant amounts of thiamin.

Mayonnaise Kimchi
Thiamin 0.01 MG 0.01 MG
Riboflavin 0.019 MG 0.21 MG
Niacin ~ 1.1 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.172 MG ~
Vitamin B6 0.008 MG 0.213 MG
Folate 5 UG 52 UG
Vitamin B12 0.12 UG ~

Minerals

calcium

Kimchi has 313% more calcium than mayonnaise - kimchi has 33mg of calcium per 100 grams and mayonnaise has 8mg of calcium.

iron

Kimchi is a great source of iron and it has 10 times more iron than mayonnaise - kimchi has 2.5mg of iron per 100 grams and mayonnaise has 0.21mg of iron.

potassium

Kimchi has 655% more potassium than mayonnaise - kimchi has 151mg of potassium per 100 grams and mayonnaise has 20mg 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,

Mayonnaise Kimchi
beta-carotene 6 UG 55 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 12 UG 49 UG
alpha-carotene ~ 1 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, mayonnaise has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than kimchi per 100 grams.

Mayonnaise Kimchi
alpha linoleic acid 5.456 G 0.137 G
DHA 0.005 G ~
Total 5.461 G 0.137 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, mayonnaise has more linoleic acid than kimchi per 100 grams.

Mayonnaise Kimchi
other omega 6 0.125 G ~
linoleic acid 39.146 G 0.104 G
Total 39.271 G 0.104 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: Mayonnaise (Salad dressing, mayonnaise, regular) and Kimchi (Cabbage, kimchi) .

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