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Buckwheat vs Bulgur - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Bulgur
Bulgur is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bulgur
Bulgur is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.509g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat contains less Sugars (difference - 0.41g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Buckwheat Bulgur
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Buckwheat Bulgur
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
22
Buckwheat
20
Bulgur
Mineral Summary Score
71
Buckwheat
49
Bulgur

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
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Bulgur
Contains more Potassium +12.2%
Contains more Magnesium +40.9%
Contains more Copper +228.4%
Contains more Zinc +24.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.7%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Contains more Iron +11.8%
Contains more Calcium +94.4%
Contains more Potassium +12.2%
Contains more Magnesium +40.9%
Contains more Copper +228.4%
Contains more Zinc +24.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.7%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Contains more Iron +11.8%
Contains more Calcium +94.4%

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
:
5
Bulgur
Contains more Vitamin B2 +269.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +37.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +129.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +62.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +269.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +37.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +129.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +62.9%

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 the food
Protein
80%
Buckwheat
74%
Bulgur
Carbohydrates
72%
Buckwheat
76%
Bulgur
Fats
16%
Buckwheat
6%
Bulgur

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Buckwheat Bulgur Opinion
Calories 343 342 Buckwheat
Protein 13.25 12.29 Buckwheat
Fats 3.4 1.33 Buckwheat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 71.5 75.87 Bulgur
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.2 2.46 Bulgur
Calcium 18 35 Bulgur
Potassium 460 410 Buckwheat
Magnesium 231 164 Buckwheat
Sugars 0.41 Bulgur
Fiber 10 12.5 Bulgur
Copper 1.1 0.335 Buckwheat
Zinc 2.4 1.93 Buckwheat
Starch
Phosphorus 347 300 Buckwheat
Sodium 1 17 Buckwheat
Vitamin A 0 9 Bulgur
Vitamin E 0.06 Bulgur
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.101 0.232 Bulgur
Vitamin B2 0.425 0.115 Buckwheat
Vitamin B3 7.02 5.114 Buckwheat
Vitamin B5 1.233 1.045 Buckwheat
Vitamin B6 0.21 0.342 Bulgur
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.9 Bulgur
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.741 0.232 Bulgur
Monounsaturated Fat 1.04 0.173 Buckwheat
Polyunsaturated fat 1.039 0.541 Buckwheat
Tryptophan 0.192 0.19 Buckwheat
Threonine 0.506 0.354 Buckwheat
Isoleucine 0.498 0.455 Buckwheat
Leucine 0.832 0.83 Buckwheat
Lysine 0.672 0.339 Buckwheat
Methionine 0.172 0.19 Bulgur
Phenylalanine 0.52 0.58 Bulgur
Valine 0.678 0.554 Buckwheat
Histidine 0.309 0.285 Buckwheat
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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