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Buckwheat vs Oatmeal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Oatmeal
Oatmeal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.515g)
Which food is cheaper?
Oatmeal
Oatmeal is cheaper (difference - $2.6)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat contains less Sugars (difference - 0.46g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat contains less Sodium (difference - 48mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Oatmeal
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Buckwheat Oatmeal
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
21
Oatmeal
Mineral Summary Score
71
Buckwheat
25
Oatmeal

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
:
Contains more Potassium +654.1%
Contains more Magnesium +788.5%
Contains more Copper +1566.7%
Contains more Zinc +287.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +350.6%
Contains less Sodium -98%
Contains more Iron +170.9%
Contains more Calcium +344.4%
Contains more Potassium +654.1%
Contains more Magnesium +788.5%
Contains more Copper +1566.7%
Contains more Zinc +287.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +350.6%
Contains less Sodium -98%
Contains more Iron +170.9%
Contains more Calcium +344.4%

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
:
Contains more Vitamin B2 +97.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +132.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +289%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +157.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38.1%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +97.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +132.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +289%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +157.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38.1%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%

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
14%
Oatmeal
Carbohydrates
72%
Buckwheat
12%
Oatmeal
Fats
16%
Buckwheat
6%
Oatmeal

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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 Oatmeal Opinion
Calories 343 68 Buckwheat
Protein 13.25 2.37 Buckwheat
Fats 3.4 1.36 Buckwheat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 71.5 11.67 Buckwheat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.2 5.96 Oatmeal
Calcium 18 80 Oatmeal
Potassium 460 61 Buckwheat
Magnesium 231 26 Buckwheat
Sugars 0.46 Oatmeal
Fiber 10 1.7 Buckwheat
Copper 1.1 0.066 Buckwheat
Zinc 2.4 0.62 Buckwheat
Starch 10.37 Oatmeal
Phosphorus 347 77 Buckwheat
Sodium 1 49 Buckwheat
Vitamin A 0 433 Oatmeal
Vitamin E 0.07 Oatmeal
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.101 0.26 Oatmeal
Vitamin B2 0.425 0.215 Buckwheat
Vitamin B3 7.02 3.025 Buckwheat
Vitamin B5 1.233 0.317 Buckwheat
Vitamin B6 0.21 0.29 Oatmeal
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 Oatmeal
Folic acid (B9) 0 39 Oatmeal
Trans Fat 0.003 Buckwheat
Saturated Fat 0.741 0.226 Oatmeal
Monounsaturated Fat 1.04 0.391 Buckwheat
Polyunsaturated fat 1.039 0.426 Buckwheat
Tryptophan 0.192 0.04 Buckwheat
Threonine 0.506 0.083 Buckwheat
Isoleucine 0.498 0.105 Buckwheat
Leucine 0.832 0.2 Buckwheat
Lysine 0.672 0.135 Buckwheat
Methionine 0.172 0.04 Buckwheat
Phenylalanine 0.52 0.13 Buckwheat
Valine 0.678 0.151 Buckwheat
Histidine 0.309 0.057 Buckwheat
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