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Cereal vs Couscous - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Couscous
Couscous contains less Sugars (difference - 10.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Couscous
Couscous contains less Sodium (difference - 790mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.231g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food is cheaper?
Cereal
Cereal is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cereal
Cereal is relatively richer in minerals
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.
Cereal Couscous
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cereal Couscous
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
304
Cereal
4
Couscous
Mineral Summary Score
111
Cereal
5
Couscous

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
Cereal
7
:
Contains more Iron +8863.2%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Potassium +81%
Contains more Magnesium +137.5%
Contains more Copper +234.1%
Contains more Zinc +2823.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +250%
Contains less Sodium -99.4%
Contains more Iron +8863.2%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Potassium +81%
Contains more Magnesium +137.5%
Contains more Copper +234.1%
Contains more Zinc +2823.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +250%
Contains less Sodium -99.4%

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
Cereal
6
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +9881%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2913.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11637.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +64.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +9881%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2913.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11637.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +64.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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
36%
Cereal
23%
Couscous
Carbohydrates
87%
Cereal
23%
Couscous
Fats
5%
Cereal
1%
Couscous

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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 Cereal Couscous Opinion
Calories 378 112 Cereal
Protein 6.06 3.79 Cereal
Fats 1.08 0.16 Cereal
Vitamin C 38.5 0 Cereal
Carbs 86.85 23.22 Cereal
Cholesterol 0 Cereal
Vitamin D 0 Couscous
Iron 34.06 0.38 Cereal
Calcium 10 8 Cereal
Potassium 105 58 Cereal
Magnesium 19 8 Cereal
Sugars 10.35 0.1 Cereal
Fiber 1.4 1.4
Copper 0.137 0.041 Cereal
Zinc 7.6 0.26 Cereal
Starch
Phosphorus 77 22 Cereal
Sodium 795 5 Couscous
Vitamin A 2792 0 Cereal
Vitamin E 0.08 0.13 Couscous
Vitamin D 0 Couscous
Vitamin B1 6.288 0.063 Cereal
Vitamin B2 3.87 0.027 Cereal
Vitamin B3 29.62 0.983 Cereal
Vitamin B5 0.226 0.371 Couscous
Vitamin B6 5.986 0.051 Cereal
Vitamin B12 0 Couscous
Vitamin K 0 0.1 Couscous
Folic acid (B9) 0 Couscous
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.26 0.029 Couscous
Monounsaturated Fat 0.204 0.022 Cereal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.354 0.064 Cereal
Tryptophan 0.066 0.049 Cereal
Threonine 0.241 0.1 Cereal
Isoleucine 0.26 0.147 Cereal
Leucine 0.767 0.259 Cereal
Lysine 0.113 0.073 Cereal
Methionine 0.13 0.059 Cereal
Phenylalanine 0.365 0.184 Cereal
Valine 0.344 0.162 Cereal
Histidine 0.162 0.077 Cereal
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