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Couscous vs Glutinous rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Glutinous rice
Glutinous rice contains less Sugars (difference - 0.05g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Glutinous rice
Glutinous rice is lower in glycemic index (difference - 20)
Which food is cheaper?
Glutinous rice
Glutinous rice is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.01g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Couscous
Couscous is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Couscous
Couscous is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (5 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.
Couscous Glutinous rice
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Couscous Glutinous rice
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
4
Couscous
2
Glutinous rice
Mineral Summary Score
5
Couscous
3
Glutinous rice

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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Contains more Iron +171.4%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Potassium +480%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +175%
Contains more Copper +19.5%
Contains more Zinc +57.7%
Equal in Sodium - 5
Contains more Iron +171.4%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Potassium +480%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +175%
Contains more Copper +19.5%
Contains more Zinc +57.7%
Equal in Sodium - 5

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 E +225%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +215%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +107.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +239%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +72.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +96.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +225%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +215%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +107.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +239%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +72.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +96.2%
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
23%
Couscous
12%
Glutinous rice
Carbohydrates
23%
Couscous
21%
Glutinous rice
Fats
1%
Couscous
1%
Glutinous rice

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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 Couscous Glutinous rice Opinion
Calories 112 97 Couscous
Protein 3.79 2.02 Couscous
Fats 0.16 0.19 Glutinous rice
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 23.22 21.09 Couscous
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.38 0.14 Couscous
Calcium 8 2 Couscous
Potassium 58 10 Couscous
Magnesium 8 5 Couscous
Sugars 0.1 0.05 Couscous
Fiber 1.4 1 Couscous
Copper 0.041 0.049 Glutinous rice
Zinc 0.26 0.41 Glutinous rice
Starch
Phosphorus 22 8 Couscous
Sodium 5 5
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.13 0.04 Couscous
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.063 0.02 Couscous
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.013 Couscous
Vitamin B3 0.983 0.29 Couscous
Vitamin B5 0.371 0.215 Couscous
Vitamin B6 0.051 0.026 Couscous
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 0 Couscous
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.029 0.039 Couscous
Monounsaturated Fat 0.022 0.07 Glutinous rice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.064 0.069 Glutinous rice
Tryptophan 0.049 0.023 Couscous
Threonine 0.1 0.072 Couscous
Isoleucine 0.147 0.087 Couscous
Leucine 0.259 0.167 Couscous
Lysine 0.073 0.073
Methionine 0.059 0.047 Couscous
Phenylalanine 0.184 0.108 Couscous
Valine 0.162 0.123 Couscous
Histidine 0.077 0.047 Couscous
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