foodstruct logo
Find food by nutritional value | Diet analysis

Couscous vs Brown rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

Compare

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Couscous
Couscous contains less Sugars (difference - 0.14g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.231g)
Which food is cheaper?
Couscous
Couscous is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brown rice
Brown rice contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Brown rice
Brown rice is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Brown rice
Brown rice is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Brown rice
Brown rice is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
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.
Couscous Brown rice
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Couscous Brown 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
10
Brown rice
Mineral Summary Score
5
Couscous
14
Brown 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
:
Contains more Calcium +166.7%
Contains more Iron +47.4%
Contains more Potassium +48.3%
Contains more Magnesium +387.5%
Contains more Copper +158.5%
Contains more Zinc +173.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +368.2%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Calcium +166.7%
Contains more Iron +47.4%
Contains more Potassium +48.3%
Contains more Magnesium +387.5%
Contains more Copper +158.5%
Contains more Zinc +173.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +368.2%
Contains less Sodium -20%

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 +30.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +182.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +155.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +160.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +141.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.38
Contains more Vitamin E +30.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +182.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +155.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +160.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +141.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.38

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
16%
Brown rice
Carbohydrates
23%
Couscous
26%
Brown rice
Fats
1%
Couscous
4%
Brown rice

People also compare

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 Brown rice Opinion
Calories 112 123 Brown rice
Protein 3.79 2.74 Couscous
Fats 0.16 0.97 Brown rice
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 23.22 25.58 Brown rice
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.38 0.56 Brown rice
Calcium 8 3 Couscous
Potassium 58 86 Brown rice
Magnesium 8 39 Brown rice
Sugars 0.1 0.24 Brown rice
Fiber 1.4 1.6 Brown rice
Copper 0.041 0.106 Brown rice
Zinc 0.26 0.71 Brown rice
Starch 24.79 Brown rice
Phosphorus 22 103 Brown rice
Sodium 5 4 Brown rice
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.13 0.17 Brown rice
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.063 0.178 Brown rice
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.069 Brown rice
Vitamin B3 0.983 2.561 Brown rice
Vitamin B5 0.371 0.38 Brown rice
Vitamin B6 0.051 0.123 Brown rice
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 0.2 Brown rice
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Couscous
Saturated Fat 0.029 0.26 Couscous
Monounsaturated Fat 0.022 0.369 Brown rice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.064 0.366 Brown rice
Tryptophan 0.049 0.033 Couscous
Threonine 0.1 0.095 Couscous
Isoleucine 0.147 0.109 Couscous
Leucine 0.259 0.214 Couscous
Lysine 0.073 0.099 Brown rice
Methionine 0.059 0.058 Couscous
Phenylalanine 0.184 0.133 Couscous
Valine 0.162 0.151 Couscous
Histidine 0.077 0.066 Couscous
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.