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Hummus vs Couscous - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Hummus
Hummus contains less Sugars (difference - 0.1g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Hummus
Hummus is lower in glycemic index (difference - 40)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Hummus
Hummus is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Couscous
Couscous contains less Sodium (difference - 374mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.408g)
Which food is cheaper?
Couscous
Couscous is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
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.
Hummus Couscous
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Hummus 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
8
Hummus
4
Couscous
Mineral Summary Score
43
Hummus
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
Hummus
7
:
Contains more Iron +542.1%
Contains more Calcium +375%
Contains more Potassium +293.1%
Contains more Magnesium +787.5%
Contains more Copper +1185.4%
Contains more Zinc +603.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +700%
Contains less Sodium -98.7%
Contains more Iron +542.1%
Contains more Calcium +375%
Contains more Potassium +293.1%
Contains more Magnesium +787.5%
Contains more Copper +1185.4%
Contains more Zinc +603.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +700%
Contains less Sodium -98.7%

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
Hummus
4
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +137%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +292.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +68.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +181.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +137%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +292.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +68.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +181.1%

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
47%
Hummus
23%
Couscous
Carbohydrates
14%
Hummus
23%
Couscous
Fats
44%
Hummus
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 Hummus Couscous Opinion
Calories 166 112 Hummus
Protein 7.9 3.79 Hummus
Fats 9.6 0.16 Hummus
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 14.29 23.22 Couscous
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.44 0.38 Hummus
Calcium 38 8 Hummus
Potassium 228 58 Hummus
Magnesium 71 8 Hummus
Sugars 0.1 Couscous
Fiber 6 1.4 Hummus
Copper 0.527 0.041 Hummus
Zinc 1.83 0.26 Hummus
Starch
Phosphorus 176 22 Hummus
Sodium 379 5 Couscous
Vitamin A 30 0 Hummus
Vitamin E 0.13 Couscous
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.18 0.063 Hummus
Vitamin B2 0.064 0.027 Hummus
Vitamin B3 0.582 0.983 Couscous
Vitamin B5 0.132 0.371 Couscous
Vitamin B6 0.2 0.051 Hummus
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 Couscous
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.437 0.029 Couscous
Monounsaturated Fat 4.039 0.022 Hummus
Polyunsaturated fat 3.613 0.064 Hummus
Tryptophan 0.049 Couscous
Threonine 0.1 Couscous
Isoleucine 0.147 Couscous
Leucine 0.259 Couscous
Lysine 0.073 Couscous
Methionine 0.059 Couscous
Phenylalanine 0.184 Couscous
Valine 0.162 Couscous
Histidine 0.077 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
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