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Bran vs Flax - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Flax
Flax is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Flax
Flax is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Bran
Bran contains less Sugars (difference - 0.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bran
Bran contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bran
Bran is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.335g)
Which food is cheaper?
Bran
Bran is cheaper (difference - $3)
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.
Bran Flax
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars 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
Bran Flax
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
32
Bran
44
Flax
Mineral Summary Score
84
Bran
125
Flax

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
Bran
2
:
6
Flax
Contains more Phosphorus +14.3%
Contains less Sodium -86.7%
Contains more Calcium +339.7%
Contains more Potassium +43.6%
Contains more Magnesium +66.8%
Contains more Copper +202.7%
Contains more Zinc +39.5%
Equal in Iron - 5.73
Contains more Phosphorus +14.3%
Contains less Sodium -86.7%
Contains more Calcium +339.7%
Contains more Potassium +43.6%
Contains more Magnesium +66.8%
Contains more Copper +202.7%
Contains more Zinc +39.5%
Equal in Iron - 5.73

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
Bran
3
:
5
Flax
Contains more Vitamin E +225.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +229.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +186.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +34.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +225.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +229.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +186.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +34.4%

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
104%
Bran
110%
Flax
Carbohydrates
66%
Bran
29%
Flax
Fats
32%
Bran
195%
Flax

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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 Bran Flax Opinion
Calories 246 534 Flax
Protein 17.3 18.29 Flax
Fats 7.03 42.16 Flax
Vitamin C 0 0.6 Flax
Carbs 66.22 28.88 Bran
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.41 5.73 Flax
Calcium 58 255 Flax
Potassium 566 813 Flax
Magnesium 235 392 Flax
Sugars 1.45 1.55 Flax
Fiber 15.4 27.3 Flax
Copper 0.403 1.22 Flax
Zinc 3.11 4.34 Flax
Starch
Phosphorus 734 642 Bran
Sodium 4 30 Bran
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 1.01 0.31 Bran
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 1.17 1.644 Flax
Vitamin B2 0.22 0.161 Bran
Vitamin B3 0.934 3.08 Flax
Vitamin B5 1.494 0.985 Bran
Vitamin B6 0.165 0.473 Flax
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3.2 4.3 Flax
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.328 3.663 Bran
Monounsaturated Fat 2.376 7.527 Flax
Polyunsaturated fat 2.766 28.73 Flax
Tryptophan 0.335 0.297 Bran
Threonine 0.502 0.766 Flax
Isoleucine 0.668 0.896 Flax
Leucine 1.374 1.235 Bran
Lysine 0.76 0.862 Flax
Methionine 0.335 0.37 Flax
Phenylalanine 0.908 0.957 Flax
Valine 0.964 1.072 Flax
Histidine 0.41 0.472 Flax
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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