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Brown rice vs Buckwheat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat contains less Sugars (difference - 0.24g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brown rice
Brown rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.481g)
Which food is cheaper?
Brown rice
Brown rice is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.
Brown rice Buckwheat
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals 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
Brown rice Buckwheat
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
10
Brown rice
22
Buckwheat
Mineral Summary Score
14
Brown rice
71
Buckwheat

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 +292.9%
Contains more Calcium +500%
Contains more Potassium +434.9%
Contains more Magnesium +492.3%
Contains more Copper +937.7%
Contains more Zinc +238%
Contains more Phosphorus +236.9%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Iron +292.9%
Contains more Calcium +500%
Contains more Potassium +434.9%
Contains more Magnesium +492.3%
Contains more Copper +937.7%
Contains more Zinc +238%
Contains more Phosphorus +236.9%
Contains less Sodium -75%

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 B1 +76.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +515.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +174.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +224.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +76.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +515.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +174.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +224.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.7%

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
16%
Brown rice
80%
Buckwheat
Carbohydrates
26%
Brown rice
72%
Buckwheat
Fats
4%
Brown rice
16%
Buckwheat

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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 Brown rice Buckwheat Opinion
Calories 123 343 Buckwheat
Protein 2.74 13.25 Buckwheat
Fats 0.97 3.4 Buckwheat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 25.58 71.5 Buckwheat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.56 2.2 Buckwheat
Calcium 3 18 Buckwheat
Potassium 86 460 Buckwheat
Magnesium 39 231 Buckwheat
Sugars 0.24 Brown rice
Fiber 1.6 10 Buckwheat
Copper 0.106 1.1 Buckwheat
Zinc 0.71 2.4 Buckwheat
Starch 24.79 Brown rice
Phosphorus 103 347 Buckwheat
Sodium 4 1 Buckwheat
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.17 Brown rice
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.178 0.101 Brown rice
Vitamin B2 0.069 0.425 Buckwheat
Vitamin B3 2.561 7.02 Buckwheat
Vitamin B5 0.38 1.233 Buckwheat
Vitamin B6 0.123 0.21 Buckwheat
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.2 Brown rice
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Buckwheat
Saturated Fat 0.26 0.741 Brown rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.369 1.04 Buckwheat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.366 1.039 Buckwheat
Tryptophan 0.033 0.192 Buckwheat
Threonine 0.095 0.506 Buckwheat
Isoleucine 0.109 0.498 Buckwheat
Leucine 0.214 0.832 Buckwheat
Lysine 0.099 0.672 Buckwheat
Methionine 0.058 0.172 Buckwheat
Phenylalanine 0.133 0.52 Buckwheat
Valine 0.151 0.678 Buckwheat
Histidine 0.066 0.309 Buckwheat
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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