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Flax vs Cereal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Flax
Flax contains less Sugars (difference - 8.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Flax
Flax contains less Sodium (difference - 765mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Flax
Flax is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.403g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cereal
Cereal is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
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.
Flax Cereal
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Flax Cereal
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
44
Flax
304
Cereal
Mineral Summary Score
125
Flax
111
Cereal

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
Flax
6
:
2
Cereal
Contains more Calcium +2450%
Contains more Potassium +674.3%
Contains more Magnesium +1963.2%
Contains more Copper +790.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +733.8%
Contains less Sodium -96.2%
Contains more Iron +494.4%
Contains more Zinc +75.1%
Contains more Calcium +2450%
Contains more Potassium +674.3%
Contains more Magnesium +1963.2%
Contains more Copper +790.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +733.8%
Contains less Sodium -96.2%
Contains more Iron +494.4%
Contains more Zinc +75.1%

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
Flax
6
:
6
Cereal
Contains more Vitamin E +287.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +335.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +6316.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +282.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2303.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +861.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1165.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +287.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +335.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +6316.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +282.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2303.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +861.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1165.5%

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
110%
Flax
36%
Cereal
Carbohydrates
29%
Flax
87%
Cereal
Fats
195%
Flax
5%
Cereal

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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 Flax Cereal Opinion
Calories 534 378 Flax
Protein 18.29 6.06 Flax
Fats 42.16 1.08 Flax
Vitamin C 0.6 38.5 Cereal
Carbs 28.88 86.85 Cereal
Cholesterol 0 Cereal
Vitamin D 0 Flax
Iron 5.73 34.06 Cereal
Calcium 255 10 Flax
Potassium 813 105 Flax
Magnesium 392 19 Flax
Sugars 1.55 10.35 Cereal
Fiber 27.3 1.4 Flax
Copper 1.22 0.137 Flax
Zinc 4.34 7.6 Cereal
Starch
Phosphorus 642 77 Flax
Sodium 30 795 Flax
Vitamin A 0 2792 Cereal
Vitamin E 0.31 0.08 Flax
Vitamin D 0 Flax
Vitamin B1 1.644 6.288 Cereal
Vitamin B2 0.161 3.87 Cereal
Vitamin B3 3.08 29.62 Cereal
Vitamin B5 0.985 0.226 Flax
Vitamin B6 0.473 5.986 Cereal
Vitamin B12 0 Flax
Vitamin K 4.3 0 Flax
Folic acid (B9) 0 Flax
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.663 0.26 Cereal
Monounsaturated Fat 7.527 0.204 Flax
Polyunsaturated fat 28.73 0.354 Flax
Tryptophan 0.297 0.066 Flax
Threonine 0.766 0.241 Flax
Isoleucine 0.896 0.26 Flax
Leucine 1.235 0.767 Flax
Lysine 0.862 0.113 Flax
Methionine 0.37 0.13 Flax
Phenylalanine 0.957 0.365 Flax
Valine 1.072 0.344 Flax
Histidine 0.472 0.162 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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