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Flax vs Couscous - 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 - 33)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Flax
Flax is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Couscous
Couscous contains less Sugars (difference - 1.45g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Couscous
Couscous contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.634g)
Which food is cheaper?
Couscous
Couscous is cheaper (difference - $1.7)
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.
Flax Couscous
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Flax 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
44
Flax
4
Couscous
Mineral Summary Score
125
Flax
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
Flax
7
:
Contains more Iron +1407.9%
Contains more Calcium +3087.5%
Contains more Potassium +1301.7%
Contains more Magnesium +4800%
Contains more Copper +2875.6%
Contains more Zinc +1569.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +2818.2%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Iron +1407.9%
Contains more Calcium +3087.5%
Contains more Potassium +1301.7%
Contains more Magnesium +4800%
Contains more Copper +2875.6%
Contains more Zinc +1569.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +2818.2%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%

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
8
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +138.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2509.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +496.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +213.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +165.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +827.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +4200%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +138.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2509.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +496.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +213.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +165.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +827.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +4200%

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
23%
Couscous
Carbohydrates
29%
Flax
23%
Couscous
Fats
195%
Flax
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 Flax Couscous Opinion
Calories 534 112 Flax
Protein 18.29 3.79 Flax
Fats 42.16 0.16 Flax
Vitamin C 0.6 0 Flax
Carbs 28.88 23.22 Flax
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.73 0.38 Flax
Calcium 255 8 Flax
Potassium 813 58 Flax
Magnesium 392 8 Flax
Sugars 1.55 0.1 Flax
Fiber 27.3 1.4 Flax
Copper 1.22 0.041 Flax
Zinc 4.34 0.26 Flax
Starch
Phosphorus 642 22 Flax
Sodium 30 5 Couscous
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.31 0.13 Flax
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 1.644 0.063 Flax
Vitamin B2 0.161 0.027 Flax
Vitamin B3 3.08 0.983 Flax
Vitamin B5 0.985 0.371 Flax
Vitamin B6 0.473 0.051 Flax
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.3 0.1 Flax
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.663 0.029 Couscous
Monounsaturated Fat 7.527 0.022 Flax
Polyunsaturated fat 28.73 0.064 Flax
Tryptophan 0.297 0.049 Flax
Threonine 0.766 0.1 Flax
Isoleucine 0.896 0.147 Flax
Leucine 1.235 0.259 Flax
Lysine 0.862 0.073 Flax
Methionine 0.37 0.059 Flax
Phenylalanine 0.957 0.184 Flax
Valine 1.072 0.162 Flax
Histidine 0.472 0.077 Flax
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