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Flax vs Teff - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Teff
Teff is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Teff
Teff contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Teff
Teff is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.214g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Teff
Teff is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Teff
Teff is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Flax
Flax contains less Sugars (difference - 0.29g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Flax
Flax is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Flax
Flax is relatively richer in vitamins

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 Teff
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Flax Teff
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
24
Teff
Mineral Summary Score
125
Flax
85
Teff

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
Teff
Contains more Calcium +41.7%
Contains more Potassium +90.4%
Contains more Magnesium +113%
Contains more Copper +50.6%
Contains more Zinc +19.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +49.7%
Contains more Iron +33.2%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Calcium +41.7%
Contains more Potassium +90.4%
Contains more Magnesium +113%
Contains more Copper +50.6%
Contains more Zinc +19.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +49.7%
Contains more Iron +33.2%
Contains less Sodium -60%

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
:
4
Teff
Contains more Vitamin E +287.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +321.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +126.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +67.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.363
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.942
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.482
Contains more Vitamin E +287.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +321.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +126.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +67.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.363
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.942
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.482

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
80%
Teff
Carbohydrates
29%
Flax
73%
Teff
Fats
195%
Flax
11%
Teff

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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 Teff Opinion
Calories 534 367 Flax
Protein 18.29 13.3 Flax
Fats 42.16 2.38 Flax
Vitamin C 0.6 Flax
Carbs 28.88 73.13 Teff
Cholesterol 0 Teff
Vitamin D 0 Flax
Iron 5.73 7.63 Teff
Calcium 255 180 Flax
Potassium 813 427 Flax
Magnesium 392 184 Flax
Sugars 1.55 1.84 Teff
Fiber 27.3 8 Flax
Copper 1.22 0.81 Flax
Zinc 4.34 3.63 Flax
Starch 36.56 Teff
Phosphorus 642 429 Flax
Sodium 30 12 Teff
Vitamin A 0 9 Teff
Vitamin E 0.31 0.08 Flax
Vitamin D 0 Flax
Vitamin B1 1.644 0.39 Flax
Vitamin B2 0.161 0.27 Teff
Vitamin B3 3.08 3.363 Teff
Vitamin B5 0.985 0.942 Flax
Vitamin B6 0.473 0.482 Teff
Vitamin B12 0 Flax
Vitamin K 4.3 1.9 Flax
Folic acid (B9) 0 Flax
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.663 0.449 Teff
Monounsaturated Fat 7.527 0.589 Flax
Polyunsaturated fat 28.73 1.071 Flax
Tryptophan 0.297 0.139 Flax
Threonine 0.766 0.51 Flax
Isoleucine 0.896 0.501 Flax
Leucine 1.235 1.068 Flax
Lysine 0.862 0.376 Flax
Methionine 0.37 0.428 Teff
Phenylalanine 0.957 0.698 Flax
Valine 1.072 0.686 Flax
Histidine 0.472 0.301 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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