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Teff vs Wheat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Wheat
Wheat contains less Sugars (difference - 1.84g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Wheat
Wheat contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Teff
Teff is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Teff
Teff is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Teff
Teff is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
Teff
Teff is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
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?
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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.
Teff Wheat
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index 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
Teff Wheat
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
24
Teff
25
Wheat
Mineral Summary Score
85
Teff
67
Wheat

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
Teff
4
:
4
Wheat
Contains more Iron +116.8%
Contains more Calcium +429.4%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Copper +46.5%
Contains more Zinc +14.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.4%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Equal in Potassium - 431
Contains more Iron +116.8%
Contains more Calcium +429.4%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Copper +46.5%
Contains more Zinc +14.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.4%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Equal in Potassium - 431

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
Teff
6
:
6
Wheat
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +123.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.4%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.419
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.935
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +123.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.4%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.419
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.935

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
80%
Teff
82%
Wheat
Carbohydrates
73%
Teff
71%
Wheat
Fats
11%
Teff
11%
Wheat

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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 Teff Wheat Opinion
Calories 367 339 Teff
Protein 13.3 13.68 Wheat
Fats 2.38 2.47 Wheat
Vitamin C 0 Wheat
Carbs 73.13 71.13 Teff
Cholesterol 0 Teff
Vitamin D 0 Wheat
Iron 7.63 3.52 Teff
Calcium 180 34 Teff
Potassium 427 431 Wheat
Magnesium 184 144 Teff
Sugars 1.84 Teff
Fiber 8 Teff
Copper 0.81 0.553 Teff
Zinc 3.63 4.16 Wheat
Starch 36.56 Teff
Phosphorus 429 508 Wheat
Sodium 12 2 Wheat
Vitamin A 9 0 Teff
Vitamin E 0.08 Teff
Vitamin D 0 Wheat
Vitamin B1 0.39 0.419 Wheat
Vitamin B2 0.27 0.121 Teff
Vitamin B3 3.363 6.738 Wheat
Vitamin B5 0.942 0.935 Teff
Vitamin B6 0.482 0.419 Teff
Vitamin B12 0 Wheat
Vitamin K 1.9 Teff
Folic acid (B9) 0 Wheat
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.449 0.454 Teff
Monounsaturated Fat 0.589 0.344 Teff
Polyunsaturated fat 1.071 0.978 Teff
Tryptophan 0.139 0.176 Wheat
Threonine 0.51 0.366 Teff
Isoleucine 0.501 0.533 Wheat
Leucine 1.068 0.934 Teff
Lysine 0.376 0.303 Teff
Methionine 0.428 0.221 Teff
Phenylalanine 0.698 0.681 Teff
Valine 0.686 0.594 Teff
Histidine 0.301 0.322 Wheat
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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