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Tofu vs Wheat gluten - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten contains less Sugars (difference - 0.62g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.419g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tofu
Tofu contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tofu
Tofu is lower in glycemic index (difference - 49)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tofu
Tofu is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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.
Tofu Wheat gluten
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Tofu Wheat gluten
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
4
Tofu
0
Wheat gluten
Mineral Summary Score
38
Tofu
35
Wheat gluten

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
Tofu
6
:
Contains more Calcium +146.5%
Contains more Potassium +21%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains less Sodium -75.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +168%
Equal in Iron - 5.2
Equal in Copper - 0.182
Equal in Zinc - 0.85
Contains more Calcium +146.5%
Contains more Potassium +21%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains less Sodium -75.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +168%
Equal in Iron - 5.2
Equal in Copper - 0.182
Equal in Zinc - 0.85

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
Tofu
9
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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
48%
Tofu
451%
Wheat gluten
Carbohydrates
2%
Tofu
14%
Wheat gluten
Fats
22%
Tofu
9%
Wheat gluten

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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 Tofu Wheat gluten Opinion
Calories 76 370 Wheat gluten
Protein 8.08 75.16 Wheat gluten
Fats 4.78 1.85 Tofu
Vitamin C 0.1 0 Tofu
Carbs 1.87 13.79 Wheat gluten
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.36 5.2 Tofu
Calcium 350 142 Tofu
Potassium 121 100 Tofu
Magnesium 30 25 Tofu
Sugars 0.62 0 Tofu
Fiber 0.3 0.6 Wheat gluten
Copper 0.193 0.182 Tofu
Zinc 0.8 0.85 Wheat gluten
Starch
Phosphorus 97 260 Wheat gluten
Sodium 7 29 Tofu
Vitamin A 85 0 Tofu
Vitamin E 0.01 0 Tofu
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.081 0 Tofu
Vitamin B2 0.052 0 Tofu
Vitamin B3 0.195 0 Tofu
Vitamin B5 0.068 0 Tofu
Vitamin B6 0.047 0 Tofu
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.4 0 Tofu
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Wheat gluten
Saturated Fat 0.691 0.272 Wheat gluten
Monounsaturated Fat 1.056 0.156 Tofu
Polyunsaturated fat 2.699 0.81 Tofu
Tryptophan 0.12 Tofu
Threonine 0.402 Tofu
Isoleucine 0.435 Tofu
Leucine 0.713 Tofu
Lysine 0.452 Tofu
Methionine 0.108 Tofu
Phenylalanine 0.428 Tofu
Valine 0.446 Tofu
Histidine 0.221 Tofu
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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