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Wheat vs Buckwheat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Wheat
Wheat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.287g)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat
Wheat is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (45)
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.
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.
Wheat Buckwheat
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
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
Wheat Buckwheat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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
25
Wheat
22
Buckwheat
Mineral Summary Score
67
Wheat
71
Buckwheat

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
Wheat
4
:
Contains more Iron +60%
Contains more Calcium +88.9%
Contains more Zinc +73.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.4%
Contains more Magnesium +60.4%
Contains more Copper +98.9%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Potassium - 460
Contains more Iron +60%
Contains more Calcium +88.9%
Contains more Zinc +73.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.4%
Contains more Magnesium +60.4%
Contains more Copper +98.9%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Potassium - 460

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
Wheat
2
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +314.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +99.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +251.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.9%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 7.02
Contains more Vitamin B1 +314.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +99.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +251.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.9%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 7.02

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
82%
Wheat
80%
Buckwheat
Carbohydrates
71%
Wheat
72%
Buckwheat
Fats
11%
Wheat
16%
Buckwheat

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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 Wheat Buckwheat Opinion
Calories 339 343 Buckwheat
Protein 13.68 13.25 Wheat
Fats 2.47 3.4 Buckwheat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 71.13 71.5 Buckwheat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.52 2.2 Wheat
Calcium 34 18 Wheat
Potassium 431 460 Buckwheat
Magnesium 144 231 Buckwheat
Sugars
Fiber 10 Buckwheat
Copper 0.553 1.1 Buckwheat
Zinc 4.16 2.4 Wheat
Starch
Phosphorus 508 347 Wheat
Sodium 2 1 Buckwheat
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.419 0.101 Wheat
Vitamin B2 0.121 0.425 Buckwheat
Vitamin B3 6.738 7.02 Buckwheat
Vitamin B5 0.935 1.233 Buckwheat
Vitamin B6 0.419 0.21 Wheat
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.454 0.741 Wheat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.344 1.04 Buckwheat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.978 1.039 Buckwheat
Tryptophan 0.176 0.192 Buckwheat
Threonine 0.366 0.506 Buckwheat
Isoleucine 0.533 0.498 Wheat
Leucine 0.934 0.832 Wheat
Lysine 0.303 0.672 Buckwheat
Methionine 0.221 0.172 Wheat
Phenylalanine 0.681 0.52 Wheat
Valine 0.594 0.678 Buckwheat
Histidine 0.322 0.309 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
Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.