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Wheat vs Couscous - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Wheat
Wheat contains less Sugars (difference - 0.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Wheat
Wheat contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wheat
Wheat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 20)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat
Wheat is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Wheat
Wheat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.425g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
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 Couscous
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Wheat 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
25
Wheat
4
Couscous
Mineral Summary Score
67
Wheat
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
Wheat
8
:
Contains more Iron +826.3%
Contains more Calcium +325%
Contains more Potassium +643.1%
Contains more Magnesium +1700%
Contains more Copper +1248.8%
Contains more Zinc +1500%
Contains more Phosphorus +2209.1%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Iron +826.3%
Contains more Calcium +325%
Contains more Potassium +643.1%
Contains more Magnesium +1700%
Contains more Copper +1248.8%
Contains more Zinc +1500%
Contains more Phosphorus +2209.1%
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
Wheat
5
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +565.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +348.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +585.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +152%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +721.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +565.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +348.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +585.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +152%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +721.6%

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
23%
Couscous
Carbohydrates
71%
Wheat
23%
Couscous
Fats
11%
Wheat
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 Wheat Couscous Opinion
Calories 339 112 Wheat
Protein 13.68 3.79 Wheat
Fats 2.47 0.16 Wheat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 71.13 23.22 Wheat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.52 0.38 Wheat
Calcium 34 8 Wheat
Potassium 431 58 Wheat
Magnesium 144 8 Wheat
Sugars 0.1 Couscous
Fiber 1.4 Couscous
Copper 0.553 0.041 Wheat
Zinc 4.16 0.26 Wheat
Starch
Phosphorus 508 22 Wheat
Sodium 2 5 Wheat
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.13 Couscous
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.419 0.063 Wheat
Vitamin B2 0.121 0.027 Wheat
Vitamin B3 6.738 0.983 Wheat
Vitamin B5 0.935 0.371 Wheat
Vitamin B6 0.419 0.051 Wheat
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 Couscous
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.454 0.029 Couscous
Monounsaturated Fat 0.344 0.022 Wheat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.978 0.064 Wheat
Tryptophan 0.176 0.049 Wheat
Threonine 0.366 0.1 Wheat
Isoleucine 0.533 0.147 Wheat
Leucine 0.934 0.259 Wheat
Lysine 0.303 0.073 Wheat
Methionine 0.221 0.059 Wheat
Phenylalanine 0.681 0.184 Wheat
Valine 0.594 0.162 Wheat
Histidine 0.322 0.077 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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