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Wheat vs Wheat gluten - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.182g)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Wheat
Wheat contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Wheat
Wheat contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wheat
Wheat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.
Wheat Wheat gluten
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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 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
25
Wheat
0
Wheat gluten
Mineral Summary Score
67
Wheat
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
Wheat
6
:
Contains more Potassium +331%
Contains more Magnesium +476%
Contains more Copper +203.8%
Contains more Zinc +389.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +95.4%
Contains less Sodium -93.1%
Contains more Iron +47.7%
Contains more Calcium +317.6%
Contains more Potassium +331%
Contains more Magnesium +476%
Contains more Copper +203.8%
Contains more Zinc +389.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +95.4%
Contains less Sodium -93.1%
Contains more Iron +47.7%
Contains more Calcium +317.6%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%

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
451%
Wheat gluten
Carbohydrates
71%
Wheat
14%
Wheat gluten
Fats
11%
Wheat
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 Wheat Wheat gluten Opinion
Calories 339 370 Wheat gluten
Protein 13.68 75.16 Wheat gluten
Fats 2.47 1.85 Wheat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 71.13 13.79 Wheat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.52 5.2 Wheat gluten
Calcium 34 142 Wheat gluten
Potassium 431 100 Wheat
Magnesium 144 25 Wheat
Sugars 0 Wheat gluten
Fiber 0.6 Wheat gluten
Copper 0.553 0.182 Wheat
Zinc 4.16 0.85 Wheat
Starch
Phosphorus 508 260 Wheat
Sodium 2 29 Wheat
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0 Wheat gluten
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.419 0 Wheat
Vitamin B2 0.121 0 Wheat
Vitamin B3 6.738 0 Wheat
Vitamin B5 0.935 0 Wheat
Vitamin B6 0.419 0 Wheat
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Wheat gluten
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.454 0.272 Wheat gluten
Monounsaturated Fat 0.344 0.156 Wheat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.978 0.81 Wheat
Tryptophan 0.176 Wheat
Threonine 0.366 Wheat
Isoleucine 0.533 Wheat
Leucine 0.934 Wheat
Lysine 0.303 Wheat
Methionine 0.221 Wheat
Phenylalanine 0.681 Wheat
Valine 0.594 Wheat
Histidine 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
Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.