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Flour 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 - 0.27g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Flour
Flour contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flour
Flour is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.117g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Flour
Flour is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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.
Flour Wheat gluten
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Flour 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
39
Flour
0
Wheat gluten
Mineral Summary Score
22
Flour
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
Flour
2
:
Contains less Sodium -93.1%
Contains more Iron +12.1%
Contains more Calcium +846.7%
Contains more Magnesium +13.6%
Contains more Copper +26.4%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +140.7%
Equal in Potassium - 100
Contains less Sodium -93.1%
Contains more Iron +12.1%
Contains more Calcium +846.7%
Contains more Magnesium +13.6%
Contains more Copper +26.4%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +140.7%
Equal in Potassium - 100

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
Flour
8
:
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 Folic acid (B9) +∞%
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 Folic acid (B9) +∞%

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
62%
Flour
451%
Wheat gluten
Carbohydrates
76%
Flour
14%
Wheat gluten
Fats
5%
Flour
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 Flour Wheat gluten Opinion
Calories 364 370 Wheat gluten
Protein 10.33 75.16 Wheat gluten
Fats 0.98 1.85 Wheat gluten
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 76.31 13.79 Flour
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.64 5.2 Wheat gluten
Calcium 15 142 Wheat gluten
Potassium 107 100 Flour
Magnesium 22 25 Wheat gluten
Sugars 0.27 0 Flour
Fiber 2.7 0.6 Flour
Copper 0.144 0.182 Wheat gluten
Zinc 0.7 0.85 Wheat gluten
Starch
Phosphorus 108 260 Wheat gluten
Sodium 2 29 Flour
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.06 0 Flour
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.785 0 Flour
Vitamin B2 0.494 0 Flour
Vitamin B3 5.904 0 Flour
Vitamin B5 0.438 0 Flour
Vitamin B6 0.044 0 Flour
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 0 Flour
Folic acid (B9) 154 0 Flour
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.155 0.272 Flour
Monounsaturated Fat 0.087 0.156 Wheat gluten
Polyunsaturated fat 0.413 0.81 Wheat gluten
Tryptophan 0.127 Flour
Threonine 0.281 Flour
Isoleucine 0.357 Flour
Leucine 0.71 Flour
Lysine 0.228 Flour
Methionine 0.183 Flour
Phenylalanine 0.52 Flour
Valine 0.415 Flour
Histidine 0.23 Flour
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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