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Arborio rice vs Glutinous rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Arborio rice and Glutinous rice different?

  • Arborio rice is higher than Glutinous rice in Iron, Folate, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B3.
  • Arborio rice covers your daily need of Iron 17% more than Glutinous rice.
  • Arborio rice contains 59 times more Folate than Glutinous rice. Arborio rice contains 59µg of Folate, while Glutinous rice contains 1µg.

Rice, white, short-grain, enriched, cooked and Rice, white, glutinous, unenriched, cooked types were used in this article.

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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
Contains more Iron +942.9%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +312.5%
Contains more Potassium +160%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +46.9%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Equal in Zinc - 0.41
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 55% 6% 15% 3% 0% 11% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 6% 4% 4% 1% 1% 12% 17%
Contains more Iron +942.9%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +312.5%
Contains more Potassium +160%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +46.9%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Equal in Zinc - 0.41

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
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +720%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +414.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +84.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +126.9%
Contains more Folate +5800%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 41% 4% 28% 24% 14% 45% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 0% 5% 3% 6% 13% 6% 1% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +720%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +414.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +84.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +126.9%
Contains more Folate +5800%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Arborio rice Glutinous rice
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Arborio rice Glutinous rice Opinion
Net carbs 28.73g 20.09g Arborio rice
Protein 2.36g 2.02g Arborio rice
Fats 0.19g 0.19g
Carbs 28.73g 21.09g Arborio rice
Calories 130kcal 97kcal Arborio rice
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0.05g Arborio rice
Fiber g 1g Glutinous rice
Calcium 1mg 2mg Glutinous rice
Iron 1.46mg 0.14mg Arborio rice
Magnesium 8mg 5mg Arborio rice
Phosphorus 33mg 8mg Arborio rice
Potassium 26mg 10mg Arborio rice
Sodium 0mg 5mg Arborio rice
Zinc 0.4mg 0.41mg Glutinous rice
Copper 0.072mg 0.049mg Arborio rice
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg 0.04mg Glutinous rice
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.164mg 0.02mg Arborio rice
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.013mg Arborio rice
Vitamin B3 1.493mg 0.29mg Arborio rice
Vitamin B5 0.397mg 0.215mg Arborio rice
Vitamin B6 0.059mg 0.026mg Arborio rice
Folate 59µg 1µg Arborio rice
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0µg Glutinous rice
Tryptophan 0.027mg 0.023mg Arborio rice
Threonine 0.084mg 0.072mg Arborio rice
Isoleucine 0.102mg 0.087mg Arborio rice
Leucine 0.195mg 0.167mg Arborio rice
Lysine 0.085mg 0.073mg Arborio rice
Methionine 0.056mg 0.047mg Arborio rice
Phenylalanine 0.126mg 0.108mg Arborio rice
Valine 0.144mg 0.123mg Arborio rice
Histidine 0.056mg 0.047mg Arborio rice
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.051g 0.039g Glutinous rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.058g 0.07g Glutinous rice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.069g Glutinous rice

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Arborio rice Glutinous rice
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
13
Arborio rice
3
Glutinous rice
Mineral Summary Score
14
Arborio rice
5
Glutinous rice

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 food.
Protein
14%
Arborio rice
12%
Glutinous rice
Carbohydrates
29%
Arborio rice
21%
Glutinous rice
Fats
1%
Arborio rice
1%
Glutinous rice

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Glutinous rice
Glutinous rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.05g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice is lower in glycemic index (difference - 29)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Arborio rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168882/nutrients
  2. Glutinous rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169711/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.