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Baking powder vs Yeast - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Baking powder and Yeast

  • Baking powder is richer in Calcium, Phosphorus, and Iron, yet Yeast is richer in Vitamin B1, Folate, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 from Yeast is 916% higher.
  • Baking powder contains 208 times more Sodium than Yeast. Baking powder contains 10600mg of Sodium, while Yeast contains 51mg.

Food types used in this article are Leavening agents, baking powder, double-acting, sodium aluminum sulfate and Leavening agents, yeast, baker's, active dry.

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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 +407.8%
Contains more Calcium +19486.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +244%
Contains more Potassium +4675%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +4260%
Contains more Zinc +79300%
Contains less Sodium -99.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 414% 1763% 2% 20% 4% 1% 939% 1383%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 82% 9% 85% 39% 146% 217% 273% 7%
Contains more Iron +407.8%
Contains more Calcium +19486.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +244%
Contains more Potassium +4675%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +4260%
Contains more Zinc +79300%
Contains less Sodium -99.5%

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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Yeast
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 1% 0% 0% 0% 2748% 924% 754% 810% 347% 9% 1% 1755%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

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
0
Baking powder
612
Yeast
Mineral Summary Score
565
Baking powder
107
Yeast

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
0%
Baking powder
243%
Yeast
Carbohydrates
28%
Baking powder
41%
Yeast
Fats
0%
Baking powder
35%
Yeast

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.
Baking powder Yeast
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Baking powder Yeast
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Yeast
Yeast contains less Sodium (difference - 10549mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Yeast
Yeast is lower in glycemic index (difference - 92)
Which food is cheaper?
Yeast
Yeast is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Yeast
Yeast is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Baking powder
Baking powder is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.001g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Baking powder Yeast Opinion
Calories 53 325 Yeast
Protein 0 40.44 Yeast
Fats 0 7.61 Yeast
Vitamin C 0 0.3 Yeast
Net carbs 27.5 14.319999694824219 Baking powder
Carbs 27.7 41.22 Yeast
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 11.02 2.17 Baking powder
Calcium 5876 30 Baking powder
Potassium 20 955 Yeast
Magnesium 27 54 Yeast
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0.2 26.9 Yeast
Copper 0.01 0.436 Yeast
Zinc 0.01 7.94 Yeast
Starch
Phosphorus 2191 637 Baking powder
Sodium 10600 51 Yeast
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0 10.99 Yeast
Vitamin B2 0 4 Yeast
Vitamin B3 0 40.2 Yeast
Vitamin B5 0 13.5 Yeast
Vitamin B6 0 1.5 Yeast
Vitamin B12 0 0.07 Yeast
Vitamin K 0 0.4 Yeast
Folate 0 2340 Yeast
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0 1.001 Baking powder
Monounsaturated Fat 0 4.309 Yeast
Polyunsaturated fat 0 0.017 Yeast
Tryptophan 0.54 Yeast
Threonine 1.99 Yeast
Isoleucine 1.89 Yeast
Leucine 2.92 Yeast
Lysine 3.28 Yeast
Methionine 0.59 Yeast
Phenylalanine 1.75 Yeast
Valine 2.31 Yeast
Histidine 0.91 Yeast
Fructose

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. Baking powder - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172803/nutrients
  2. Yeast - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175043/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.