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Broad bean vs Wheat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Broad bean and Wheat different?

  • Broad bean is higher in Folate, however Wheat is richer in Selenium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Zinc, Vitamin B3, Magnesium, Iron, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Selenium from Wheat is 161% higher.
  • Broad bean contains 3 times more Folate than Wheat. While Broad bean contains 148µg of Folate, Wheat contains only 43µg.

Beans, fava, in pod, raw and Wheat, durum are the varieties 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 +127.1%
Contains more Magnesium +336.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +293.8%
Contains more Potassium +29.8%
Contains less Sodium -92%
Contains more Zinc +316%
Contains more Copper +37.6%
Equal in Calcium - 34
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 59% 24% 56% 30% 4% 28% 134%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 132% 103% 218% 39% 1% 114% 185%
Contains more Iron +127.1%
Contains more Magnesium +336.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +293.8%
Contains more Potassium +29.8%
Contains less Sodium -92%
Contains more Zinc +316%
Contains more Copper +37.6%
Equal in Calcium - 34

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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Wheat
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +139.7%
Contains more Folate +244.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +215%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +199.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +315.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +302.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 20% 24% 0% 13% 34% 67% 43% 14% 24% 111% 0% 103%
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% 105% 28% 127% 57% 97% 33% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +139.7%
Contains more Folate +244.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +215%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +199.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +315.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +302.9%

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.
Broad bean Wheat
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broad bean Wheat Opinion
Net carbs 10.13g 71.13g Wheat
Protein 7.92g 13.68g Wheat
Fats 0.73g 2.47g Wheat
Carbs 17.63g 71.13g Wheat
Calories 88kcal 339kcal Wheat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 9.21g g Wheat
Fiber 7.5g g Broad bean
Calcium 37mg 34mg Broad bean
Iron 1.55mg 3.52mg Wheat
Magnesium 33mg 144mg Wheat
Phosphorus 129mg 508mg Wheat
Potassium 332mg 431mg Wheat
Sodium 25mg 2mg Wheat
Zinc 1mg 4.16mg Wheat
Copper 0.402mg 0.553mg Wheat
Vitamin A 333IU 0IU Broad bean
Vitamin E 1.16mg mg Broad bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.7mg 0mg Broad bean
Vitamin B1 0.133mg 0.419mg Wheat
Vitamin B2 0.29mg 0.121mg Broad bean
Vitamin B3 2.249mg 6.738mg Wheat
Vitamin B5 0.225mg 0.935mg Wheat
Vitamin B6 0.104mg 0.419mg Wheat
Folate 148µg 43µg Broad bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 40.9µg µg Broad bean
Tryptophan mg 0.176mg Wheat
Threonine mg 0.366mg Wheat
Isoleucine mg 0.533mg Wheat
Leucine mg 0.934mg Wheat
Lysine mg 0.303mg Wheat
Methionine mg 0.221mg Wheat
Phenylalanine mg 0.681mg Wheat
Valine mg 0.594mg Wheat
Histidine mg 0.322mg Wheat
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Wheat
Saturated Fat 0.118g 0.454g Broad bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.104g 0.344g Wheat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.342g 0.978g Wheat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Broad bean Wheat
Low Fats diet ok
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
37
Broad bean
37
Wheat
Mineral Summary Score
43
Broad bean
100
Wheat

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
48%
Broad bean
82%
Wheat
Carbohydrates
18%
Broad bean
71%
Wheat
Fats
3%
Broad bean
11%
Wheat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Wheat
Wheat is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.21g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Wheat
Wheat contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wheat
Wheat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 29)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat
Wheat is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Wheat
Wheat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.336g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168574/nutrients
  2. Wheat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169721/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.