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Broad bean vs Wheat gluten - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Broad bean and Wheat gluten

  • Broad bean has more Fiber, and Copper, however Wheat gluten is higher in Selenium, Iron, Folate, Vitamin K, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B1.
  • Wheat gluten covers your daily Selenium needs 71% more than Broad bean.
  • Wheat gluten contains 13 times less Fiber than Broad bean. Broad bean contains 7.5g of Fiber, while Wheat gluten contains 0.6g.

Food varieties used in this article are Beans, fava, in pod, raw and Vital wheat gluten.

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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 Magnesium +32%
Contains more Potassium +232%
Contains less Sodium -13.8%
Contains more Zinc +17.6%
Contains more Copper +120.9%
Contains more Calcium +283.8%
Contains more Iron +235.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +101.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 59% 24% 56% 30% 4% 28% 134%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 43% 195% 18% 112% 9% 4% 24% 61%
Contains more Magnesium +32%
Contains more Potassium +232%
Contains less Sodium -13.8%
Contains more Zinc +17.6%
Contains more Copper +120.9%
Contains more Calcium +283.8%
Contains more Iron +235.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +101.6%

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
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 Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
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 Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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 gluten
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broad bean Wheat gluten Opinion
Net carbs 10.13g 13.19g Wheat gluten
Protein 7.92g 75.16g Wheat gluten
Fats 0.73g 1.85g Wheat gluten
Carbs 17.63g 13.79g Broad bean
Calories 88kcal 370kcal Wheat gluten
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 9.21g 0g Wheat gluten
Fiber 7.5g 0.6g Broad bean
Calcium 37mg 142mg Wheat gluten
Iron 1.55mg 5.2mg Wheat gluten
Magnesium 33mg 25mg Broad bean
Phosphorus 129mg 260mg Wheat gluten
Potassium 332mg 100mg Broad bean
Sodium 25mg 29mg Broad bean
Zinc 1mg 0.85mg Broad bean
Copper 0.402mg 0.182mg Broad bean
Vitamin A 333IU 0IU Broad bean
Vitamin E 1.16mg 0mg Broad bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.7mg 0mg Broad bean
Vitamin B1 0.133mg 0mg Broad bean
Vitamin B2 0.29mg 0mg Broad bean
Vitamin B3 2.249mg 0mg Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.225mg 0mg Broad bean
Vitamin B6 0.104mg 0mg Broad bean
Folate 148µg 0µg Broad bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 40.9µg 0µg Broad bean
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Wheat gluten
Saturated Fat 0.118g 0.272g Broad bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.104g 0.156g Wheat gluten
Polyunsaturated fat 0.342g 0.81g Wheat gluten

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Broad bean Wheat gluten
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
0
Wheat gluten
Mineral Summary Score
43
Broad bean
58
Wheat gluten

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
451%
Wheat gluten
Carbohydrates
18%
Broad bean
14%
Wheat gluten
Fats
3%
Broad bean
9%
Wheat gluten

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.21g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Broad bean
Broad bean contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.154g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broad bean
Broad bean 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 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. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168574/nutrients
  2. Wheat gluten - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168147/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.