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Black gram vs Wheat gluten - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Black gram and Wheat gluten?

  • Black gram is richer in Folate, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Magnesium, and Vitamin B5, yet Wheat gluten is richer in Selenium, Iron, Phosphorus, and Calcium.
  • Wheat gluten's daily need coverage for Selenium is 68% higher.
  • Black gram has 10000000 times more Folate than Wheat gluten. Black gram has 94µg of Folate, while Wheat gluten has 0µg.

We used Mungo beans, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Vital wheat gluten types in this comparison.

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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 +152%
Contains more Potassium +131%
Contains less Sodium -75.9%
Contains more Calcium +167.9%
Contains more Iron +197.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.7%
Contains more Copper +30.9%
Equal in Zinc - 0.85
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 16% 66% 45% 67% 21% 1% 23% 47%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 43% 195% 18% 112% 9% 4% 24% 61%
Contains more Magnesium +152%
Contains more Potassium +131%
Contains less Sodium -75.9%
Contains more Calcium +167.9%
Contains more Iron +197.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.7%
Contains more Copper +30.9%
Equal in Zinc - 0.85

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 2% 3% 0% 4% 38% 18% 29% 26% 14% 71% 0% 7%
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.
Black gram Wheat gluten
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Black gram Wheat gluten Opinion
Net carbs 11.94g 13.19g Wheat gluten
Protein 7.54g 75.16g Wheat gluten
Fats 0.55g 1.85g Wheat gluten
Carbs 18.34g 13.79g Black gram
Calories 105kcal 370kcal Wheat gluten
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.01g 0g Wheat gluten
Fiber 6.4g 0.6g Black gram
Calcium 53mg 142mg Wheat gluten
Iron 1.75mg 5.2mg Wheat gluten
Magnesium 63mg 25mg Black gram
Phosphorus 156mg 260mg Wheat gluten
Potassium 231mg 100mg Black gram
Sodium 7mg 29mg Black gram
Zinc 0.83mg 0.85mg Wheat gluten
Copper 0.139mg 0.182mg Wheat gluten
Vitamin A 31IU 0IU Black gram
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0mg Black gram
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 1mg 0mg Black gram
Vitamin B1 0.15mg 0mg Black gram
Vitamin B2 0.075mg 0mg Black gram
Vitamin B3 1.5mg 0mg Black gram
Vitamin B5 0.433mg 0mg Black gram
Vitamin B6 0.058mg 0mg Black gram
Folate 94µg 0µg Black gram
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.7µg 0µg Black gram
Tryptophan 0.078mg mg Black gram
Threonine 0.262mg mg Black gram
Isoleucine 0.385mg mg Black gram
Leucine 0.625mg mg Black gram
Lysine 0.5mg mg Black gram
Methionine 0.11mg mg Black gram
Phenylalanine 0.44mg mg Black gram
Valine 0.423mg mg Black gram
Histidine 0.211mg mg Black gram
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Wheat gluten
Saturated Fat 0.038g 0.272g Black gram
Monounsaturated Fat 0.029g 0.156g Wheat gluten
Polyunsaturated fat 0.359g 0.81g Wheat gluten

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Black gram 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
17
Black gram
0
Wheat gluten
Mineral Summary Score
35
Black gram
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
45%
Black gram
451%
Wheat gluten
Carbohydrates
18%
Black gram
14%
Wheat gluten
Fats
3%
Black gram
9%
Wheat gluten

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.01g)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Black gram
Black gram contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Black gram
Black gram is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.234g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Black gram
Black gram is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Black gram
Black gram is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Black gram - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172427/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.