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Bread vs Buckwheat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Bread and Buckwheat

  • Bread has more Selenium, Vitamin B1, Iron, and Calcium, however Buckwheat is higher in Copper, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Fiber, and Vitamin B5.
  • Buckwheat covers your daily need of Copper 100% more than Bread.
  • Bread has 601 times more Sodium than Buckwheat. While Bread has 601mg of Sodium, Buckwheat has only 1mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Bread, wheat, toasted and Buckwheat.

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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
Bread
2
:
Contains more Iron +85.9%
Contains more Calcium +816.7%
Contains more Potassium +106.3%
Contains more Magnesium +291.5%
Contains more Copper +455.6%
Contains more Zinc +63.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +84.6%
Contains less Sodium -99.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 154% 50% 20% 43% 66% 41% 81% 79%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 83% 6% 41% 166% 367% 66% 149% 1%
Contains more Iron +85.9%
Contains more Calcium +816.7%
Contains more Potassium +106.3%
Contains more Magnesium +291.5%
Contains more Copper +455.6%
Contains more Zinc +63.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +84.6%
Contains less Sodium -99.8%

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
Bread
5
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +334.7%
Contains more Folate +186.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +170.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.3%
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% 5% 0% 110% 89% 118% 28% 36% 0% 15% 65%
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% 26% 99% 132% 74% 49% 0% 0% 23%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +334.7%
Contains more Folate +186.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +170.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.3%

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
38
Bread
33
Buckwheat
Mineral Summary Score
66
Bread
109
Buckwheat

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
78%
Bread
80%
Buckwheat
Carbohydrates
56%
Bread
72%
Buckwheat
Fats
20%
Bread
16%
Buckwheat

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.
Bread Buckwheat
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Bread Buckwheat
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 is lower in Sugar?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.42g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat contains less Sodium (difference - 600mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.248g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food is cheaper?
Bread
Bread is cheaper (difference - $2.3)
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.
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bread Buckwheat Opinion
Calories 313 343 Buckwheat
Protein 12.96 13.25 Buckwheat
Fats 4.27 3.4 Bread
Vitamin C 0.2 0 Bread
Carbs 55.77 71.5 Buckwheat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.09 2.2 Bread
Calcium 165 18 Bread
Potassium 223 460 Buckwheat
Magnesium 59 231 Buckwheat
Sugar 6.42 Buckwheat
Fiber 4.7 10 Buckwheat
Copper 0.198 1.1 Buckwheat
Zinc 1.47 2.4 Buckwheat
Starch
Phosphorus 188 347 Buckwheat
Sodium 601 1 Buckwheat
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.24 Bread
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.439 0.101 Bread
Vitamin B2 0.382 0.425 Buckwheat
Vitamin B3 6.25 7.02 Buckwheat
Vitamin B5 0.456 1.233 Buckwheat
Vitamin B6 0.153 0.21 Buckwheat
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 5.7 Bread
Folate 86 30 Bread
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.989 0.741 Buckwheat
Monounsaturated Fat 1.019 1.04 Buckwheat
Polyunsaturated fat 1.72 1.039 Bread
Tryptophan 0.092 0.192 Buckwheat
Threonine 0.299 0.506 Buckwheat
Isoleucine 0.258 0.498 Buckwheat
Leucine 0.461 0.832 Buckwheat
Lysine 0.215 0.672 Buckwheat
Methionine 0.105 0.172 Buckwheat
Phenylalanine 0.315 0.52 Buckwheat
Valine 0.31 0.678 Buckwheat
Histidine 0.15 0.309 Buckwheat
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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. Bread - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172687/nutrients
  2. Buckwheat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170286/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.