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Bread vs Dough - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Bread and Dough

  • Bread is richer in Manganese, Phosphorus, Calcium, Fiber, Vitamin B3, Selenium, Magnesium, and Copper, yet Dough is richer in Vitamin B1, and Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Bread is 35% higher.
  • Bread contains 3 times more Calcium than Dough. Bread contains 165mg of Calcium, while Dough contains 52mg.

Food types used in this article are Bread, wheat, toasted and Bread, french or vienna (includes sourdough).

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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
8
:
0
Dough
Contains more Calcium +217.3%
Contains more Magnesium +84.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +79%
Contains more Potassium +90.6%
Contains more Zinc +41.3%
Contains more Copper +30.3%
Equal in Iron - 3.91
Equal in Sodium - 602
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 50% 154% 43% 81% 20% 79% 41% 66%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 16% 147% 23% 45% 11% 79% 29% 51%
Contains more Calcium +217.3%
Contains more Magnesium +84.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +79%
Contains more Potassium +90.6%
Contains more Zinc +41.3%
Contains more Copper +30.3%
Equal in Iron - 3.91
Equal in Sodium - 602

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
6
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4
Dough
Contains more Vitamin E +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43%
Contains more Vitamin K +714.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +61.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.8%
Contains more Folate +43%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.455
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 5% 0% 1% 110% 89% 118% 28% 36% 65% 0% 15%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 5% 0% 0% 178% 99% 91% 28% 25% 93% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin E +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43%
Contains more Vitamin K +714.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +61.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.8%
Contains more Folate +43%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.455

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bread Dough Opinion
Net carbs 51.07g 49.68g Bread
Protein 12.96g 10.75g Bread
Fats 4.27g 2.42g Bread
Carbs 55.77g 51.88g Bread
Calories 313kcal 272kcal Bread
Starch g 44.23g Dough
Fructose g 0.51g Dough
Sugar 6.42g 4.62g Dough
Fiber 4.7g 2.2g Bread
Calcium 165mg 52mg Bread
Iron 4.09mg 3.91mg Bread
Magnesium 59mg 32mg Bread
Phosphorus 188mg 105mg Bread
Potassium 223mg 117mg Bread
Sodium 601mg 602mg Bread
Zinc 1.47mg 1.04mg Bread
Copper 0.198mg 0.152mg Bread
Vitamin A 0IU 1IU Dough
Vitamin E 0.24mg 0.21mg Bread
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.2mg 0mg Bread
Vitamin B1 0.439mg 0.71mg Dough
Vitamin B2 0.382mg 0.427mg Dough
Vitamin B3 6.25mg 4.817mg Bread
Vitamin B5 0.456mg 0.455mg Bread
Vitamin B6 0.153mg 0.107mg Bread
Folate 86µg 123µg Dough
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 5.7µg 0.7µg Bread
Tryptophan 0.092mg mg Bread
Threonine 0.299mg mg Bread
Isoleucine 0.258mg mg Bread
Leucine 0.461mg mg Bread
Lysine 0.215mg mg Bread
Methionine 0.105mg mg Bread
Phenylalanine 0.315mg mg Bread
Valine 0.31mg mg Bread
Histidine 0.15mg mg Bread
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0.005g Bread
Saturated Fat 0.989g 0.529g Dough
Monounsaturated Fat 1.019g 0.362g Bread
Polyunsaturated fat 1.72g 0.855g Bread

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Bread Dough
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
38
Bread
43
Dough
Mineral Summary Score
66
Bread
50
Dough

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
65%
Dough
Carbohydrates
56%
Bread
52%
Dough
Fats
20%
Bread
11%
Dough

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Dough
Dough is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Dough
Dough is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.46g)
Which food is cheaper?
Dough
Dough is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bread
Bread contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bread
Bread is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bread
Bread is relatively richer in minerals
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. Bread - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172687/nutrients
  2. Dough - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172675/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.