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Bread vs Oatmeal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Bread and Oatmeal different?

  • Bread is richer in Selenium, Manganese, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Copper and Vitamin B2, while Oatmeal is higher in Iron and Vitamin A.
  • Bread covers your daily need of Selenium 52% more than Oatmeal.
  • Bread contains 12 times more Sodium than Oatmeal. Bread contains 601mg of Sodium, while Oatmeal contains 49mg.

Bread, wheat, toasted and Cereals, oats, instant, fortified, plain, prepared with water (boiling water added or microwaved) types were 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
Bread
6
:
Contains more Calcium +106.3%
Contains more Potassium +265.6%
Contains more Magnesium +126.9%
Contains more Copper +200%
Contains more Zinc +137.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +144.2%
Contains more Iron +45.7%
Contains less Sodium -91.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 154% 50% 20% 43% 66% 41% 81% 79%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 224% 24% 6% 19% 22% 17% 33% 7%
Contains more Calcium +106.3%
Contains more Potassium +265.6%
Contains more Magnesium +126.9%
Contains more Copper +200%
Contains more Zinc +137.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +144.2%
Contains more Iron +45.7%
Contains less Sodium -91.8%

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
8
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +242.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +106.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +43.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +1325%
Contains more Folate +95.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +89.5%
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% 26% 2% 0% 65% 50% 57% 20% 67% 0% 1% 33%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +242.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +106.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +43.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +1325%
Contains more Folate +95.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +89.5%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
38
Bread
27
Oatmeal
Mineral Summary Score
66
Bread
44
Oatmeal

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 the food
Protein
78%
Bread
14%
Oatmeal
Carbohydrates
56%
Bread
12%
Oatmeal
Fats
20%
Bread
6%
Oatmeal

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Bread Oatmeal
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Bread Oatmeal
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 contains less Sugars?
Oatmeal
Oatmeal contains less Sugars (difference - 5.96g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Oatmeal
Oatmeal contains less Sodium (difference - 552mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Oatmeal
Oatmeal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.763g)
Which food is cheaper?
Oatmeal
Oatmeal is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bread
Bread is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bread
Bread is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bread
Bread is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Bread Oatmeal Opinion
Calories 313 68 Bread
Protein 12.96 2.37 Bread
Fats 4.27 1.36 Bread
Vitamin C 0.2 0 Bread
Carbs 55.77 11.67 Bread
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.09 5.96 Oatmeal
Calcium 165 80 Bread
Potassium 223 61 Bread
Magnesium 59 26 Bread
Sugars 6.42 0.46 Oatmeal
Fiber 4.7 1.7 Bread
Copper 0.198 0.066 Bread
Zinc 1.47 0.62 Bread
Starch 10.37 Oatmeal
Phosphorus 188 77 Bread
Sodium 601 49 Oatmeal
Vitamin A 0 433 Oatmeal
Vitamin E 0.24 0.07 Bread
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.439 0.26 Bread
Vitamin B2 0.382 0.215 Bread
Vitamin B3 6.25 3.025 Bread
Vitamin B5 0.456 0.317 Bread
Vitamin B6 0.153 0.29 Oatmeal
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 5.7 0.4 Bread
Folate 86 44 Bread
Trans Fat 0.003 Bread
Saturated Fat 0.989 0.226 Oatmeal
Monounsaturated Fat 1.019 0.391 Bread
Polyunsaturated fat 1.72 0.426 Bread
Tryptophan 0.092 0.04 Bread
Threonine 0.299 0.083 Bread
Isoleucine 0.258 0.105 Bread
Leucine 0.461 0.2 Bread
Lysine 0.215 0.135 Bread
Methionine 0.105 0.04 Bread
Phenylalanine 0.315 0.13 Bread
Valine 0.31 0.151 Bread
Histidine 0.15 0.057 Bread
Fructose 0 Oatmeal

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Oatmeal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171662/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.