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Bread vs Wheat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Bread and Wheat

  • Bread has more Vitamin B2, and Calcium, while Wheat has more Selenium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Copper, Zinc, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium.
  • Wheat's daily need coverage for Selenium is 102% higher.
  • Wheat contains 301 times less Sodium than Bread. Bread contains 601mg of Sodium, while Wheat contains 2mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Bread, wheat, toasted and Wheat, durum.

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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
:
6
Wheat
Contains more Iron +16.2%
Contains more Calcium +385.3%
Contains more Potassium +93.3%
Contains more Magnesium +144.1%
Contains more Copper +179.3%
Contains more Zinc +183%
Contains more Phosphorus +170.2%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 154% 50% 20% 43% 66% 41% 81% 79%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 132% 11% 39% 103% 185% 114% 218% 1%
Contains more Iron +16.2%
Contains more Calcium +385.3%
Contains more Potassium +93.3%
Contains more Magnesium +144.1%
Contains more Copper +179.3%
Contains more Zinc +183%
Contains more Phosphorus +170.2%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%

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
:
3
Wheat
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +215.7%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +105%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +173.9%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.419
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 6.738
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% 105% 28% 127% 57% 97% 0% 0% 33%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +215.7%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +105%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +173.9%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.419
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 6.738

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
37
Wheat
Mineral Summary Score
66
Bread
100
Wheat

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
82%
Wheat
Carbohydrates
56%
Bread
71%
Wheat
Fats
20%
Bread
11%
Wheat

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 Wheat
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 Wheat
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?
Wheat
Wheat is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.42g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Wheat
Wheat contains less Sodium (difference - 599mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Wheat
Wheat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.535g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wheat
Wheat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Bread
Bread is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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 Wheat Opinion
Calories 313 339 Wheat
Protein 12.96 13.68 Wheat
Fats 4.27 2.47 Bread
Vitamin C 0.2 0 Bread
Carbs 55.77 71.13 Wheat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.09 3.52 Bread
Calcium 165 34 Bread
Potassium 223 431 Wheat
Magnesium 59 144 Wheat
Sugar 6.42 Wheat
Fiber 4.7 Bread
Copper 0.198 0.553 Wheat
Zinc 1.47 4.16 Wheat
Starch
Phosphorus 188 508 Wheat
Sodium 601 2 Wheat
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.24 Bread
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.439 0.419 Bread
Vitamin B2 0.382 0.121 Bread
Vitamin B3 6.25 6.738 Wheat
Vitamin B5 0.456 0.935 Wheat
Vitamin B6 0.153 0.419 Wheat
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 5.7 Bread
Folate 86 43 Bread
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.989 0.454 Wheat
Monounsaturated Fat 1.019 0.344 Bread
Polyunsaturated fat 1.72 0.978 Bread
Tryptophan 0.092 0.176 Wheat
Threonine 0.299 0.366 Wheat
Isoleucine 0.258 0.533 Wheat
Leucine 0.461 0.934 Wheat
Lysine 0.215 0.303 Wheat
Methionine 0.105 0.221 Wheat
Phenylalanine 0.315 0.681 Wheat
Valine 0.31 0.594 Wheat
Histidine 0.15 0.322 Wheat
Fructose

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. Wheat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169721/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.