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Bread vs Wheat gluten - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Bread and Wheat gluten?

  • Bread is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Folate, Fiber, and Vitamin B6, yet Wheat gluten is higher in Iron, Selenium, and Phosphorus.
  • Bread's daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 is 39% more.
  • Bread has 10000000 times more Vitamin B1 than Wheat gluten. While Bread has 0.439mg of Vitamin B1, Wheat gluten has only 0mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Wheat gluten is lower.

We used Bread, wheat, toasted and Vital wheat gluten types 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
Contains more Calcium +16.2%
Contains more Magnesium +136%
Contains more Potassium +123%
Contains more Zinc +72.9%
Contains more Iron +27.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.2%
Equal in Copper - 0.182
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 50% 154% 43% 81% 20% 79% 41% 66%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 43% 195% 18% 112% 9% 4% 24% 61%
Contains more Calcium +16.2%
Contains more Magnesium +136%
Contains more Potassium +123%
Contains more Zinc +72.9%
Contains more Iron +27.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.2%
Equal in Copper - 0.182

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
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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 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 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
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.
Bread Wheat gluten
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bread Wheat gluten Opinion
Net carbs 51.07g 13.19g Bread
Protein 12.96g 75.16g Wheat gluten
Fats 4.27g 1.85g Bread
Carbs 55.77g 13.79g Bread
Calories 313kcal 370kcal Wheat gluten
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 6.42g 0g Wheat gluten
Fiber 4.7g 0.6g Bread
Calcium 165mg 142mg Bread
Iron 4.09mg 5.2mg Wheat gluten
Magnesium 59mg 25mg Bread
Phosphorus 188mg 260mg Wheat gluten
Potassium 223mg 100mg Bread
Sodium 601mg 29mg Wheat gluten
Zinc 1.47mg 0.85mg Bread
Copper 0.198mg 0.182mg Bread
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.24mg 0mg Bread
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.2mg 0mg Bread
Vitamin B1 0.439mg 0mg Bread
Vitamin B2 0.382mg 0mg Bread
Vitamin B3 6.25mg 0mg Bread
Vitamin B5 0.456mg 0mg Bread
Vitamin B6 0.153mg 0mg Bread
Folate 86µg 0µg Bread
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 5.7µg 0µg 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 g
Saturated Fat 0.989g 0.272g Wheat gluten
Monounsaturated Fat 1.019g 0.156g Bread
Polyunsaturated fat 1.72g 0.81g Bread

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Bread 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
38
Bread
0
Wheat gluten
Mineral Summary Score
66
Bread
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
78%
Bread
451%
Wheat gluten
Carbohydrates
56%
Bread
14%
Wheat gluten
Fats
20%
Bread
9%
Wheat gluten

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.42g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten contains less Sodium (difference - 572mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.717g)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bread
Bread is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
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?
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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. Bread - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172687/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.