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Buckwheat vs Seed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Buckwheat and Seed

  • Buckwheat is richer in Vitamin B2, yet Seed is richer in Fiber, Selenium, Phosphorus, Iron, Manganese, Calcium, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Fiber from Seed is 98% higher.
  • Buckwheat contains 3 times more Vitamin B2 than Seed. Buckwheat contains 0.425mg of Vitamin B2, while Seed contains 0.17mg.

Food types used in this article are Buckwheat and Seeds, chia seeds, dried.

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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
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5
Seed
Contains more Potassium +13%
Contains less Sodium -93.8%
Contains more Copper +19%
Contains more Calcium +3405.6%
Contains more Iron +250.9%
Contains more Magnesium +45%
Contains more Phosphorus +147.8%
Contains more Zinc +90.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 83% 166% 149% 41% 1% 66% 367%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 190% 290% 240% 369% 36% 3% 125% 308%
Contains more Potassium +13%
Contains less Sodium -93.8%
Contains more Copper +19%
Contains more Calcium +3405.6%
Contains more Iron +250.9%
Contains more Magnesium +45%
Contains more Phosphorus +147.8%
Contains more Zinc +90.8%

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
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Seed
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +513.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.8%
Contains more Folate +63.3%
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% 26% 99% 132% 74% 49% 23% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 10% 0% 6% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 37% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +513.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.8%
Contains more Folate +63.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Buckwheat Seed Opinion
Net carbs 61.5g 7.72g Buckwheat
Protein 13.25g 16.54g Seed
Fats 3.4g 30.74g Seed
Carbs 71.5g 42.12g Buckwheat
Calories 343kcal 486kcal Seed
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 10g 34.4g Seed
Calcium 18mg 631mg Seed
Iron 2.2mg 7.72mg Seed
Magnesium 231mg 335mg Seed
Phosphorus 347mg 860mg Seed
Potassium 460mg 407mg Buckwheat
Sodium 1mg 16mg Buckwheat
Zinc 2.4mg 4.58mg Seed
Copper 1.1mg 0.924mg Buckwheat
Vitamin A 0IU 54IU Seed
Vitamin E mg 0.5mg Seed
Vitamin D 0IU IU Buckwheat
Vitamin D 0µg µg Buckwheat
Vitamin C 0mg 1.6mg Seed
Vitamin B1 0.101mg 0.62mg Seed
Vitamin B2 0.425mg 0.17mg Buckwheat
Vitamin B3 7.02mg 8.83mg Seed
Vitamin B5 1.233mg mg Buckwheat
Vitamin B6 0.21mg mg Buckwheat
Folate 30µg 49µg Seed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.192mg 0.436mg Seed
Threonine 0.506mg 0.709mg Seed
Isoleucine 0.498mg 0.801mg Seed
Leucine 0.832mg 1.371mg Seed
Lysine 0.672mg 0.97mg Seed
Methionine 0.172mg 0.588mg Seed
Phenylalanine 0.52mg 1.016mg Seed
Valine 0.678mg 0.95mg Seed
Histidine 0.309mg 0.531mg Seed
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0.14g Buckwheat
Saturated Fat 0.741g 3.33g Buckwheat
Monounsaturated Fat 1.04g 2.309g Seed
Polyunsaturated fat 1.039g 23.665g Seed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Buckwheat Seed
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
33
Buckwheat
35
Seed
Mineral Summary Score
109
Buckwheat
195
Seed

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
80%
Buckwheat
99%
Seed
Carbohydrates
72%
Buckwheat
42%
Seed
Fats
16%
Buckwheat
142%
Seed

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seed
Seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food is cheaper?
Seed
Seed is cheaper (difference - $2.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seed
Seed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.589g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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. Buckwheat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170286/nutrients
  2. Seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170554/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.