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Buckwheat vs Spelt - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Buckwheat and Spelt

  • Spelt is higher than Buckwheat in Manganese, Phosphorus, Iron, Vitamin B3, Copper, Zinc, and Vitamin B1.
  • Spelt's daily need coverage for Manganese is 30% higher.

The food types used in this comparison are Buckwheat groats, roasted, cooked and Spelt, cooked.

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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 less Sodium -20%
Contains more Calcium +42.9%
Contains more Iron +108.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +114.3%
Contains more Potassium +62.5%
Contains more Zinc +104.9%
Contains more Copper +47.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 49
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 30% 37% 30% 8% 1% 17% 49%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 63% 35% 65% 13% 1% 35% 72%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Calcium +42.9%
Contains more Iron +108.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +114.3%
Contains more Potassium +62.5%
Contains more Zinc +104.9%
Contains more Copper +47.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 49

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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Spelt
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +188.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +157.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +173.4%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.08
Equal in Folate - 13
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 0% 0% 10% 9% 18% 22% 18% 11% 0% 5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 6% 0% 0% 26% 7% 49% 0% 19% 10% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +188.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +157.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +173.4%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.08
Equal in Folate - 13

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Buckwheat Spelt Opinion
Net carbs 17.24g 22.54g Spelt
Protein 3.38g 5.5g Spelt
Fats 0.62g 0.85g Spelt
Carbs 19.94g 26.44g Spelt
Calories 92kcal 127kcal Spelt
Starch g 19.57g Spelt
Fructose 0.1g g Buckwheat
Sugar 0.9g g Spelt
Fiber 2.7g 3.9g Spelt
Calcium 7mg 10mg Spelt
Iron 0.8mg 1.67mg Spelt
Magnesium 51mg 49mg Buckwheat
Phosphorus 70mg 150mg Spelt
Potassium 88mg 143mg Spelt
Sodium 4mg 5mg Buckwheat
Zinc 0.61mg 1.25mg Spelt
Copper 0.146mg 0.215mg Spelt
Vitamin A 0IU 4IU Spelt
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 0µg
Vitamin E 0.09mg 0.26mg Spelt
Vitamin D 0IU IU Buckwheat
Vitamin D 0µg µg Buckwheat
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.103mg Spelt
Vitamin B2 0.039mg 0.03mg Buckwheat
Vitamin B3 0.94mg 2.57mg Spelt
Vitamin B5 0.359mg mg Buckwheat
Vitamin B6 0.077mg 0.08mg Spelt
Folate 14µg 13µg Buckwheat
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.9µg µg Buckwheat
Tryptophan 0.049mg mg Buckwheat
Threonine 0.129mg mg Buckwheat
Isoleucine 0.127mg mg Buckwheat
Leucine 0.212mg mg Buckwheat
Lysine 0.172mg mg Buckwheat
Methionine 0.044mg mg Buckwheat
Phenylalanine 0.133mg mg Buckwheat
Valine 0.173mg mg Buckwheat
Histidine 0.079mg mg Buckwheat
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.134g g Spelt
Monounsaturated Fat 0.188g g Buckwheat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.188g g Buckwheat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Buckwheat Spelt
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
8
Buckwheat
10
Spelt
Mineral Summary Score
22
Buckwheat
35
Spelt

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
20%
Buckwheat
33%
Spelt
Carbohydrates
20%
Buckwheat
26%
Spelt
Fats
3%
Buckwheat
4%
Spelt

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Spelt
Spelt is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.9g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spelt
Spelt is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.134g)
Which food is cheaper?
Spelt
Spelt is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Spelt
Spelt is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
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/170686/nutrients
  2. Spelt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169746/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.