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Buckwheat vs Wheat gluten - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Buckwheat and Wheat gluten

  • Buckwheat has more Copper, Magnesium, Fiber, and Zinc, however Wheat gluten is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B3, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B6.
  • Buckwheat covers your daily Copper needs 102% more than Wheat gluten.
  • Wheat gluten has 17 times less Fiber than Buckwheat. Buckwheat has 10g of Fiber, while Wheat gluten has 0.6g.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Buckwheat and Vital wheat gluten.

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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 Potassium +360%
Contains more Magnesium +824%
Contains more Copper +504.4%
Contains more Zinc +182.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.5%
Contains less Sodium -96.6%
Contains more Iron +136.4%
Contains more Calcium +688.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 83% 6% 41% 166% 367% 66% 149% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 195% 43% 9% 18% 61% 24% 112% 4%
Contains more Potassium +360%
Contains more Magnesium +824%
Contains more Copper +504.4%
Contains more Zinc +182.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.5%
Contains less Sodium -96.6%
Contains more Iron +136.4%
Contains more Calcium +688.9%

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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Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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% 26% 99% 132% 74% 49% 0% 0% 23%
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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

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
0
Wheat gluten
Mineral Summary Score
109
Buckwheat
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
80%
Buckwheat
451%
Wheat gluten
Carbohydrates
72%
Buckwheat
14%
Wheat gluten
Fats
16%
Buckwheat
9%
Wheat gluten

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

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Buckwheat Wheat gluten
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 Saturated Fat?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.469g)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is cheaper (difference - $2.6)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Buckwheat Wheat gluten Opinion
Calories 343 370 Wheat gluten
Protein 13.25 75.16 Wheat gluten
Fats 3.4 1.85 Buckwheat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 71.5 13.79 Buckwheat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.2 5.2 Wheat gluten
Calcium 18 142 Wheat gluten
Potassium 460 100 Buckwheat
Magnesium 231 25 Buckwheat
Sugar 0 Buckwheat
Fiber 10 0.6 Buckwheat
Copper 1.1 0.182 Buckwheat
Zinc 2.4 0.85 Buckwheat
Starch
Phosphorus 347 260 Buckwheat
Sodium 1 29 Buckwheat
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0 Wheat gluten
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.101 0 Buckwheat
Vitamin B2 0.425 0 Buckwheat
Vitamin B3 7.02 0 Buckwheat
Vitamin B5 1.233 0 Buckwheat
Vitamin B6 0.21 0 Buckwheat
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Wheat gluten
Folate 30 0 Buckwheat
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.741 0.272 Wheat gluten
Monounsaturated Fat 1.04 0.156 Buckwheat
Polyunsaturated fat 1.039 0.81 Buckwheat
Tryptophan 0.192 Buckwheat
Threonine 0.506 Buckwheat
Isoleucine 0.498 Buckwheat
Leucine 0.832 Buckwheat
Lysine 0.672 Buckwheat
Methionine 0.172 Buckwheat
Phenylalanine 0.52 Buckwheat
Valine 0.678 Buckwheat
Histidine 0.309 Buckwheat
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. Buckwheat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170286/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.