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Cereal vs Bread - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Cereal and Bread

  • Cereal has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Zinc, and Vitamin C, however Bread is higher in Vitamin A RAE, Selenium, and Manganese.
  • Cereal covers your daily need of Vitamin B1 487% more than Bread.
  • Cereal has 193 times more Vitamin C than Bread. While Cereal has 38.5mg of Vitamin C, Bread has only 0.2mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Cereals ready-to-eat, USDA Commodity Corn and Rice (includes all commodity brands) and Bread, wheat, toasted.

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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
Cereal
2
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6
Bread
Contains more Iron +732.8%
Contains more Zinc +417%
Contains more Calcium +1550%
Contains more Magnesium +210.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +144.2%
Contains more Potassium +112.4%
Contains less Sodium -24.4%
Contains more Copper +44.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 1278% 14% 33% 10% 104% 208% 46%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 50% 154% 43% 81% 20% 79% 41% 66%
Contains more Iron +732.8%
Contains more Zinc +417%
Contains more Calcium +1550%
Contains more Magnesium +210.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +144.2%
Contains more Potassium +112.4%
Contains less Sodium -24.4%
Contains more Copper +44.5%

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
Cereal
6
:
6
Bread
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +19150%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1332.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +913.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +373.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3812.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +101.8%
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 168% 2% 0% 129% 1572% 894% 556% 14% 1382% 0% 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 0% 5% 0% 1% 110% 89% 118% 28% 36% 65% 0% 15%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +19150%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1332.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +913.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +373.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3812.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +101.8%
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.
Cereal Bread
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cereal Bread Opinion
Net carbs 85.45g 51.07g Cereal
Protein 6.06g 12.96g Bread
Fats 1.08g 4.27g Bread
Carbs 86.85g 55.77g Cereal
Calories 378kcal 313kcal Cereal
Starch g g
Fructose 0.26g g Cereal
Sugar 10.35g 6.42g Bread
Fiber 1.4g 4.7g Bread
Calcium 10mg 165mg Bread
Iron 34.06mg 4.09mg Cereal
Magnesium 19mg 59mg Bread
Phosphorus 77mg 188mg Bread
Potassium 105mg 223mg Bread
Sodium 795mg 601mg Bread
Zinc 7.6mg 1.47mg Cereal
Copper 0.137mg 0.198mg Bread
Vitamin A 2792IU 0IU Cereal
Vitamin E 0.08mg 0.24mg Bread
Vitamin D IU 0IU Bread
Vitamin D µg 0µg Bread
Vitamin C 38.5mg 0.2mg Cereal
Vitamin B1 6.288mg 0.439mg Cereal
Vitamin B2 3.87mg 0.382mg Cereal
Vitamin B3 29.62mg 6.25mg Cereal
Vitamin B5 0.226mg 0.456mg Bread
Vitamin B6 5.986mg 0.153mg Cereal
Folate µg 86µg Bread
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Bread
Vitamin K 0µg 5.7µg Bread
Tryptophan 0.066mg 0.092mg Bread
Threonine 0.241mg 0.299mg Bread
Isoleucine 0.26mg 0.258mg Cereal
Leucine 0.767mg 0.461mg Cereal
Lysine 0.113mg 0.215mg Bread
Methionine 0.13mg 0.105mg Cereal
Phenylalanine 0.365mg 0.315mg Cereal
Valine 0.344mg 0.31mg Cereal
Histidine 0.162mg 0.15mg Cereal
Cholesterol mg 0mg Cereal
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.26g 0.989g Cereal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.204g 1.019g Bread
Polyunsaturated fat 0.354g 1.72g Bread

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cereal Bread
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
393
Cereal
38
Bread
Mineral Summary Score
212
Cereal
66
Bread

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
36%
Cereal
78%
Bread
Carbohydrates
87%
Cereal
56%
Bread
Fats
5%
Cereal
20%
Bread

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.729g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cereal
Cereal is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bread
Bread is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.93g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bread
Bread contains less Sodium (difference - 194mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bread
Bread is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
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.

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

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.