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Cereal vs Teff - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Cereal and Teff

  • Cereal has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin A RAE, however Teff is richer in Manganese, Copper, Phosphorus, and Magnesium.
  • Cereal covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 492% more than Teff.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Cereals ready-to-eat, USDA Commodity Corn and Rice (includes all commodity brands) and Teff, uncooked.

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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
:
6
Teff
Contains more Iron +346.4%
Contains more Zinc +109.4%
Contains more Calcium +1700%
Contains more Magnesium +868.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +457.1%
Contains more Potassium +306.7%
Contains less Sodium -98.5%
Contains more Copper +491.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 1278% 14% 33% 10% 104% 208% 46%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 54% 287% 132% 184% 38% 2% 99% 270%
Contains more Iron +346.4%
Contains more Zinc +109.4%
Contains more Calcium +1700%
Contains more Magnesium +868.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +457.1%
Contains more Potassium +306.7%
Contains less Sodium -98.5%
Contains more Copper +491.2%

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
:
2
Teff
Contains more Vitamin A +30922.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1512.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +780.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1141.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +316.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.08
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 1% 2% 0% 0% 98% 63% 64% 57% 112% 0% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +30922.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1512.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +780.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1141.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +316.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.08

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Cereal
1
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4
Teff
Contains more Carbs +18.8%
Contains more Protein +119.5%
Contains more Fats +120.4%
Contains more Water +133.3%
Equal in Other - 2.37
6% 87% 4% 2%
Protein: 6.06 g
Fats: 1.08 g
Carbs: 86.85 g
Water: 3.78 g
Other: 2.23 g
13% 2% 73% 9% 2%
Protein: 13.3 g
Fats: 2.38 g
Carbs: 73.13 g
Water: 8.82 g
Other: 2.37 g
Contains more Carbs +18.8%
Contains more Protein +119.5%
Contains more Fats +120.4%
Contains more Water +133.3%
Equal in Other - 2.37

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Cereal
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2
Teff
Contains less Saturated Fat -42.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +188.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +202.5%
32% 25% 43%
Saturated Fat: 0.26 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.204 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.354 g
21% 28% 51%
Saturated Fat: 0.449 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.589 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.071 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -42.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +188.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +202.5%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Cereal
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3
Teff
Contains more Sucrose +1471%
Contains more Maltose +800%
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Glucose +170.4%
Contains more Fructose +80.8%
94% 3% 3%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 9.74 g
Glucose: 0.27 g
Fructose: 0.26 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0.09 g
Galactose: 0 g
95% 2%
Starch: 36.56 g
Sucrose: 0.62 g
Glucose: 0.73 g
Fructose: 0.47 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0.01 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Sucrose +1471%
Contains more Maltose +800%
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Glucose +170.4%
Contains more Fructose +80.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cereal Teff Opinion
Net carbs 85.45g 65.13g Cereal
Protein 6.06g 13.3g Teff
Fats 1.08g 2.38g Teff
Carbs 86.85g 73.13g Cereal
Calories 378kcal 367kcal Cereal
Starch 36.56g Teff
Fructose 0.26g 0.47g Teff
Sugar 10.35g 1.84g Teff
Fiber 1.4g 8g Teff
Calcium 10mg 180mg Teff
Iron 34.06mg 7.63mg Cereal
Magnesium 19mg 184mg Teff
Phosphorus 77mg 429mg Teff
Potassium 105mg 427mg Teff
Sodium 795mg 12mg Teff
Zinc 7.6mg 3.63mg Cereal
Copper 0.137mg 0.81mg Teff
Vitamin A 2792IU 9IU Cereal
Vitamin A RAE 814µg 0µg Cereal
Vitamin E 0.08mg 0.08mg
Vitamin C 38.5mg Cereal
Vitamin B1 6.288mg 0.39mg Cereal
Vitamin B2 3.87mg 0.27mg Cereal
Vitamin B3 29.62mg 3.363mg Cereal
Vitamin B5 0.226mg 0.942mg Teff
Vitamin B6 5.986mg 0.482mg Cereal
Vitamin K 0µg 1.9µg Teff
Tryptophan 0.066mg 0.139mg Teff
Threonine 0.241mg 0.51mg Teff
Isoleucine 0.26mg 0.501mg Teff
Leucine 0.767mg 1.068mg Teff
Lysine 0.113mg 0.376mg Teff
Methionine 0.13mg 0.428mg Teff
Phenylalanine 0.365mg 0.698mg Teff
Valine 0.344mg 0.686mg Teff
Histidine 0.162mg 0.301mg Teff
Saturated Fat 0.26g 0.449g Cereal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.204g 0.589g Teff
Polyunsaturated fat 0.354g 1.071g Teff
Omega-3 - ALA 0.135g Teff

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cereal Teff
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores show how much of your all daily needs across all vitamins or minerals this food would cover if you took three 100 grams servings of it (approximation of 3 serving sizes)
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
393%
Cereal
33%
Teff
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
212%
Cereal
133%
Teff

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Teff
Teff is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.51g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Teff
Teff contains less Sodium (difference - 783mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Teff
Teff is lower in glycemic index (difference - 69)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.189g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cereal
Cereal is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol ( mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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.

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. Teff - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169747/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.