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Cereal vs Wheat gluten - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Cereal and Wheat gluten

  • Cereal has more Iron, and Zinc, however Wheat gluten is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin A RAE, Selenium, and Vitamin C.
  • Cereal covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 524% more than Wheat gluten.
  • Wheat gluten has 27 times less Sodium than Cereal. Cereal has 795mg of Sodium, while Wheat gluten has 29mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Cereals ready-to-eat, USDA Commodity Corn and Rice (includes all commodity brands) 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 Iron +555%
Contains more Zinc +794.1%
Contains more Calcium +1320%
Contains more Magnesium +31.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +237.7%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Copper +32.8%
Equal in Potassium - 100
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 1278% 14% 33% 10% 104% 208% 46%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 43% 195% 18% 112% 9% 4% 24% 61%
Contains more Iron +555%
Contains more Zinc +794.1%
Contains more Calcium +1320%
Contains more Magnesium +31.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +237.7%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Copper +32.8%
Equal in Potassium - 100

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
8
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cereal Wheat gluten Opinion
Net carbs 85.45g 13.19g Cereal
Protein 6.06g 75.16g Wheat gluten
Fats 1.08g 1.85g Wheat gluten
Carbs 86.85g 13.79g Cereal
Calories 378kcal 370kcal Cereal
Starch g g
Fructose 0.26g g Cereal
Sugar 10.35g 0g Wheat gluten
Fiber 1.4g 0.6g Cereal
Calcium 10mg 142mg Wheat gluten
Iron 34.06mg 5.2mg Cereal
Magnesium 19mg 25mg Wheat gluten
Phosphorus 77mg 260mg Wheat gluten
Potassium 105mg 100mg Cereal
Sodium 795mg 29mg Wheat gluten
Zinc 7.6mg 0.85mg Cereal
Copper 0.137mg 0.182mg Wheat gluten
Vitamin A 2792IU 0IU Cereal
Vitamin E 0.08mg 0mg Cereal
Vitamin D IU 0IU Wheat gluten
Vitamin D µg 0µg Wheat gluten
Vitamin C 38.5mg 0mg Cereal
Vitamin B1 6.288mg 0mg Cereal
Vitamin B2 3.87mg 0mg Cereal
Vitamin B3 29.62mg 0mg Cereal
Vitamin B5 0.226mg 0mg Cereal
Vitamin B6 5.986mg 0mg Cereal
Folate µg 0µg Wheat gluten
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Wheat gluten
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Tryptophan 0.066mg mg Cereal
Threonine 0.241mg mg Cereal
Isoleucine 0.26mg mg Cereal
Leucine 0.767mg mg Cereal
Lysine 0.113mg mg Cereal
Methionine 0.13mg mg Cereal
Phenylalanine 0.365mg mg Cereal
Valine 0.344mg mg Cereal
Histidine 0.162mg mg Cereal
Cholesterol mg 0mg Cereal
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.26g 0.272g Cereal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.204g 0.156g Cereal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.354g 0.81g Wheat gluten

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cereal Wheat gluten
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
0
Wheat gluten
Mineral Summary Score
212
Cereal
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
36%
Cereal
451%
Wheat gluten
Carbohydrates
87%
Cereal
14%
Wheat gluten
Fats
5%
Cereal
9%
Wheat gluten

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.35g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten contains less Sodium (difference - 766mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
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 - 0.012g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cereal
Cereal is relatively richer in vitamins
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. 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.