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Chickpea vs Wheat gluten - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chickpea and Wheat gluten different?

  • Chickpea is richer in Copper, Fiber, Potassium, and Zinc, while Wheat gluten is higher in Folate, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B2.
  • Chickpea covers your daily need of Folate 139% more than Wheat gluten.
  • Chickpea contains 20 times more Fiber than Wheat gluten. Chickpea contains 12.2g of Fiber, while Wheat gluten contains 0.6g.

Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, raw and Vital wheat gluten types were used in this article.

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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
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Contains more Potassium +618%
Contains more Magnesium +216%
Contains more Copper +260.4%
Contains more Zinc +224.7%
Contains less Sodium -17.2%
Contains more Iron +20.6%
Contains more Calcium +149.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 260
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 162% 18% 64% 57% 219% 76% 108% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 195% 43% 9% 18% 61% 24% 112% 4%
Contains more Potassium +618%
Contains more Magnesium +216%
Contains more Copper +260.4%
Contains more Zinc +224.7%
Contains less Sodium -17.2%
Contains more Iron +20.6%
Contains more Calcium +149.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 260

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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 14% 5% 17% 0% 120% 49% 29% 96% 124% 0% 23% 418%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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
74
Chickpea
0
Wheat gluten
Mineral Summary Score
88
Chickpea
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
123%
Chickpea
451%
Wheat gluten
Carbohydrates
63%
Chickpea
14%
Wheat gluten
Fats
28%
Chickpea
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.
Chickpea Wheat gluten
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chickpea 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 Sugar?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.7g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.331g)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chickpea
Chickpea contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chickpea
Chickpea 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 Chickpea Wheat gluten Opinion
Calories 378 370 Chickpea
Protein 20.47 75.16 Wheat gluten
Fats 6.04 1.85 Chickpea
Vitamin C 4 0 Chickpea
Carbs 62.95 13.79 Chickpea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.31 5.2 Wheat gluten
Calcium 57 142 Wheat gluten
Potassium 718 100 Chickpea
Magnesium 79 25 Chickpea
Sugar 10.7 0 Wheat gluten
Fiber 12.2 0.6 Chickpea
Copper 0.656 0.182 Chickpea
Zinc 2.76 0.85 Chickpea
Starch
Phosphorus 252 260 Wheat gluten
Sodium 24 29 Chickpea
Vitamin A 67 0 Chickpea
Vitamin E 0.82 0 Chickpea
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.477 0 Chickpea
Vitamin B2 0.212 0 Chickpea
Vitamin B3 1.541 0 Chickpea
Vitamin B5 1.588 0 Chickpea
Vitamin B6 0.535 0 Chickpea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 0 Chickpea
Folate 557 0 Chickpea
Trans Fat 0 Wheat gluten
Saturated Fat 0.603 0.272 Wheat gluten
Monounsaturated Fat 1.377 0.156 Chickpea
Polyunsaturated fat 2.731 0.81 Chickpea
Tryptophan 0.2 Chickpea
Threonine 0.766 Chickpea
Isoleucine 0.882 Chickpea
Leucine 1.465 Chickpea
Lysine 1.377 Chickpea
Methionine 0.27 Chickpea
Phenylalanine 1.103 Chickpea
Valine 0.865 Chickpea
Histidine 0.566 Chickpea
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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. Chickpea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173756/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.