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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
Contains more Magnesium +216%
Contains more Potassium +618%
Contains less Sodium -17.2%
Contains more Zinc +224.7%
Contains more Copper +260.4%
Contains more Calcium +149.1%
Contains more Iron +20.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 260
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 162% 57% 108% 64% 4% 76% 219%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 43% 195% 18% 112% 9% 4% 24% 61%
Contains more Magnesium +216%
Contains more Potassium +618%
Contains less Sodium -17.2%
Contains more Zinc +224.7%
Contains more Copper +260.4%
Contains more Calcium +149.1%
Contains more Iron +20.6%
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 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 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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 5% 17% 0% 14% 120% 49% 29% 96% 124% 418% 0% 23%
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 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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.
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chickpea Wheat gluten Opinion
Net carbs 50.75g 13.19g Chickpea
Protein 20.47g 75.16g Wheat gluten
Fats 6.04g 1.85g Chickpea
Carbs 62.95g 13.79g Chickpea
Calories 378kcal 370kcal Chickpea
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 10.7g 0g Wheat gluten
Fiber 12.2g 0.6g Chickpea
Calcium 57mg 142mg Wheat gluten
Iron 4.31mg 5.2mg Wheat gluten
Magnesium 79mg 25mg Chickpea
Phosphorus 252mg 260mg Wheat gluten
Potassium 718mg 100mg Chickpea
Sodium 24mg 29mg Chickpea
Zinc 2.76mg 0.85mg Chickpea
Copper 0.656mg 0.182mg Chickpea
Vitamin A 67IU 0IU Chickpea
Vitamin E 0.82mg 0mg Chickpea
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4mg 0mg Chickpea
Vitamin B1 0.477mg 0mg Chickpea
Vitamin B2 0.212mg 0mg Chickpea
Vitamin B3 1.541mg 0mg Chickpea
Vitamin B5 1.588mg 0mg Chickpea
Vitamin B6 0.535mg 0mg Chickpea
Folate 557µg 0µg Chickpea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 9µg 0µg Chickpea
Tryptophan 0.2mg mg Chickpea
Threonine 0.766mg mg Chickpea
Isoleucine 0.882mg mg Chickpea
Leucine 1.465mg mg Chickpea
Lysine 1.377mg mg Chickpea
Methionine 0.27mg mg Chickpea
Phenylalanine 1.103mg mg Chickpea
Valine 0.865mg mg Chickpea
Histidine 0.566mg mg Chickpea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Wheat gluten
Saturated Fat 0.603g 0.272g Wheat gluten
Monounsaturated Fat 1.377g 0.156g Chickpea
Polyunsaturated fat 2.731g 0.81g Chickpea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chickpea 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
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

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.

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.