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Cream of Wheat vs. Cream of tartar — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Cream of Wheat and Cream of tartar

  • Cream of Wheat has more Iron, Calcium, Vitamin B1, Selenium, Folate, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, and Fiber, however, Cream of tartar is higher in Potassium.
  • Cream of tartar covers your daily Potassium needs 482% more than Cream of Wheat.

Food varieties used in this article are Cereals, CREAM OF WHEAT, regular, 10 minute cooking, dry and Leavening agents, cream of tartar.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +7475%
Contains more Iron +668.8%
Contains more Magnesium +1250%
Contains more Phosphorus +2200%
Contains less Sodium -86.5%
Contains more Zinc +109.5%
Contains more Selenium +9900%
Contains more Potassium +13650%
Equal in Copper - 0.195
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 182% 1073% 19% 49% 11% 0.91% 24% 69% 0% 109%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2.4% 140% 1.4% 2.1% 1456% 6.8% 11% 65% 27% 1.1%
Contains more Calcium +7475%
Contains more Iron +668.8%
Contains more Magnesium +1250%
Contains more Phosphorus +2200%
Contains less Sodium -86.5%
Contains more Zinc +109.5%
Contains more Selenium +9900%
Contains more Potassium +13650%
Equal in Copper - 0.195

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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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 Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
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 Choline Vitamin K 0% 2.2% 0% 0% 125% 46% 79% 31% 25% 91% 0% 13% 1.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
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 Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +24.4%
Contains more Water +541.2%
Contains more Other +6033.3%
11% 77% 11%
Protein: 10.5 g
Fats: 1.5 g
Carbs: 76.5 g
Water: 10.9 g
Other: 0.6 g
62% 2% 37%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 61.5 g
Water: 1.7 g
Other: 36.8 g
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +24.4%
Contains more Water +541.2%
Contains more Other +6033.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Cream of Wheat Cream of tartar
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cream of Wheat Cream of tartar Opinion
Net carbs 72.7g 61.3g Cream of Wheat
Protein 10.5g 0g Cream of Wheat
Fats 1.5g 0g Cream of Wheat
Carbs 76.5g 61.5g Cream of Wheat
Calories 370kcal 258kcal Cream of Wheat
Sugar 0.2g 0g Cream of tartar
Fiber 3.8g 0.2g Cream of Wheat
Calcium 606mg 8mg Cream of Wheat
Iron 28.6mg 3.72mg Cream of Wheat
Magnesium 27mg 2mg Cream of Wheat
Phosphorus 115mg 5mg Cream of Wheat
Potassium 120mg 16500mg Cream of tartar
Sodium 7mg 52mg Cream of Wheat
Zinc 0.88mg 0.42mg Cream of Wheat
Copper 0.206mg 0.195mg Cream of Wheat
Manganese 0.205mg Cream of tartar
Selenium 20µg 0.2µg Cream of Wheat
Vitamin E 0.11mg 0mg Cream of Wheat
Vitamin B1 0.5mg 0mg Cream of Wheat
Vitamin B2 0.2mg 0mg Cream of Wheat
Vitamin B3 4.2mg 0mg Cream of Wheat
Vitamin B5 0.518mg 0mg Cream of Wheat
Vitamin B6 0.108mg 0mg Cream of Wheat
Folate 121µg 0µg Cream of Wheat
Choline 23.1mg 0mg Cream of Wheat
Vitamin K 0.5µg 0µg Cream of Wheat
Tryptophan 0.145mg Cream of Wheat
Threonine 0.33mg Cream of Wheat
Isoleucine 0.461mg Cream of Wheat
Leucine 0.796mg Cream of Wheat
Lysine 0.271mg Cream of Wheat
Methionine 0.196mg Cream of Wheat
Phenylalanine 0.568mg Cream of Wheat
Valine 0.51mg Cream of Wheat
Histidine 0.242mg Cream of Wheat
Saturated Fat 0.238g 0g Cream of tartar
Monounsaturated Fat 0.205g 0g Cream of Wheat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.829g 0g Cream of Wheat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cream of Wheat Cream of tartar
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 indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
32%
Cream of Wheat
0%
Cream of tartar
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
154%
Cream of Wheat
171%
Cream of tartar

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cream of tartar
Cream of tartar is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.2g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cream of tartar
Cream of tartar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.238g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cream of tartar
Cream of tartar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 67)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cream of Wheat
Cream of Wheat contains less Sodium (difference - 45mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cream of Wheat
Cream of Wheat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cream of Wheat
Cream of Wheat 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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Cream of Wheat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173901/nutrients
  2. Cream of tartar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175041/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.