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Groat vs Couscous - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Groat and Couscous different?

  • Groat is higher in Manganese, Copper, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Iron, and Fiber, however Couscous is richer in Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Selenium from Couscous is 46% higher.
  • Groat contains 6 times more Magnesium than Couscous. While Groat contains 51mg of Magnesium, Couscous contains only 8mg.

Buckwheat groats, roasted, cooked and Couscous, cooked are the varieties 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
Groat
7
:
Contains more Iron +110.5%
Contains more Potassium +51.7%
Contains more Magnesium +537.5%
Contains more Copper +256.1%
Contains more Zinc +134.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +218.2%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 3% 8% 37% 49% 17% 30% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 3% 6% 6% 14% 8% 10% 1%
Contains more Iron +110.5%
Contains more Potassium +51.7%
Contains more Magnesium +537.5%
Contains more Copper +256.1%
Contains more Zinc +134.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +218.2%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%

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
Groat
3
:
Contains more Vitamin B2 +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51%
Contains more Vitamin K +1800%
Contains more Vitamin E +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +57.5%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.983
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.371
Equal in Folate - 15
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% 2% 0% 10% 9% 18% 22% 18% 0% 5% 11%
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% 3% 0% 16% 7% 19% 23% 12% 0% 1% 12%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51%
Contains more Vitamin K +1800%
Contains more Vitamin E +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +57.5%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.983
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.371
Equal in Folate - 15

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
8
Groat
7
Couscous
Mineral Summary Score
22
Groat
7
Couscous

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
20%
Groat
23%
Couscous
Carbohydrates
20%
Groat
23%
Couscous
Fats
3%
Groat
1%
Couscous

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.
Groat Couscous
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
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Groat Couscous
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 contains less Sodium?
Groat
Groat contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Groat
Groat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 20)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Groat
Groat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.8g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.105g)
Which food is cheaper?
Couscous
Couscous is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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 Groat Couscous Opinion
Calories 92 112 Couscous
Protein 3.38 3.79 Couscous
Fats 0.62 0.16 Groat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 19.94 23.22 Couscous
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.8 0.38 Groat
Calcium 7 8 Couscous
Potassium 88 58 Groat
Magnesium 51 8 Groat
Sugar 0.9 0.1 Couscous
Fiber 2.7 1.4 Groat
Copper 0.146 0.041 Groat
Zinc 0.61 0.26 Groat
Starch
Phosphorus 70 22 Groat
Sodium 4 5 Groat
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.09 0.13 Couscous
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.063 Couscous
Vitamin B2 0.039 0.027 Groat
Vitamin B3 0.94 0.983 Couscous
Vitamin B5 0.359 0.371 Couscous
Vitamin B6 0.077 0.051 Groat
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.9 0.1 Groat
Folate 14 15 Couscous
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.134 0.029 Couscous
Monounsaturated Fat 0.188 0.022 Groat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.188 0.064 Groat
Tryptophan 0.049 0.049
Threonine 0.129 0.1 Groat
Isoleucine 0.127 0.147 Couscous
Leucine 0.212 0.259 Couscous
Lysine 0.172 0.073 Groat
Methionine 0.044 0.059 Couscous
Phenylalanine 0.133 0.184 Couscous
Valine 0.173 0.162 Groat
Histidine 0.079 0.077 Groat
Fructose 0.1 Groat

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. Groat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170686/nutrients
  2. Couscous - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169700/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.