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Hummus vs Cereal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Hummus and Cereal?

  • Hummus is richer in Copper, and Fiber, while Cereal is higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Zinc, and Vitamin C.
  • Cereal's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 509% higher.
  • Cereal has 4 times less Fiber than Hummus. Hummus has 6g of Fiber, while Cereal has 1.4g.
  • Hummus is lower in Sodium.

We used Hummus, commercial and Cereals ready-to-eat, USDA Commodity Corn and Rice (includes all commodity brands) types in this comparison.

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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
Hummus
6
:
2
Cereal
Contains more Calcium +280%
Contains more Magnesium +273.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +128.6%
Contains more Potassium +117.1%
Contains less Sodium -52.3%
Contains more Copper +284.7%
Contains more Iron +1295.9%
Contains more Zinc +315.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 92% 51% 76% 21% 50% 50% 176%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 1278% 14% 33% 10% 104% 208% 46%
Contains more Calcium +280%
Contains more Magnesium +273.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +128.6%
Contains more Potassium +117.1%
Contains less Sodium -52.3%
Contains more Copper +284.7%
Contains more Iron +1295.9%
Contains more Zinc +315.3%

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
Hummus
3
:
9
Cereal
Contains more Vitamin A +9206.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3393.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +5946.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +4989.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2893%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 0% 45% 15% 11% 8% 47% 63% 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 168% 2% 0% 129% 1572% 894% 556% 14% 1382% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +9206.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3393.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +5946.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +4989.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2893%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Hummus Cereal Opinion
Net carbs 8.29g 85.45g Cereal
Protein 7.9g 6.06g Hummus
Fats 9.6g 1.08g Hummus
Carbs 14.29g 86.85g Cereal
Calories 166kcal 378kcal Cereal
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.26g Cereal
Sugar g 10.35g Hummus
Fiber 6g 1.4g Hummus
Calcium 38mg 10mg Hummus
Iron 2.44mg 34.06mg Cereal
Magnesium 71mg 19mg Hummus
Phosphorus 176mg 77mg Hummus
Potassium 228mg 105mg Hummus
Sodium 379mg 795mg Hummus
Zinc 1.83mg 7.6mg Cereal
Copper 0.527mg 0.137mg Hummus
Vitamin A 30IU 2792IU Cereal
Vitamin E mg 0.08mg Cereal
Vitamin D 0IU IU Hummus
Vitamin D 0µg µg Hummus
Vitamin C 0mg 38.5mg Cereal
Vitamin B1 0.18mg 6.288mg Cereal
Vitamin B2 0.064mg 3.87mg Cereal
Vitamin B3 0.582mg 29.62mg Cereal
Vitamin B5 0.132mg 0.226mg Cereal
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 5.986mg Cereal
Folate 83µg µg Hummus
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Hummus
Vitamin K µg 0µg Cereal
Tryptophan mg 0.066mg Cereal
Threonine mg 0.241mg Cereal
Isoleucine mg 0.26mg Cereal
Leucine mg 0.767mg Cereal
Lysine mg 0.113mg Cereal
Methionine mg 0.13mg Cereal
Phenylalanine mg 0.365mg Cereal
Valine mg 0.344mg Cereal
Histidine mg 0.162mg Cereal
Cholesterol 0mg mg Cereal
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.437g 0.26g Cereal
Monounsaturated Fat 4.039g 0.204g Hummus
Polyunsaturated fat 3.613g 0.354g Hummus

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Hummus Cereal
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
16
Hummus
393
Cereal
Mineral Summary Score
66
Hummus
212
Cereal

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
47%
Hummus
36%
Cereal
Carbohydrates
14%
Hummus
87%
Cereal
Fats
44%
Hummus
5%
Cereal

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Hummus
Hummus is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.35g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Hummus
Hummus contains less Sodium (difference - 416mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Hummus
Hummus is lower in glycemic index (difference - 63)
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 - 1.177g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cereal
Cereal is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cereal
Cereal is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Hummus - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174289/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.