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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 Potassium +117.1%
Contains more Magnesium +273.7%
Contains more Copper +284.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +128.6%
Contains less Sodium -52.3%
Contains more Iron +1295.9%
Contains more Zinc +315.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 92% 12% 21% 51% 176% 50% 76% 50%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1278% 3% 10% 14% 46% 208% 33% 104%
Contains more Calcium +280%
Contains more Potassium +117.1%
Contains more Magnesium +273.7%
Contains more Copper +284.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +128.6%
Contains less Sodium -52.3%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +9206.7%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 2% 0% 0% 45% 15% 11% 8% 47% 0% 0% 63%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 129% 168% 2% 0% 1572% 894% 556% 14% 1382% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +9206.7%
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 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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Hummus Cereal
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?
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.