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Millet vs Cereal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Millet and Cereal different?

  • Millet is higher in Copper, and Manganese, however Cereal is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin A RAE, Zinc, and Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 from Cereal is 489% higher.
  • Millet contains 5 times more Copper than Cereal. While Millet contains 0.75mg of Copper, Cereal contains only 0.137mg.

Millet, raw and Cereals ready-to-eat, USDA Commodity Corn and Rice (includes all commodity brands) 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
Millet
5
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3
Cereal
Contains more Magnesium +500%
Contains more Phosphorus +270.1%
Contains more Potassium +85.7%
Contains less Sodium -99.4%
Contains more Copper +447.4%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Iron +1031.6%
Contains more Zinc +352.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 113% 82% 123% 18% 1% 46% 250%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 1278% 14% 33% 10% 104% 208% 46%
Contains more Magnesium +500%
Contains more Phosphorus +270.1%
Contains more Potassium +85.7%
Contains less Sodium -99.4%
Contains more Copper +447.4%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Iron +1031.6%
Contains more Zinc +352.4%

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
Millet
5
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7
Cereal
Contains more Vitamin B5 +275.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +60%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1393.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1234.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +527.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1458.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 0% 106% 67% 89% 51% 89% 64% 0% 3%
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 B5 +275.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +60%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1393.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1234.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +527.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1458.9%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Millet Cereal Opinion
Net carbs 64.35g 85.45g Cereal
Protein 11.02g 6.06g Millet
Fats 4.22g 1.08g Millet
Carbs 72.85g 86.85g Cereal
Calories 378kcal 378kcal
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.26g Cereal
Sugar g 10.35g Millet
Fiber 8.5g 1.4g Millet
Calcium 8mg 10mg Cereal
Iron 3.01mg 34.06mg Cereal
Magnesium 114mg 19mg Millet
Phosphorus 285mg 77mg Millet
Potassium 195mg 105mg Millet
Sodium 5mg 795mg Millet
Zinc 1.68mg 7.6mg Cereal
Copper 0.75mg 0.137mg Millet
Vitamin A 0IU 2792IU Cereal
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.08mg Cereal
Vitamin D 0IU IU Millet
Vitamin D 0µg µg Millet
Vitamin C 0mg 38.5mg Cereal
Vitamin B1 0.421mg 6.288mg Cereal
Vitamin B2 0.29mg 3.87mg Cereal
Vitamin B3 4.72mg 29.62mg Cereal
Vitamin B5 0.848mg 0.226mg Millet
Vitamin B6 0.384mg 5.986mg Cereal
Folate 85µg µg Millet
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Millet
Vitamin K 0.9µg 0µg Millet
Tryptophan 0.119mg 0.066mg Millet
Threonine 0.353mg 0.241mg Millet
Isoleucine 0.465mg 0.26mg Millet
Leucine 1.4mg 0.767mg Millet
Lysine 0.212mg 0.113mg Millet
Methionine 0.221mg 0.13mg Millet
Phenylalanine 0.58mg 0.365mg Millet
Valine 0.578mg 0.344mg Millet
Histidine 0.236mg 0.162mg Millet
Cholesterol 0mg mg Cereal
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.723g 0.26g Cereal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.773g 0.204g Millet
Polyunsaturated fat 2.134g 0.354g Millet

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Millet Cereal
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet Equal
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
39
Millet
393
Cereal
Mineral Summary Score
79
Millet
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
66%
Millet
36%
Cereal
Carbohydrates
73%
Millet
87%
Cereal
Fats
19%
Millet
5%
Cereal

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Millet
Millet is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.35g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Millet
Millet contains less Sodium (difference - 790mg)
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 - 0.463g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is cheaper?
Cereal
Cereal is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
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.
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.

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. Millet - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169702/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.