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Millet vs Oatmeal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Millet and Oatmeal

  • Millet has more Copper, Manganese, Phosphorus, Fiber, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5 and Vitamin B3, however Oatmeal has more Iron and Vitamin A.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Millet is 76% higher.
  • Oatmeal has 5 times less Fiber than Millet. Millet has 8.5g of Fiber, while Oatmeal has 1.7g.

Food types used in this article are Millet, raw and Cereals, oats, instant, fortified, plain, prepared with water (boiling water added or microwaved).

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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
6
:
Contains more Potassium +219.7%
Contains more Magnesium +338.5%
Contains more Copper +1036.4%
Contains more Zinc +171%
Contains more Phosphorus +270.1%
Contains less Sodium -89.8%
Contains more Iron +98%
Contains more Calcium +900%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 113% 3% 18% 82% 250% 46% 123% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 224% 24% 6% 19% 22% 17% 33% 7%
Contains more Potassium +219.7%
Contains more Magnesium +338.5%
Contains more Copper +1036.4%
Contains more Zinc +171%
Contains more Phosphorus +270.1%
Contains less Sodium -89.8%
Contains more Iron +98%
Contains more Calcium +900%

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
7
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +61.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +56%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +167.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +125%
Contains more Folate +93.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
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% 1% 0% 106% 67% 89% 51% 89% 0% 3% 64%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 26% 2% 0% 65% 50% 57% 20% 67% 0% 1% 33%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +61.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +56%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +167.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +125%
Contains more Folate +93.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
39
Millet
27
Oatmeal
Mineral Summary Score
79
Millet
44
Oatmeal

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 the food
Protein
66%
Millet
14%
Oatmeal
Carbohydrates
73%
Millet
12%
Oatmeal
Fats
19%
Millet
6%
Oatmeal

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Millet Oatmeal
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Millet Oatmeal
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 Saturated Fat?
Oatmeal
Oatmeal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.497g)
Which food is cheaper?
Oatmeal
Oatmeal is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Millet
Millet contains less Sugars (difference - 0.46g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Millet
Millet contains less Sodium (difference - 44mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Millet
Millet is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Millet
Millet is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Millet Oatmeal Opinion
Calories 378 68 Millet
Protein 11.02 2.37 Millet
Fats 4.22 1.36 Millet
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 72.85 11.67 Millet
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.01 5.96 Oatmeal
Calcium 8 80 Oatmeal
Potassium 195 61 Millet
Magnesium 114 26 Millet
Sugars 0.46 Millet
Fiber 8.5 1.7 Millet
Copper 0.75 0.066 Millet
Zinc 1.68 0.62 Millet
Starch 10.37 Oatmeal
Phosphorus 285 77 Millet
Sodium 5 49 Millet
Vitamin A 0 433 Oatmeal
Vitamin E 0.05 0.07 Oatmeal
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.421 0.26 Millet
Vitamin B2 0.29 0.215 Millet
Vitamin B3 4.72 3.025 Millet
Vitamin B5 0.848 0.317 Millet
Vitamin B6 0.384 0.29 Millet
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.9 0.4 Millet
Folate 85 44 Millet
Trans Fat 0.003 Millet
Saturated Fat 0.723 0.226 Oatmeal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.773 0.391 Millet
Polyunsaturated fat 2.134 0.426 Millet
Tryptophan 0.119 0.04 Millet
Threonine 0.353 0.083 Millet
Isoleucine 0.465 0.105 Millet
Leucine 1.4 0.2 Millet
Lysine 0.212 0.135 Millet
Methionine 0.221 0.04 Millet
Phenylalanine 0.58 0.13 Millet
Valine 0.578 0.151 Millet
Histidine 0.236 0.057 Millet
Fructose 0 Oatmeal

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Millet - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169702/nutrients
  2. Oatmeal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171662/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.