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Oatmeal vs Bread - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Oatmeal and Bread different?

  • Oatmeal is richer in Iron, while Bread is higher in Selenium, Manganese, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Copper, Vitamin A and Vitamin B2.
  • Bread covers your daily need of Selenium 52% more than Oatmeal.
  • Oatmeal is lower in Sodium.

Cereals, oats, instant, fortified, plain, prepared with water (boiling water added or microwaved) and Bread, wheat, toasted types were 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
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Bread
Contains more Iron +45.7%
Contains less Sodium -91.8%
Contains more Calcium +106.3%
Contains more Potassium +265.6%
Contains more Magnesium +126.9%
Contains more Copper +200%
Contains more Zinc +137.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +144.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 224% 24% 6% 19% 22% 17% 33% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 154% 50% 20% 43% 66% 41% 81% 79%
Contains more Iron +45.7%
Contains less Sodium -91.8%
Contains more Calcium +106.3%
Contains more Potassium +265.6%
Contains more Magnesium +126.9%
Contains more Copper +200%
Contains more Zinc +137.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +144.2%

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
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Bread
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +89.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +242.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +106.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +43.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +1325%
Contains more Folate +95.5%
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 1% 0% 5% 0% 110% 89% 118% 28% 36% 0% 15% 65%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +89.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +242.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +106.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +43.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +1325%
Contains more Folate +95.5%

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
27
Oatmeal
38
Bread
Mineral Summary Score
44
Oatmeal
66
Bread

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
14%
Oatmeal
78%
Bread
Carbohydrates
12%
Oatmeal
56%
Bread
Fats
6%
Oatmeal
20%
Bread

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.
Oatmeal Bread
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Oatmeal Bread
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 Sugars?
Oatmeal
Oatmeal contains less Sugars (difference - 5.96g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Oatmeal
Oatmeal contains less Sodium (difference - 552mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Oatmeal
Oatmeal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.763g)
Which food is cheaper?
Oatmeal
Oatmeal is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bread
Bread is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bread
Bread is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bread
Bread is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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 Oatmeal Bread Opinion
Calories 68 313 Bread
Protein 2.37 12.96 Bread
Fats 1.36 4.27 Bread
Vitamin C 0 0.2 Bread
Carbs 11.67 55.77 Bread
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.96 4.09 Oatmeal
Calcium 80 165 Bread
Potassium 61 223 Bread
Magnesium 26 59 Bread
Sugars 0.46 6.42 Oatmeal
Fiber 1.7 4.7 Bread
Copper 0.066 0.198 Bread
Zinc 0.62 1.47 Bread
Starch 10.37 Oatmeal
Phosphorus 77 188 Bread
Sodium 49 601 Oatmeal
Vitamin A 433 0 Oatmeal
Vitamin E 0.07 0.24 Bread
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.26 0.439 Bread
Vitamin B2 0.215 0.382 Bread
Vitamin B3 3.025 6.25 Bread
Vitamin B5 0.317 0.456 Bread
Vitamin B6 0.29 0.153 Oatmeal
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 5.7 Bread
Folate 44 86 Bread
Trans Fat 0.003 Bread
Saturated Fat 0.226 0.989 Oatmeal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.391 1.019 Bread
Polyunsaturated fat 0.426 1.72 Bread
Tryptophan 0.04 0.092 Bread
Threonine 0.083 0.299 Bread
Isoleucine 0.105 0.258 Bread
Leucine 0.2 0.461 Bread
Lysine 0.135 0.215 Bread
Methionine 0.04 0.105 Bread
Phenylalanine 0.13 0.315 Bread
Valine 0.151 0.31 Bread
Histidine 0.057 0.15 Bread
Fructose 0 Oatmeal

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Oatmeal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171662/nutrients
  2. Bread - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172687/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.