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Oatmeal vs Rye - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Oatmeal and Rye

  • Oatmeal has more Iron, and Vitamin A, however Rye is higher in Manganese, Fiber, Phosphorus, Copper, Vitamin B5, Magnesium, Zinc, and Selenium.
  • Rye covers your daily Manganese needs 88% more than Oatmeal.
  • Rye contains 130 times less Vitamin A than Oatmeal. Oatmeal contains 130µg of Vitamin A, while Rye contains 1µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Cereals, oats, instant, fortified, plain, prepared with water (boiling water added or microwaved) and Rye grain.

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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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Rye
Contains more Iron +126.6%
Contains more Calcium +233.3%
Contains more Potassium +736.1%
Contains more Magnesium +323.1%
Contains more Copper +456.1%
Contains more Zinc +327.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +331.2%
Contains less Sodium -95.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 224% 24% 6% 19% 22% 17% 33% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 99% 8% 45% 79% 123% 73% 143% 1%
Contains more Iron +126.6%
Contains more Calcium +233.3%
Contains more Potassium +736.1%
Contains more Magnesium +323.1%
Contains more Copper +456.1%
Contains more Zinc +327.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +331.2%
Contains less Sodium -95.9%

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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Rye
Contains more Vitamin A +3836.4%
Contains more Folate +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +1114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +359.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1375%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.294
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 0% 1% 17% 0% 79% 58% 81% 88% 68% 0% 15% 29%
Contains more Vitamin A +3836.4%
Contains more Folate +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +1114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +359.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1375%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.294

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
27
Oatmeal
36
Rye
Mineral Summary Score
44
Oatmeal
71
Rye

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
14%
Oatmeal
62%
Rye
Carbohydrates
12%
Oatmeal
76%
Rye
Fats
6%
Oatmeal
8%
Rye

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

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Oatmeal Rye
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 Sodium?
Rye
Rye contains less Sodium (difference - 47mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rye
Rye is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.029g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Rye
Rye is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Rye
Rye is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Oatmeal
Oatmeal is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.52g)
Which food is cheaper?
Oatmeal
Oatmeal is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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 Oatmeal Rye Opinion
Calories 68 338 Rye
Protein 2.37 10.34 Rye
Fats 1.36 1.63 Rye
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 11.67 75.86 Rye
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.96 2.63 Oatmeal
Calcium 80 24 Oatmeal
Potassium 61 510 Rye
Magnesium 26 110 Rye
Sugar 0.46 0.98 Oatmeal
Fiber 1.7 15.1 Rye
Copper 0.066 0.367 Rye
Zinc 0.62 2.65 Rye
Starch 10.37 Oatmeal
Phosphorus 77 332 Rye
Sodium 49 2 Rye
Vitamin A 433 11 Oatmeal
Vitamin E 0.07 0.85 Rye
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.26 0.316 Rye
Vitamin B2 0.215 0.251 Rye
Vitamin B3 3.025 4.27 Rye
Vitamin B5 0.317 1.456 Rye
Vitamin B6 0.29 0.294 Rye
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 5.9 Rye
Folate 44 38 Oatmeal
Trans Fat 0.003 0 Rye
Saturated Fat 0.226 0.197 Rye
Monounsaturated Fat 0.391 0.208 Oatmeal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.426 0.767 Rye
Tryptophan 0.04 0.108 Rye
Threonine 0.083 0.289 Rye
Isoleucine 0.105 0.208 Rye
Leucine 0.2 0.563 Rye
Lysine 0.135 0.286 Rye
Methionine 0.04 0.153 Rye
Phenylalanine 0.13 0.435 Rye
Valine 0.151 0.317 Rye
Histidine 0.057 0.189 Rye
Fructose 0 0.11 Rye

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. Oatmeal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171662/nutrients
  2. Rye - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168884/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.