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Oatmeal vs Teff - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Oatmeal and Teff

  • Oatmeal has less Manganese, Copper, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Zinc, Fiber, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A, and Vitamin B5.
  • Teff covers your daily Manganese needs 377% more than Oatmeal.

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

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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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Teff
Contains more Iron +28%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Potassium +600%
Contains more Magnesium +607.7%
Contains more Copper +1127.3%
Contains more Zinc +485.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +457.1%
Contains less Sodium -75.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 224% 24% 6% 19% 22% 17% 33% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 287% 54% 38% 132% 270% 99% 184% 2%
Contains more Iron +28%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Potassium +600%
Contains more Magnesium +607.7%
Contains more Copper +1127.3%
Contains more Zinc +485.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +457.1%
Contains less Sodium -75.5%

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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Teff
Contains more Vitamin A +4711.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +197.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +66.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +375%
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% 2% 0% 98% 63% 64% 57% 112% 0% 5% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +4711.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +197.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +66.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +375%

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
33
Teff
Mineral Summary Score
44
Oatmeal
133
Teff

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
80%
Teff
Carbohydrates
12%
Oatmeal
73%
Teff
Fats
6%
Oatmeal
11%
Teff

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 Teff
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Oatmeal Teff
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 Cholesterol?
Teff
Teff is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Teff
Teff contains less Sodium (difference - 37mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Teff
Teff is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Teff
Teff is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Oatmeal
Oatmeal is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.38g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Oatmeal
Oatmeal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.223g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Oatmeal Teff Opinion
Calories 68 367 Teff
Protein 2.37 13.3 Teff
Fats 1.36 2.38 Teff
Vitamin C 0 Oatmeal
Carbs 11.67 73.13 Teff
Cholesterol 0 Teff
Vitamin D 0 Oatmeal
Iron 5.96 7.63 Teff
Calcium 80 180 Teff
Potassium 61 427 Teff
Magnesium 26 184 Teff
Sugar 0.46 1.84 Oatmeal
Fiber 1.7 8 Teff
Copper 0.066 0.81 Teff
Zinc 0.62 3.63 Teff
Starch 10.37 36.56 Teff
Phosphorus 77 429 Teff
Sodium 49 12 Teff
Vitamin A 433 9 Oatmeal
Vitamin E 0.07 0.08 Teff
Vitamin D 0 Oatmeal
Vitamin B1 0.26 0.39 Teff
Vitamin B2 0.215 0.27 Teff
Vitamin B3 3.025 3.363 Teff
Vitamin B5 0.317 0.942 Teff
Vitamin B6 0.29 0.482 Teff
Vitamin B12 0 Oatmeal
Vitamin K 0.4 1.9 Teff
Folate 44 Oatmeal
Trans Fat 0.003 Teff
Saturated Fat 0.226 0.449 Oatmeal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.391 0.589 Teff
Polyunsaturated fat 0.426 1.071 Teff
Tryptophan 0.04 0.139 Teff
Threonine 0.083 0.51 Teff
Isoleucine 0.105 0.501 Teff
Leucine 0.2 1.068 Teff
Lysine 0.135 0.376 Teff
Methionine 0.04 0.428 Teff
Phenylalanine 0.13 0.698 Teff
Valine 0.151 0.686 Teff
Histidine 0.057 0.301 Teff
Fructose 0 0.47 Teff

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. Teff - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169747/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.