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Oat vs Bran - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Oat and Bran

  • Oat has more Copper, and Zinc, while Bran has more Vitamin B1, Manganese, Phosphorus, Fiber, Magnesium, Iron, and Vitamin B2.
  • Bran's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 34% higher.
  • Bran contains 2 times less Copper than Oat. Oat contains 0.626mg of Copper, while Bran contains 0.403mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Oats and Oat bran, raw.

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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
Oat
3
:
5
Bran
Contains more Copper +55.3%
Contains more Zinc +27.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +14.6%
Contains more Potassium +31.9%
Contains more Magnesium +32.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.3%
Equal in Calcium - 58
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 177% 17% 38% 127% 209% 109% 225% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 203% 18% 50% 168% 135% 85% 315% 1%
Contains more Copper +55.3%
Contains more Zinc +27.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +14.6%
Contains more Potassium +31.9%
Contains more Magnesium +32.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.3%
Equal in Calcium - 58

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
Oat
2
:
6
Bran
Contains more Vitamin B1 +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.934
Equal in Folate - 52
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% 0% 0% 191% 33% 19% 81% 28% 0% 0% 43%
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% 21% 0% 293% 51% 18% 90% 39% 0% 8% 39%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.934
Equal in Folate - 52

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
33
Oat
46
Bran
Mineral Summary Score
112
Oat
122
Bran

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
101%
Oat
104%
Bran
Carbohydrates
66%
Oat
66%
Bran
Fats
32%
Oat
32%
Bran

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

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Oat Bran
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 Sugar?
Oat
Oat is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.45g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Oat
Oat contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Oat
Oat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.111g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bran
Bran is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is cheaper?
Bran
Bran is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bran
Bran is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bran
Bran 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

Nutrient Oat Bran Opinion
Calories 389 246 Oat
Protein 16.89 17.3 Bran
Fats 6.9 7.03 Bran
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 66.27 66.22 Oat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.72 5.41 Bran
Calcium 54 58 Bran
Potassium 429 566 Bran
Magnesium 177 235 Bran
Sugar 1.45 Oat
Fiber 10.6 15.4 Bran
Copper 0.626 0.403 Oat
Zinc 3.97 3.11 Oat
Starch
Phosphorus 523 734 Bran
Sodium 2 4 Oat
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 1.01 Bran
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.763 1.17 Bran
Vitamin B2 0.139 0.22 Bran
Vitamin B3 0.961 0.934 Oat
Vitamin B5 1.349 1.494 Bran
Vitamin B6 0.119 0.165 Bran
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3.2 Bran
Folate 56 52 Oat
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.217 1.328 Oat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.178 2.376 Bran
Polyunsaturated fat 2.535 2.766 Bran
Tryptophan 0.234 0.335 Bran
Threonine 0.575 0.502 Oat
Isoleucine 0.694 0.668 Oat
Leucine 1.284 1.374 Bran
Lysine 0.701 0.76 Bran
Methionine 0.312 0.335 Bran
Phenylalanine 0.895 0.908 Bran
Valine 0.937 0.964 Bran
Histidine 0.405 0.41 Bran
Fructose

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. Oat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169705/nutrients
  2. Bran - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168872/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.