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Porridge vs. Flax — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Porridge and Flax

  • The amount of Vitamin B1, Copper, Manganese, Fiber, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin B6, and Iron in Flax is higher than in Porridge.
  • Flax covers your daily need of Vitamin B1 132% more than Porridge.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Cereals, CREAM OF WHEAT, regular (10 minute), cooked with water, without salt and Seeds, flaxseed.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Flax
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Calcium +193.1%
Contains more Iron +53.2%
Contains more Magnesium +7740%
Contains more Phosphorus +4180%
Contains more Potassium +4981.3%
Contains more Zinc +3238.5%
Contains more Copper +2950%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +807.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 27% 141% 4% 7% 2% 1% 4% 14% 0% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 77% 215% 280% 276% 72% 4% 119% 407% 324% 139%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Calcium +193.1%
Contains more Iron +53.2%
Contains more Magnesium +7740%
Contains more Phosphorus +4180%
Contains more Potassium +4981.3%
Contains more Zinc +3238.5%
Contains more Copper +2950%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +807.1%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Flax
Contains more Vitamin E +1450%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2889.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +544%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +492.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1287.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3538.5%
Contains more Folate +625%
Contains more Vitamin K +4200%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 0% 14% 6% 10% 5% 3% 9% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 7% 0% 2% 411% 38% 58% 60% 110% 66% 0% 11%
Contains more Vitamin E +1450%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2889.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +544%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +492.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1287.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3538.5%
Contains more Folate +625%
Contains more Vitamin K +4200%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Flax
Contains more Water +1158.8%
Contains more Protein +1170.1%
Contains more Fats +19976.2%
Contains more Carbs +174.5%
Contains more Other +1586.4%
11% 88%
Protein: 1.44 g
Fats: 0.21 g
Carbs: 10.52 g
Water: 87.61 g
Other: 0.22 g
18% 42% 29% 7% 4%
Protein: 18.29 g
Fats: 42.16 g
Carbs: 28.88 g
Water: 6.96 g
Other: 3.71 g
Contains more Water +1158.8%
Contains more Protein +1170.1%
Contains more Fats +19976.2%
Contains more Carbs +174.5%
Contains more Other +1586.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Flax
Contains less Saturated Fat -99.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +26782.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +25101.8%
19% 16% 65%
Saturated Fat: 0.033 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.028 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.114 g
9% 19% 72%
Saturated Fat: 3.663 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 7.527 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 28.73 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -99.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +26782.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +25101.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Porridge Flax
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Porridge Flax Opinion
Net carbs 10.02g 1.58g Porridge
Protein 1.44g 18.29g Flax
Fats 0.21g 42.16g Flax
Carbs 10.52g 28.88g Flax
Calories 50kcal 534kcal Flax
Sugar 0.03g 1.55g Porridge
Fiber 0.5g 27.3g Flax
Calcium 87mg 255mg Flax
Iron 3.74mg 5.73mg Flax
Magnesium 5mg 392mg Flax
Phosphorus 15mg 642mg Flax
Potassium 16mg 813mg Flax
Sodium 6mg 30mg Porridge
Zinc 0.13mg 4.34mg Flax
Copper 0.04mg 1.22mg Flax
Manganese 0mg 2.482mg Flax
Selenium 2.8µg 25.4µg Flax
Vitamin E 0.02mg 0.31mg Flax
Vitamin C 0mg 0.6mg Flax
Vitamin B1 0.055mg 1.644mg Flax
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.161mg Flax
Vitamin B3 0.52mg 3.08mg Flax
Vitamin B5 0.071mg 0.985mg Flax
Vitamin B6 0.013mg 0.473mg Flax
Folate 12µg 87µg Flax
Vitamin K 0.1µg 4.3µg Flax
Tryptophan 0.02mg 0.297mg Flax
Threonine 0.045mg 0.766mg Flax
Isoleucine 0.063mg 0.896mg Flax
Leucine 0.11mg 1.235mg Flax
Lysine 0.037mg 0.862mg Flax
Methionine 0.027mg 0.37mg Flax
Phenylalanine 0.078mg 0.957mg Flax
Valine 0.07mg 1.072mg Flax
Histidine 0.033mg 0.472mg Flax
Saturated Fat 0.033g 3.663g Porridge
Monounsaturated Fat 0.028g 7.527g Flax
Polyunsaturated fat 0.114g 28.73g Flax
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.007g Flax

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Porridge Flax
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
4%
Porridge
63%
Flax
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
21%
Porridge
191%
Flax

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Porridge
Porridge is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.52g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Porridge
Porridge contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Porridge
Porridge is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.63g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Porridge
Porridge is lower in glycemic index (difference - 66)
Which food is cheaper?
Porridge
Porridge is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Flax
Flax is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Flax
Flax is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Porridge - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171657/nutrients
  2. Flax - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169414/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.