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Porridge vs Wheat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Porridge and Wheat different?

  • Wheat has more Selenium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Copper, Vitamin B3, Zinc, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B5 than Porridge.
  • Daily need coverage for Selenium from Wheat is 157% higher.

Cereals, CREAM OF WHEAT, regular (10 minute), cooked with water, without salt and Wheat, durum are the varieties 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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6
Wheat
Contains more Calcium +155.9%
Contains more Potassium +2593.8%
Contains more Magnesium +2780%
Contains more Copper +1282.5%
Contains more Zinc +3100%
Contains more Phosphorus +3286.7%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Equal in Iron - 3.52
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 141% 27% 2% 4% 14% 4% 7% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 132% 11% 39% 103% 185% 114% 218% 1%
Contains more Calcium +155.9%
Contains more Potassium +2593.8%
Contains more Magnesium +2780%
Contains more Copper +1282.5%
Contains more Zinc +3100%
Contains more Phosphorus +3286.7%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Equal in Iron - 3.52

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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Wheat
Contains more Vitamin B1 +661.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +384%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1195.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1216.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3123.1%
Contains more Folate +258.3%
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% 1% 0% 14% 6% 10% 5% 3% 0% 1% 9%
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% 105% 28% 127% 57% 97% 0% 0% 33%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +661.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +384%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1195.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1216.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3123.1%
Contains more Folate +258.3%

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
4
Porridge
37
Wheat
Mineral Summary Score
24
Porridge
100
Wheat

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
9%
Porridge
82%
Wheat
Carbohydrates
11%
Porridge
71%
Wheat
Fats
1%
Porridge
11%
Wheat

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Porridge Wheat
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?
Wheat
Wheat contains less Sugars (difference - 0.03g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Wheat
Wheat contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wheat
Wheat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 16)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Wheat
Wheat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Porridge
Porridge is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.421g)
Which food is cheaper?
Porridge
Porridge 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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Porridge Wheat Opinion
Calories 50 339 Wheat
Protein 1.44 13.68 Wheat
Fats 0.21 2.47 Wheat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 10.52 71.13 Wheat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.74 3.52 Porridge
Calcium 87 34 Porridge
Potassium 16 431 Wheat
Magnesium 5 144 Wheat
Sugars 0.03 Wheat
Fiber 0.5 Porridge
Copper 0.04 0.553 Wheat
Zinc 0.13 4.16 Wheat
Starch
Phosphorus 15 508 Wheat
Sodium 6 2 Wheat
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.02 Porridge
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.055 0.419 Wheat
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.121 Wheat
Vitamin B3 0.52 6.738 Wheat
Vitamin B5 0.071 0.935 Wheat
Vitamin B6 0.013 0.419 Wheat
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 Porridge
Folate 12 43 Wheat
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.033 0.454 Porridge
Monounsaturated Fat 0.028 0.344 Wheat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.114 0.978 Wheat
Tryptophan 0.02 0.176 Wheat
Threonine 0.045 0.366 Wheat
Isoleucine 0.063 0.533 Wheat
Leucine 0.11 0.934 Wheat
Lysine 0.037 0.303 Wheat
Methionine 0.027 0.221 Wheat
Phenylalanine 0.078 0.681 Wheat
Valine 0.07 0.594 Wheat
Histidine 0.033 0.322 Wheat
Fructose

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. Porridge - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171657/nutrients
  2. Wheat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169721/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.