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Porridge vs Wheat gluten - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Porridge and Wheat gluten

  • Porridge has less Selenium, Phosphorus, Iron, Copper, Zinc, Calcium, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Wheat gluten covers your daily Selenium needs 67% more than Porridge.

Food varieties used in this article are Cereals, CREAM OF WHEAT, regular (10 minute), cooked with water, without salt and Vital wheat gluten.

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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
Contains less Sodium -79.3%
Contains more Iron +39%
Contains more Calcium +63.2%
Contains more Potassium +525%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Copper +355%
Contains more Zinc +553.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +1633.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 141% 27% 2% 4% 14% 4% 7% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 195% 43% 9% 18% 61% 24% 112% 4%
Contains less Sodium -79.3%
Contains more Iron +39%
Contains more Calcium +63.2%
Contains more Potassium +525%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Copper +355%
Contains more Zinc +553.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +1633.3%

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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Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

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
4
Porridge
0
Wheat gluten
Mineral Summary Score
24
Porridge
58
Wheat gluten

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
9%
Porridge
451%
Wheat gluten
Carbohydrates
11%
Porridge
14%
Wheat gluten
Fats
1%
Porridge
9%
Wheat gluten

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

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Porridge Wheat gluten
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?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.03g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Porridge
Porridge contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Porridge
Porridge is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.239g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Porridge
Porridge is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Porridge Wheat gluten Opinion
Calories 50 370 Wheat gluten
Protein 1.44 75.16 Wheat gluten
Fats 0.21 1.85 Wheat gluten
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 10.52 13.79 Wheat gluten
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.74 5.2 Wheat gluten
Calcium 87 142 Wheat gluten
Potassium 16 100 Wheat gluten
Magnesium 5 25 Wheat gluten
Sugar 0.03 0 Wheat gluten
Fiber 0.5 0.6 Wheat gluten
Copper 0.04 0.182 Wheat gluten
Zinc 0.13 0.85 Wheat gluten
Starch
Phosphorus 15 260 Wheat gluten
Sodium 6 29 Porridge
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.02 0 Porridge
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.055 0 Porridge
Vitamin B2 0.025 0 Porridge
Vitamin B3 0.52 0 Porridge
Vitamin B5 0.071 0 Porridge
Vitamin B6 0.013 0 Porridge
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 0 Porridge
Folate 12 0 Porridge
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.033 0.272 Porridge
Monounsaturated Fat 0.028 0.156 Wheat gluten
Polyunsaturated fat 0.114 0.81 Wheat gluten
Tryptophan 0.02 Porridge
Threonine 0.045 Porridge
Isoleucine 0.063 Porridge
Leucine 0.11 Porridge
Lysine 0.037 Porridge
Methionine 0.027 Porridge
Phenylalanine 0.078 Porridge
Valine 0.07 Porridge
Histidine 0.033 Porridge
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. Porridge - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171657/nutrients
  2. Wheat gluten - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168147/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

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