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Brown rice vs Pumpkin seed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Brown rice and Pumpkin seed

  • Brown rice has more Manganese, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B1, however Pumpkin seed is richer in Zinc, Fiber, Copper, Magnesium, Iron, and Potassium.
  • Pumpkin seed covers your daily Zinc needs 87% more than Brown rice.
  • Pumpkin seed has 9 times less Vitamin B3 than Brown rice. Brown rice has 2.561mg of Vitamin B3, while Pumpkin seed has 0.286mg.
  • Brown rice contains less Saturated Fat.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Rice, brown, long-grain, cooked and Seeds, pumpkin and squash seeds, whole, roasted, without salt.

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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 more Phosphorus +12%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Iron +491.1%
Contains more Calcium +1733.3%
Contains more Potassium +968.6%
Contains more Magnesium +571.8%
Contains more Copper +550.9%
Contains more Zinc +1350.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 22% 1% 8% 28% 36% 20% 45% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 125% 17% 82% 188% 230% 281% 40% 3%
Contains more Phosphorus +12%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Iron +491.1%
Contains more Calcium +1733.3%
Contains more Potassium +968.6%
Contains more Magnesium +571.8%
Contains more Copper +550.9%
Contains more Zinc +1350.7%

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 B1 +423.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +795.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +578.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +232.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Equal in Folate - 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% 4% 0% 45% 16% 49% 23% 29% 0% 1% 7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 1% 4% 0% 0% 9% 12% 6% 4% 9% 0% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +423.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +795.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +578.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +232.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Equal in Folate - 9

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
14
Brown rice
4
Pumpkin seed
Mineral Summary Score
20
Brown rice
120
Pumpkin seed

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
16%
Brown rice
111%
Pumpkin seed
Carbohydrates
26%
Brown rice
54%
Pumpkin seed
Fats
4%
Brown rice
90%
Pumpkin seed

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.
Brown rice Pumpkin seed
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Brown rice Pumpkin seed
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 richer in minerals?
Pumpkin seed
Pumpkin seed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pumpkin seed
Pumpkin seed is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.24g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brown rice
Brown rice contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brown rice
Brown rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.41g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Brown rice
Brown rice is lower in glycemic index (difference - 66)
Which food is cheaper?
Brown rice
Brown rice is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Brown rice
Brown rice 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 Brown rice Pumpkin seed Opinion
Calories 123 446 Pumpkin seed
Protein 2.74 18.55 Pumpkin seed
Fats 0.97 19.4 Pumpkin seed
Vitamin C 0 0.3 Pumpkin seed
Carbs 25.58 53.75 Pumpkin seed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.56 3.31 Pumpkin seed
Calcium 3 55 Pumpkin seed
Potassium 86 919 Pumpkin seed
Magnesium 39 262 Pumpkin seed
Sugar 0.24 Pumpkin seed
Fiber 1.6 18.4 Pumpkin seed
Copper 0.106 0.69 Pumpkin seed
Zinc 0.71 10.3 Pumpkin seed
Starch 24.79 Brown rice
Phosphorus 103 92 Brown rice
Sodium 4 18 Brown rice
Vitamin A 0 62 Pumpkin seed
Vitamin E 0.17 Brown rice
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.178 0.034 Brown rice
Vitamin B2 0.069 0.052 Brown rice
Vitamin B3 2.561 0.286 Brown rice
Vitamin B5 0.38 0.056 Brown rice
Vitamin B6 0.123 0.037 Brown rice
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.2 Brown rice
Folate 9 9
Trans Fat 0 Pumpkin seed
Saturated Fat 0.26 3.67 Brown rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.369 6.032 Pumpkin seed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.366 8.844 Pumpkin seed
Tryptophan 0.033 0.326 Pumpkin seed
Threonine 0.095 0.683 Pumpkin seed
Isoleucine 0.109 0.956 Pumpkin seed
Leucine 0.214 1.572 Pumpkin seed
Lysine 0.099 1.386 Pumpkin seed
Methionine 0.058 0.417 Pumpkin seed
Phenylalanine 0.133 0.924 Pumpkin seed
Valine 0.151 1.491 Pumpkin seed
Histidine 0.066 0.515 Pumpkin seed
Fructose 0 Brown rice

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. Brown rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169704/nutrients
  2. Pumpkin seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170188/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.