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Brown rice vs Semolina - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Brown rice and Semolina

  • Brown rice has less Selenium, Vitamin B6, Copper, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Calcium, and Vitamin B5 than Semolina.
  • Semolina covers your daily need of Selenium 26% more than Brown rice.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Rice, brown, long-grain, cooked and Rice, white, long-grain, parboiled, unenriched, dry.

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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 Magnesium +44.4%
Contains more Iron +32.1%
Contains more Calcium +2266.7%
Contains more Potassium +102.3%
Contains more Copper +167.9%
Contains more Zinc +43.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.5%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 22% 1% 8% 28% 36% 20% 45% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 22% 16% 20% 95% 28% 66% 1%
Contains more Magnesium +44.4%
Contains more Iron +32.1%
Contains more Calcium +2266.7%
Contains more Potassium +102.3%
Contains more Copper +167.9%
Contains more Zinc +43.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.5%
Contains less Sodium -50%

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 +466.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +97.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +267.5%
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 0% 0% 1% 0% 56% 12% 95% 41% 105% 0% 1% 6%
Contains more Vitamin E +466.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +97.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +267.5%

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
26
Semolina
Mineral Summary Score
20
Brown rice
34
Semolina

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
45%
Semolina
Carbohydrates
26%
Brown rice
81%
Semolina
Fats
4%
Brown rice
5%
Semolina

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 Semolina
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Brown rice Semolina
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Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Semolina
Semolina contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Semolina
Semolina is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food is cheaper?
Semolina
Semolina is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Semolina
Semolina is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brown rice
Brown rice is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.09g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brown rice
Brown rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.034g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brown rice Semolina Opinion
Calories 123 374 Semolina
Protein 2.74 7.51 Semolina
Fats 0.97 1.03 Semolina
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 25.58 80.89 Semolina
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.56 0.74 Semolina
Calcium 3 71 Semolina
Potassium 86 174 Semolina
Magnesium 39 27 Brown rice
Sugar 0.24 0.33 Brown rice
Fiber 1.6 1.8 Semolina
Copper 0.106 0.284 Semolina
Zinc 0.71 1.02 Semolina
Starch 24.79 68.29 Semolina
Phosphorus 103 153 Semolina
Sodium 4 2 Semolina
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.17 0.03 Brown rice
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.178 0.224 Semolina
Vitamin B2 0.069 0.05 Brown rice
Vitamin B3 2.561 5.048 Semolina
Vitamin B5 0.38 0.672 Semolina
Vitamin B6 0.123 0.452 Semolina
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.2 0.1 Brown rice
Folate 9 8 Brown rice
Trans Fat 0 Semolina
Saturated Fat 0.26 0.294 Brown rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.369 0.258 Brown rice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.366 0.322 Brown rice
Tryptophan 0.033 0.103 Semolina
Threonine 0.095 0.271 Semolina
Isoleucine 0.109 0.339 Semolina
Leucine 0.214 0.656 Semolina
Lysine 0.099 0.215 Semolina
Methionine 0.058 0.183 Semolina
Phenylalanine 0.133 0.398 Semolina
Valine 0.151 0.47 Semolina
Histidine 0.066 0.185 Semolina
Fructose 0 0.02 Semolina

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. Semolina - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169758/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.