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Seed vs Wheat gluten - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Seed and Wheat gluten different?

  • Seed is higher than Wheat gluten in Fiber, Phosphorus, Copper, Magnesium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, Calcium, Zinc, Iron, and Selenium.
  • Seed covers your daily need of Fiber 135% more than Wheat gluten.
  • Seed contains 10000000 times more Vitamin B3 than Wheat gluten. Seed contains 8.83mg of Vitamin B3, while Wheat gluten contains 0mg.

Seeds, chia seeds, dried and Vital wheat gluten types were 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
Contains more Calcium +344.4%
Contains more Iron +48.5%
Contains more Magnesium +1240%
Contains more Phosphorus +230.8%
Contains more Potassium +307%
Contains less Sodium -44.8%
Contains more Zinc +438.8%
Contains more Copper +407.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 190% 290% 240% 369% 36% 3% 125% 308%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 43% 195% 18% 112% 9% 4% 24% 61%
Contains more Calcium +344.4%
Contains more Iron +48.5%
Contains more Magnesium +1240%
Contains more Phosphorus +230.8%
Contains more Potassium +307%
Contains less Sodium -44.8%
Contains more Zinc +438.8%
Contains more Copper +407.7%

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
Seed
7
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 10% 0% 6% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 37% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Seed Wheat gluten Opinion
Net carbs 7.72g 13.19g Wheat gluten
Protein 16.54g 75.16g Wheat gluten
Fats 30.74g 1.85g Seed
Carbs 42.12g 13.79g Seed
Calories 486kcal 370kcal Seed
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Seed
Fiber 34.4g 0.6g Seed
Calcium 631mg 142mg Seed
Iron 7.72mg 5.2mg Seed
Magnesium 335mg 25mg Seed
Phosphorus 860mg 260mg Seed
Potassium 407mg 100mg Seed
Sodium 16mg 29mg Seed
Zinc 4.58mg 0.85mg Seed
Copper 0.924mg 0.182mg Seed
Vitamin A 54IU 0IU Seed
Vitamin E 0.5mg 0mg Seed
Vitamin D IU 0IU Wheat gluten
Vitamin D µg 0µg Wheat gluten
Vitamin C 1.6mg 0mg Seed
Vitamin B1 0.62mg 0mg Seed
Vitamin B2 0.17mg 0mg Seed
Vitamin B3 8.83mg 0mg Seed
Vitamin B5 mg 0mg Wheat gluten
Vitamin B6 mg 0mg Wheat gluten
Folate 49µg 0µg Seed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0µg Wheat gluten
Tryptophan 0.436mg mg Seed
Threonine 0.709mg mg Seed
Isoleucine 0.801mg mg Seed
Leucine 1.371mg mg Seed
Lysine 0.97mg mg Seed
Methionine 0.588mg mg Seed
Phenylalanine 1.016mg mg Seed
Valine 0.95mg mg Seed
Histidine 0.531mg mg Seed
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0.14g g Wheat gluten
Saturated Fat 3.33g 0.272g Wheat gluten
Monounsaturated Fat 2.309g 0.156g Seed
Polyunsaturated fat 23.665g 0.81g Seed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Seed Wheat gluten
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
35
Seed
0
Wheat gluten
Mineral Summary Score
195
Seed
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
99%
Seed
451%
Wheat gluten
Carbohydrates
42%
Seed
14%
Wheat gluten
Fats
142%
Seed
9%
Wheat gluten

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.058g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Seed
Seed is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Seed
Seed contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seed
Seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 49)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seed
Seed is relatively richer in minerals
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 ($)
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.

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. Seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170554/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.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.