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Sesame vs Semolina - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Sesame and Semolina different?

  • Sesame has more Copper, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Manganese, Zinc, Vitamin B1, and Fiber than Semolina.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Sesame is 422% higher.
  • Sesame contains 24 times more Saturated Fat than Semolina. While Sesame contains 6.957g of Saturated Fat, Semolina contains only 0.294g.

Seeds, sesame seeds, whole, dried and Rice, white, long-grain, parboiled, unenriched, dry 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
Contains more Iron +1866.2%
Contains more Calcium +1273.2%
Contains more Potassium +169%
Contains more Magnesium +1200%
Contains more Copper +1337.3%
Contains more Zinc +659.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +311.1%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 546% 293% 42% 251% 1361% 212% 270% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 22% 16% 20% 95% 28% 66% 1%
Contains more Iron +1866.2%
Contains more Calcium +1273.2%
Contains more Potassium +169%
Contains more Magnesium +1200%
Contains more Copper +1337.3%
Contains more Zinc +659.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +311.1%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%

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
Sesame
6
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +253.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +394%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +74.8%
Contains more Folate +1112.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1244%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 5% 0% 198% 57% 85% 3% 183% 0% 0% 73%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +253.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +394%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +74.8%
Contains more Folate +1112.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1244%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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
50
Sesame
26
Semolina
Mineral Summary Score
372
Sesame
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
106%
Sesame
45%
Semolina
Carbohydrates
23%
Sesame
81%
Semolina
Fats
229%
Sesame
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.
Sesame Semolina
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
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Sesame Semolina
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?
Sesame
Sesame is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Sesame
Sesame is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.03g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Semolina
Semolina contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Semolina
Semolina is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.663g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Semolina
Semolina is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food is cheaper?
Semolina
Semolina is cheaper (difference - $2.6)
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 Sesame Semolina Opinion
Calories 573 374 Sesame
Protein 17.73 7.51 Sesame
Fats 49.67 1.03 Sesame
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 23.45 80.89 Semolina
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 14.55 0.74 Sesame
Calcium 975 71 Sesame
Potassium 468 174 Sesame
Magnesium 351 27 Sesame
Sugar 0.3 0.33 Sesame
Fiber 11.8 1.8 Sesame
Copper 4.082 0.284 Sesame
Zinc 7.75 1.02 Sesame
Starch 68.29 Semolina
Phosphorus 629 153 Sesame
Sodium 11 2 Semolina
Vitamin A 9 0 Sesame
Vitamin E 0.25 0.03 Sesame
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.791 0.224 Sesame
Vitamin B2 0.247 0.05 Sesame
Vitamin B3 4.515 5.048 Semolina
Vitamin B5 0.05 0.672 Semolina
Vitamin B6 0.79 0.452 Sesame
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0.1 Semolina
Folate 97 8 Sesame
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 6.957 0.294 Semolina
Monounsaturated Fat 18.759 0.258 Sesame
Polyunsaturated fat 21.773 0.322 Sesame
Tryptophan 0.388 0.103 Sesame
Threonine 0.736 0.271 Sesame
Isoleucine 0.763 0.339 Sesame
Leucine 1.358 0.656 Sesame
Lysine 0.569 0.215 Sesame
Methionine 0.586 0.183 Sesame
Phenylalanine 0.94 0.398 Sesame
Valine 0.99 0.47 Sesame
Histidine 0.522 0.185 Sesame
Fructose 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. Sesame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170150/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.