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Sesame vs Wheat gluten - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Sesame and Wheat gluten

  • Sesame has more Copper, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Phosphorus and Fiber, however Wheat gluten is higher in Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B6.
  • Sesame covers your daily Copper needs 433% more than Wheat gluten.
  • Wheat gluten contains 26 times less Saturated Fat than Sesame. Sesame contains 6.957g of Saturated Fat, while Wheat gluten contains 0.272g.

Food varieties used in this article are Seeds, sesame seeds, whole, dried 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
Sesame
8
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Contains more Iron +179.8%
Contains more Calcium +586.6%
Contains more Potassium +368%
Contains more Magnesium +1304%
Contains more Copper +2142.9%
Contains more Zinc +811.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +141.9%
Contains less Sodium -62.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 546% 293% 42% 251% 1361% 212% 270% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 195% 43% 9% 18% 61% 24% 112% 4%
Contains more Iron +179.8%
Contains more Calcium +586.6%
Contains more Potassium +368%
Contains more Magnesium +1304%
Contains more Copper +2142.9%
Contains more Zinc +811.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +141.9%
Contains less Sodium -62.1%

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
8
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 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% 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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 Folate +∞%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
50
Sesame
0
Wheat gluten
Mineral Summary Score
372
Sesame
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 the food
Protein
106%
Sesame
451%
Wheat gluten
Carbohydrates
23%
Sesame
14%
Wheat gluten
Fats
229%
Sesame
9%
Wheat gluten

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Sesame Wheat gluten
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Sesame 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 contains less Sugars?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten contains less Sugars (difference - 0.3g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.685g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in glycemic index (difference - 64)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sesame
Sesame contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sesame
Sesame is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sesame
Sesame 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

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Sesame Wheat gluten Opinion
Calories 573 370 Sesame
Protein 17.73 75.16 Wheat gluten
Fats 49.67 1.85 Sesame
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 23.45 13.79 Sesame
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 14.55 5.2 Sesame
Calcium 975 142 Sesame
Potassium 468 100 Sesame
Magnesium 351 25 Sesame
Sugars 0.3 0 Wheat gluten
Fiber 11.8 0.6 Sesame
Copper 4.082 0.182 Sesame
Zinc 7.75 0.85 Sesame
Starch
Phosphorus 629 260 Sesame
Sodium 11 29 Sesame
Vitamin A 9 0 Sesame
Vitamin E 0.25 0 Sesame
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.791 0 Sesame
Vitamin B2 0.247 0 Sesame
Vitamin B3 4.515 0 Sesame
Vitamin B5 0.05 0 Sesame
Vitamin B6 0.79 0 Sesame
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0
Folate 97 0 Sesame
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 6.957 0.272 Wheat gluten
Monounsaturated Fat 18.759 0.156 Sesame
Polyunsaturated fat 21.773 0.81 Sesame
Tryptophan 0.388 Sesame
Threonine 0.736 Sesame
Isoleucine 0.763 Sesame
Leucine 1.358 Sesame
Lysine 0.569 Sesame
Methionine 0.586 Sesame
Phenylalanine 0.94 Sesame
Valine 0.99 Sesame
Histidine 0.522 Sesame
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 of 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. 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.