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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
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
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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 +∞%

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 Wheat gluten
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sesame Wheat gluten Opinion
Calories 573kcal 370kcal Sesame
Protein 17.73g 75.16g Wheat gluten
Fats 49.67g 1.85g Sesame
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 11.65g 13.19g Wheat gluten
Carbs 23.45g 13.79g Sesame
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 14.55mg 5.2mg Sesame
Calcium 975mg 142mg Sesame
Potassium 468mg 100mg Sesame
Magnesium 351mg 25mg Sesame
Sugar 0.3g 0g Wheat gluten
Fiber 11.8g 0.6g Sesame
Copper 4.082mg 0.182mg Sesame
Zinc 7.75mg 0.85mg Sesame
Starch g g
Phosphorus 629mg 260mg Sesame
Sodium 11mg 29mg Sesame
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Sesame
Vitamin E 0.25mg 0mg Sesame
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.791mg 0mg Sesame
Vitamin B2 0.247mg 0mg Sesame
Vitamin B3 4.515mg 0mg Sesame
Vitamin B5 0.05mg 0mg Sesame
Vitamin B6 0.79mg 0mg Sesame
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Folate 97µg 0µg Sesame
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 6.957g 0.272g Wheat gluten
Monounsaturated Fat 18.759g 0.156g Sesame
Polyunsaturated fat 21.773g 0.81g Sesame
Tryptophan 0.388mg mg Sesame
Threonine 0.736mg mg Sesame
Isoleucine 0.763mg mg Sesame
Leucine 1.358mg mg Sesame
Lysine 0.569mg mg Sesame
Methionine 0.586mg mg Sesame
Phenylalanine 0.94mg mg Sesame
Valine 0.99mg mg Sesame
Histidine 0.522mg mg Sesame
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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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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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
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 food.
Protein
106%
Sesame
451%
Wheat gluten
Carbohydrates
23%
Sesame
14%
Wheat gluten
Fats
229%
Sesame
9%
Wheat gluten

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in Sugar (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)

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. 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.