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Sesame vs Flour - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Sesame and Flour

  • Flour contains less Copper, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Zinc, Vitamin B6, and Fiber than Sesame.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Sesame is 438% higher.
  • Flour has 65 times less Calcium than Sesame. Sesame has 975mg of Calcium, while Flour has 15mg.
  • Flour is lower in Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Seeds, sesame seeds, whole, dried and Wheat flour, white, all-purpose, enriched, bleached.

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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
7
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1
Flour
Contains more Calcium +6400%
Contains more Iron +213.6%
Contains more Magnesium +1495.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +482.4%
Contains more Potassium +337.4%
Contains more Zinc +1007.1%
Contains more Copper +2734.7%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 293% 546% 251% 270% 42% 2% 212% 1361%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 174% 16% 47% 10% 1% 20% 48%
Contains more Calcium +6400%
Contains more Iron +213.6%
Contains more Magnesium +1495.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +482.4%
Contains more Potassium +337.4%
Contains more Zinc +1007.1%
Contains more Copper +2734.7%
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
4
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5
Flour
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +316.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1695.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +776%
Contains more Folate +88.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.785
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 5% 0% 0% 198% 57% 85% 3% 183% 73% 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% 2% 0% 0% 197% 114% 111% 27% 11% 138% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +316.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1695.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +776%
Contains more Folate +88.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.785

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 Flour
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sesame Flour Opinion
Net carbs 11.65g 73.61g Flour
Protein 17.73g 10.33g Sesame
Fats 49.67g 0.98g Sesame
Carbs 23.45g 76.31g Flour
Calories 573kcal 364kcal Sesame
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.3g 0.27g Flour
Fiber 11.8g 2.7g Sesame
Calcium 975mg 15mg Sesame
Iron 14.55mg 4.64mg Sesame
Magnesium 351mg 22mg Sesame
Phosphorus 629mg 108mg Sesame
Potassium 468mg 107mg Sesame
Sodium 11mg 2mg Flour
Zinc 7.75mg 0.7mg Sesame
Copper 4.082mg 0.144mg Sesame
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Sesame
Vitamin E 0.25mg 0.06mg Sesame
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.791mg 0.785mg Sesame
Vitamin B2 0.247mg 0.494mg Flour
Vitamin B3 4.515mg 5.904mg Flour
Vitamin B5 0.05mg 0.438mg Flour
Vitamin B6 0.79mg 0.044mg Sesame
Folate 97µg 183µg Flour
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0.3µg Flour
Tryptophan 0.388mg 0.127mg Sesame
Threonine 0.736mg 0.281mg Sesame
Isoleucine 0.763mg 0.357mg Sesame
Leucine 1.358mg 0.71mg Sesame
Lysine 0.569mg 0.228mg Sesame
Methionine 0.586mg 0.183mg Sesame
Phenylalanine 0.94mg 0.52mg Sesame
Valine 0.99mg 0.415mg Sesame
Histidine 0.522mg 0.23mg Sesame
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 6.957g 0.155g Flour
Monounsaturated Fat 18.759g 0.087g Sesame
Polyunsaturated fat 21.773g 0.413g Sesame

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Sesame Flour
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
50
Sesame
50
Flour
Mineral Summary Score
372
Sesame
40
Flour

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
62%
Flour
Carbohydrates
23%
Sesame
76%
Flour
Fats
229%
Sesame
5%
Flour

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Sesame
Sesame is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Flour
Flour is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.03g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Flour
Flour contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flour
Flour is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.802g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Flour
Flour is lower in glycemic index (difference - 72)
Which food is cheaper?
Flour
Flour is cheaper (difference - $3)
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.

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. Flour - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168894/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.