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Soybean meal vs Spelt - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Soybean meal and Spelt different?

  • Soybean meal is higher in Copper, Iron, Folate, Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Manganese, Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B6, however Spelt is richer in Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Soybean meal is 165% higher.
  • Soybean meal contains 7 times more Folate than Spelt. While Soybean meal contains 303µg of Folate, Spelt contains only 45µg.

Soy meal, defatted, raw and Spelt, uncooked 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
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Spelt
Contains more Iron +208.6%
Contains more Calcium +803.7%
Contains more Potassium +541.8%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Copper +291.4%
Contains more Zinc +54.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +74.8%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 514% 74% 220% 219% 667% 138% 301% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 167% 9% 35% 98% 171% 90% 172% 2%
Contains more Iron +208.6%
Contains more Calcium +803.7%
Contains more Potassium +541.8%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Copper +291.4%
Contains more Zinc +54.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +74.8%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%

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
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Spelt
Contains more Vitamin A +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +89.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +122.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +85%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +147.4%
Contains more Folate +573.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +164.5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 3% 0% 0% 173% 58% 49% 119% 132% 0% 0% 228%
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% 16% 0% 91% 27% 129% 65% 54% 0% 10% 34%
Contains more Vitamin A +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +89.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +122.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +85%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +147.4%
Contains more Folate +573.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +164.5%

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
63
Soybean meal
35
Spelt
Mineral Summary Score
266
Soybean meal
92
Spelt

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
295%
Soybean meal
87%
Spelt
Carbohydrates
36%
Soybean meal
70%
Spelt
Fats
11%
Soybean meal
11%
Spelt

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.
Soybean meal Spelt
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Soybean meal Spelt
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 lower in glycemic index?
Spelt
Spelt is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal contains less Sugars (difference - 6.82g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.138g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is relatively richer in vitamins
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 ($)

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 Soybean meal Spelt Opinion
Calories 337 338 Spelt
Protein 49.2 14.57 Soybean meal
Fats 2.39 2.43 Spelt
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 35.89 70.19 Spelt
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Soybean meal
Iron 13.7 4.44 Soybean meal
Calcium 244 27 Soybean meal
Potassium 2490 388 Soybean meal
Magnesium 306 136 Soybean meal
Sugars 6.82 Soybean meal
Fiber 10.7 Spelt
Copper 2 0.511 Soybean meal
Zinc 5.06 3.28 Soybean meal
Starch 53.92 Spelt
Phosphorus 701 401 Soybean meal
Sodium 3 8 Soybean meal
Vitamin A 40 10 Soybean meal
Vitamin E 0.79 Spelt
Vitamin D 0 Soybean meal
Vitamin B1 0.691 0.364 Soybean meal
Vitamin B2 0.251 0.113 Soybean meal
Vitamin B3 2.587 6.843 Spelt
Vitamin B5 1.976 1.068 Soybean meal
Vitamin B6 0.569 0.23 Soybean meal
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3.6 Spelt
Folate 303 45 Soybean meal
Trans Fat 0 Spelt
Saturated Fat 0.268 0.406 Soybean meal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.409 0.445 Spelt
Polyunsaturated fat 1.045 1.258 Spelt
Tryptophan 0.653 0.132 Soybean meal
Threonine 1.952 0.443 Soybean meal
Isoleucine 2.18 0.552 Soybean meal
Leucine 3.66 1.07 Soybean meal
Lysine 2.991 0.409 Soybean meal
Methionine 0.606 0.258 Soybean meal
Phenylalanine 2.346 0.737 Soybean meal
Valine 2.243 0.681 Soybean meal
Histidine 1.212 0.36 Soybean meal
Fructose 0.24 Spelt

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. Soybean meal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172445/nutrients
  2. Spelt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169745/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.