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Soybean meal vs Wheat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Soybean meal and Wheat

  • Soybean meal is higher in Copper, Iron, Folate, Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B1, yet Wheat is higher in Selenium, and Vitamin B3.
  • Soybean meal covers your daily Copper needs 161% more than Wheat.
  • Soybean meal contains 7 times more Folate than Wheat. While Soybean meal contains 303µg of Folate, Wheat contains only 43µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Soy meal, defatted, raw and Wheat, durum.

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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 Calcium +617.6%
Contains more Iron +289.2%
Contains more Magnesium +112.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +38%
Contains more Potassium +477.7%
Contains more Zinc +21.6%
Contains more Copper +261.7%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 74% 514% 219% 301% 220% 1% 138% 667%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 132% 103% 218% 39% 1% 114% 185%
Contains more Calcium +617.6%
Contains more Iron +289.2%
Contains more Magnesium +112.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +38%
Contains more Potassium +477.7%
Contains more Zinc +21.6%
Contains more Copper +261.7%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%

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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Wheat
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +64.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +107.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +111.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.8%
Contains more Folate +604.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +160.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 0% 173% 58% 49% 119% 132% 228% 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% 0% 0% 0% 105% 28% 127% 57% 97% 33% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +64.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +107.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +111.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.8%
Contains more Folate +604.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +160.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Soybean meal Wheat Opinion
Net carbs 35.89g 71.13g Wheat
Protein 49.2g 13.68g Soybean meal
Fats 2.39g 2.47g Wheat
Carbs 35.89g 71.13g Wheat
Calories 337kcal 339kcal Wheat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber g g
Calcium 244mg 34mg Soybean meal
Iron 13.7mg 3.52mg Soybean meal
Magnesium 306mg 144mg Soybean meal
Phosphorus 701mg 508mg Soybean meal
Potassium 2490mg 431mg Soybean meal
Sodium 3mg 2mg Wheat
Zinc 5.06mg 4.16mg Soybean meal
Copper 2mg 0.553mg Soybean meal
Vitamin A 40IU 0IU Soybean meal
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.691mg 0.419mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B2 0.251mg 0.121mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B3 2.587mg 6.738mg Wheat
Vitamin B5 1.976mg 0.935mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B6 0.569mg 0.419mg Soybean meal
Folate 303µg 43µg Soybean meal
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.653mg 0.176mg Soybean meal
Threonine 1.952mg 0.366mg Soybean meal
Isoleucine 2.18mg 0.533mg Soybean meal
Leucine 3.66mg 0.934mg Soybean meal
Lysine 2.991mg 0.303mg Soybean meal
Methionine 0.606mg 0.221mg Soybean meal
Phenylalanine 2.346mg 0.681mg Soybean meal
Valine 2.243mg 0.594mg Soybean meal
Histidine 1.212mg 0.322mg Soybean meal
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Wheat
Saturated Fat 0.268g 0.454g Soybean meal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.409g 0.344g Soybean meal
Polyunsaturated fat 1.045g 0.978g Soybean meal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Soybean meal Wheat
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
63
Soybean meal
37
Wheat
Mineral Summary Score
266
Soybean meal
100
Wheat

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
295%
Soybean meal
82%
Wheat
Carbohydrates
36%
Soybean meal
71%
Wheat
Fats
11%
Soybean meal
11%
Wheat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Wheat
Wheat contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wheat
Wheat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.186g)
Which food is cheaper?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
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 Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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. Soybean meal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172445/nutrients
  2. Wheat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169721/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.