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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
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Wheat
Contains more Iron +289.2%
Contains more Calcium +617.6%
Contains more Potassium +477.7%
Contains more Magnesium +112.5%
Contains more Copper +261.7%
Contains more Zinc +21.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +38%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 514% 74% 220% 219% 667% 138% 301% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 132% 11% 39% 103% 185% 114% 218% 1%
Contains more Iron +289.2%
Contains more Calcium +617.6%
Contains more Potassium +477.7%
Contains more Magnesium +112.5%
Contains more Copper +261.7%
Contains more Zinc +21.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +38%
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 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% 0% 0% 0% 105% 28% 127% 57% 97% 0% 0% 33%
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 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
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 the food
Protein
295%
Soybean meal
82%
Wheat
Carbohydrates
36%
Soybean meal
71%
Wheat
Fats
11%
Soybean meal
11%
Wheat

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 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 Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugars Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Soybean meal Wheat
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 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 Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)

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