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Soybean meal vs Wheat gluten - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Soybean meal and Wheat gluten

  • Soybean meal has more Copper, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, and Phosphorus, while Wheat gluten has more Folate, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B5.
  • Soybean meal's daily need coverage for Copper is 202% higher.
  • Wheat gluten contains 25 times less Potassium than Soybean meal. Soybean meal contains 2490mg of Potassium, while Wheat gluten contains 100mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Soy meal, defatted, raw 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
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Contains more Iron +163.5%
Contains more Calcium +71.8%
Contains more Potassium +2390%
Contains more Magnesium +1124%
Contains more Copper +998.9%
Contains more Zinc +495.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +169.6%
Contains less Sodium -89.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 514% 74% 220% 219% 667% 138% 301% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 195% 43% 9% 18% 61% 24% 112% 4%
Contains more Iron +163.5%
Contains more Calcium +71.8%
Contains more Potassium +2390%
Contains more Magnesium +1124%
Contains more Copper +998.9%
Contains more Zinc +495.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +169.6%
Contains less Sodium -89.7%

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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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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% 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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

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
0
Wheat gluten
Mineral Summary Score
266
Soybean meal
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
295%
Soybean meal
451%
Wheat gluten
Carbohydrates
36%
Soybean meal
14%
Wheat gluten
Fats
11%
Soybean meal
9%
Wheat gluten

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 gluten
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar 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

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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?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
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

Nutrient Soybean meal Wheat gluten Opinion
Calories 337 370 Wheat gluten
Protein 49.2 75.16 Wheat gluten
Fats 2.39 1.85 Soybean meal
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 35.89 13.79 Soybean meal
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 13.7 5.2 Soybean meal
Calcium 244 142 Soybean meal
Potassium 2490 100 Soybean meal
Magnesium 306 25 Soybean meal
Sugar 0 Soybean meal
Fiber 0.6 Wheat gluten
Copper 2 0.182 Soybean meal
Zinc 5.06 0.85 Soybean meal
Starch
Phosphorus 701 260 Soybean meal
Sodium 3 29 Soybean meal
Vitamin A 40 0 Soybean meal
Vitamin E 0 Wheat gluten
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.691 0 Soybean meal
Vitamin B2 0.251 0 Soybean meal
Vitamin B3 2.587 0 Soybean meal
Vitamin B5 1.976 0 Soybean meal
Vitamin B6 0.569 0 Soybean meal
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Wheat gluten
Folate 303 0 Soybean meal
Trans Fat 0 Wheat gluten
Saturated Fat 0.268 0.272 Soybean meal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.409 0.156 Soybean meal
Polyunsaturated fat 1.045 0.81 Soybean meal
Tryptophan 0.653 Soybean meal
Threonine 1.952 Soybean meal
Isoleucine 2.18 Soybean meal
Leucine 3.66 Soybean meal
Lysine 2.991 Soybean meal
Methionine 0.606 Soybean meal
Phenylalanine 2.346 Soybean meal
Valine 2.243 Soybean meal
Histidine 1.212 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 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 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.