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Soybean vs Wheat gluten - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Soybean and Wheat gluten

  • Soybean has more Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Potassium, however Wheat gluten is richer in Folate, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Selenium, and Vitamin K.
  • Soybean covers your daily Copper needs 164% more than Wheat gluten.
  • Wheat gluten has 18 times less Potassium than Soybean. Soybean has 1797mg of Potassium, while Wheat gluten has 100mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Soybeans, mature seeds, 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
Contains more Calcium +95.1%
Contains more Iron +201.9%
Contains more Magnesium +1020%
Contains more Phosphorus +170.8%
Contains more Potassium +1697%
Contains less Sodium -93.1%
Contains more Zinc +475.3%
Contains more Copper +811%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 84% 589% 200% 302% 159% 1% 134% 553%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 43% 195% 18% 112% 9% 4% 24% 61%
Contains more Calcium +95.1%
Contains more Iron +201.9%
Contains more Magnesium +1020%
Contains more Phosphorus +170.8%
Contains more Potassium +1697%
Contains less Sodium -93.1%
Contains more Zinc +475.3%
Contains more Copper +811%

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
Soybean
10
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 17% 0% 20% 219% 201% 31% 48% 87% 282% 0% 118%
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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Soybean Wheat gluten Opinion
Net carbs 20.86g 13.19g Soybean
Protein 36.49g 75.16g Wheat gluten
Fats 19.94g 1.85g Soybean
Carbs 30.16g 13.79g Soybean
Calories 446kcal 370kcal Soybean
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 7.33g 0g Wheat gluten
Fiber 9.3g 0.6g Soybean
Calcium 277mg 142mg Soybean
Iron 15.7mg 5.2mg Soybean
Magnesium 280mg 25mg Soybean
Phosphorus 704mg 260mg Soybean
Potassium 1797mg 100mg Soybean
Sodium 2mg 29mg Soybean
Zinc 4.89mg 0.85mg Soybean
Copper 1.658mg 0.182mg Soybean
Vitamin A 22IU 0IU Soybean
Vitamin E 0.85mg 0mg Soybean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 6mg 0mg Soybean
Vitamin B1 0.874mg 0mg Soybean
Vitamin B2 0.87mg 0mg Soybean
Vitamin B3 1.623mg 0mg Soybean
Vitamin B5 0.793mg 0mg Soybean
Vitamin B6 0.377mg 0mg Soybean
Folate 375µg 0µg Soybean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 47µg 0µg Soybean
Tryptophan 0.591mg mg Soybean
Threonine 1.766mg mg Soybean
Isoleucine 1.971mg mg Soybean
Leucine 3.309mg mg Soybean
Lysine 2.706mg mg Soybean
Methionine 0.547mg mg Soybean
Phenylalanine 2.122mg mg Soybean
Valine 2.029mg mg Soybean
Histidine 1.097mg mg Soybean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Wheat gluten
Saturated Fat 2.884g 0.272g Wheat gluten
Monounsaturated Fat 4.404g 0.156g Soybean
Polyunsaturated fat 11.255g 0.81g Soybean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Soybean Wheat gluten
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
85
Soybean
0
Wheat gluten
Mineral Summary Score
252
Soybean
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
219%
Soybean
451%
Wheat gluten
Carbohydrates
30%
Soybean
14%
Wheat gluten
Fats
92%
Soybean
9%
Wheat gluten

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.33g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.612g)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is cheaper (difference - $3.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Soybean
Soybean contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Soybean
Soybean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Soybean
Soybean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Soybean
Soybean is relatively richer in vitamins
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 - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174270/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.