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Spelt vs Chickpea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Spelt and Chickpea?

  • Spelt is richer in Vitamin B3, Phosphorus and Magnesium, yet Chickpea is richer in Manganese, Folate, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Copper, Vitamin B5 and Potassium.
  • Chickpea's daily need coverage for Manganese is 797% higher.
  • Spelt has 4 times more Vitamin B3 than Chickpea. Spelt has 6.843mg of Vitamin B3, while Chickpea has 1.541mg.

We used Spelt, uncooked and Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, raw types in this comparison.

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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
Spelt
5
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Contains more Magnesium +72.2%
Contains more Zinc +18.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +59.1%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +111.1%
Contains more Potassium +85.1%
Contains more Copper +28.4%
Equal in Iron - 4.31
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 167% 9% 35% 98% 171% 90% 172% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 162% 18% 64% 57% 219% 76% 108% 4%
Contains more Magnesium +72.2%
Contains more Zinc +18.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +59.1%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +111.1%
Contains more Potassium +85.1%
Contains more Copper +28.4%
Equal in Iron - 4.31

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
Spelt
1
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Contains more Vitamin B3 +344.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +570%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +31%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +132.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +150%
Contains more Folate +1137.8%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.82
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 14% 5% 17% 0% 120% 49% 29% 96% 124% 0% 23% 418%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +344.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +570%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +31%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +132.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +150%
Contains more Folate +1137.8%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.82

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
35
Spelt
74
Chickpea
Mineral Summary Score
92
Spelt
88
Chickpea

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
87%
Spelt
123%
Chickpea
Carbohydrates
70%
Spelt
63%
Chickpea
Fats
11%
Spelt
28%
Chickpea

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Spelt Chickpea
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 Sugars?
Spelt
Spelt contains less Sugars (difference - 3.88g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Spelt
Spelt contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spelt
Spelt is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.197g)
Which food is cheaper?
Spelt
Spelt is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chickpea
Chickpea 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 richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Spelt Chickpea Opinion
Calories 338 378 Chickpea
Protein 14.57 20.47 Chickpea
Fats 2.43 6.04 Chickpea
Vitamin C 0 4 Chickpea
Carbs 70.19 62.95 Spelt
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Chickpea
Iron 4.44 4.31 Spelt
Calcium 27 57 Chickpea
Potassium 388 718 Chickpea
Magnesium 136 79 Spelt
Sugars 6.82 10.7 Spelt
Fiber 10.7 12.2 Chickpea
Copper 0.511 0.656 Chickpea
Zinc 3.28 2.76 Spelt
Starch 53.92 Spelt
Phosphorus 401 252 Spelt
Sodium 8 24 Spelt
Vitamin A 10 67 Chickpea
Vitamin E 0.79 0.82 Chickpea
Vitamin D 0 Chickpea
Vitamin B1 0.364 0.477 Chickpea
Vitamin B2 0.113 0.212 Chickpea
Vitamin B3 6.843 1.541 Spelt
Vitamin B5 1.068 1.588 Chickpea
Vitamin B6 0.23 0.535 Chickpea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3.6 9 Chickpea
Folate 45 557 Chickpea
Trans Fat 0 Spelt
Saturated Fat 0.406 0.603 Spelt
Monounsaturated Fat 0.445 1.377 Chickpea
Polyunsaturated fat 1.258 2.731 Chickpea
Tryptophan 0.132 0.2 Chickpea
Threonine 0.443 0.766 Chickpea
Isoleucine 0.552 0.882 Chickpea
Leucine 1.07 1.465 Chickpea
Lysine 0.409 1.377 Chickpea
Methionine 0.258 0.27 Chickpea
Phenylalanine 0.737 1.103 Chickpea
Valine 0.681 0.865 Chickpea
Histidine 0.36 0.566 Chickpea
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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Spelt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169745/nutrients
  2. Chickpea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173756/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.