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Spelt vs Millet - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Spelt and Millet

  • Spelt is higher in Manganese, Iron, Phosphorus, Selenium, Zinc, and Vitamin B3, however Millet is richer in Copper, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, and Folate.
  • Spelt's daily need coverage for Manganese is 59% higher.
  • Spelt has 4 times more Selenium than Millet. While Spelt has 11.7µg of Selenium, Millet has only 2.7µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Spelt, uncooked and Millet, raw.

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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
6
:
2
Millet
Contains more Iron +47.5%
Contains more Calcium +237.5%
Contains more Potassium +99%
Contains more Magnesium +19.3%
Contains more Zinc +95.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.7%
Contains more Copper +46.8%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 167% 9% 35% 98% 171% 90% 172% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 113% 3% 18% 82% 250% 46% 123% 1%
Contains more Iron +47.5%
Contains more Calcium +237.5%
Contains more Potassium +99%
Contains more Magnesium +19.3%
Contains more Zinc +95.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.7%
Contains more Copper +46.8%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%

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
5
:
5
Millet
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1480%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +156.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +67%
Contains more Folate +88.9%
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 0% 0% 1% 0% 106% 67% 89% 51% 89% 0% 3% 64%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1480%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +156.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +67%
Contains more Folate +88.9%

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
35
Spelt
39
Millet
Mineral Summary Score
92
Spelt
79
Millet

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
87%
Spelt
66%
Millet
Carbohydrates
70%
Spelt
73%
Millet
Fats
11%
Spelt
19%
Millet

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

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Spelt Millet
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 is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spelt
Spelt is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.317g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spelt
Spelt is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
Which food is cheaper?
Spelt
Spelt is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Spelt
Spelt is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Millet
Millet is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.82g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Millet
Millet contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Spelt Millet Opinion
Calories 338 378 Millet
Protein 14.57 11.02 Spelt
Fats 2.43 4.22 Millet
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 70.19 72.85 Millet
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Millet
Iron 4.44 3.01 Spelt
Calcium 27 8 Spelt
Potassium 388 195 Spelt
Magnesium 136 114 Spelt
Sugar 6.82 Millet
Fiber 10.7 8.5 Spelt
Copper 0.511 0.75 Millet
Zinc 3.28 1.68 Spelt
Starch 53.92 Spelt
Phosphorus 401 285 Spelt
Sodium 8 5 Millet
Vitamin A 10 0 Spelt
Vitamin E 0.79 0.05 Spelt
Vitamin D 0 Millet
Vitamin B1 0.364 0.421 Millet
Vitamin B2 0.113 0.29 Millet
Vitamin B3 6.843 4.72 Spelt
Vitamin B5 1.068 0.848 Spelt
Vitamin B6 0.23 0.384 Millet
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3.6 0.9 Spelt
Folate 45 85 Millet
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.406 0.723 Spelt
Monounsaturated Fat 0.445 0.773 Millet
Polyunsaturated fat 1.258 2.134 Millet
Tryptophan 0.132 0.119 Spelt
Threonine 0.443 0.353 Spelt
Isoleucine 0.552 0.465 Spelt
Leucine 1.07 1.4 Millet
Lysine 0.409 0.212 Spelt
Methionine 0.258 0.221 Spelt
Phenylalanine 0.737 0.58 Spelt
Valine 0.681 0.578 Spelt
Histidine 0.36 0.236 Spelt
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 separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to 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. Millet - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169702/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.