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Spelt vs Brown rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Spelt and Brown rice?

  • Spelt is richer than Brown rice in Manganese, Iron, Copper, Phosphorus, Fiber, Vitamin B3, Zinc, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B5.
  • Spelt's daily need coverage for Manganese is 87% more.
  • Spelt has 8 times more Iron than Brown rice. While Spelt has 4.44mg of Iron, Brown rice has only 0.56mg.

We used Spelt, uncooked and Rice, brown, long-grain, cooked types in this article.

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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 Iron +692.9%
Contains more Calcium +800%
Contains more Potassium +351.2%
Contains more Magnesium +248.7%
Contains more Copper +382.1%
Contains more Zinc +362%
Contains more Phosphorus +289.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 167% 9% 35% 98% 171% 90% 172% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 22% 1% 8% 28% 36% 20% 45% 1%
Contains more Iron +692.9%
Contains more Calcium +800%
Contains more Potassium +351.2%
Contains more Magnesium +248.7%
Contains more Copper +382.1%
Contains more Zinc +362%
Contains more Phosphorus +289.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%

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
9
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +364.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +104.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +63.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +167.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +181.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +87%
Contains more Vitamin K +1700%
Contains more Folate +400%
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% 4% 0% 45% 16% 49% 23% 29% 0% 1% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +364.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +104.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +63.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +167.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +181.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +87%
Contains more Vitamin K +1700%
Contains more Folate +400%

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
14
Brown rice
Mineral Summary Score
92
Spelt
20
Brown rice

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
16%
Brown rice
Carbohydrates
70%
Spelt
26%
Brown rice
Fats
11%
Spelt
4%
Brown rice

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 Brown rice
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Spelt Brown rice
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 glycemic index?
Spelt
Spelt is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is cheaper?
Spelt
Spelt is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Spelt
Spelt is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Spelt
Spelt is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brown rice
Brown rice is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.58g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brown rice
Brown rice contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brown rice
Brown rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.146g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Spelt Brown rice Opinion
Calories 338 123 Spelt
Protein 14.57 2.74 Spelt
Fats 2.43 0.97 Spelt
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 70.19 25.58 Spelt
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Brown rice
Iron 4.44 0.56 Spelt
Calcium 27 3 Spelt
Potassium 388 86 Spelt
Magnesium 136 39 Spelt
Sugar 6.82 0.24 Brown rice
Fiber 10.7 1.6 Spelt
Copper 0.511 0.106 Spelt
Zinc 3.28 0.71 Spelt
Starch 53.92 24.79 Spelt
Phosphorus 401 103 Spelt
Sodium 8 4 Brown rice
Vitamin A 10 0 Spelt
Vitamin E 0.79 0.17 Spelt
Vitamin D 0 Brown rice
Vitamin B1 0.364 0.178 Spelt
Vitamin B2 0.113 0.069 Spelt
Vitamin B3 6.843 2.561 Spelt
Vitamin B5 1.068 0.38 Spelt
Vitamin B6 0.23 0.123 Spelt
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3.6 0.2 Spelt
Folate 45 9 Spelt
Trans Fat 0 Spelt
Saturated Fat 0.406 0.26 Brown rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.445 0.369 Spelt
Polyunsaturated fat 1.258 0.366 Spelt
Tryptophan 0.132 0.033 Spelt
Threonine 0.443 0.095 Spelt
Isoleucine 0.552 0.109 Spelt
Leucine 1.07 0.214 Spelt
Lysine 0.409 0.099 Spelt
Methionine 0.258 0.058 Spelt
Phenylalanine 0.737 0.133 Spelt
Valine 0.681 0.151 Spelt
Histidine 0.36 0.066 Spelt
Fructose 0.24 0 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. Brown rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169704/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.