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Spelt vs Seed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Spelt and Seed?

  • Spelt has less Fiber, Selenium, Phosphorus, Calcium, Magnesium, Copper, Iron, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B3 than Seed.
  • Seed's daily need coverage for Fiber is 95% higher.
  • Spelt contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Spelt, uncooked and Seeds, chia seeds, dried 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
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7
Seed
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +2237%
Contains more Iron +73.9%
Contains more Magnesium +146.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +114.5%
Contains more Zinc +39.6%
Contains more Copper +80.8%
Equal in Potassium - 407
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 167% 98% 172% 35% 2% 90% 171%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 190% 290% 240% 369% 36% 3% 125% 308%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +2237%
Contains more Iron +73.9%
Contains more Magnesium +146.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +114.5%
Contains more Zinc +39.6%
Contains more Copper +80.8%
Equal in Potassium - 407

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
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6
Seed
Contains more Vitamin E +58%
Contains more Vitamin A +440%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +70.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29%
Equal in Folate - 49
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 16% 0% 0% 91% 27% 129% 65% 54% 34% 0% 10%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 10% 0% 6% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 37% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +58%
Contains more Vitamin A +440%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +70.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29%
Equal in Folate - 49

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Spelt Seed Opinion
Net carbs 59.49g 7.72g Spelt
Protein 14.57g 16.54g Seed
Fats 2.43g 30.74g Seed
Carbs 70.19g 42.12g Spelt
Calories 338kcal 486kcal Seed
Starch 53.92g g Spelt
Fructose 0.24g g Spelt
Sugar 6.82g g Seed
Fiber 10.7g 34.4g Seed
Calcium 27mg 631mg Seed
Iron 4.44mg 7.72mg Seed
Magnesium 136mg 335mg Seed
Phosphorus 401mg 860mg Seed
Potassium 388mg 407mg Seed
Sodium 8mg 16mg Spelt
Zinc 3.28mg 4.58mg Seed
Copper 0.511mg 0.924mg Seed
Vitamin A 10IU 54IU Seed
Vitamin E 0.79mg 0.5mg Spelt
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 0mg 1.6mg Seed
Vitamin B1 0.364mg 0.62mg Seed
Vitamin B2 0.113mg 0.17mg Seed
Vitamin B3 6.843mg 8.83mg Seed
Vitamin B5 1.068mg mg Spelt
Vitamin B6 0.23mg mg Spelt
Folate 45µg 49µg Seed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 3.6µg µg Spelt
Tryptophan 0.132mg 0.436mg Seed
Threonine 0.443mg 0.709mg Seed
Isoleucine 0.552mg 0.801mg Seed
Leucine 1.07mg 1.371mg Seed
Lysine 0.409mg 0.97mg Seed
Methionine 0.258mg 0.588mg Seed
Phenylalanine 0.737mg 1.016mg Seed
Valine 0.681mg 0.95mg Seed
Histidine 0.36mg 0.531mg Seed
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0.14g Spelt
Saturated Fat 0.406g 3.33g Spelt
Monounsaturated Fat 0.445g 2.309g Seed
Polyunsaturated fat 1.258g 23.665g Seed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Spelt Seed
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
35
Spelt
35
Seed
Mineral Summary Score
92
Spelt
195
Seed

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
99%
Seed
Carbohydrates
70%
Spelt
42%
Seed
Fats
11%
Spelt
142%
Seed

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Spelt
Spelt contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spelt
Spelt is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.924g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Seed
Seed is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.82g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seed
Seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 48)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seed
Seed is relatively richer in minerals
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 ($)
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.

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. Seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170554/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.