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Spelt vs Teff - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Spelt and Teff

  • Spelt has more Vitamin B3, Selenium, and Fiber, however Teff is richer in Manganese, Iron, Copper, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Vitamin B2, and Magnesium.
  • Teff's daily need coverage for Manganese is 272% more.
  • Spelt contains 3 times more Selenium than Teff. Spelt contains 11.7µg of Selenium, while Teff contains 4.4µg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Spelt, uncooked and Teff, uncooked.

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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
1
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7
Teff
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Calcium +566.7%
Contains more Iron +71.8%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Potassium +10.1%
Contains more Zinc +10.7%
Contains more Copper +58.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 429
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 167% 98% 172% 35% 2% 90% 171%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 54% 287% 132% 184% 38% 2% 99% 270%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Calcium +566.7%
Contains more Iron +71.8%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Potassium +10.1%
Contains more Zinc +10.7%
Contains more Copper +58.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 429

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
8
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3
Teff
Contains more Vitamin A +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +887.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +103.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +89.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +138.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +109.6%
Equal in Vitamin A - 9
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.39
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 1% 2% 0% 0% 98% 63% 64% 57% 112% 0% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +887.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +103.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +89.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +138.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +109.6%
Equal in Vitamin A - 9
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.39

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Spelt Teff Opinion
Net carbs 59.49g 65.13g Teff
Protein 14.57g 13.3g Spelt
Fats 2.43g 2.38g Spelt
Carbs 70.19g 73.13g Teff
Calories 338kcal 367kcal Teff
Starch 53.92g 36.56g Spelt
Fructose 0.24g 0.47g Teff
Sugar 6.82g 1.84g Teff
Fiber 10.7g 8g Spelt
Calcium 27mg 180mg Teff
Iron 4.44mg 7.63mg Teff
Magnesium 136mg 184mg Teff
Phosphorus 401mg 429mg Teff
Potassium 388mg 427mg Teff
Sodium 8mg 12mg Spelt
Zinc 3.28mg 3.63mg Teff
Copper 0.511mg 0.81mg Teff
Vitamin A 10IU 9IU Spelt
Vitamin E 0.79mg 0.08mg Spelt
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 0mg mg Spelt
Vitamin B1 0.364mg 0.39mg Teff
Vitamin B2 0.113mg 0.27mg Teff
Vitamin B3 6.843mg 3.363mg Spelt
Vitamin B5 1.068mg 0.942mg Spelt
Vitamin B6 0.23mg 0.482mg Teff
Folate 45µg µg Spelt
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Spelt
Vitamin K 3.6µg 1.9µg Spelt
Tryptophan 0.132mg 0.139mg Teff
Threonine 0.443mg 0.51mg Teff
Isoleucine 0.552mg 0.501mg Spelt
Leucine 1.07mg 1.068mg Spelt
Lysine 0.409mg 0.376mg Spelt
Methionine 0.258mg 0.428mg Teff
Phenylalanine 0.737mg 0.698mg Spelt
Valine 0.681mg 0.686mg Teff
Histidine 0.36mg 0.301mg Spelt
Cholesterol 0mg mg Teff
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.406g 0.449g Spelt
Monounsaturated Fat 0.445g 0.589g Teff
Polyunsaturated fat 1.258g 1.071g Spelt

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Spelt Teff
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
33
Teff
Mineral Summary Score
92
Spelt
133
Teff

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
80%
Teff
Carbohydrates
70%
Spelt
73%
Teff
Fats
11%
Spelt
11%
Teff

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Teff
Teff is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.98g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Teff
Teff is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Teff
Teff is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Teff
Teff is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Spelt
Spelt contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spelt
Spelt is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.043g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Spelt
Spelt is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Teff - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169747/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.