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Spelt vs Wheat gluten - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Spelt and Wheat gluten

  • Spelt has more Fiber, Copper, Magnesium, Zinc, and Phosphorus, however Wheat gluten is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B6.
  • Wheat gluten's daily need coverage for Selenium is 51% more.
  • Spelt contains 18 times more Fiber than Wheat gluten. Spelt contains 10.7g of Fiber, while Wheat gluten contains 0.6g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Spelt, uncooked and Vital wheat gluten.

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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 Magnesium +444%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.2%
Contains more Potassium +288%
Contains less Sodium -72.4%
Contains more Zinc +285.9%
Contains more Copper +180.8%
Contains more Calcium +425.9%
Contains more Iron +17.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 167% 98% 172% 35% 2% 90% 171%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 43% 195% 18% 112% 9% 4% 24% 61%
Contains more Magnesium +444%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.2%
Contains more Potassium +288%
Contains less Sodium -72.4%
Contains more Zinc +285.9%
Contains more Copper +180.8%
Contains more Calcium +425.9%
Contains more Iron +17.1%

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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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Spelt Wheat gluten Opinion
Net carbs 59.49g 13.19g Spelt
Protein 14.57g 75.16g Wheat gluten
Fats 2.43g 1.85g Spelt
Carbs 70.19g 13.79g Spelt
Calories 338kcal 370kcal Wheat gluten
Starch 53.92g g Spelt
Fructose 0.24g g Spelt
Sugar 6.82g 0g Wheat gluten
Fiber 10.7g 0.6g Spelt
Calcium 27mg 142mg Wheat gluten
Iron 4.44mg 5.2mg Wheat gluten
Magnesium 136mg 25mg Spelt
Phosphorus 401mg 260mg Spelt
Potassium 388mg 100mg Spelt
Sodium 8mg 29mg Spelt
Zinc 3.28mg 0.85mg Spelt
Copper 0.511mg 0.182mg Spelt
Vitamin A 10IU 0IU Spelt
Vitamin E 0.79mg 0mg Spelt
Vitamin D IU 0IU Wheat gluten
Vitamin D µg 0µg Wheat gluten
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.364mg 0mg Spelt
Vitamin B2 0.113mg 0mg Spelt
Vitamin B3 6.843mg 0mg Spelt
Vitamin B5 1.068mg 0mg Spelt
Vitamin B6 0.23mg 0mg Spelt
Folate 45µg 0µg Spelt
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 3.6µg 0µg Spelt
Tryptophan 0.132mg mg Spelt
Threonine 0.443mg mg Spelt
Isoleucine 0.552mg mg Spelt
Leucine 1.07mg mg Spelt
Lysine 0.409mg mg Spelt
Methionine 0.258mg mg Spelt
Phenylalanine 0.737mg mg Spelt
Valine 0.681mg mg Spelt
Histidine 0.36mg mg Spelt
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.406g 0.272g Wheat gluten
Monounsaturated Fat 0.445g 0.156g Spelt
Polyunsaturated fat 1.258g 0.81g Spelt

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Spelt Wheat gluten
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
0
Wheat gluten
Mineral Summary Score
92
Spelt
58
Wheat gluten

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
451%
Wheat gluten
Carbohydrates
70%
Spelt
14%
Wheat gluten
Fats
11%
Spelt
9%
Wheat gluten

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.82g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.134g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Spelt
Spelt contains less Sodium (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spelt
Spelt is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Spelt
Spelt 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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Wheat gluten - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168147/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.