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Sunflower seed vs Teff - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Sunflower seed and Teff different?

  • Sunflower seed is richer in Vitamin E , Copper, Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B3, while Teff is higher in Manganese, and Iron.
  • Teff covers your daily need of Manganese 317% more than Sunflower seed.
  • Sunflower seed contains 440 times more Vitamin E than Teff. Sunflower seed contains 35.17mg of Vitamin E , while Teff contains 0.08mg.

Seeds, sunflower seed kernels, dried and Teff, uncooked types were used 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 Potassium +51.1%
Contains more Magnesium +76.6%
Contains more Copper +122.2%
Contains more Zinc +37.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.8%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Iron +45.3%
Contains more Calcium +130.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 24% 57% 233% 600% 137% 283% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 287% 54% 38% 132% 270% 99% 184% 2%
Contains more Potassium +51.1%
Contains more Magnesium +76.6%
Contains more Copper +122.2%
Contains more Zinc +37.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.8%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Iron +45.3%
Contains more Calcium +130.8%

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
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Teff
Contains more Vitamin A +455.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +43862.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +279.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +147.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +179%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 5% 3% 704% 0% 370% 82% 157% 68% 311% 0% 0% 171%
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% 2% 0% 98% 63% 64% 57% 112% 0% 5% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +455.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +43862.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +279.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +147.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +179%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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
156
Sunflower seed
33
Teff
Mineral Summary Score
191
Sunflower seed
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
125%
Sunflower seed
80%
Teff
Carbohydrates
20%
Sunflower seed
73%
Teff
Fats
238%
Sunflower seed
11%
Teff

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

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Sunflower seed Teff
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 Cholesterol?
Teff
Teff is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Teff
Teff is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.78g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Teff
Teff is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.006g)
Which food is cheaper?
Teff
Teff is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sunflower seed
Sunflower seed contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sunflower seed
Sunflower seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 37)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sunflower seed
Sunflower seed is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sunflower seed Teff Opinion
Calories 584 367 Sunflower seed
Protein 20.78 13.3 Sunflower seed
Fats 51.46 2.38 Sunflower seed
Vitamin C 1.4 Sunflower seed
Carbs 20 73.13 Teff
Cholesterol 0 Teff
Vitamin D 0 Sunflower seed
Iron 5.25 7.63 Teff
Calcium 78 180 Teff
Potassium 645 427 Sunflower seed
Magnesium 325 184 Sunflower seed
Sugar 2.62 1.84 Teff
Fiber 8.6 8 Sunflower seed
Copper 1.8 0.81 Sunflower seed
Zinc 5 3.63 Sunflower seed
Starch 36.56 Teff
Phosphorus 660 429 Sunflower seed
Sodium 9 12 Sunflower seed
Vitamin A 50 9 Sunflower seed
Vitamin E 35.17 0.08 Sunflower seed
Vitamin D 0 Sunflower seed
Vitamin B1 1.48 0.39 Sunflower seed
Vitamin B2 0.355 0.27 Sunflower seed
Vitamin B3 8.335 3.363 Sunflower seed
Vitamin B5 1.13 0.942 Sunflower seed
Vitamin B6 1.345 0.482 Sunflower seed
Vitamin B12 0 Sunflower seed
Vitamin K 0 1.9 Teff
Folate 227 Sunflower seed
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 4.455 0.449 Teff
Monounsaturated Fat 18.528 0.589 Sunflower seed
Polyunsaturated fat 23.137 1.071 Sunflower seed
Tryptophan 0.348 0.139 Sunflower seed
Threonine 0.928 0.51 Sunflower seed
Isoleucine 1.139 0.501 Sunflower seed
Leucine 1.659 1.068 Sunflower seed
Lysine 0.937 0.376 Sunflower seed
Methionine 0.494 0.428 Sunflower seed
Phenylalanine 1.169 0.698 Sunflower seed
Valine 1.315 0.686 Sunflower seed
Histidine 0.632 0.301 Sunflower seed
Fructose 0.47 Teff

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. Sunflower seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170562/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.