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Teff vs Buckwheat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Teff and Buckwheat

  • Teff has more Manganese, Iron, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Calcium and Phosphorus, however Buckwheat is richer in Copper, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2 and Magnesium.
  • Teff covers your daily Manganese needs 345% more than Buckwheat.
  • Buckwheat has 10 times less Calcium than Teff. Teff has 180mg of Calcium, while Buckwheat has 18mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Teff, uncooked and Buckwheat.

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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
Teff
4
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Contains more Iron +246.8%
Contains more Calcium +900%
Contains more Zinc +51.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.6%
Contains more Magnesium +25.5%
Contains more Copper +35.8%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Equal in Potassium - 460
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 287% 54% 38% 132% 270% 99% 184% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 83% 6% 41% 166% 367% 66% 149% 1%
Contains more Iron +246.8%
Contains more Calcium +900%
Contains more Zinc +51.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.6%
Contains more Magnesium +25.5%
Contains more Copper +35.8%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Equal in Potassium - 460

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
Teff
5
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +286.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +129.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +108.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +30.9%
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%
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% 0% 0% 26% 99% 132% 74% 49% 0% 0% 23%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +286.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +129.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +108.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +30.9%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
33
Teff
33
Buckwheat
Mineral Summary Score
133
Teff
109
Buckwheat

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 the food
Protein
80%
Teff
80%
Buckwheat
Carbohydrates
73%
Teff
72%
Buckwheat
Fats
11%
Teff
16%
Buckwheat

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Teff Buckwheat
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Teff Buckwheat
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 Saturated Fat?
Teff
Teff is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.292g)
Which food is cheaper?
Teff
Teff is cheaper (difference - $2.6)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat contains less Sugars (difference - 1.84g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Teff Buckwheat Opinion
Calories 367 343 Teff
Protein 13.3 13.25 Teff
Fats 2.38 3.4 Buckwheat
Vitamin C 0 Buckwheat
Carbs 73.13 71.5 Teff
Cholesterol 0 Teff
Vitamin D 0 Buckwheat
Iron 7.63 2.2 Teff
Calcium 180 18 Teff
Potassium 427 460 Buckwheat
Magnesium 184 231 Buckwheat
Sugars 1.84 Buckwheat
Fiber 8 10 Buckwheat
Copper 0.81 1.1 Buckwheat
Zinc 3.63 2.4 Teff
Starch 36.56 Teff
Phosphorus 429 347 Teff
Sodium 12 1 Buckwheat
Vitamin A 9 0 Teff
Vitamin E 0.08 Teff
Vitamin D 0 Buckwheat
Vitamin B1 0.39 0.101 Teff
Vitamin B2 0.27 0.425 Buckwheat
Vitamin B3 3.363 7.02 Buckwheat
Vitamin B5 0.942 1.233 Buckwheat
Vitamin B6 0.482 0.21 Teff
Vitamin B12 0 Buckwheat
Vitamin K 1.9 Teff
Folate 30 Buckwheat
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.449 0.741 Teff
Monounsaturated Fat 0.589 1.04 Buckwheat
Polyunsaturated fat 1.071 1.039 Teff
Tryptophan 0.139 0.192 Buckwheat
Threonine 0.51 0.506 Teff
Isoleucine 0.501 0.498 Teff
Leucine 1.068 0.832 Teff
Lysine 0.376 0.672 Buckwheat
Methionine 0.428 0.172 Teff
Phenylalanine 0.698 0.52 Teff
Valine 0.686 0.678 Teff
Histidine 0.301 0.309 Buckwheat
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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Teff - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169747/nutrients
  2. Buckwheat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170286/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.