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Teff vs Cereal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Teff and Cereal

  • Teff has more Manganese, Copper, Phosphorus, and Magnesium, however Cereal is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin A.
  • Cereal covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 492% more than Teff.
  • Cereal has 12 times less Manganese than Teff. Teff has 9.24mg of Manganese, while Cereal has 0.79mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Teff, uncooked and Cereals ready-to-eat, USDA Commodity Corn and Rice (includes all commodity brands).

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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
6
:
2
Cereal
Contains more Calcium +1700%
Contains more Potassium +306.7%
Contains more Magnesium +868.4%
Contains more Copper +491.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +457.1%
Contains less Sodium -98.5%
Contains more Iron +346.4%
Contains more Zinc +109.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 287% 54% 38% 132% 270% 99% 184% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1278% 3% 10% 14% 46% 208% 33% 104%
Contains more Calcium +1700%
Contains more Potassium +306.7%
Contains more Magnesium +868.4%
Contains more Copper +491.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +457.1%
Contains less Sodium -98.5%
Contains more Iron +346.4%
Contains more Zinc +109.4%

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
2
:
6
Cereal
Contains more Vitamin B5 +316.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +30922.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1512.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +780.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1141.9%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.08
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 129% 168% 2% 0% 1572% 894% 556% 14% 1382% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +316.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +30922.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1512.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +780.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1141.9%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.08

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
33
Teff
393
Cereal
Mineral Summary Score
133
Teff
212
Cereal

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
80%
Teff
36%
Cereal
Carbohydrates
73%
Teff
87%
Cereal
Fats
11%
Teff
5%
Cereal

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

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Teff Cereal
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 Sugar?
Teff
Teff is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.51g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Teff
Teff contains less Sodium (difference - 783mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Teff
Teff is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.189g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cereal
Cereal is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol ( mg)
Which food is cheaper?
?
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Teff Cereal Opinion
Calories 367 378 Cereal
Protein 13.3 6.06 Teff
Fats 2.38 1.08 Teff
Vitamin C 38.5 Cereal
Carbs 73.13 86.85 Cereal
Cholesterol
Vitamin D
Iron 7.63 34.06 Cereal
Calcium 180 10 Teff
Potassium 427 105 Teff
Magnesium 184 19 Teff
Sugar 1.84 10.35 Teff
Fiber 8 1.4 Teff
Copper 0.81 0.137 Teff
Zinc 3.63 7.6 Cereal
Starch 36.56 Teff
Phosphorus 429 77 Teff
Sodium 12 795 Teff
Vitamin A 9 2792 Cereal
Vitamin E 0.08 0.08
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.39 6.288 Cereal
Vitamin B2 0.27 3.87 Cereal
Vitamin B3 3.363 29.62 Cereal
Vitamin B5 0.942 0.226 Teff
Vitamin B6 0.482 5.986 Cereal
Vitamin B12
Vitamin K 1.9 0 Teff
Folate
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.449 0.26 Cereal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.589 0.204 Teff
Polyunsaturated fat 1.071 0.354 Teff
Tryptophan 0.139 0.066 Teff
Threonine 0.51 0.241 Teff
Isoleucine 0.501 0.26 Teff
Leucine 1.068 0.767 Teff
Lysine 0.376 0.113 Teff
Methionine 0.428 0.13 Teff
Phenylalanine 0.698 0.365 Teff
Valine 0.686 0.344 Teff
Histidine 0.301 0.162 Teff
Fructose 0.47 0.26 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. 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.