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Teff vs Couscous - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Teff and Couscous

  • Teff has more Manganese, Iron, Copper, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Zinc, Vitamin B1, and Fiber, while Couscous has more Selenium.
  • Teff's daily need coverage for Manganese is 398% higher.
  • Couscous contains 23 times less Magnesium than Teff. Teff contains 184mg of Magnesium, while Couscous contains 8mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Teff, uncooked and Couscous, cooked.

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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
7
:
Contains more Calcium +2150%
Contains more Iron +1907.9%
Contains more Magnesium +2200%
Contains more Phosphorus +1850%
Contains more Potassium +636.2%
Contains more Zinc +1296.2%
Contains more Copper +1875.6%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 54% 287% 132% 184% 38% 2% 99% 270%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 15% 6% 10% 6% 1% 8% 14%
Contains more Calcium +2150%
Contains more Iron +1907.9%
Contains more Magnesium +2200%
Contains more Phosphorus +1850%
Contains more Potassium +636.2%
Contains more Zinc +1296.2%
Contains more Copper +1875.6%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%

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
7
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +519%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +242.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +153.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +845.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +1800%
Contains more Vitamin E +62.5%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 3% 0% 0% 16% 7% 19% 23% 12% 12% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +519%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +242.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +153.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +845.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +1800%
Contains more Vitamin E +62.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Teff Couscous Opinion
Net carbs 65.13g 21.82g Teff
Protein 13.3g 3.79g Teff
Fats 2.38g 0.16g Teff
Carbs 73.13g 23.22g Teff
Calories 367kcal 112kcal Teff
Starch 36.56g g Teff
Fructose 0.47g g Teff
Sugar 1.84g 0.1g Couscous
Fiber 8g 1.4g Teff
Calcium 180mg 8mg Teff
Iron 7.63mg 0.38mg Teff
Magnesium 184mg 8mg Teff
Phosphorus 429mg 22mg Teff
Potassium 427mg 58mg Teff
Sodium 12mg 5mg Couscous
Zinc 3.63mg 0.26mg Teff
Copper 0.81mg 0.041mg Teff
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Teff
Vitamin E 0.08mg 0.13mg Couscous
Vitamin D IU 0IU Couscous
Vitamin D µg 0µg Couscous
Vitamin C mg 0mg Couscous
Vitamin B1 0.39mg 0.063mg Teff
Vitamin B2 0.27mg 0.027mg Teff
Vitamin B3 3.363mg 0.983mg Teff
Vitamin B5 0.942mg 0.371mg Teff
Vitamin B6 0.482mg 0.051mg Teff
Folate µg 15µg Couscous
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Couscous
Vitamin K 1.9µg 0.1µg Teff
Tryptophan 0.139mg 0.049mg Teff
Threonine 0.51mg 0.1mg Teff
Isoleucine 0.501mg 0.147mg Teff
Leucine 1.068mg 0.259mg Teff
Lysine 0.376mg 0.073mg Teff
Methionine 0.428mg 0.059mg Teff
Phenylalanine 0.698mg 0.184mg Teff
Valine 0.686mg 0.162mg Teff
Histidine 0.301mg 0.077mg Teff
Cholesterol mg 0mg Teff
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.449g 0.029g Couscous
Monounsaturated Fat 0.589g 0.022g Teff
Polyunsaturated fat 1.071g 0.064g Teff

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Teff Couscous
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
33
Teff
7
Couscous
Mineral Summary Score
133
Teff
7
Couscous

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
23%
Couscous
Carbohydrates
73%
Teff
23%
Couscous
Fats
11%
Teff
1%
Couscous

Comparison summary

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 - 8)
Which food is cheaper?
Teff
Teff is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Teff
Teff is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.74g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Couscous
Couscous contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.42g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Teff - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169747/nutrients
  2. Couscous - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169700/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.