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Teff vs Millet - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Teff and Millet

  • Teff has more Manganese, Iron, Phosphorus, Zinc, Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Copper, while Millet has more Vitamin B3.
  • Teff covers your daily need of Manganese 331% more than Millet.
  • Teff contains 23 times more Calcium than Millet. While Teff contains 180mg of Calcium, Millet contains only 8mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Teff, uncooked and Millet, raw.

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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
:
1
Millet
Contains more Calcium +2150%
Contains more Iron +153.5%
Contains more Magnesium +61.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +50.5%
Contains more Potassium +119%
Contains more Zinc +116.1%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.75
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% 113% 82% 123% 18% 1% 46% 250%
Contains more Calcium +2150%
Contains more Iron +153.5%
Contains more Magnesium +61.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +50.5%
Contains more Potassium +119%
Contains more Zinc +116.1%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.75

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
:
7
Millet
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +60%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.4%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.421
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.29
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.848
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% 1% 0% 0% 106% 67% 89% 51% 89% 64% 0% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +60%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.4%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.421
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.29
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.848

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Teff Millet Opinion
Net carbs 65.13g 64.35g Teff
Protein 13.3g 11.02g Teff
Fats 2.38g 4.22g Millet
Carbs 73.13g 72.85g Teff
Calories 367kcal 378kcal Millet
Starch 36.56g g Teff
Fructose 0.47g g Teff
Sugar 1.84g g Millet
Fiber 8g 8.5g Millet
Calcium 180mg 8mg Teff
Iron 7.63mg 3.01mg Teff
Magnesium 184mg 114mg Teff
Phosphorus 429mg 285mg Teff
Potassium 427mg 195mg Teff
Sodium 12mg 5mg Millet
Zinc 3.63mg 1.68mg Teff
Copper 0.81mg 0.75mg Teff
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Teff
Vitamin E 0.08mg 0.05mg Teff
Vitamin D IU 0IU Millet
Vitamin D µg 0µg Millet
Vitamin C mg 0mg Millet
Vitamin B1 0.39mg 0.421mg Millet
Vitamin B2 0.27mg 0.29mg Millet
Vitamin B3 3.363mg 4.72mg Millet
Vitamin B5 0.942mg 0.848mg Teff
Vitamin B6 0.482mg 0.384mg Teff
Folate µg 85µg Millet
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Millet
Vitamin K 1.9µg 0.9µg Teff
Tryptophan 0.139mg 0.119mg Teff
Threonine 0.51mg 0.353mg Teff
Isoleucine 0.501mg 0.465mg Teff
Leucine 1.068mg 1.4mg Millet
Lysine 0.376mg 0.212mg Teff
Methionine 0.428mg 0.221mg Teff
Phenylalanine 0.698mg 0.58mg Teff
Valine 0.686mg 0.578mg Teff
Histidine 0.301mg 0.236mg Teff
Cholesterol mg 0mg Teff
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.449g 0.723g Teff
Monounsaturated Fat 0.589g 0.773g Millet
Polyunsaturated fat 1.071g 2.134g Millet

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Teff Millet
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
39
Millet
Mineral Summary Score
133
Teff
79
Millet

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
66%
Millet
Carbohydrates
73%
Teff
73%
Millet
Fats
11%
Teff
19%
Millet

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 - 0.274g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Teff
Teff is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food is cheaper?
Teff
Teff is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Teff
Teff is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Millet
Millet is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.84g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Millet
Millet contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
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. Millet - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169702/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.