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Teff vs Bran - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Teff and Bran

  • Teff has more Manganese, Copper, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, and Calcium, however Bran is higher in Selenium, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, and Fiber.
  • Teff covers your daily Manganese needs 157% more than Bran.
  • Bran contains 4 times less Vitamin B3 than Teff. Teff contains 3.363mg of Vitamin B3, while Bran contains 0.934mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Teff, uncooked and Oat bran, 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
4
:
4
Bran
Contains more Iron +41%
Contains more Calcium +210.3%
Contains more Copper +101%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +32.6%
Contains more Magnesium +27.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.1%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 287% 54% 38% 132% 270% 99% 184% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 203% 18% 50% 168% 135% 85% 315% 1%
Contains more Iron +41%
Contains more Calcium +210.3%
Contains more Copper +101%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +32.6%
Contains more Magnesium +27.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.1%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%

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
4
:
8
Bran
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +260.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +192.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +1162.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +58.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +68.4%
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% 21% 0% 293% 51% 18% 90% 39% 0% 8% 39%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +260.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +192.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +1162.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +58.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +68.4%

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
46
Bran
Mineral Summary Score
133
Teff
122
Bran

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
104%
Bran
Carbohydrates
73%
Teff
66%
Bran
Fats
11%
Teff
32%
Bran

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Teff Bran
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 - 0.879g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bran
Bran is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.39g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bran
Bran contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bran
Bran is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bran
Bran is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
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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 Bran Opinion
Calories 367 246 Teff
Protein 13.3 17.3 Bran
Fats 2.38 7.03 Bran
Vitamin C 0 Bran
Carbs 73.13 66.22 Teff
Cholesterol 0 Teff
Vitamin D 0 Bran
Iron 7.63 5.41 Teff
Calcium 180 58 Teff
Potassium 427 566 Bran
Magnesium 184 235 Bran
Sugar 1.84 1.45 Bran
Fiber 8 15.4 Bran
Copper 0.81 0.403 Teff
Zinc 3.63 3.11 Teff
Starch 36.56 Teff
Phosphorus 429 734 Bran
Sodium 12 4 Bran
Vitamin A 9 0 Teff
Vitamin E 0.08 1.01 Bran
Vitamin D 0 Bran
Vitamin B1 0.39 1.17 Bran
Vitamin B2 0.27 0.22 Teff
Vitamin B3 3.363 0.934 Teff
Vitamin B5 0.942 1.494 Bran
Vitamin B6 0.482 0.165 Teff
Vitamin B12 0 Bran
Vitamin K 1.9 3.2 Bran
Folate 52 Bran
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.449 1.328 Teff
Monounsaturated Fat 0.589 2.376 Bran
Polyunsaturated fat 1.071 2.766 Bran
Tryptophan 0.139 0.335 Bran
Threonine 0.51 0.502 Teff
Isoleucine 0.501 0.668 Bran
Leucine 1.068 1.374 Bran
Lysine 0.376 0.76 Bran
Methionine 0.428 0.335 Teff
Phenylalanine 0.698 0.908 Bran
Valine 0.686 0.964 Bran
Histidine 0.301 0.41 Bran
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. Teff - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169747/nutrients
  2. Bran - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168872/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.