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Teff vs Oat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Teff and Oat

  • Teff has more Manganese, Iron, Vitamin B6, Copper, Vitamin B3, Calcium, and Vitamin B2, however Oat is richer in Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, and Fiber.
  • Teff covers your daily Manganese needs 188% more than Oat.
  • Oat has 4 times less Vitamin B6 than Teff. Teff has 0.482mg of Vitamin B6, while Oat has 0.119mg.

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

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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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4
Oat
Contains more Calcium +233.3%
Contains more Iron +61.7%
Contains more Copper +29.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.9%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 177
Equal in Potassium - 429
Equal in Zinc - 3.97
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 54% 287% 132% 184% 38% 2% 99% 270%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 177% 127% 225% 38% 1% 109% 209%
Contains more Calcium +233.3%
Contains more Iron +61.7%
Contains more Copper +29.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.9%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 177
Equal in Potassium - 429
Equal in Zinc - 3.97

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
6
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6
Oat
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +94.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +249.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +305%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +43.2%
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% 0% 0% 0% 191% 33% 19% 81% 28% 43% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +94.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +249.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +305%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +43.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Teff Oat Opinion
Net carbs 65.13g 55.67g Teff
Protein 13.3g 16.89g Oat
Fats 2.38g 6.9g Oat
Carbs 73.13g 66.27g Teff
Calories 367kcal 389kcal Oat
Starch 36.56g g Teff
Fructose 0.47g g Teff
Sugar 1.84g g Oat
Fiber 8g 10.6g Oat
Calcium 180mg 54mg Teff
Iron 7.63mg 4.72mg Teff
Magnesium 184mg 177mg Teff
Phosphorus 429mg 523mg Oat
Potassium 427mg 429mg Oat
Sodium 12mg 2mg Oat
Zinc 3.63mg 3.97mg Oat
Copper 0.81mg 0.626mg Teff
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Teff
Vitamin E 0.08mg mg Teff
Vitamin D IU 0IU Oat
Vitamin D µg 0µg Oat
Vitamin C mg 0mg Oat
Vitamin B1 0.39mg 0.763mg Oat
Vitamin B2 0.27mg 0.139mg Teff
Vitamin B3 3.363mg 0.961mg Teff
Vitamin B5 0.942mg 1.349mg Oat
Vitamin B6 0.482mg 0.119mg Teff
Folate µg 56µg Oat
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Oat
Vitamin K 1.9µg µg Teff
Tryptophan 0.139mg 0.234mg Oat
Threonine 0.51mg 0.575mg Oat
Isoleucine 0.501mg 0.694mg Oat
Leucine 1.068mg 1.284mg Oat
Lysine 0.376mg 0.701mg Oat
Methionine 0.428mg 0.312mg Teff
Phenylalanine 0.698mg 0.895mg Oat
Valine 0.686mg 0.937mg Oat
Histidine 0.301mg 0.405mg Oat
Cholesterol mg 0mg Teff
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.449g 1.217g Teff
Monounsaturated Fat 0.589g 2.178g Oat
Polyunsaturated fat 1.071g 2.535g Oat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Teff Oat
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
33
Oat
Mineral Summary Score
133
Teff
112
Oat

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
101%
Oat
Carbohydrates
73%
Teff
66%
Oat
Fats
11%
Teff
32%
Oat

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 - 0.768g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Teff
Teff is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is cheaper?
Teff
Teff is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Oat
Oat is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.84g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Oat
Oat contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Oat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169705/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.