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Teff vs Spätzle - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Teff and Spätzle

  • Teff has more Manganese, Iron, Copper, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Fiber, and Zinc, however Spätzle is richer in Selenium.
  • Teff's daily need coverage for Manganese is 388% more.
  • Teff contains 13 times more Vitamin B1 than Spätzle. Teff contains 0.39mg of Vitamin B1, while Spätzle contains 0.03mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Teff, uncooked and Noodles, egg, cooked, unenriched, with added salt.

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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
8
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Contains more Iron +1171.7%
Contains more Calcium +1400%
Contains more Potassium +1023.7%
Contains more Magnesium +776.2%
Contains more Copper +726.5%
Contains more Zinc +458.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +464.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 287% 54% 38% 132% 270% 99% 184% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 4% 15% 33% 18% 33% 22%
Contains more Iron +1171.7%
Contains more Calcium +1400%
Contains more Potassium +1023.7%
Contains more Magnesium +776.2%
Contains more Copper +726.5%
Contains more Zinc +458.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +464.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%

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
6
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1250%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +740.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +258.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +947.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +112.5%
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% 2% 4% 0% 8% 5% 8% 16% 11% 12% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1250%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +740.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +258.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +947.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +112.5%

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
6
Spätzle
Mineral Summary Score
133
Teff
19
Spätzle

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
27%
Spätzle
Carbohydrates
73%
Teff
25%
Spätzle
Fats
11%
Teff
10%
Spätzle

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

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Teff Spätzle
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 - 29mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Teff
Teff contains less Sodium (difference - 153mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Teff
Teff is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Spätzle
Spätzle is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.44g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spätzle
Spätzle is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.03g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spätzle
Spätzle is lower in glycemic index (difference - 57)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Teff Spätzle Opinion
Calories 367 138 Teff
Protein 13.3 4.54 Teff
Fats 2.38 2.07 Teff
Vitamin C 0 Spätzle
Carbs 73.13 25.16 Teff
Cholesterol 29 Teff
Vitamin D
Iron 7.63 0.6 Teff
Calcium 180 12 Teff
Potassium 427 38 Teff
Magnesium 184 21 Teff
Sugar 1.84 0.4 Spätzle
Fiber 8 1.2 Teff
Copper 0.81 0.098 Teff
Zinc 3.63 0.65 Teff
Starch 36.56 Teff
Phosphorus 429 76 Teff
Sodium 12 165 Teff
Vitamin A 9 21 Spätzle
Vitamin E 0.08 0.17 Spätzle
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.39 0.03 Teff
Vitamin B2 0.27 0.02 Teff
Vitamin B3 3.363 0.4 Teff
Vitamin B5 0.942 0.263 Teff
Vitamin B6 0.482 0.046 Teff
Vitamin B12 0.09 Spätzle
Vitamin K 1.9 0 Teff
Folate 7 Spätzle
Trans Fat 0.029 Teff
Saturated Fat 0.449 0.419 Spätzle
Monounsaturated Fat 0.589 0.581 Teff
Polyunsaturated fat 1.071 0.552 Teff
Tryptophan 0.139 0.043 Teff
Threonine 0.51 0.138 Teff
Isoleucine 0.501 0.19 Teff
Leucine 1.068 0.365 Teff
Lysine 0.376 0.137 Teff
Methionine 0.428 0.086 Teff
Phenylalanine 0.698 0.24 Teff
Valine 0.686 0.22 Teff
Histidine 0.301 0.121 Teff
Fructose 0.47 0 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. Spätzle - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169762/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.