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Triticale vs. Spelt — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Triticale and Spelt

  • Triticale has more Manganese, Phosphorus, Copper, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Magnesium, Folate, Iron, and Vitamin B2, however, Spelt is richer in Vitamin B3.
  • Triticale covers your daily Manganese needs 92% more than Spelt.
  • Spelt has 6 times less Folate than Triticale. Triticale has 73µg of Folate, while Spelt has 13µg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Triticale and Spelt, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +270%
Contains more Iron +53.9%
Contains more Magnesium +165.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +138.7%
Contains more Potassium +132.2%
Contains more Zinc +176%
Contains more Copper +112.6%
Contains more Manganese +194.2%
Equal in Sodium - 5
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 12% 97% 93% 154% 30% 1% 95% 153% 419% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 63% 35% 65% 13% 1% 35% 72% 143% 22%
Contains more Calcium +270%
Contains more Iron +53.9%
Contains more Magnesium +165.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +138.7%
Contains more Potassium +132.2%
Contains more Zinc +176%
Contains more Copper +112.6%
Contains more Manganese +194.2%
Equal in Sodium - 5

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Spelt
Contains more Vitamin E +246.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +303.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +346.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +72.5%
Contains more Folate +461.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +79.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 19% 0% 0% 105% 31% 27% 80% 32% 55% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 6% 0% 0% 26% 7% 49% 0% 19% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +246.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +303.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +346.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +72.5%
Contains more Folate +461.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +79.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +137.3%
Contains more Fats +145.9%
Contains more Carbs +172.8%
Contains more Other +241.5%
Contains more Water +533.3%
13% 2% 72% 11% 2%
Protein: 13.05 g
Fats: 2.09 g
Carbs: 72.13 g
Water: 10.51 g
Other: 2.22 g
6% 26% 67%
Protein: 5.5 g
Fats: 0.85 g
Carbs: 26.44 g
Water: 66.56 g
Other: 0.65 g
Contains more Protein +137.3%
Contains more Fats +145.9%
Contains more Carbs +172.8%
Contains more Other +241.5%
Contains more Water +533.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Triticale Spelt
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Triticale Spelt Opinion
Net carbs 72.13g 22.54g Triticale
Protein 13.05g 5.5g Triticale
Fats 2.09g 0.85g Triticale
Carbs 72.13g 26.44g Triticale
Calories 336kcal 127kcal Triticale
Starch 19.57g Spelt
Fiber 3.9g Spelt
Calcium 37mg 10mg Triticale
Iron 2.57mg 1.67mg Triticale
Magnesium 130mg 49mg Triticale
Phosphorus 358mg 150mg Triticale
Potassium 332mg 143mg Triticale
Sodium 5mg 5mg
Zinc 3.45mg 1.25mg Triticale
Copper 0.457mg 0.215mg Triticale
Manganese 3.21mg 1.091mg Triticale
Selenium 4µg Spelt
Vitamin A 0IU 4IU Spelt
Vitamin E 0.9mg 0.26mg Triticale
Vitamin B1 0.416mg 0.103mg Triticale
Vitamin B2 0.134mg 0.03mg Triticale
Vitamin B3 1.43mg 2.57mg Spelt
Vitamin B5 1.323mg Triticale
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.08mg Triticale
Folate 73µg 13µg Triticale
Tryptophan 0.157mg Triticale
Threonine 0.405mg Triticale
Isoleucine 0.479mg Triticale
Leucine 0.911mg Triticale
Lysine 0.365mg Triticale
Methionine 0.204mg Triticale
Phenylalanine 0.638mg Triticale
Valine 0.609mg Triticale
Histidine 0.311mg Triticale
Saturated Fat 0.366g Spelt
Monounsaturated Fat 0.211g Triticale
Polyunsaturated fat 0.913g Triticale

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Triticale Spelt
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
27%
Triticale
9%
Spelt
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
105%
Triticale
45%
Spelt

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Triticale
Triticale is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Triticale
Triticale is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spelt
Spelt is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.366g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spelt
Spelt is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (5 mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Triticale - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169718/nutrients
  2. Spelt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169746/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.