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Triticale vs. Wheat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Triticale and Wheat

  • Triticale is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B5, and Folate, yet Wheat is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Iron, Copper, and Zinc.
  • Wheat covers your daily Vitamin B3 needs 33% more than Triticale.
  • Triticale contains 2 times more Folate than Wheat . While Triticale contains 73µg of Folate, Wheat contains only 43µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Triticale and Wheat, durum.

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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 Iron +37%
Contains more Magnesium +10.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.9%
Contains more Potassium +29.8%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Zinc +20.6%
Contains more Copper +21%
Equal in Calcium - 34
Equal in Manganese - 3.012
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 11% 132% 103% 218% 39% 1% 114% 185% 393% 488%
Contains more Iron +37%
Contains more Magnesium +10.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.9%
Contains more Potassium +29.8%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Zinc +20.6%
Contains more Copper +21%
Equal in Calcium - 34
Equal in Manganese - 3.012

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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Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +41.5%
Contains more Folate +69.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +371.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +203.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.419
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.121
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 105% 28% 127% 57% 97% 33% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +41.5%
Contains more Folate +69.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +371.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +203.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.419
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.121

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Other +24.7%
Contains more Fats +18.2%
Equal in Protein - 13.68
Equal in Carbs - 71.13
Equal in Water - 10.94
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
14% 2% 71% 11% 2%
Protein: 13.68 g
Fats: 2.47 g
Carbs: 71.13 g
Water: 10.94 g
Other: 1.78 g
Contains more Other +24.7%
Contains more Fats +18.2%
Equal in Protein - 13.68
Equal in Carbs - 71.13
Equal in Water - 10.94

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -19.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +63%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.978
25% 14% 61%
Saturated Fat: 0.366 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.211 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.913 g
26% 19% 55%
Saturated Fat: 0.454 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.344 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.978 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -19.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +63%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.978

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Triticale Wheat Opinion
Net carbs 72.13g 71.13g Triticale
Protein 13.05g 13.68g Wheat
Fats 2.09g 2.47g Wheat
Carbs 72.13g 71.13g Triticale
Calories 336kcal 339kcal Wheat
Calcium 37mg 34mg Triticale
Iron 2.57mg 3.52mg Wheat
Magnesium 130mg 144mg Wheat
Phosphorus 358mg 508mg Wheat
Potassium 332mg 431mg Wheat
Sodium 5mg 2mg Wheat
Zinc 3.45mg 4.16mg Wheat
Copper 0.457mg 0.553mg Wheat
Manganese 3.21mg 3.012mg Triticale
Selenium 89.4µg Wheat
Vitamin E 0.9mg Triticale
Vitamin B1 0.416mg 0.419mg Wheat
Vitamin B2 0.134mg 0.121mg Triticale
Vitamin B3 1.43mg 6.738mg Wheat
Vitamin B5 1.323mg 0.935mg Triticale
Vitamin B6 0.138mg 0.419mg Wheat
Folate 73µg 43µg Triticale
Tryptophan 0.157mg 0.176mg Wheat
Threonine 0.405mg 0.366mg Triticale
Isoleucine 0.479mg 0.533mg Wheat
Leucine 0.911mg 0.934mg Wheat
Lysine 0.365mg 0.303mg Triticale
Methionine 0.204mg 0.221mg Wheat
Phenylalanine 0.638mg 0.681mg Wheat
Valine 0.609mg 0.594mg Triticale
Histidine 0.311mg 0.322mg Wheat
Saturated Fat 0.366g 0.454g Triticale
Monounsaturated Fat 0.211g 0.344g Wheat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.913g 0.978g Wheat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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
34%
Wheat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
105%
Triticale
168%
Wheat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Wheat
Wheat contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wheat
Wheat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 16)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Wheat
Wheat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Triticale
Triticale is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.088g)
Which food is cheaper?
Triticale
Triticale is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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

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. Wheat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169721/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.