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Wheat gluten vs Soybean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Wheat gluten and Soybean

  • Wheat gluten has more Selenium, however Soybean is richer in Copper, Iron, Folate, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Potassium, and Vitamin K.
  • Soybean covers your daily Copper needs 164% more than Wheat gluten.
  • Soybean has 2 times less Selenium than Wheat gluten. Wheat gluten has 39.7µg of Selenium, while Soybean has 17.8µg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Vital wheat gluten and Soybeans, mature seeds, 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
Contains more Calcium +95.1%
Contains more Iron +201.9%
Contains more Magnesium +1020%
Contains more Phosphorus +170.8%
Contains more Potassium +1697%
Contains less Sodium -93.1%
Contains more Zinc +475.3%
Contains more Copper +811%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 43% 195% 18% 112% 9% 4% 24% 61%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 84% 589% 200% 302% 159% 1% 134% 553%
Contains more Calcium +95.1%
Contains more Iron +201.9%
Contains more Magnesium +1020%
Contains more Phosphorus +170.8%
Contains more Potassium +1697%
Contains less Sodium -93.1%
Contains more Zinc +475.3%
Contains more Copper +811%

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
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Soybean
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 17% 0% 20% 219% 201% 31% 48% 87% 282% 0% 118%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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.
Wheat gluten Soybean
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Wheat gluten Soybean Opinion
Net carbs 13.19g 20.86g Soybean
Protein 75.16g 36.49g Wheat gluten
Fats 1.85g 19.94g Soybean
Carbs 13.79g 30.16g Soybean
Calories 370kcal 446kcal Soybean
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 7.33g Wheat gluten
Fiber 0.6g 9.3g Soybean
Calcium 142mg 277mg Soybean
Iron 5.2mg 15.7mg Soybean
Magnesium 25mg 280mg Soybean
Phosphorus 260mg 704mg Soybean
Potassium 100mg 1797mg Soybean
Sodium 29mg 2mg Soybean
Zinc 0.85mg 4.89mg Soybean
Copper 0.182mg 1.658mg Soybean
Vitamin A 0IU 22IU Soybean
Vitamin E 0mg 0.85mg Soybean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 6mg Soybean
Vitamin B1 0mg 0.874mg Soybean
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.87mg Soybean
Vitamin B3 0mg 1.623mg Soybean
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.793mg Soybean
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.377mg Soybean
Folate 0µg 375µg Soybean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 47µg Soybean
Tryptophan mg 0.591mg Soybean
Threonine mg 1.766mg Soybean
Isoleucine mg 1.971mg Soybean
Leucine mg 3.309mg Soybean
Lysine mg 2.706mg Soybean
Methionine mg 0.547mg Soybean
Phenylalanine mg 2.122mg Soybean
Valine mg 2.029mg Soybean
Histidine mg 1.097mg Soybean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Wheat gluten
Saturated Fat 0.272g 2.884g Wheat gluten
Monounsaturated Fat 0.156g 4.404g Soybean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.81g 11.255g Soybean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Wheat gluten Soybean
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
0
Wheat gluten
85
Soybean
Mineral Summary Score
58
Wheat gluten
252
Soybean

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
451%
Wheat gluten
219%
Soybean
Carbohydrates
14%
Wheat gluten
30%
Soybean
Fats
9%
Wheat gluten
92%
Soybean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.33g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.612g)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is cheaper (difference - $3.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Soybean
Soybean contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Soybean
Soybean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Soybean
Soybean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Soybean
Soybean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Wheat gluten - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168147/nutrients
  2. Soybean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174270/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.