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Wheat vs Broad bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Wheat and Broad bean different?

  • Wheat is higher in Selenium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Zinc, Vitamin B3, Magnesium, Iron, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B1, however Broad bean is richer in Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Selenium from Wheat is 161% higher.
  • Wheat contains 5 times more Manganese than Broad bean. While Wheat contains 3.012mg of Manganese, Broad bean contains only 0.661mg.

Wheat, durum and Beans, fava, in pod, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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 Iron +127.1%
Contains more Potassium +29.8%
Contains more Magnesium +336.4%
Contains more Copper +37.6%
Contains more Zinc +316%
Contains more Phosphorus +293.8%
Contains less Sodium -92%
Equal in Calcium - 37
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 132% 11% 39% 103% 185% 114% 218% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 59% 12% 30% 24% 134% 28% 56% 4%
Contains more Iron +127.1%
Contains more Potassium +29.8%
Contains more Magnesium +336.4%
Contains more Copper +37.6%
Contains more Zinc +316%
Contains more Phosphorus +293.8%
Contains less Sodium -92%
Equal in Calcium - 37

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
Wheat
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +215%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +199.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +315.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +302.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +139.7%
Contains more Folate +244.2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 0% 0% 105% 28% 127% 57% 97% 0% 0% 33%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 13% 20% 24% 0% 34% 67% 43% 14% 24% 0% 103% 111%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +215%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +199.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +315.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +302.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +139.7%
Contains more Folate +244.2%

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
37
Wheat
37
Broad bean
Mineral Summary Score
100
Wheat
43
Broad bean

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
82%
Wheat
48%
Broad bean
Carbohydrates
71%
Wheat
18%
Broad bean
Fats
11%
Wheat
3%
Broad bean

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Wheat Broad bean
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 Sugar?
Wheat
Wheat is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.21g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Wheat
Wheat contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wheat
Wheat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 29)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat
Wheat is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Wheat
Wheat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.336g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Wheat Broad bean Opinion
Calories 339 88 Wheat
Protein 13.68 7.92 Wheat
Fats 2.47 0.73 Wheat
Vitamin C 0 3.7 Broad bean
Net carbs 71.12999725341797 10.130000114440918 Wheat
Carbs 71.13 17.63 Wheat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.52 1.55 Wheat
Calcium 34 37 Broad bean
Potassium 431 332 Wheat
Magnesium 144 33 Wheat
Sugar 9.21 Wheat
Fiber 7.5 Broad bean
Copper 0.553 0.402 Wheat
Zinc 4.16 1 Wheat
Starch
Phosphorus 508 129 Wheat
Sodium 2 25 Wheat
Vitamin A 0 333 Broad bean
Vitamin E 1.16 Broad bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.419 0.133 Wheat
Vitamin B2 0.121 0.29 Broad bean
Vitamin B3 6.738 2.249 Wheat
Vitamin B5 0.935 0.225 Wheat
Vitamin B6 0.419 0.104 Wheat
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 40.9 Broad bean
Folate 43 148 Broad bean
Trans Fat 0 Wheat
Saturated Fat 0.454 0.118 Broad bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.344 0.104 Wheat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.978 0.342 Wheat
Tryptophan 0.176 Wheat
Threonine 0.366 Wheat
Isoleucine 0.533 Wheat
Leucine 0.934 Wheat
Lysine 0.303 Wheat
Methionine 0.221 Wheat
Phenylalanine 0.681 Wheat
Valine 0.594 Wheat
Histidine 0.322 Wheat
Fructose

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 - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169721/nutrients
  2. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168574/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.