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Wheat vs Sesame - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Wheat and Sesame different?

  • Wheat is higher in Selenium, and Manganese, however Sesame is richer in Copper, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Sesame is 392% higher.
  • Wheat contains 3 times more Selenium than Sesame. While Wheat contains 89.4µg of Selenium, Sesame contains only 34.4µg.
  • Wheat has less Saturated Fat.

Wheat, durum and Seeds, sesame seeds, whole, dried 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
Wheat
1
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7
Sesame
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Calcium +2767.6%
Contains more Iron +313.4%
Contains more Magnesium +143.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.8%
Contains more Zinc +86.3%
Contains more Copper +638.2%
Equal in Potassium - 468
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 132% 103% 218% 39% 1% 114% 185%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 293% 546% 251% 270% 42% 2% 212% 1361%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Calcium +2767.6%
Contains more Iron +313.4%
Contains more Magnesium +143.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.8%
Contains more Zinc +86.3%
Contains more Copper +638.2%
Equal in Potassium - 468

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
2
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7
Sesame
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1770%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +88.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +104.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +88.5%
Contains more Folate +125.6%
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% 105% 28% 127% 57% 97% 33% 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 1% 5% 0% 0% 198% 57% 85% 3% 183% 73% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1770%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +88.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +104.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +88.5%
Contains more Folate +125.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Wheat Sesame Opinion
Net carbs 71.13g 11.65g Wheat
Protein 13.68g 17.73g Sesame
Fats 2.47g 49.67g Sesame
Carbs 71.13g 23.45g Wheat
Calories 339kcal 573kcal Sesame
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0.3g Wheat
Fiber g 11.8g Sesame
Calcium 34mg 975mg Sesame
Iron 3.52mg 14.55mg Sesame
Magnesium 144mg 351mg Sesame
Phosphorus 508mg 629mg Sesame
Potassium 431mg 468mg Sesame
Sodium 2mg 11mg Wheat
Zinc 4.16mg 7.75mg Sesame
Copper 0.553mg 4.082mg Sesame
Vitamin A 0IU 9IU Sesame
Vitamin E mg 0.25mg Sesame
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.419mg 0.791mg Sesame
Vitamin B2 0.121mg 0.247mg Sesame
Vitamin B3 6.738mg 4.515mg Wheat
Vitamin B5 0.935mg 0.05mg Wheat
Vitamin B6 0.419mg 0.79mg Sesame
Folate 43µg 97µg Sesame
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0µg Sesame
Tryptophan 0.176mg 0.388mg Sesame
Threonine 0.366mg 0.736mg Sesame
Isoleucine 0.533mg 0.763mg Sesame
Leucine 0.934mg 1.358mg Sesame
Lysine 0.303mg 0.569mg Sesame
Methionine 0.221mg 0.586mg Sesame
Phenylalanine 0.681mg 0.94mg Sesame
Valine 0.594mg 0.99mg Sesame
Histidine 0.322mg 0.522mg Sesame
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.454g 6.957g Wheat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.344g 18.759g Sesame
Polyunsaturated fat 0.978g 21.773g Sesame

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Wheat Sesame
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
37
Wheat
50
Sesame
Mineral Summary Score
100
Wheat
372
Sesame

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
106%
Sesame
Carbohydrates
71%
Wheat
23%
Sesame
Fats
11%
Wheat
229%
Sesame

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Wheat
Wheat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.3g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Wheat
Wheat contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Wheat
Wheat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.503g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wheat
Wheat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat
Wheat is cheaper (difference - $3.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sesame
Sesame is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sesame
Sesame 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 - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169721/nutrients
  2. Sesame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170150/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.