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Wheat vs Flour - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Wheat and Flour?

  • Wheat is higher in Manganese, Selenium, Phosphorus, Copper, Zinc, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6, yet Flour is higher in Folate, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B2.
  • Wheat's daily need coverage for Manganese is 101% more.
  • Wheat has 10 times more Vitamin B6 than Flour. While Wheat has 0.419mg of Vitamin B6, Flour has only 0.044mg.

We used Wheat, durum and Wheat flour, white, all-purpose, enriched, bleached types 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
6
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1
Flour
Contains more Calcium +126.7%
Contains more Magnesium +554.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +370.4%
Contains more Potassium +302.8%
Contains more Zinc +494.3%
Contains more Copper +284%
Contains more Iron +31.8%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 132% 103% 218% 39% 1% 114% 185%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 174% 16% 47% 10% 1% 20% 48%
Contains more Calcium +126.7%
Contains more Magnesium +554.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +370.4%
Contains more Potassium +302.8%
Contains more Zinc +494.3%
Contains more Copper +284%
Contains more Iron +31.8%
Equal in Sodium - 2

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
3
:
5
Flour
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +113.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +852.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +308.3%
Contains more Folate +325.6%
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 0% 2% 0% 0% 197% 114% 111% 27% 11% 138% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +113.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +852.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +87.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +308.3%
Contains more Folate +325.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Wheat Flour Opinion
Net carbs 71.13g 73.61g Flour
Protein 13.68g 10.33g Wheat
Fats 2.47g 0.98g Wheat
Carbs 71.13g 76.31g Flour
Calories 339kcal 364kcal Flour
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0.27g Wheat
Fiber g 2.7g Flour
Calcium 34mg 15mg Wheat
Iron 3.52mg 4.64mg Flour
Magnesium 144mg 22mg Wheat
Phosphorus 508mg 108mg Wheat
Potassium 431mg 107mg Wheat
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Zinc 4.16mg 0.7mg Wheat
Copper 0.553mg 0.144mg Wheat
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg 0.06mg Flour
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.419mg 0.785mg Flour
Vitamin B2 0.121mg 0.494mg Flour
Vitamin B3 6.738mg 5.904mg Wheat
Vitamin B5 0.935mg 0.438mg Wheat
Vitamin B6 0.419mg 0.044mg Wheat
Folate 43µg 183µg Flour
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0.3µg Flour
Tryptophan 0.176mg 0.127mg Wheat
Threonine 0.366mg 0.281mg Wheat
Isoleucine 0.533mg 0.357mg Wheat
Leucine 0.934mg 0.71mg Wheat
Lysine 0.303mg 0.228mg Wheat
Methionine 0.221mg 0.183mg Wheat
Phenylalanine 0.681mg 0.52mg Wheat
Valine 0.594mg 0.415mg Wheat
Histidine 0.322mg 0.23mg Wheat
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.454g 0.155g Flour
Monounsaturated Fat 0.344g 0.087g Wheat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.978g 0.413g Wheat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Wheat Flour
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
Flour
Mineral Summary Score
100
Wheat
40
Flour

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
62%
Flour
Carbohydrates
71%
Wheat
76%
Flour
Fats
11%
Wheat
5%
Flour

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Wheat
Wheat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.27g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wheat
Wheat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat
Wheat is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Wheat
Wheat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flour
Flour is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.299g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)
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

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. Flour - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168894/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.