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Flour vs Dough - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Flour and Dough

  • The amount of Folate, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B2 in Flour is higher than in Dough.
  • Dough covers your daily Sodium needs 26% more than Flour.
  • Flour contains less Sugar.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Wheat flour, white, all-purpose, enriched, bleached and Bread, french or vienna (includes sourdough).

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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
Flour
3
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5
Dough
Contains more Iron +18.7%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%
Contains more Calcium +246.7%
Contains more Magnesium +45.5%
Contains more Zinc +48.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 105
Equal in Potassium - 117
Equal in Copper - 0.152
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 174% 16% 47% 10% 1% 20% 48%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 16% 147% 23% 45% 11% 79% 29% 51%
Contains more Iron +18.7%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%
Contains more Calcium +246.7%
Contains more Magnesium +45.5%
Contains more Zinc +48.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 105
Equal in Potassium - 117
Equal in Copper - 0.152

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
Flour
4
:
5
Dough
Contains more Vitamin B1 +10.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.6%
Contains more Folate +48.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +250%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +143.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +133.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.71
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.455
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%
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% 178% 99% 91% 28% 25% 93% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +10.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.6%
Contains more Folate +48.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +250%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +143.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +133.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.71
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.455

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.
Flour Dough
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
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Flour Dough Opinion
Net carbs 73.61g 49.68g Flour
Protein 10.33g 10.75g Dough
Fats 0.98g 2.42g Dough
Carbs 76.31g 51.88g Flour
Calories 364kcal 272kcal Flour
Starch g 44.23g Dough
Fructose g 0.51g Dough
Sugar 0.27g 4.62g Flour
Fiber 2.7g 2.2g Flour
Calcium 15mg 52mg Dough
Iron 4.64mg 3.91mg Flour
Magnesium 22mg 32mg Dough
Phosphorus 108mg 105mg Flour
Potassium 107mg 117mg Dough
Sodium 2mg 602mg Flour
Zinc 0.7mg 1.04mg Dough
Copper 0.144mg 0.152mg Dough
Vitamin A 0IU 1IU Dough
Vitamin E 0.06mg 0.21mg Dough
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.785mg 0.71mg Flour
Vitamin B2 0.494mg 0.427mg Flour
Vitamin B3 5.904mg 4.817mg Flour
Vitamin B5 0.438mg 0.455mg Dough
Vitamin B6 0.044mg 0.107mg Dough
Folate 183µg 123µg Flour
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 0.7µg Dough
Tryptophan 0.127mg mg Flour
Threonine 0.281mg mg Flour
Isoleucine 0.357mg mg Flour
Leucine 0.71mg mg Flour
Lysine 0.228mg mg Flour
Methionine 0.183mg mg Flour
Phenylalanine 0.52mg mg Flour
Valine 0.415mg mg Flour
Histidine 0.23mg mg Flour
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0.005g Flour
Saturated Fat 0.155g 0.529g Flour
Monounsaturated Fat 0.087g 0.362g Dough
Polyunsaturated fat 0.413g 0.855g Dough

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Flour Dough
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
50
Flour
43
Dough
Mineral Summary Score
40
Flour
50
Dough

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
62%
Flour
65%
Dough
Carbohydrates
76%
Flour
52%
Dough
Fats
5%
Flour
11%
Dough

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Flour
Flour is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.35g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Flour
Flour contains less Sodium (difference - 600mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flour
Flour is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.374g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Dough
Dough is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is cheaper?
Dough
Dough is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Dough
Dough is relatively richer in minerals
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. Flour - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168894/nutrients
  2. Dough - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172675/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.