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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Flour
5
:
5
Dough
Contains more Iron +18.7%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%
Contains more Manganese +18.2%
Contains more Selenium +18.5%
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 Manganese Selenium 5% 174% 16% 47% 10% 1% 20% 48% 89% 185%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 16% 147% 23% 45% 11% 79% 29% 51% 76% 156%
Contains more Iron +18.7%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%
Contains more Manganese +18.2%
Contains more Selenium +18.5%
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" charts 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

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Flour
1
:
4
Dough
Contains more Carbs +47.1%
Contains more Fats +146.9%
Contains more Water +176.8%
Contains more Other +323.9%
Equal in Protein - 10.75
10% 76% 12%
Protein: 10.33 g
Fats: 0.98 g
Carbs: 76.31 g
Water: 11.92 g
Other: 0.46 g
11% 2% 52% 33% 2%
Protein: 10.75 g
Fats: 2.42 g
Carbs: 51.88 g
Water: 33 g
Other: 1.95 g
Contains more Carbs +47.1%
Contains more Fats +146.9%
Contains more Water +176.8%
Contains more Other +323.9%
Equal in Protein - 10.75

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Flour
1
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2
Dough
Contains less Saturated Fat -70.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +316.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +107%
24% 13% 63%
Saturated Fat: 0.155 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.087 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.413 g
30% 21% 49%
Saturated Fat: 0.529 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.362 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.855 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -70.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +316.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +107%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals 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 44.23g Dough
Fructose 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
Manganese 0.682mg 0.577mg Flour
Selenium 33.9µg 28.6µg Flour
Vitamin A 0IU 1IU Dough
Vitamin E 0.06mg 0.21mg Dough
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 K 0.3µg 0.7µg Dough
Tryptophan 0.127mg Flour
Threonine 0.281mg Flour
Isoleucine 0.357mg Flour
Leucine 0.71mg Flour
Lysine 0.228mg Flour
Methionine 0.183mg Flour
Phenylalanine 0.52mg Flour
Valine 0.415mg Flour
Histidine 0.23mg Flour
Trans Fat 0.005g Flour
Saturated Fat 0.155g 0.529g Flour
Monounsaturated Fat 0.087g 0.362g Dough
Polyunsaturated fat 0.413g 0.855g Dough
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.788g Dough
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.001g Dough
Omega-3 - ALA 0.063g Dough

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
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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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
50%
Flour
43%
Dough
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
59%
Flour
63%
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 contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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.