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Flour vs Glutinous rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Flour and Glutinous rice?

  • Glutinous rice has less Vitamin B1, Iron, Selenium, Folate, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Manganese, Phosphorus, Copper, and Fiber than Flour.
  • Flour's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 64% higher.
  • Flour has 183 times more Folate than Glutinous rice. Flour has 183µg of Folate, while Glutinous rice has 1µg.

We used Wheat flour, white, all-purpose, enriched, bleached and Rice, white, glutinous, unenriched, cooked types in this comparison.

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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 +3214.3%
Contains more Calcium +650%
Contains more Potassium +970%
Contains more Magnesium +340%
Contains more Copper +193.9%
Contains more Zinc +70.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +1250%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 174% 5% 10% 16% 48% 20% 47% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 1% 1% 4% 17% 12% 4% 1%
Contains more Iron +3214.3%
Contains more Calcium +650%
Contains more Potassium +970%
Contains more Magnesium +340%
Contains more Copper +193.9%
Contains more Zinc +70.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +1250%
Contains less Sodium -60%

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
8
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Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3825%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +3700%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1935.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +103.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +18200%
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% 2% 0% 197% 114% 111% 27% 11% 0% 1% 138%
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% 1% 0% 5% 3% 6% 13% 6% 0% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3825%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +3700%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1935.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +103.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +18200%

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
3
Glutinous rice
Mineral Summary Score
40
Flour
5
Glutinous rice

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
12%
Glutinous rice
Carbohydrates
76%
Flour
21%
Glutinous rice
Fats
5%
Flour
1%
Glutinous rice

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

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is better in case of low diet
Flour Glutinous rice
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?
Glutinous rice
Glutinous rice is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.22g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Glutinous rice
Glutinous rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.116g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Flour
Flour contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Flour
Flour is lower in glycemic index (difference - 26)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Flour
Flour is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Flour
Flour is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($1)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Flour Glutinous rice Opinion
Calories 364 97 Flour
Protein 10.33 2.02 Flour
Fats 0.98 0.19 Flour
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 76.31 21.09 Flour
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.64 0.14 Flour
Calcium 15 2 Flour
Potassium 107 10 Flour
Magnesium 22 5 Flour
Sugar 0.27 0.05 Glutinous rice
Fiber 2.7 1 Flour
Copper 0.144 0.049 Flour
Zinc 0.7 0.41 Flour
Starch
Phosphorus 108 8 Flour
Sodium 2 5 Flour
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.06 0.04 Flour
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.785 0.02 Flour
Vitamin B2 0.494 0.013 Flour
Vitamin B3 5.904 0.29 Flour
Vitamin B5 0.438 0.215 Flour
Vitamin B6 0.044 0.026 Flour
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 0 Flour
Folate 183 1 Flour
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.155 0.039 Glutinous rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.087 0.07 Flour
Polyunsaturated fat 0.413 0.069 Flour
Tryptophan 0.127 0.023 Flour
Threonine 0.281 0.072 Flour
Isoleucine 0.357 0.087 Flour
Leucine 0.71 0.167 Flour
Lysine 0.228 0.073 Flour
Methionine 0.183 0.047 Flour
Phenylalanine 0.52 0.108 Flour
Valine 0.415 0.123 Flour
Histidine 0.23 0.047 Flour
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. Flour - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168894/nutrients
  2. Glutinous rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169711/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.