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Flour vs Teff - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Flour and Teff

  • Flour has more Selenium, and Vitamin B1, while Teff has more Manganese, Copper, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Iron, Vitamin B6, Zinc, and Fiber.
  • Teff covers your daily need of Manganese 372% more than Flour.
  • Flour contains 8 times more Selenium than Teff. While Flour contains 33.9µg of Selenium, Teff contains only 4.4µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Wheat flour, white, all-purpose, enriched, bleached and Teff, uncooked.

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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
1
:
7
Teff
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Iron +64.4%
Contains more Calcium +1100%
Contains more Potassium +299.1%
Contains more Magnesium +736.4%
Contains more Copper +462.5%
Contains more Zinc +418.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +297.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 174% 5% 10% 16% 48% 20% 47% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 287% 54% 38% 132% 270% 99% 184% 2%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Iron +64.4%
Contains more Calcium +1100%
Contains more Potassium +299.1%
Contains more Magnesium +736.4%
Contains more Copper +462.5%
Contains more Zinc +418.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +297.2%

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
Flour
7
:
5
Teff
Contains more Vitamin B1 +101.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +83%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +115.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +995.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +533.3%
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% 1% 2% 0% 98% 63% 64% 57% 112% 0% 5% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +101.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +83%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +115.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +995.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +533.3%

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
33
Teff
Mineral Summary Score
40
Flour
133
Teff

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
80%
Teff
Carbohydrates
76%
Flour
73%
Teff
Fats
5%
Flour
11%
Teff

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

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Flour Teff
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 Cholesterol?
Teff
Teff is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Teff
Teff is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Teff
Teff is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Teff
Teff is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Flour
Flour is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.57g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Flour
Flour contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flour
Flour is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.294g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Flour Teff Opinion
Calories 364 367 Teff
Protein 10.33 13.3 Teff
Fats 0.98 2.38 Teff
Vitamin C 0 Flour
Carbs 76.31 73.13 Flour
Cholesterol 0 Teff
Vitamin D 0 Flour
Iron 4.64 7.63 Teff
Calcium 15 180 Teff
Potassium 107 427 Teff
Magnesium 22 184 Teff
Sugar 0.27 1.84 Flour
Fiber 2.7 8 Teff
Copper 0.144 0.81 Teff
Zinc 0.7 3.63 Teff
Starch 36.56 Teff
Phosphorus 108 429 Teff
Sodium 2 12 Flour
Vitamin A 0 9 Teff
Vitamin E 0.06 0.08 Teff
Vitamin D 0 Flour
Vitamin B1 0.785 0.39 Flour
Vitamin B2 0.494 0.27 Flour
Vitamin B3 5.904 3.363 Flour
Vitamin B5 0.438 0.942 Teff
Vitamin B6 0.044 0.482 Teff
Vitamin B12 0 Flour
Vitamin K 0.3 1.9 Teff
Folate 183 Flour
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.155 0.449 Flour
Monounsaturated Fat 0.087 0.589 Teff
Polyunsaturated fat 0.413 1.071 Teff
Tryptophan 0.127 0.139 Teff
Threonine 0.281 0.51 Teff
Isoleucine 0.357 0.501 Teff
Leucine 0.71 1.068 Teff
Lysine 0.228 0.376 Teff
Methionine 0.183 0.428 Teff
Phenylalanine 0.52 0.698 Teff
Valine 0.415 0.686 Teff
Histidine 0.23 0.301 Teff
Fructose 0.47 Teff

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. Teff - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169747/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.