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Flour vs Wheat gluten - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Flour and Wheat gluten

  • Flour has more Fiber, while Wheat gluten has more Vitamin B1, Folate, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Calcium, Selenium, Vitamin B5, and Iron.
  • Flour covers your daily need of Vitamin B1 65% more than Wheat gluten.
  • Flour contains 5 times more Fiber than Wheat gluten. While Flour contains 2.7g of Fiber, Wheat gluten contains only 0.6g.

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

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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 less Sodium -93.1%
Contains more Iron +12.1%
Contains more Calcium +846.7%
Contains more Magnesium +13.6%
Contains more Copper +26.4%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +140.7%
Equal in Potassium - 100
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 174% 5% 10% 16% 48% 20% 47% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 195% 43% 9% 18% 61% 24% 112% 4%
Contains less Sodium -93.1%
Contains more Iron +12.1%
Contains more Calcium +846.7%
Contains more Magnesium +13.6%
Contains more Copper +26.4%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +140.7%
Equal in Potassium - 100

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

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
0
Wheat gluten
Mineral Summary Score
40
Flour
58
Wheat gluten

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
451%
Wheat gluten
Carbohydrates
76%
Flour
14%
Wheat gluten
Fats
5%
Flour
9%
Wheat gluten

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

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Flour Wheat gluten
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?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.27g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Flour
Flour contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flour
Flour is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.117g)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Flour Wheat gluten Opinion
Calories 364 370 Wheat gluten
Protein 10.33 75.16 Wheat gluten
Fats 0.98 1.85 Wheat gluten
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 76.31 13.79 Flour
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.64 5.2 Wheat gluten
Calcium 15 142 Wheat gluten
Potassium 107 100 Flour
Magnesium 22 25 Wheat gluten
Sugar 0.27 0 Wheat gluten
Fiber 2.7 0.6 Flour
Copper 0.144 0.182 Wheat gluten
Zinc 0.7 0.85 Wheat gluten
Starch
Phosphorus 108 260 Wheat gluten
Sodium 2 29 Flour
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.06 0 Flour
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.785 0 Flour
Vitamin B2 0.494 0 Flour
Vitamin B3 5.904 0 Flour
Vitamin B5 0.438 0 Flour
Vitamin B6 0.044 0 Flour
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 0 Flour
Folate 183 0 Flour
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.155 0.272 Flour
Monounsaturated Fat 0.087 0.156 Wheat gluten
Polyunsaturated fat 0.413 0.81 Wheat gluten
Tryptophan 0.127 Flour
Threonine 0.281 Flour
Isoleucine 0.357 Flour
Leucine 0.71 Flour
Lysine 0.228 Flour
Methionine 0.183 Flour
Phenylalanine 0.52 Flour
Valine 0.415 Flour
Histidine 0.23 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. Wheat gluten - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168147/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.