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Wild rice vs Teff - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Wild rice and Teff

  • Wild rice has more Zinc, and Vitamin B3, however Teff is richer in Manganese, Iron, Copper, Vitamin B1, Calcium, Fiber, and Vitamin B6.
  • Teff covers your daily Manganese needs 344% more than Wild rice.
  • Teff has 10 times less Vitamin E than Wild rice. Wild rice has 0.82mg of Vitamin E , while Teff has 0.08mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Wild rice, raw 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
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Teff
Contains less Sodium -41.7%
Contains more Zinc +64.2%
Contains more Calcium +757.1%
Contains more Iron +289.3%
Contains more Copper +54.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 184
Equal in Phosphorus - 429
Equal in Potassium - 427
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 74% 127% 186% 38% 1% 163% 175%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 54% 287% 132% 184% 38% 2% 99% 270%
Contains less Sodium -41.7%
Contains more Zinc +64.2%
Contains more Calcium +757.1%
Contains more Iron +289.3%
Contains more Copper +54.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 184
Equal in Phosphorus - 429
Equal in Potassium - 427

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
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Teff
Contains more Vitamin A +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +925%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +239.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.27
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.9
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 17% 0% 0% 29% 61% 127% 65% 91% 72% 0% 5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 2% 0% 0% 98% 63% 64% 57% 112% 0% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +925%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +239.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.27
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.9

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Wild rice Teff Opinion
Net carbs 68.7g 65.13g Wild rice
Protein 14.73g 13.3g Wild rice
Fats 1.08g 2.38g Teff
Carbs 74.9g 73.13g Wild rice
Calories 357kcal 367kcal Teff
Starch g 36.56g Teff
Fructose g 0.47g Teff
Sugar 2.5g 1.84g Teff
Fiber 6.2g 8g Teff
Calcium 21mg 180mg Teff
Iron 1.96mg 7.63mg Teff
Magnesium 177mg 184mg Teff
Phosphorus 433mg 429mg Wild rice
Potassium 427mg 427mg
Sodium 7mg 12mg Wild rice
Zinc 5.96mg 3.63mg Wild rice
Copper 0.524mg 0.81mg Teff
Vitamin A 19IU 9IU Wild rice
Vitamin E 0.82mg 0.08mg Wild rice
Vitamin D 0IU IU Wild rice
Vitamin D 0µg µg Wild rice
Vitamin C 0mg mg Wild rice
Vitamin B1 0.115mg 0.39mg Teff
Vitamin B2 0.262mg 0.27mg Teff
Vitamin B3 6.733mg 3.363mg Wild rice
Vitamin B5 1.074mg 0.942mg Wild rice
Vitamin B6 0.391mg 0.482mg Teff
Folate 95µg µg Wild rice
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Wild rice
Vitamin K 1.9µg 1.9µg
Tryptophan 0.179mg 0.139mg Wild rice
Threonine 0.469mg 0.51mg Teff
Isoleucine 0.618mg 0.501mg Wild rice
Leucine 1.018mg 1.068mg Teff
Lysine 0.629mg 0.376mg Wild rice
Methionine 0.438mg 0.428mg Wild rice
Phenylalanine 0.721mg 0.698mg Wild rice
Valine 0.858mg 0.686mg Wild rice
Histidine 0.384mg 0.301mg Wild rice
Cholesterol 0mg mg Teff
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.156g 0.449g Wild rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.159g 0.589g Teff
Polyunsaturated fat 0.676g 1.071g Teff

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Wild rice Teff
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
39
Wild rice
33
Teff
Mineral Summary Score
96
Wild rice
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
88%
Wild rice
80%
Teff
Carbohydrates
75%
Wild rice
73%
Teff
Fats
5%
Wild rice
11%
Teff

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Wild rice
Wild rice contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Wild rice
Wild rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.293g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Wild rice
Wild rice is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Teff
Teff is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.66g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Teff
Teff is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Teff
Teff is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (57)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Wild rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169726/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.