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Wild rice vs Wheat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Wild rice and Wheat

  • Wild rice is richer in Zinc, Folate, Vitamin B2, and Magnesium, yet Wheat is richer in Selenium, Manganese, Vitamin B1, Iron, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Selenium from Wheat is 157% higher.
  • Wild rice contains 2 times more Folate than Wheat. Wild rice contains 95µg of Folate, while Wheat contains 43µg.

Food types used in this article are Wild rice, raw and Wheat, durum.

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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 Magnesium +22.9%
Contains more Zinc +43.3%
Contains more Calcium +61.9%
Contains more Iron +79.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.3%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Equal in Potassium - 431
Equal in Copper - 0.553
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 74% 127% 186% 38% 1% 163% 175%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 132% 103% 218% 39% 1% 114% 185%
Contains more Magnesium +22.9%
Contains more Zinc +43.3%
Contains more Calcium +61.9%
Contains more Iron +79.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.3%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Equal in Potassium - 431
Equal in Copper - 0.553

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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Wheat
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +116.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.9%
Contains more Folate +120.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +264.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 6.738
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.419
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 105% 28% 127% 57% 97% 33% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +116.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.9%
Contains more Folate +120.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +264.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 6.738
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.419

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Wild rice Wheat Opinion
Net carbs 68.7g 71.13g Wheat
Protein 14.73g 13.68g Wild rice
Fats 1.08g 2.47g Wheat
Carbs 74.9g 71.13g Wild rice
Calories 357kcal 339kcal Wild rice
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.5g g Wheat
Fiber 6.2g g Wild rice
Calcium 21mg 34mg Wheat
Iron 1.96mg 3.52mg Wheat
Magnesium 177mg 144mg Wild rice
Phosphorus 433mg 508mg Wheat
Potassium 427mg 431mg Wheat
Sodium 7mg 2mg Wheat
Zinc 5.96mg 4.16mg Wild rice
Copper 0.524mg 0.553mg Wheat
Vitamin A 19IU 0IU Wild rice
Vitamin E 0.82mg mg Wild rice
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.115mg 0.419mg Wheat
Vitamin B2 0.262mg 0.121mg Wild rice
Vitamin B3 6.733mg 6.738mg Wheat
Vitamin B5 1.074mg 0.935mg Wild rice
Vitamin B6 0.391mg 0.419mg Wheat
Folate 95µg 43µg Wild rice
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.9µg µg Wild rice
Tryptophan 0.179mg 0.176mg Wild rice
Threonine 0.469mg 0.366mg Wild rice
Isoleucine 0.618mg 0.533mg Wild rice
Leucine 1.018mg 0.934mg Wild rice
Lysine 0.629mg 0.303mg Wild rice
Methionine 0.438mg 0.221mg Wild rice
Phenylalanine 0.721mg 0.681mg Wild rice
Valine 0.858mg 0.594mg Wild rice
Histidine 0.384mg 0.322mg Wild rice
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.156g 0.454g Wild rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.159g 0.344g Wheat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.676g 0.978g Wheat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
37
Wheat
Mineral Summary Score
96
Wild rice
100
Wheat

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
82%
Wheat
Carbohydrates
75%
Wild rice
71%
Wheat
Fats
5%
Wild rice
11%
Wheat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Wild rice
Wild rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.298g)
Which food is cheaper?
Wild rice
Wild rice is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Wheat
Wheat is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.5g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Wheat
Wheat contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wheat
Wheat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
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. Wild rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169726/nutrients
  2. Wheat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169721/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.