Baguette vs. Wheat Germ

Nutrition comparison of Baguette and Wheat Germ


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of baguette versus wheat germ (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in baguette and wheat germ:

  • Both wheat germ and baguette are high in calories, carbohydrates, dietary fiber, iron and protein.
  • Baguette has 68% less saturated fat than wheat germ.
  • Baguette is a great source of calcium.
  • Wheat germ has more thiamin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.
  • Wheat germ is an excellent source of potassium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of baguette and wheat germ is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Baguette (Bread, french or vienna (includes sourdough)) and Wheat Germ (Wheat germ, crude) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Both wheat germ and baguette are high in calories. Wheat germ has 32% more calories than baguette - wheat germ has 360 calories per 100 grams and baguette has 272 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, baguette is lighter in protein, much heavier in carbs and lighter in fat compared to wheat germ per calorie. Baguette has a macronutrient ratio of 16:76:8 and for wheat germ, 24:54:23 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Baguette Wheat Germ
Protein 16% 24%
Carbohydrates 76% 54%
Fat 8% 23%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Both wheat germ and baguette are high in carbohydrates. Wheat germ is very similar to wheat germ for carbohydrates - wheat germ has 51.8g of total carbs per 100 grams and baguette has 51.9g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Both wheat germ and baguette are high in dietary fiber. Wheat germ has 500% more dietary fiber than baguette - wheat germ has 13.2g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and baguette has 2.2g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Wheat germ has less sugar than baguette - baguette has 4.6g of sugar per 100 grams and wheat germ does not contain significant amounts.



Protein

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Both wheat germ and baguette are high in protein. Wheat germ has 115% more protein than baguette - wheat germ has 23.2g of protein per 100 grams and baguette has 10.8g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Baguette has 68% less saturated fat than wheat germ - wheat germ has 1.7g of saturated fat per 100 grams and baguette has 0.53g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Both baguette and wheat germ are low in trans fat - baguette has 0.01g of trans fat per 100 grams and wheat germ does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin A

Baguette and wheat germ contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - baguette has 0.3ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and wheat germ does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Baguette and wheat germ contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - baguette has 0.21mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and wheat germ does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin K

Baguette and wheat germ contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - baguette has 0.7ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and wheat germ does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Wheat germ has more thiamin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate. Both baguette and wheat germ contain significant amounts of riboflavin and niacin.

Baguette Wheat Germ
Thiamin 0.71 MG 1.882 MG
Riboflavin 0.427 MG 0.499 MG
Niacin 4.817 MG 6.813 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.455 MG 2.257 MG
Vitamin B6 0.107 MG 1.3 MG
Folate 123 UG 281 UG

Minerals

calcium

Baguette is a great source of calcium and it has 33% more calcium than wheat germ - wheat germ has 39mg of calcium per 100 grams and baguette has 52mg of calcium.

iron

Both wheat germ and baguette are high in iron. Wheat germ has 60% more iron than baguette - wheat germ has 6.3mg of iron per 100 grams and baguette has 3.9mg of iron.

potassium

Wheat germ is an excellent source of potassium and it has 662% more potassium than baguette - wheat germ has 892mg of potassium per 100 grams and baguette has 117mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, wheat germ has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than baguette per 100 grams.

Baguette Wheat Germ
alpha linoleic acid 0.064 G 0.723 G
Total 0.064 G 0.723 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, wheat germ has more linoleic acid than baguette per 100 grams.

Baguette Wheat Germ
other omega 6 0.001 G ~
linoleic acid 0.79 G 5.287 G
Total 0.791 G 5.287 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Baguette (Bread, french or vienna (includes sourdough)) and Wheat Germ (Wheat germ, crude) .

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