Wheat Germ vs. Dijon Mustard

Nutrition comparison of Wheat Germ and Dijon Mustard


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

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

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

  • Both wheat germ and dijon mustard are high in calories, dietary fiber, iron, potassium and protein.
  • Dijon mustard has signficantly more Vitamin E than wheat germ.
  • Dijon mustard is an excellent source of calcium.
  • Wheat germ has more thiamin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6.
Detailed nutritional comparison of wheat germ and dijon mustard 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: Wheat Germ (Wheat germ, crude) and Dijon Mustard (Spices, mustard seed, ground) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Both wheat germ and dijon mustard are high in calories. Dijon mustard has 41% more calories than wheat germ - wheat germ has 360 calories per 100 grams and dijon mustard has 508 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, wheat germ is heavier in protein, much heavier in carbs and much lighter in fat compared to dijon mustard per calorie. Wheat germ has a macronutrient ratio of 24:54:23 and for dijon mustard, 19:22:59 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Wheat Germ Dijon Mustard
Protein 24% 19%
Carbohydrates 54% 22%
Fat 23% 59%
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carbohydrates

Wheat germ is high in carbohydrates and dijon mustard has 46% less carbohydrates than wheat germ - wheat germ has 51.8g of total carbs per 100 grams and dijon mustard has 28.1g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Both wheat germ and dijon mustard are high in dietary fiber. Wheat germ has a little more dietary fiber (8%) than dijon mustard by weight - wheat germ has 13.2g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and dijon mustard has 12.2g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Wheat germ has less sugar than dijon mustard - dijon mustard has 6.8g of sugar per 100 grams and wheat germ does not contain significant amounts.



Protein

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Both wheat germ and dijon mustard are high in protein. Dijon mustard has 13% more protein than wheat germ - wheat germ has 23.2g of protein per 100 grams and dijon mustard has 26.1g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Wheat germ and dijon mustard contain similar amounts of saturated fat - wheat germ has 1.7g of saturated fat per 100 grams and dijon mustard has 2g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Dijon mustard has more Vitamin C than wheat germ - dijon mustard has 7.1mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and wheat germ does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Dijon mustard and wheat germ contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - dijon mustard has 2ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and wheat germ does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Dijon mustard has signficantly more Vitamin E than wheat germ - dijon mustard has 5.1mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and wheat germ does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin K

Dijon mustard has more Vitamin K than wheat germ - dijon mustard has 5.4ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and wheat germ does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

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

Wheat Germ Dijon Mustard
Thiamin 1.882 MG 0.805 MG
Riboflavin 0.499 MG 0.261 MG
Niacin 6.813 MG 4.733 MG
Pantothenic acid 2.257 MG 0.81 MG
Vitamin B6 1.3 MG 0.397 MG
Folate 281 UG 162 UG

Minerals

calcium

Dijon mustard is an excellent source of calcium and it has 582% more calcium than wheat germ - wheat germ has 39mg of calcium per 100 grams and dijon mustard has 266mg of calcium.

iron

Both wheat germ and dijon mustard are high in iron. Dijon mustard has 47% more iron than wheat germ - wheat germ has 6.3mg of iron per 100 grams and dijon mustard has 9.2mg of iron.

potassium

Both wheat germ and dijon mustard are high in potassium. Wheat germ has 21% more potassium than dijon mustard - wheat germ has 892mg of potassium per 100 grams and dijon mustard has 738mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Wheat Germ Dijon Mustard
alpha linoleic acid 0.723 G 3.792 G
Total 0.723 G 3.792 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, both wheat germ and dijon mustard contain significant amounts of linoleic acid.

Wheat Germ Dijon Mustard
linoleic acid 5.287 G 5.921 G
other omega 6 ~ 0.25 G
Total 5.287 G 6.171 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: Wheat Germ (Wheat germ, crude) and Dijon Mustard (Spices, mustard seed, ground) .

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