Wheat Germ vs. Garlic Powder

Nutrition comparison of Wheat Germ and Garlic Powder


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

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

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

  • Both wheat germ and garlic powder are high in calories, carbohydrates, dietary fiber, iron, potassium and protein.
  • Garlic powder has 5.6 times less saturated fat than wheat germ.
  • Garlic powder is an excellent source of calcium.
  • Wheat germ has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid and folate.
Detailed nutritional comparison of wheat germ and garlic powder 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 Garlic Powder (Spices, garlic powder) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Both wheat germ and garlic powder are high in calories. Wheat germ has a little more calories (9%) than garlic powder by weight - wheat germ has 360 calories per 100 grams and garlic powder has 331 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, wheat germ is heavier in protein, much lighter in carbs and much heavier in fat compared to garlic powder per calorie. Wheat germ has a macronutrient ratio of 24:54:23 and for garlic powder, 18:82:0 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Wheat Germ Garlic Powder
Protein 24% 18%
Carbohydrates 54% 82%
Fat 23% ~
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carbohydrates

Both wheat germ and garlic powder are high in carbohydrates. Garlic powder has 40% more carbohydrates than wheat germ - wheat germ has 51.8g of total carbs per 100 grams and garlic powder has 72.7g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Both wheat germ and garlic powder are high in dietary fiber. Wheat germ has 47% more dietary fiber than garlic powder - wheat germ has 13.2g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and garlic powder has 9g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Wheat germ has less sugar than garlic powder - garlic powder has 2.4g of sugar per 100 grams and wheat germ does not contain significant amounts.



Protein

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Both wheat germ and garlic powder are high in protein. Wheat germ has 40% more protein than garlic powder - wheat germ has 23.2g of protein per 100 grams and garlic powder has 16.6g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Garlic powder has 5.6 times less saturated fat than wheat germ - wheat germ has 1.7g of saturated fat per 100 grams and garlic powder has 0.25g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Garlic powder has more Vitamin C than wheat germ - garlic powder has 1.2mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and wheat germ does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Garlic powder has more Vitamin E than wheat germ - garlic powder has 0.67mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and wheat germ does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin K

Garlic powder and wheat germ contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - garlic powder has 0.4ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and wheat germ does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

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

Wheat Germ Garlic Powder
Thiamin 1.882 MG 0.435 MG
Riboflavin 0.499 MG 0.141 MG
Niacin 6.813 MG 0.796 MG
Pantothenic acid 2.257 MG 0.743 MG
Vitamin B6 1.3 MG 1.654 MG
Folate 281 UG 47 UG

Minerals

calcium

Garlic powder is an excellent source of calcium and it has 103% more calcium than wheat germ - wheat germ has 39mg of calcium per 100 grams and garlic powder has 79mg of calcium.

iron

Both wheat germ and garlic powder are high in iron. Wheat germ has 11% more iron than garlic powder - wheat germ has 6.3mg of iron per 100 grams and garlic powder has 5.7mg of iron.

potassium

Both wheat germ and garlic powder are high in potassium. Garlic powder has 34% more potassium than wheat germ - wheat germ has 892mg of potassium per 100 grams and garlic powder has 1193mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Wheat Germ Garlic Powder
alpha linoleic acid 0.723 G 0.012 G
Total 0.723 G 0.012 G

omega 6s

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

Wheat Germ Garlic Powder
linoleic acid 5.287 G 0.143 G
other omega 6 ~ 0.022 G
Total 5.287 G 0.165 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 Garlic Powder (Spices, garlic powder) .

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