Both have different levels of zinc and iron as well. Black wheat is said to have around 60 per cent more iron concentration than normal wheat. However, the amount of protein, nutrients and starch remain the same. Clearly, black wheat is the winner in terms of health.
India is a major producer of wheat and majority of her population depends on it but most of the nutrient requirements are not fulfilled by it.The Colored wheat is available in black, blue and purple colours and is rich in anthocyanins, a pigment found in fruits like Blueberry and Jamun.
We all know the benefits of Jamun, but it is rich in sugar also and is available for only a few days in a year. On the contrary, the coloured wheat can be stored and consumed every day like normal wheat. Anthocyanins are antioxidants that remove harmful free radicals from our body and help in prevention of obesity, inflammation, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, aging etc.