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Bean vs Maize - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Maize
Maize is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Bean
Bean contains less Sugars (difference - 4.15g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bean
Bean contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bean
Bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.09g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bean
Bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bean
Bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Bean Maize
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Bean Maize
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
29
Bean
13
Maize
Mineral Summary Score
84
Bean
13
Maize

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
Bean
8
:
0
Maize
Contains more Iron +875%
Contains more Calcium +5550%
Contains more Potassium +415.9%
Contains more Magnesium +375.7%
Contains more Copper +1553.7%
Contains more Zinc +395.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +361.8%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Iron +875%
Contains more Calcium +5550%
Contains more Potassium +415.9%
Contains more Magnesium +375.7%
Contains more Copper +1553.7%
Contains more Zinc +395.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +361.8%
Contains less Sodium -20%

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
Bean
6
:
3
Maize
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +360%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +285.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +409.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +1766.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.8%
Equal in Vitamin C - 6.8
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.717
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +360%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +285.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +409.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +1766.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.8%
Equal in Vitamin C - 6.8
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.717

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 the food
Protein
129%
Bean
20%
Maize
Carbohydrates
63%
Bean
19%
Maize
Fats
6%
Bean
6%
Maize

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Bean Maize Opinion
Calories 347 86 Bean
Protein 21.42 3.27 Bean
Fats 1.23 1.35 Maize
Vitamin C 6.3 6.8 Maize
Carbs 62.55 18.7 Bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.07 0.52 Bean
Calcium 113 2 Bean
Potassium 1393 270 Bean
Magnesium 176 37 Bean
Sugars 2.11 6.26 Maize
Fiber 15.5 2 Bean
Copper 0.893 0.054 Bean
Zinc 2.28 0.46 Bean
Starch 34.17 5.7 Bean
Phosphorus 411 89 Bean
Sodium 12 15 Bean
Vitamin A 0 187 Maize
Vitamin E 0.21 0.07 Bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.713 0.155 Bean
Vitamin B2 0.212 0.055 Bean
Vitamin B3 1.174 1.77 Maize
Vitamin B5 0.785 0.717 Bean
Vitamin B6 0.474 0.093 Bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 5.6 0.3 Bean
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.235 0.325 Bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.229 0.432 Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 0.407 0.487 Maize
Tryptophan 0.237 0.023 Bean
Threonine 0.81 0.129 Bean
Isoleucine 0.871 0.129 Bean
Leucine 1.558 0.348 Bean
Lysine 1.356 0.137 Bean
Methionine 0.259 0.067 Bean
Phenylalanine 1.095 0.15 Bean
Valine 0.998 0.185 Bean
Histidine 0.556 0.089 Bean
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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