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Cereal vs Maize - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Maize
Maize contains less Sugars (difference - 4.09g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Maize
Maize contains less Sodium (difference - 780mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.065g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food is cheaper?
Cereal
Cereal is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
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.
Cereal Maize
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cereal 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
304
Cereal
13
Maize
Mineral Summary Score
111
Cereal
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
Cereal
4
:
4
Maize
Contains more Iron +6450%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Copper +153.7%
Contains more Zinc +1552.2%
Contains more Potassium +157.1%
Contains more Magnesium +94.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.6%
Contains less Sodium -98.1%
Contains more Iron +6450%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Copper +153.7%
Contains more Zinc +1552.2%
Contains more Potassium +157.1%
Contains more Magnesium +94.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.6%
Contains less Sodium -98.1%

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
Cereal
7
:
5
Maize
Contains more Vitamin C +466.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +1393%
Contains more Vitamin E +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3956.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +6936.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1573.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +6336.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +217.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +466.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +1393%
Contains more Vitamin E +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3956.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +6936.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1573.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +6336.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +217.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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
36%
Cereal
20%
Maize
Carbohydrates
87%
Cereal
19%
Maize
Fats
5%
Cereal
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 Cereal Maize Opinion
Calories 378 86 Cereal
Protein 6.06 3.27 Cereal
Fats 1.08 1.35 Maize
Vitamin C 38.5 6.8 Cereal
Carbs 86.85 18.7 Cereal
Cholesterol 0 Cereal
Vitamin D 0 Maize
Iron 34.06 0.52 Cereal
Calcium 10 2 Cereal
Potassium 105 270 Maize
Magnesium 19 37 Maize
Sugars 10.35 6.26 Cereal
Fiber 1.4 2 Maize
Copper 0.137 0.054 Cereal
Zinc 7.6 0.46 Cereal
Starch 5.7 Maize
Phosphorus 77 89 Maize
Sodium 795 15 Maize
Vitamin A 2792 187 Cereal
Vitamin E 0.08 0.07 Cereal
Vitamin D 0 Maize
Vitamin B1 6.288 0.155 Cereal
Vitamin B2 3.87 0.055 Cereal
Vitamin B3 29.62 1.77 Cereal
Vitamin B5 0.226 0.717 Maize
Vitamin B6 5.986 0.093 Cereal
Vitamin B12 0 Maize
Vitamin K 0 0.3 Maize
Folic acid (B9) 0 Maize
Trans Fat 0 Cereal
Saturated Fat 0.26 0.325 Cereal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.204 0.432 Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 0.354 0.487 Maize
Tryptophan 0.066 0.023 Cereal
Threonine 0.241 0.129 Cereal
Isoleucine 0.26 0.129 Cereal
Leucine 0.767 0.348 Cereal
Lysine 0.113 0.137 Maize
Methionine 0.13 0.067 Cereal
Phenylalanine 0.365 0.15 Cereal
Valine 0.344 0.185 Cereal
Histidine 0.162 0.089 Cereal
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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