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Cornmeal vs Maize - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Maize
Maize is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Maize
Maize is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal contains less Sugars (difference - 4.65g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.105g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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.
Cornmeal Maize
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cornmeal 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
36
Cornmeal
13
Maize
Mineral Summary Score
21
Cornmeal
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
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Maize
Contains more Iron +738.5%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Copper +40.7%
Contains more Zinc +43.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.2%
Contains less Sodium -53.3%
Contains more Potassium +90.1%
Contains more Magnesium +15.6%
Contains more Iron +738.5%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Copper +40.7%
Contains more Zinc +43.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.2%
Contains less Sodium -53.3%
Contains more Potassium +90.1%
Contains more Magnesium +15.6%

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
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3
Maize
Contains more Vitamin A +14.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +255.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +594.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +180.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +95.7%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +198.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +14.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +255.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +594.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +180.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +95.7%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +198.8%
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
43%
Cornmeal
20%
Maize
Carbohydrates
79%
Cornmeal
19%
Maize
Fats
8%
Cornmeal
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 Cornmeal Maize Opinion
Calories 370 86 Cornmeal
Protein 7.11 3.27 Cornmeal
Fats 1.75 1.35 Cornmeal
Vitamin C 0 6.8 Maize
Carbs 79.45 18.7 Cornmeal
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.36 0.52 Cornmeal
Calcium 3 2 Cornmeal
Potassium 142 270 Maize
Magnesium 32 37 Maize
Sugars 1.61 6.26 Maize
Fiber 3.9 2 Cornmeal
Copper 0.076 0.054 Cornmeal
Zinc 0.66 0.46 Cornmeal
Starch 73.3 5.7 Cornmeal
Phosphorus 99 89 Cornmeal
Sodium 7 15 Cornmeal
Vitamin A 214 187 Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.12 0.07 Cornmeal
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.551 0.155 Cornmeal
Vitamin B2 0.382 0.055 Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 4.968 1.77 Cornmeal
Vitamin B5 0.24 0.717 Maize
Vitamin B6 0.182 0.093 Cornmeal
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0.3 Maize
Folic acid (B9) 180 0 Cornmeal
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.22 0.325 Cornmeal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.39 0.432 Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 0.828 0.487 Cornmeal
Tryptophan 0.038 0.023 Cornmeal
Threonine 0.172 0.129 Cornmeal
Isoleucine 0.242 0.129 Cornmeal
Leucine 1.006 0.348 Cornmeal
Lysine 0.105 0.137 Maize
Methionine 0.162 0.067 Cornmeal
Phenylalanine 0.366 0.15 Cornmeal
Valine 0.337 0.185 Cornmeal
Histidine 0.172 0.089 Cornmeal
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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