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Cornmeal vs Pasta - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sugars (difference - 1.61g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.07g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is relatively richer in vitamins

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 Pasta
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cornmeal Pasta
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
12
Pasta
Mineral Summary Score
21
Cornmeal
10
Pasta

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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Pasta
Contains more Iron +282.5%
Contains more Potassium +491.7%
Contains more Magnesium +77.8%
Contains more Zinc +17.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.1%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Copper +22.4%
Contains less Sodium -14.3%
Contains more Iron +282.5%
Contains more Potassium +491.7%
Contains more Magnesium +77.8%
Contains more Zinc +17.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.1%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Copper +22.4%
Contains less Sodium -14.3%

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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Pasta
Contains more Vitamin A +970%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +154.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +400.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +435.3%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +215.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +970%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +154.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +400.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +435.3%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +215.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

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
31%
Pasta
Carbohydrates
79%
Cornmeal
25%
Pasta
Fats
8%
Cornmeal
5%
Pasta

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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 Pasta Opinion
Calories 370 131 Cornmeal
Protein 7.11 5.15 Cornmeal
Fats 1.75 1.05 Cornmeal
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 79.45 24.93 Cornmeal
Cholesterol 0 33 Cornmeal
Vitamin D 0 Cornmeal
Iron 4.36 1.14 Cornmeal
Calcium 3 6 Pasta
Potassium 142 24 Cornmeal
Magnesium 32 18 Cornmeal
Sugars 1.61 Cornmeal
Fiber 3.9 Cornmeal
Copper 0.076 0.093 Pasta
Zinc 0.66 0.56 Cornmeal
Starch 73.3 Cornmeal
Phosphorus 99 63 Cornmeal
Sodium 7 6 Pasta
Vitamin A 214 20 Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.12 Cornmeal
Vitamin D 0 Cornmeal
Vitamin B1 0.551 0.209 Cornmeal
Vitamin B2 0.382 0.15 Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 4.968 0.992 Cornmeal
Vitamin B5 0.24 0.183 Cornmeal
Vitamin B6 0.182 0.034 Cornmeal
Vitamin B12 0 0.14 Pasta
Vitamin K 0 Cornmeal
Folic acid (B9) 180 57 Cornmeal
Trans Fat 0 Pasta
Saturated Fat 0.22 0.15 Pasta
Monounsaturated Fat 0.39 0.124 Cornmeal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.828 0.429 Cornmeal
Tryptophan 0.038 0.065 Pasta
Threonine 0.172 0.134 Cornmeal
Isoleucine 0.242 0.197 Cornmeal
Leucine 1.006 0.348 Cornmeal
Lysine 0.105 0.097 Cornmeal
Methionine 0.162 0.079 Cornmeal
Phenylalanine 0.366 0.247 Cornmeal
Valine 0.337 0.217 Cornmeal
Histidine 0.172 0.103 Cornmeal
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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