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Cornmeal vs Brown rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.04g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Brown rice
Brown rice contains less Sugars (difference - 1.37g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brown rice
Brown rice contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Brown rice
Brown rice is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.
Cornmeal Brown rice
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
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
Cornmeal Brown rice
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
10
Brown rice
Mineral Summary Score
21
Cornmeal
14
Brown rice

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
:
Contains more Iron +678.6%
Contains more Potassium +65.1%
Contains more Magnesium +21.9%
Contains more Copper +39.5%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Equal in Calcium - 3
Equal in Zinc - 0.71
Equal in Phosphorus - 103
Contains more Iron +678.6%
Contains more Potassium +65.1%
Contains more Magnesium +21.9%
Contains more Copper +39.5%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Equal in Calcium - 3
Equal in Zinc - 0.71
Equal in Phosphorus - 103

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
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +209.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +453.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +94%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +41.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +209.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +453.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +94%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +41.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +58.3%
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
43%
Cornmeal
16%
Brown rice
Carbohydrates
79%
Cornmeal
26%
Brown rice
Fats
8%
Cornmeal
4%
Brown rice

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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 Brown rice Opinion
Calories 370 123 Cornmeal
Protein 7.11 2.74 Cornmeal
Fats 1.75 0.97 Cornmeal
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 79.45 25.58 Cornmeal
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.36 0.56 Cornmeal
Calcium 3 3
Potassium 142 86 Cornmeal
Magnesium 32 39 Brown rice
Sugars 1.61 0.24 Cornmeal
Fiber 3.9 1.6 Cornmeal
Copper 0.076 0.106 Brown rice
Zinc 0.66 0.71 Brown rice
Starch 73.3 24.79 Cornmeal
Phosphorus 99 103 Brown rice
Sodium 7 4 Brown rice
Vitamin A 214 0 Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.12 0.17 Brown rice
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.551 0.178 Cornmeal
Vitamin B2 0.382 0.069 Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 4.968 2.561 Cornmeal
Vitamin B5 0.24 0.38 Brown rice
Vitamin B6 0.182 0.123 Cornmeal
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0.2 Brown rice
Folic acid (B9) 180 0 Cornmeal
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.22 0.26 Cornmeal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.39 0.369 Cornmeal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.828 0.366 Cornmeal
Tryptophan 0.038 0.033 Cornmeal
Threonine 0.172 0.095 Cornmeal
Isoleucine 0.242 0.109 Cornmeal
Leucine 1.006 0.214 Cornmeal
Lysine 0.105 0.099 Cornmeal
Methionine 0.162 0.058 Cornmeal
Phenylalanine 0.366 0.133 Cornmeal
Valine 0.337 0.151 Cornmeal
Histidine 0.172 0.066 Cornmeal
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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