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Couscous vs Cornmeal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Couscous
Couscous contains less Sugars (difference - 1.51g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Couscous
Couscous contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.191g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is cheaper?
Couscous
Couscous is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal 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?
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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.
Couscous Cornmeal
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price 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
Couscous Cornmeal
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
4
Couscous
36
Cornmeal
Mineral Summary Score
5
Couscous
21
Cornmeal

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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Contains more Calcium +166.7%
Contains less Sodium -28.6%
Contains more Iron +1047.4%
Contains more Potassium +144.8%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Copper +85.4%
Contains more Zinc +153.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +350%
Contains more Calcium +166.7%
Contains less Sodium -28.6%
Contains more Iron +1047.4%
Contains more Potassium +144.8%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Copper +85.4%
Contains more Zinc +153.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +350%

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 B5 +54.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +774.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1314.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +405.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +256.9%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.12
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +774.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1314.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +405.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +256.9%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.12

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
23%
Couscous
43%
Cornmeal
Carbohydrates
23%
Couscous
79%
Cornmeal
Fats
1%
Couscous
8%
Cornmeal

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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 Couscous Cornmeal Opinion
Calories 112 370 Cornmeal
Protein 3.79 7.11 Cornmeal
Fats 0.16 1.75 Cornmeal
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 23.22 79.45 Cornmeal
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.38 4.36 Cornmeal
Calcium 8 3 Couscous
Potassium 58 142 Cornmeal
Magnesium 8 32 Cornmeal
Sugars 0.1 1.61 Cornmeal
Fiber 1.4 3.9 Cornmeal
Copper 0.041 0.076 Cornmeal
Zinc 0.26 0.66 Cornmeal
Starch 73.3 Cornmeal
Phosphorus 22 99 Cornmeal
Sodium 5 7 Couscous
Vitamin A 0 214 Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.13 0.12 Couscous
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.063 0.551 Cornmeal
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.382 Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 0.983 4.968 Cornmeal
Vitamin B5 0.371 0.24 Couscous
Vitamin B6 0.051 0.182 Cornmeal
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 0 Couscous
Folic acid (B9) 0 180 Cornmeal
Trans Fat 0 Couscous
Saturated Fat 0.029 0.22 Couscous
Monounsaturated Fat 0.022 0.39 Cornmeal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.064 0.828 Cornmeal
Tryptophan 0.049 0.038 Couscous
Threonine 0.1 0.172 Cornmeal
Isoleucine 0.147 0.242 Cornmeal
Leucine 0.259 1.006 Cornmeal
Lysine 0.073 0.105 Cornmeal
Methionine 0.059 0.162 Cornmeal
Phenylalanine 0.184 0.366 Cornmeal
Valine 0.162 0.337 Cornmeal
Histidine 0.077 0.172 Cornmeal
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