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Couscous 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 - 11)
Which food is cheaper?
Maize
Maize is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Maize
Maize is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Maize
Maize is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Couscous
Couscous contains less Sugars (difference - 6.16g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Couscous
Couscous contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.296g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Couscous 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
4
Couscous
13
Maize
Mineral Summary Score
5
Couscous
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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6
Maize
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Iron +36.8%
Contains more Potassium +365.5%
Contains more Magnesium +362.5%
Contains more Copper +31.7%
Contains more Zinc +76.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +304.5%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Iron +36.8%
Contains more Potassium +365.5%
Contains more Magnesium +362.5%
Contains more Copper +31.7%
Contains more Zinc +76.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +304.5%

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
:
8
Maize
Contains more Vitamin E +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +146%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +103.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +80.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +82.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Vitamin E +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +146%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +103.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +80.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +82.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%

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
20%
Maize
Carbohydrates
23%
Couscous
19%
Maize
Fats
1%
Couscous
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 Couscous Maize Opinion
Calories 112 86 Couscous
Protein 3.79 3.27 Couscous
Fats 0.16 1.35 Maize
Vitamin C 0 6.8 Maize
Carbs 23.22 18.7 Couscous
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.38 0.52 Maize
Calcium 8 2 Couscous
Potassium 58 270 Maize
Magnesium 8 37 Maize
Sugars 0.1 6.26 Maize
Fiber 1.4 2 Maize
Copper 0.041 0.054 Maize
Zinc 0.26 0.46 Maize
Starch 5.7 Maize
Phosphorus 22 89 Maize
Sodium 5 15 Couscous
Vitamin A 0 187 Maize
Vitamin E 0.13 0.07 Couscous
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.063 0.155 Maize
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.055 Maize
Vitamin B3 0.983 1.77 Maize
Vitamin B5 0.371 0.717 Maize
Vitamin B6 0.051 0.093 Maize
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 0.3 Maize
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Couscous
Saturated Fat 0.029 0.325 Couscous
Monounsaturated Fat 0.022 0.432 Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 0.064 0.487 Maize
Tryptophan 0.049 0.023 Couscous
Threonine 0.1 0.129 Maize
Isoleucine 0.147 0.129 Couscous
Leucine 0.259 0.348 Maize
Lysine 0.073 0.137 Maize
Methionine 0.059 0.067 Maize
Phenylalanine 0.184 0.15 Couscous
Valine 0.162 0.185 Maize
Histidine 0.077 0.089 Maize
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Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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