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Maize vs Arborio rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

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 is cheaper?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.274g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice contains less Sugars (difference - 6.26g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
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.
Maize Arborio rice
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Maize Arborio 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
13
Maize
10
Arborio rice
Mineral Summary Score
13
Maize
8
Arborio 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
Maize
5
:
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +938.5%
Contains more Magnesium +362.5%
Contains more Zinc +15%
Contains more Phosphorus +169.7%
Contains more Iron +180.8%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +938.5%
Contains more Magnesium +362.5%
Contains more Zinc +15%
Contains more Phosphorus +169.7%
Contains more Iron +180.8%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -100%

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
Maize
8
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +243.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +80.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.6%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.164
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +243.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +80.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.6%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.164

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
20%
Maize
14%
Arborio rice
Carbohydrates
19%
Maize
29%
Arborio rice
Fats
6%
Maize
1%
Arborio 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 Maize Arborio rice Opinion
Calories 86 130 Arborio rice
Protein 3.27 2.36 Maize
Fats 1.35 0.19 Maize
Vitamin C 6.8 0 Maize
Carbs 18.7 28.73 Arborio rice
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.52 1.46 Arborio rice
Calcium 2 1 Maize
Potassium 270 26 Maize
Magnesium 37 8 Maize
Sugars 6.26 Maize
Fiber 2 Maize
Copper 0.054 0.072 Arborio rice
Zinc 0.46 0.4 Maize
Starch 5.7 Maize
Phosphorus 89 33 Maize
Sodium 15 0 Arborio rice
Vitamin A 187 0 Maize
Vitamin E 0.07 Maize
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.155 0.164 Arborio rice
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.016 Maize
Vitamin B3 1.77 1.493 Maize
Vitamin B5 0.717 0.397 Maize
Vitamin B6 0.093 0.059 Maize
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 Maize
Folic acid (B9) 0 57 Arborio rice
Trans Fat 0 Arborio rice
Saturated Fat 0.325 0.051 Arborio rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.432 0.058 Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 0.487 0.05 Maize
Tryptophan 0.023 0.027 Arborio rice
Threonine 0.129 0.084 Maize
Isoleucine 0.129 0.102 Maize
Leucine 0.348 0.195 Maize
Lysine 0.137 0.085 Maize
Methionine 0.067 0.056 Maize
Phenylalanine 0.15 0.126 Maize
Valine 0.185 0.144 Maize
Histidine 0.089 0.056 Maize
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