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Maize vs Cereal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Maize
Maize contains less Sugars (difference - 4.09g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Maize
Maize contains less Sodium (difference - 780mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.065g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food is cheaper?
Cereal
Cereal is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
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?
?
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.
Maize Cereal
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
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
Maize Cereal
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
304
Cereal
Mineral Summary Score
13
Maize
111
Cereal

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
4
:
4
Cereal
Contains more Magnesium +94.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.6%
Contains more Potassium +157.1%
Contains less Sodium -98.1%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Iron +6450%
Contains more Zinc +1552.2%
Contains more Copper +153.7%
Contains more Magnesium +94.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.6%
Contains more Potassium +157.1%
Contains less Sodium -98.1%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Iron +6450%
Contains more Zinc +1552.2%
Contains more Copper +153.7%

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
5
:
7
Cereal
Contains more Vitamin B5 +217.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1393%
Contains more Vitamin E +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +466.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3956.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +6936.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1573.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +6336.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +217.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1393%
Contains more Vitamin E +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +466.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3956.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +6936.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1573.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +6336.6%

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
36%
Cereal
Carbohydrates
19%
Maize
87%
Cereal
Fats
6%
Maize
5%
Cereal

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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 Cereal Opinion
Protein 3.27 6.06 Cereal
Fats 1.35 1.08 Maize
Carbs 18.7 86.85 Cereal
Calories 86 378 Cereal
Starch 5.7 Maize
Sugars 6.26 10.35 Cereal
Fiber 2 1.4 Maize
Calcium 2 10 Cereal
Iron 0.52 34.06 Cereal
Magnesium 37 19 Maize
Phosphorus 89 77 Maize
Potassium 270 105 Maize
Sodium 15 795 Maize
Zinc 0.46 7.6 Cereal
Copper 0.054 0.137 Cereal
Vitamin A 187 2792 Cereal
Vitamin E 0.07 0.08 Cereal
Vitamin D 0 Maize
Vitamin D 0 Maize
Vitamin C 6.8 38.5 Cereal
Vitamin B1 0.155 6.288 Cereal
Vitamin B2 0.055 3.87 Cereal
Vitamin B3 1.77 29.62 Cereal
Vitamin B5 0.717 0.226 Maize
Vitamin B6 0.093 5.986 Cereal
Vitamin B12 0 Maize
Vitamin K 0.3 0 Maize
Folic acid (B9) 0 Maize
Tryptophan 0.023 0.066 Cereal
Threonine 0.129 0.241 Cereal
Isoleucine 0.129 0.26 Cereal
Leucine 0.348 0.767 Cereal
Lysine 0.137 0.113 Maize
Methionine 0.067 0.13 Cereal
Phenylalanine 0.15 0.365 Cereal
Valine 0.185 0.344 Cereal
Histidine 0.089 0.162 Cereal
Cholesterol 0 Cereal
Trans Fat 0 Cereal
Saturated Fat 0.325 0.26 Cereal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.432 0.204 Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 0.487 0.354 Maize
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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