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Maize vs Millet - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Millet
Millet is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Millet
Millet contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Millet
Millet contains less Sugars (difference - 6.26g)
Which food is cheaper?
Millet
Millet is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Maize
Maize is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.398g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Maize
Maize is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
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 Millet
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Maize Millet
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
24
Millet
Mineral Summary Score
13
Maize
48
Millet

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
1
:
7
Millet
Contains more Potassium +38.5%
Contains more Iron +478.8%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Magnesium +208.1%
Contains more Copper +1288.9%
Contains more Zinc +265.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +220.2%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Potassium +38.5%
Contains more Iron +478.8%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Magnesium +208.1%
Contains more Copper +1288.9%
Contains more Zinc +265.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +220.2%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%

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
3
:
6
Millet
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +171.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +427.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +312.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +171.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +427.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +312.9%
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
20%
Maize
66%
Millet
Carbohydrates
19%
Maize
73%
Millet
Fats
6%
Maize
19%
Millet

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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 Millet Opinion
Calories 86 378 Millet
Protein 3.27 11.02 Millet
Fats 1.35 4.22 Millet
Vitamin C 6.8 0 Maize
Carbs 18.7 72.85 Millet
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.52 3.01 Millet
Calcium 2 8 Millet
Potassium 270 195 Maize
Magnesium 37 114 Millet
Sugars 6.26 Maize
Fiber 2 8.5 Millet
Copper 0.054 0.75 Millet
Zinc 0.46 1.68 Millet
Starch 5.7 Maize
Phosphorus 89 285 Millet
Sodium 15 5 Millet
Vitamin A 187 0 Maize
Vitamin E 0.07 0.05 Maize
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.155 0.421 Millet
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.29 Millet
Vitamin B3 1.77 4.72 Millet
Vitamin B5 0.717 0.848 Millet
Vitamin B6 0.093 0.384 Millet
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 0.9 Millet
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Millet
Saturated Fat 0.325 0.723 Maize
Monounsaturated Fat 0.432 0.773 Millet
Polyunsaturated fat 0.487 2.134 Millet
Tryptophan 0.023 0.119 Millet
Threonine 0.129 0.353 Millet
Isoleucine 0.129 0.465 Millet
Leucine 0.348 1.4 Millet
Lysine 0.137 0.212 Millet
Methionine 0.067 0.221 Millet
Phenylalanine 0.15 0.58 Millet
Valine 0.185 0.578 Millet
Histidine 0.089 0.236 Millet
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