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Maize vs Pasta - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.175g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sugars (difference - 6.26g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Maize
Maize is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
Maize
Maize is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Maize
Maize is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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 Pasta
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Maize Pasta
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
12
Pasta
Mineral Summary Score
13
Maize
10
Pasta

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
3
:
5
Pasta
Contains more Potassium +1025%
Contains more Magnesium +105.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.3%
Contains more Iron +119.2%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Copper +72.2%
Contains more Zinc +21.7%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Potassium +1025%
Contains more Magnesium +105.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.3%
Contains more Iron +119.2%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Copper +72.2%
Contains more Zinc +21.7%
Contains less Sodium -60%

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
:
4
Pasta
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +835%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +291.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +173.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +835%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +291.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +173.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%

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
31%
Pasta
Carbohydrates
19%
Maize
25%
Pasta
Fats
6%
Maize
5%
Pasta

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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 Pasta Opinion
Calories 86 131 Pasta
Protein 3.27 5.15 Pasta
Fats 1.35 1.05 Maize
Vitamin C 6.8 0 Maize
Carbs 18.7 24.93 Pasta
Cholesterol 0 33 Maize
Vitamin D 0 Maize
Iron 0.52 1.14 Pasta
Calcium 2 6 Pasta
Potassium 270 24 Maize
Magnesium 37 18 Maize
Sugars 6.26 Maize
Fiber 2 Maize
Copper 0.054 0.093 Pasta
Zinc 0.46 0.56 Pasta
Starch 5.7 Maize
Phosphorus 89 63 Maize
Sodium 15 6 Pasta
Vitamin A 187 20 Maize
Vitamin E 0.07 Maize
Vitamin D 0 Maize
Vitamin B1 0.155 0.209 Pasta
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.15 Pasta
Vitamin B3 1.77 0.992 Maize
Vitamin B5 0.717 0.183 Maize
Vitamin B6 0.093 0.034 Maize
Vitamin B12 0 0.14 Pasta
Vitamin K 0.3 Maize
Folic acid (B9) 0 57 Pasta
Trans Fat 0 Pasta
Saturated Fat 0.325 0.15 Pasta
Monounsaturated Fat 0.432 0.124 Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 0.487 0.429 Maize
Tryptophan 0.023 0.065 Pasta
Threonine 0.129 0.134 Pasta
Isoleucine 0.129 0.197 Pasta
Leucine 0.348 0.348
Lysine 0.137 0.097 Maize
Methionine 0.067 0.079 Pasta
Phenylalanine 0.15 0.247 Pasta
Valine 0.185 0.217 Pasta
Histidine 0.089 0.103 Pasta
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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