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Maize vs Pumpkin seed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pumpkin seed
Pumpkin seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 44)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Pumpkin seed
Pumpkin seed contains less Sugars (difference - 6.26g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pumpkin seed
Pumpkin seed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Maize
Maize is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
Maize
Maize is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Maize
Maize is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.345g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Maize
Maize contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
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 Pumpkin seed
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Pumpkin seed
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
3
Pumpkin seed
Mineral Summary Score
13
Maize
86
Pumpkin seed

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
:
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Iron +536.5%
Contains more Calcium +2650%
Contains more Potassium +240.4%
Contains more Magnesium +608.1%
Contains more Copper +1177.8%
Contains more Zinc +2139.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 92
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Iron +536.5%
Contains more Calcium +2650%
Contains more Potassium +240.4%
Contains more Magnesium +608.1%
Contains more Copper +1177.8%
Contains more Zinc +2139.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 92

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
9
:
Contains more Vitamin C +2166.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +201.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +355.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +518.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1180.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +151.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.052
Contains more Vitamin C +2166.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +201.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +355.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +518.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1180.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +151.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.052

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
111%
Pumpkin seed
Carbohydrates
19%
Maize
54%
Pumpkin seed
Fats
6%
Maize
90%
Pumpkin seed

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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 Pumpkin seed Opinion
Calories 86 446 Pumpkin seed
Protein 3.27 18.55 Pumpkin seed
Fats 1.35 19.4 Pumpkin seed
Vitamin C 6.8 0.3 Maize
Carbs 18.7 53.75 Pumpkin seed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.52 3.31 Pumpkin seed
Calcium 2 55 Pumpkin seed
Potassium 270 919 Pumpkin seed
Magnesium 37 262 Pumpkin seed
Sugars 6.26 Maize
Fiber 2 18.4 Pumpkin seed
Copper 0.054 0.69 Pumpkin seed
Zinc 0.46 10.3 Pumpkin seed
Starch 5.7 Maize
Phosphorus 89 92 Pumpkin seed
Sodium 15 18 Maize
Vitamin A 187 62 Maize
Vitamin E 0.07 Maize
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.155 0.034 Maize
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.052 Maize
Vitamin B3 1.77 0.286 Maize
Vitamin B5 0.717 0.056 Maize
Vitamin B6 0.093 0.037 Maize
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 Maize
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Pumpkin seed
Saturated Fat 0.325 3.67 Maize
Monounsaturated Fat 0.432 6.032 Pumpkin seed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.487 8.844 Pumpkin seed
Tryptophan 0.023 0.326 Pumpkin seed
Threonine 0.129 0.683 Pumpkin seed
Isoleucine 0.129 0.956 Pumpkin seed
Leucine 0.348 1.572 Pumpkin seed
Lysine 0.137 1.386 Pumpkin seed
Methionine 0.067 0.417 Pumpkin seed
Phenylalanine 0.15 0.924 Pumpkin seed
Valine 0.185 1.491 Pumpkin seed
Histidine 0.089 0.515 Pumpkin seed
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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