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Maize vs Brown rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Maize
Maize is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Brown rice
Brown rice is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brown rice
Brown rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.065g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Brown rice
Brown rice contains less Sugars (difference - 6.02g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brown rice
Brown rice contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (54)
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 Brown rice
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Maize Brown rice
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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
Brown rice
Mineral Summary Score
13
Maize
14
Brown 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
1
:
Contains more Potassium +214%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Copper +96.3%
Contains more Zinc +54.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.7%
Contains less Sodium -73.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.56
Equal in Magnesium - 39
Contains more Potassium +214%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Copper +96.3%
Contains more Zinc +54.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.7%
Contains less Sodium -73.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.56
Equal in Magnesium - 39

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
4
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +88.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Contains more Vitamin E +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +44.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +88.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Contains more Vitamin E +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +44.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.3%

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
16%
Brown rice
Carbohydrates
19%
Maize
26%
Brown rice
Fats
6%
Maize
4%
Brown 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 Brown rice Opinion
Calories 86 123 Brown rice
Protein 3.27 2.74 Maize
Fats 1.35 0.97 Maize
Vitamin C 6.8 0 Maize
Carbs 18.7 25.58 Brown rice
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.52 0.56 Brown rice
Calcium 2 3 Brown rice
Potassium 270 86 Maize
Magnesium 37 39 Brown rice
Sugars 6.26 0.24 Maize
Fiber 2 1.6 Maize
Copper 0.054 0.106 Brown rice
Zinc 0.46 0.71 Brown rice
Starch 5.7 24.79 Brown rice
Phosphorus 89 103 Brown rice
Sodium 15 4 Brown rice
Vitamin A 187 0 Maize
Vitamin E 0.07 0.17 Brown rice
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.155 0.178 Brown rice
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.069 Brown rice
Vitamin B3 1.77 2.561 Brown rice
Vitamin B5 0.717 0.38 Maize
Vitamin B6 0.093 0.123 Brown rice
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 0.2 Maize
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.325 0.26 Brown rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.432 0.369 Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 0.487 0.366 Maize
Tryptophan 0.023 0.033 Brown rice
Threonine 0.129 0.095 Maize
Isoleucine 0.129 0.109 Maize
Leucine 0.348 0.214 Maize
Lysine 0.137 0.099 Maize
Methionine 0.067 0.058 Maize
Phenylalanine 0.15 0.133 Maize
Valine 0.185 0.151 Maize
Histidine 0.089 0.066 Maize
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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