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Maize vs Spaghetti - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.149g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti contains less Sugars (difference - 5.7g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Maize
Maize is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
Maize
Maize is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
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 Spaghetti
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 Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Maize Spaghetti
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
2
Spaghetti
Mineral Summary Score
13
Maize
9
Spaghetti

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
:
Contains more Potassium +513.6%
Contains more Magnesium +105.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.4%
Contains more Calcium +250%
Contains more Copper +85.2%
Contains more Zinc +10.9%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.5
Contains more Potassium +513.6%
Contains more Magnesium +105.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.4%
Contains more Calcium +250%
Contains more Copper +85.2%
Contains more Zinc +10.9%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.5

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +675%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +175%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +342.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +540.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +89.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +675%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +175%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +342.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +540.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +89.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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
35%
Spaghetti
Carbohydrates
19%
Maize
31%
Spaghetti
Fats
6%
Maize
4%
Spaghetti

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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 Spaghetti Opinion
Calories 86 158 Spaghetti
Protein 3.27 5.8 Spaghetti
Fats 1.35 0.93 Maize
Vitamin C 6.8 0 Maize
Carbs 18.7 30.86 Spaghetti
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.52 0.5 Maize
Calcium 2 7 Spaghetti
Potassium 270 44 Maize
Magnesium 37 18 Maize
Sugars 6.26 0.56 Maize
Fiber 2 1.8 Maize
Copper 0.054 0.1 Spaghetti
Zinc 0.46 0.51 Spaghetti
Starch 5.7 26.01 Spaghetti
Phosphorus 89 58 Maize
Sodium 15 1 Spaghetti
Vitamin A 187 0 Maize
Vitamin E 0.07 0.06 Maize
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.155 0.02 Maize
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.02 Maize
Vitamin B3 1.77 0.4 Maize
Vitamin B5 0.717 0.112 Maize
Vitamin B6 0.093 0.049 Maize
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 0 Maize
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.325 0.176 Spaghetti
Monounsaturated Fat 0.432 0.131 Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 0.487 0.326 Maize
Tryptophan 0.023 0.083 Spaghetti
Threonine 0.129 0.206 Spaghetti
Isoleucine 0.129 0.228 Spaghetti
Leucine 0.348 0.44 Spaghetti
Lysine 0.137 0.133 Maize
Methionine 0.067 0.065 Maize
Phenylalanine 0.15 0.297 Spaghetti
Valine 0.185 0.262 Spaghetti
Histidine 0.089 0.132 Spaghetti
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