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Maize vs Wheat gluten - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.053g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten contains less Sugars (difference - 6.26g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Maize
Maize is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Maize
Maize contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Maize
Maize is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
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 Wheat gluten
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Maize Wheat gluten
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
0
Wheat gluten
Mineral Summary Score
13
Maize
35
Wheat gluten

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
:
Contains more Potassium +170%
Contains more Magnesium +48%
Contains less Sodium -48.3%
Contains more Iron +900%
Contains more Calcium +7000%
Contains more Copper +237%
Contains more Zinc +84.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +192.1%
Contains more Potassium +170%
Contains more Magnesium +48%
Contains less Sodium -48.3%
Contains more Iron +900%
Contains more Calcium +7000%
Contains more Copper +237%
Contains more Zinc +84.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +192.1%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
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
451%
Wheat gluten
Carbohydrates
19%
Maize
14%
Wheat gluten
Fats
6%
Maize
9%
Wheat gluten

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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 Wheat gluten Opinion
Calories 86 370 Wheat gluten
Protein 3.27 75.16 Wheat gluten
Fats 1.35 1.85 Wheat gluten
Vitamin C 6.8 0 Maize
Carbs 18.7 13.79 Maize
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.52 5.2 Wheat gluten
Calcium 2 142 Wheat gluten
Potassium 270 100 Maize
Magnesium 37 25 Maize
Sugars 6.26 0 Maize
Fiber 2 0.6 Maize
Copper 0.054 0.182 Wheat gluten
Zinc 0.46 0.85 Wheat gluten
Starch 5.7 Maize
Phosphorus 89 260 Wheat gluten
Sodium 15 29 Maize
Vitamin A 187 0 Maize
Vitamin E 0.07 0 Maize
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.155 0 Maize
Vitamin B2 0.055 0 Maize
Vitamin B3 1.77 0 Maize
Vitamin B5 0.717 0 Maize
Vitamin B6 0.093 0 Maize
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 0 Maize
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Wheat gluten
Saturated Fat 0.325 0.272 Wheat gluten
Monounsaturated Fat 0.432 0.156 Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 0.487 0.81 Wheat gluten
Tryptophan 0.023 Maize
Threonine 0.129 Maize
Isoleucine 0.129 Maize
Leucine 0.348 Maize
Lysine 0.137 Maize
Methionine 0.067 Maize
Phenylalanine 0.15 Maize
Valine 0.185 Maize
Histidine 0.089 Maize
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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