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Millet vs Maize - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Millet
Millet contains less Sugars (difference - 6.26g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Millet
Millet contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Millet
Millet is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Millet
Millet is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Maize
Maize is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.398g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Maize
Maize is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. 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.
Millet Maize
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Millet Maize
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
24
Millet
13
Maize
Mineral Summary Score
48
Millet
13
Maize

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
Millet
7
:
1
Maize
Contains more Iron +478.8%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Magnesium +208.1%
Contains more Copper +1288.9%
Contains more Zinc +265.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +220.2%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Potassium +38.5%
Contains more Iron +478.8%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Magnesium +208.1%
Contains more Copper +1288.9%
Contains more Zinc +265.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +220.2%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Potassium +38.5%

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
Millet
6
:
3
Maize
Contains more Vitamin B1 +171.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +427.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +312.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +171.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +427.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +312.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%

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
66%
Millet
20%
Maize
Carbohydrates
73%
Millet
19%
Maize
Fats
19%
Millet
6%
Maize

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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 Millet Maize Opinion
Calories 378 86 Millet
Protein 11.02 3.27 Millet
Fats 4.22 1.35 Millet
Vitamin C 0 6.8 Maize
Carbs 72.85 18.7 Millet
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.01 0.52 Millet
Calcium 8 2 Millet
Potassium 195 270 Maize
Magnesium 114 37 Millet
Sugars 6.26 Maize
Fiber 8.5 2 Millet
Copper 0.75 0.054 Millet
Zinc 1.68 0.46 Millet
Starch 5.7 Maize
Phosphorus 285 89 Millet
Sodium 5 15 Millet
Vitamin A 0 187 Maize
Vitamin E 0.05 0.07 Maize
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.421 0.155 Millet
Vitamin B2 0.29 0.055 Millet
Vitamin B3 4.72 1.77 Millet
Vitamin B5 0.848 0.717 Millet
Vitamin B6 0.384 0.093 Millet
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.9 0.3 Millet
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Millet
Saturated Fat 0.723 0.325 Maize
Monounsaturated Fat 0.773 0.432 Millet
Polyunsaturated fat 2.134 0.487 Millet
Tryptophan 0.119 0.023 Millet
Threonine 0.353 0.129 Millet
Isoleucine 0.465 0.129 Millet
Leucine 1.4 0.348 Millet
Lysine 0.212 0.137 Millet
Methionine 0.221 0.067 Millet
Phenylalanine 0.58 0.15 Millet
Valine 0.578 0.185 Millet
Histidine 0.236 0.089 Millet
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