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Pasta vs Maize - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sugars (difference - 6.26g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.175g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Maize
Maize is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Maize
Maize is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Maize
Maize is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
Pasta Maize
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pasta 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
12
Pasta
13
Maize
Mineral Summary Score
10
Pasta
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
Pasta
5
:
3
Maize
Contains more Iron +119.2%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Copper +72.2%
Contains more Zinc +21.7%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Potassium +1025%
Contains more Magnesium +105.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.3%
Contains more Iron +119.2%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Copper +72.2%
Contains more Zinc +21.7%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Potassium +1025%
Contains more Magnesium +105.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.3%

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
Pasta
4
:
8
Maize
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +835%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +291.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +173.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +835%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +291.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +173.5%

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
31%
Pasta
20%
Maize
Carbohydrates
25%
Pasta
19%
Maize
Fats
5%
Pasta
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 Pasta Maize Opinion
Calories 131 86 Pasta
Protein 5.15 3.27 Pasta
Fats 1.05 1.35 Maize
Vitamin C 0 6.8 Maize
Carbs 24.93 18.7 Pasta
Cholesterol 33 0 Maize
Vitamin D 0 Maize
Iron 1.14 0.52 Pasta
Calcium 6 2 Pasta
Potassium 24 270 Maize
Magnesium 18 37 Maize
Sugars 6.26 Maize
Fiber 2 Maize
Copper 0.093 0.054 Pasta
Zinc 0.56 0.46 Pasta
Starch 5.7 Maize
Phosphorus 63 89 Maize
Sodium 6 15 Pasta
Vitamin A 20 187 Maize
Vitamin E 0.07 Maize
Vitamin D 0 Maize
Vitamin B1 0.209 0.155 Pasta
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.055 Pasta
Vitamin B3 0.992 1.77 Maize
Vitamin B5 0.183 0.717 Maize
Vitamin B6 0.034 0.093 Maize
Vitamin B12 0.14 0 Pasta
Vitamin K 0.3 Maize
Folic acid (B9) 57 0 Pasta
Trans Fat 0 Pasta
Saturated Fat 0.15 0.325 Pasta
Monounsaturated Fat 0.124 0.432 Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 0.429 0.487 Maize
Tryptophan 0.065 0.023 Pasta
Threonine 0.134 0.129 Pasta
Isoleucine 0.197 0.129 Pasta
Leucine 0.348 0.348
Lysine 0.097 0.137 Maize
Methionine 0.079 0.067 Pasta
Phenylalanine 0.247 0.15 Pasta
Valine 0.217 0.185 Pasta
Histidine 0.103 0.089 Pasta
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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