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Brown rice vs Maize - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Maize
Maize is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
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 lower in Saturated Fat?
Brown rice
Brown rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.065g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Brown rice
Brown rice is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (54)
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.

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.
Brown rice Maize
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Brown rice Maize
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
10
Brown rice
13
Maize
Mineral Summary Score
14
Brown rice
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
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1
Maize
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Copper +96.3%
Contains more Zinc +54.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.7%
Contains less Sodium -73.3%
Contains more Potassium +214%
Equal in Iron - 0.52
Equal in Magnesium - 37
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Copper +96.3%
Contains more Zinc +54.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.7%
Contains less Sodium -73.3%
Contains more Potassium +214%
Equal in Iron - 0.52
Equal in Magnesium - 37

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
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4
Maize
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +88.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%

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
16%
Brown rice
20%
Maize
Carbohydrates
26%
Brown rice
19%
Maize
Fats
4%
Brown rice
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 Brown rice Maize Opinion
Calories 123 86 Brown rice
Protein 2.74 3.27 Maize
Fats 0.97 1.35 Maize
Vitamin C 0 6.8 Maize
Carbs 25.58 18.7 Brown rice
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.56 0.52 Brown rice
Calcium 3 2 Brown rice
Potassium 86 270 Maize
Magnesium 39 37 Brown rice
Sugars 0.24 6.26 Maize
Fiber 1.6 2 Maize
Copper 0.106 0.054 Brown rice
Zinc 0.71 0.46 Brown rice
Starch 24.79 5.7 Brown rice
Phosphorus 103 89 Brown rice
Sodium 4 15 Brown rice
Vitamin A 0 187 Maize
Vitamin E 0.17 0.07 Brown rice
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.178 0.155 Brown rice
Vitamin B2 0.069 0.055 Brown rice
Vitamin B3 2.561 1.77 Brown rice
Vitamin B5 0.38 0.717 Maize
Vitamin B6 0.123 0.093 Brown rice
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.2 0.3 Maize
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.26 0.325 Brown rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.369 0.432 Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 0.366 0.487 Maize
Tryptophan 0.033 0.023 Brown rice
Threonine 0.095 0.129 Maize
Isoleucine 0.109 0.129 Maize
Leucine 0.214 0.348 Maize
Lysine 0.099 0.137 Maize
Methionine 0.058 0.067 Maize
Phenylalanine 0.133 0.15 Maize
Valine 0.151 0.185 Maize
Histidine 0.066 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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