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Soybean vs Maize - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Soybean
Soybean contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Soybean
Soybean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Soybean
Soybean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is cheaper?
Maize
Maize is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Maize
Maize is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.559g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Maize
Maize contains less Sugars (difference - 1.07g)
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.
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.
Soybean Maize
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Soybean 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
54
Soybean
13
Maize
Mineral Summary Score
158
Soybean
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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Maize
Contains more Iron +2919.2%
Contains more Calcium +13750%
Contains more Potassium +565.6%
Contains more Magnesium +656.8%
Contains more Copper +2970.4%
Contains more Zinc +963%
Contains more Phosphorus +691%
Contains less Sodium -86.7%
Contains more Iron +2919.2%
Contains more Calcium +13750%
Contains more Potassium +565.6%
Contains more Magnesium +656.8%
Contains more Copper +2970.4%
Contains more Zinc +963%
Contains more Phosphorus +691%
Contains less Sodium -86.7%

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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Maize
Contains more Vitamin E +1114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +463.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1481.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +305.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +15566.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +750%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.77
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.717
Contains more Vitamin E +1114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +463.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1481.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +305.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +15566.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +750%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.77
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.717

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
219%
Soybean
20%
Maize
Carbohydrates
30%
Soybean
19%
Maize
Fats
92%
Soybean
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 Soybean Maize Opinion
Calories 446 86 Soybean
Protein 36.49 3.27 Soybean
Fats 19.94 1.35 Soybean
Vitamin C 6 6.8 Maize
Carbs 30.16 18.7 Soybean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 15.7 0.52 Soybean
Calcium 277 2 Soybean
Potassium 1797 270 Soybean
Magnesium 280 37 Soybean
Sugars 7.33 6.26 Soybean
Fiber 9.3 2 Soybean
Copper 1.658 0.054 Soybean
Zinc 4.89 0.46 Soybean
Starch 5.7 Maize
Phosphorus 704 89 Soybean
Sodium 2 15 Soybean
Vitamin A 22 187 Maize
Vitamin E 0.85 0.07 Soybean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.874 0.155 Soybean
Vitamin B2 0.87 0.055 Soybean
Vitamin B3 1.623 1.77 Maize
Vitamin B5 0.793 0.717 Soybean
Vitamin B6 0.377 0.093 Soybean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 47 0.3 Soybean
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 2.884 0.325 Maize
Monounsaturated Fat 4.404 0.432 Soybean
Polyunsaturated fat 11.255 0.487 Soybean
Tryptophan 0.591 0.023 Soybean
Threonine 1.766 0.129 Soybean
Isoleucine 1.971 0.129 Soybean
Leucine 3.309 0.348 Soybean
Lysine 2.706 0.137 Soybean
Methionine 0.547 0.067 Soybean
Phenylalanine 2.122 0.15 Soybean
Valine 2.029 0.185 Soybean
Histidine 1.097 0.089 Soybean
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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