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Spelt vs Cornmeal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spelt
Spelt is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is cheaper?
Spelt
Spelt is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Spelt
Spelt is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal contains less Sugars (difference - 5.21g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.186g)
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.
Spelt Cornmeal
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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
Spelt Cornmeal
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
Spelt
36
Cornmeal
Mineral Summary Score
60
Spelt
21
Cornmeal

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
Spelt
7
:
Contains more Calcium +800%
Contains more Potassium +173.2%
Contains more Magnesium +325%
Contains more Copper +572.4%
Contains more Zinc +397%
Contains more Phosphorus +305.1%
Contains less Sodium -12.5%
Equal in Iron - 4.36
Contains more Calcium +800%
Contains more Potassium +173.2%
Contains more Magnesium +325%
Contains more Copper +572.4%
Contains more Zinc +397%
Contains more Phosphorus +305.1%
Contains less Sodium -12.5%
Equal in Iron - 4.36

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
Spelt
5
:
Contains more Vitamin E +558.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +37.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +345%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +2040%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +51.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +238.1%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +558.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +37.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +345%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +2040%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +51.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +238.1%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%

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
87%
Spelt
43%
Cornmeal
Carbohydrates
70%
Spelt
79%
Cornmeal
Fats
11%
Spelt
8%
Cornmeal

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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 Spelt Cornmeal Opinion
Calories 338 370 Cornmeal
Protein 14.57 7.11 Spelt
Fats 2.43 1.75 Spelt
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 70.19 79.45 Cornmeal
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Cornmeal
Iron 4.44 4.36 Spelt
Calcium 27 3 Spelt
Potassium 388 142 Spelt
Magnesium 136 32 Spelt
Sugars 6.82 1.61 Spelt
Fiber 10.7 3.9 Spelt
Copper 0.511 0.076 Spelt
Zinc 3.28 0.66 Spelt
Starch 53.92 73.3 Cornmeal
Phosphorus 401 99 Spelt
Sodium 8 7 Cornmeal
Vitamin A 10 214 Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.79 0.12 Spelt
Vitamin D 0 Cornmeal
Vitamin B1 0.364 0.551 Cornmeal
Vitamin B2 0.113 0.382 Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 6.843 4.968 Spelt
Vitamin B5 1.068 0.24 Spelt
Vitamin B6 0.23 0.182 Spelt
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3.6 0 Spelt
Folic acid (B9) 0 180 Cornmeal
Trans Fat 0 Spelt
Saturated Fat 0.406 0.22 Cornmeal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.445 0.39 Spelt
Polyunsaturated fat 1.258 0.828 Spelt
Tryptophan 0.132 0.038 Spelt
Threonine 0.443 0.172 Spelt
Isoleucine 0.552 0.242 Spelt
Leucine 1.07 1.006 Spelt
Lysine 0.409 0.105 Spelt
Methionine 0.258 0.162 Spelt
Phenylalanine 0.737 0.366 Spelt
Valine 0.681 0.337 Spelt
Histidine 0.36 0.172 Spelt
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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