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Spelt vs Maize - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Spelt
Spelt contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Spelt
Spelt is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Spelt
Spelt is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Spelt
Spelt is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Maize
Maize contains less Sugars (difference - 0.56g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Maize
Maize is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.081g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Maize
Maize is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
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.
Spelt Maize
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Spelt 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
Spelt
13
Maize
Mineral Summary Score
60
Spelt
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
Spelt
8
:
0
Maize
Contains more Iron +753.8%
Contains more Calcium +1250%
Contains more Potassium +43.7%
Contains more Magnesium +267.6%
Contains more Copper +846.3%
Contains more Zinc +613%
Contains more Phosphorus +350.6%
Contains less Sodium -46.7%
Contains more Iron +753.8%
Contains more Calcium +1250%
Contains more Potassium +43.7%
Contains more Magnesium +267.6%
Contains more Copper +846.3%
Contains more Zinc +613%
Contains more Phosphorus +350.6%
Contains less Sodium -46.7%

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
Spelt
7
:
3
Maize
Contains more Vitamin E +1028.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +134.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +105.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +286.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +147.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1100%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1770%
Contains more Vitamin E +1028.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +134.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +105.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +286.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +147.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1100%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1770%

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
20%
Maize
Carbohydrates
70%
Spelt
19%
Maize
Fats
11%
Spelt
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 Spelt Maize Opinion
Calories 338 86 Spelt
Protein 14.57 3.27 Spelt
Fats 2.43 1.35 Spelt
Vitamin C 0 6.8 Maize
Carbs 70.19 18.7 Spelt
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Maize
Iron 4.44 0.52 Spelt
Calcium 27 2 Spelt
Potassium 388 270 Spelt
Magnesium 136 37 Spelt
Sugars 6.82 6.26 Spelt
Fiber 10.7 2 Spelt
Copper 0.511 0.054 Spelt
Zinc 3.28 0.46 Spelt
Starch 53.92 5.7 Spelt
Phosphorus 401 89 Spelt
Sodium 8 15 Spelt
Vitamin A 10 187 Maize
Vitamin E 0.79 0.07 Spelt
Vitamin D 0 Maize
Vitamin B1 0.364 0.155 Spelt
Vitamin B2 0.113 0.055 Spelt
Vitamin B3 6.843 1.77 Spelt
Vitamin B5 1.068 0.717 Spelt
Vitamin B6 0.23 0.093 Spelt
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3.6 0.3 Spelt
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Spelt
Saturated Fat 0.406 0.325 Maize
Monounsaturated Fat 0.445 0.432 Spelt
Polyunsaturated fat 1.258 0.487 Spelt
Tryptophan 0.132 0.023 Spelt
Threonine 0.443 0.129 Spelt
Isoleucine 0.552 0.129 Spelt
Leucine 1.07 0.348 Spelt
Lysine 0.409 0.137 Spelt
Methionine 0.258 0.067 Spelt
Phenylalanine 0.737 0.15 Spelt
Valine 0.681 0.185 Spelt
Histidine 0.36 0.089 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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