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Wheat vs Cornmeal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Wheat
Wheat contains less Sugars (difference - 1.61g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Wheat
Wheat contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wheat
Wheat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat
Wheat is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Wheat
Wheat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.234g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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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.
Wheat Cornmeal
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals 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
Wheat 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
25
Wheat
36
Cornmeal
Mineral Summary Score
67
Wheat
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
Wheat
7
:
Contains more Calcium +1033.3%
Contains more Potassium +203.5%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Copper +627.6%
Contains more Zinc +530.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +413.1%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Iron +23.9%
Contains more Calcium +1033.3%
Contains more Potassium +203.5%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Copper +627.6%
Contains more Zinc +530.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +413.1%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Iron +23.9%

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
Wheat
3
:
Contains more Vitamin B3 +35.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +289.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +31.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +215.7%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +35.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +289.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +31.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +215.7%
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
82%
Wheat
43%
Cornmeal
Carbohydrates
71%
Wheat
79%
Cornmeal
Fats
11%
Wheat
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 Wheat Cornmeal Opinion
Calories 339 370 Cornmeal
Protein 13.68 7.11 Wheat
Fats 2.47 1.75 Wheat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 71.13 79.45 Cornmeal
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.52 4.36 Cornmeal
Calcium 34 3 Wheat
Potassium 431 142 Wheat
Magnesium 144 32 Wheat
Sugars 1.61 Cornmeal
Fiber 3.9 Cornmeal
Copper 0.553 0.076 Wheat
Zinc 4.16 0.66 Wheat
Starch 73.3 Cornmeal
Phosphorus 508 99 Wheat
Sodium 2 7 Wheat
Vitamin A 0 214 Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.12 Cornmeal
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.419 0.551 Cornmeal
Vitamin B2 0.121 0.382 Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 6.738 4.968 Wheat
Vitamin B5 0.935 0.24 Wheat
Vitamin B6 0.419 0.182 Wheat
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Cornmeal
Folic acid (B9) 0 180 Cornmeal
Trans Fat 0 Wheat
Saturated Fat 0.454 0.22 Cornmeal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.344 0.39 Cornmeal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.978 0.828 Wheat
Tryptophan 0.176 0.038 Wheat
Threonine 0.366 0.172 Wheat
Isoleucine 0.533 0.242 Wheat
Leucine 0.934 1.006 Cornmeal
Lysine 0.303 0.105 Wheat
Methionine 0.221 0.162 Wheat
Phenylalanine 0.681 0.366 Wheat
Valine 0.594 0.337 Wheat
Histidine 0.322 0.172 Wheat
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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