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Bread vs Cornmeal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Bread and Cornmeal?

  • Bread is higher in Manganese, Selenium, Calcium, Copper, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Zinc, yet Cornmeal is higher in Folate, and Vitamin B1.
  • Bread's daily need coverage for Manganese is 52% more.
  • Bread has 86 times more Sodium than Cornmeal. While Bread has 601mg of Sodium, Cornmeal has only 7mg.

We used Bread, wheat, toasted and Cornmeal, degermed, enriched, yellow types in this article.

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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
Bread
6
:
Contains more Calcium +5400%
Contains more Magnesium +84.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +89.9%
Contains more Potassium +57%
Contains more Zinc +122.7%
Contains more Copper +160.5%
Contains less Sodium -98.8%
Equal in Iron - 4.36
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 50% 154% 43% 81% 20% 79% 41% 66%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 164% 23% 43% 13% 1% 19% 26%
Contains more Calcium +5400%
Contains more Magnesium +84.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +89.9%
Contains more Potassium +57%
Contains more Zinc +122.7%
Contains more Copper +160.5%
Contains less Sodium -98.8%
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
Bread
5
:
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +90%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19%
Contains more Folate +143%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.382
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 5% 0% 1% 110% 89% 118% 28% 36% 65% 0% 15%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 13% 3% 0% 0% 138% 89% 94% 15% 42% 157% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +90%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19%
Contains more Folate +143%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.382

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Bread Cornmeal
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bread Cornmeal Opinion
Net carbs 51.07g 75.55g Cornmeal
Protein 12.96g 7.11g Bread
Fats 4.27g 1.75g Bread
Carbs 55.77g 79.45g Cornmeal
Calories 313kcal 370kcal Cornmeal
Starch g 73.3g Cornmeal
Fructose g 0.17g Cornmeal
Sugar 6.42g 1.61g Cornmeal
Fiber 4.7g 3.9g Bread
Calcium 165mg 3mg Bread
Iron 4.09mg 4.36mg Cornmeal
Magnesium 59mg 32mg Bread
Phosphorus 188mg 99mg Bread
Potassium 223mg 142mg Bread
Sodium 601mg 7mg Cornmeal
Zinc 1.47mg 0.66mg Bread
Copper 0.198mg 0.076mg Bread
Vitamin A 0IU 214IU Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.24mg 0.12mg Bread
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.2mg 0mg Bread
Vitamin B1 0.439mg 0.551mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B2 0.382mg 0.382mg
Vitamin B3 6.25mg 4.968mg Bread
Vitamin B5 0.456mg 0.24mg Bread
Vitamin B6 0.153mg 0.182mg Cornmeal
Folate 86µg 209µg Cornmeal
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 5.7µg 0µg Bread
Tryptophan 0.092mg 0.038mg Bread
Threonine 0.299mg 0.172mg Bread
Isoleucine 0.258mg 0.242mg Bread
Leucine 0.461mg 1.006mg Cornmeal
Lysine 0.215mg 0.105mg Bread
Methionine 0.105mg 0.162mg Cornmeal
Phenylalanine 0.315mg 0.366mg Cornmeal
Valine 0.31mg 0.337mg Cornmeal
Histidine 0.15mg 0.172mg Cornmeal
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Bread
Saturated Fat 0.989g 0.22g Cornmeal
Monounsaturated Fat 1.019g 0.39g Bread
Polyunsaturated fat 1.72g 0.828g Bread

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Bread Cornmeal
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
38
Bread
46
Cornmeal
Mineral Summary Score
66
Bread
36
Cornmeal

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 food.
Protein
78%
Bread
43%
Cornmeal
Carbohydrates
56%
Bread
79%
Cornmeal
Fats
20%
Bread
8%
Cornmeal

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.81g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal contains less Sodium (difference - 594mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.769g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bread
Bread is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
Which food is cheaper?
Bread
Bread is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bread
Bread 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 richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Bread - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172687/nutrients
  2. Cornmeal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168867/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.