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Cereal vs Cornmeal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Cereal and Cornmeal

  • Cereal has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin A RAE, Zinc, and Manganese, however Cornmeal is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Cereal covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 478% more than Cornmeal.
  • Cornmeal has 114 times less Sodium than Cereal. Cereal has 795mg of Sodium, while Cornmeal has 7mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Cereals ready-to-eat, USDA Commodity Corn and Rice (includes all commodity brands) and Cornmeal, degermed, enriched, yellow.

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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
Contains more Calcium +233.3%
Contains more Iron +681.2%
Contains more Zinc +1051.5%
Contains more Copper +80.3%
Contains more Magnesium +68.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.6%
Contains more Potassium +35.2%
Contains less Sodium -99.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 1278% 14% 33% 10% 104% 208% 46%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 164% 23% 43% 13% 1% 19% 26%
Contains more Calcium +233.3%
Contains more Iron +681.2%
Contains more Zinc +1051.5%
Contains more Copper +80.3%
Contains more Magnesium +68.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.6%
Contains more Potassium +35.2%
Contains less Sodium -99.1%

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
Cereal
6
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Contains more Vitamin A +1204.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1041.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +913.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +496.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3189%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.24
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 168% 2% 0% 129% 1572% 894% 556% 14% 1382% 0% 0% 0%
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 A +1204.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1041.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +913.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +496.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3189%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.24

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.
Cereal Cornmeal
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cereal Cornmeal Opinion
Net carbs 85.45g 75.55g Cereal
Protein 6.06g 7.11g Cornmeal
Fats 1.08g 1.75g Cornmeal
Carbs 86.85g 79.45g Cereal
Calories 378kcal 370kcal Cereal
Starch g 73.3g Cornmeal
Fructose 0.26g 0.17g Cereal
Sugar 10.35g 1.61g Cornmeal
Fiber 1.4g 3.9g Cornmeal
Calcium 10mg 3mg Cereal
Iron 34.06mg 4.36mg Cereal
Magnesium 19mg 32mg Cornmeal
Phosphorus 77mg 99mg Cornmeal
Potassium 105mg 142mg Cornmeal
Sodium 795mg 7mg Cornmeal
Zinc 7.6mg 0.66mg Cereal
Copper 0.137mg 0.076mg Cereal
Vitamin A 2792IU 214IU Cereal
Vitamin E 0.08mg 0.12mg Cornmeal
Vitamin D IU 0IU Cornmeal
Vitamin D µg 0µg Cornmeal
Vitamin C 38.5mg 0mg Cereal
Vitamin B1 6.288mg 0.551mg Cereal
Vitamin B2 3.87mg 0.382mg Cereal
Vitamin B3 29.62mg 4.968mg Cereal
Vitamin B5 0.226mg 0.24mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B6 5.986mg 0.182mg Cereal
Folate µg 209µg Cornmeal
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Cornmeal
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Tryptophan 0.066mg 0.038mg Cereal
Threonine 0.241mg 0.172mg Cereal
Isoleucine 0.26mg 0.242mg Cereal
Leucine 0.767mg 1.006mg Cornmeal
Lysine 0.113mg 0.105mg Cereal
Methionine 0.13mg 0.162mg Cornmeal
Phenylalanine 0.365mg 0.366mg Cornmeal
Valine 0.344mg 0.337mg Cereal
Histidine 0.162mg 0.172mg Cornmeal
Cholesterol mg 0mg Cereal
Trans Fat g 0g Cereal
Saturated Fat 0.26g 0.22g Cornmeal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.204g 0.39g Cornmeal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.354g 0.828g Cornmeal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cereal 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
393
Cereal
46
Cornmeal
Mineral Summary Score
212
Cereal
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
36%
Cereal
43%
Cornmeal
Carbohydrates
87%
Cereal
79%
Cornmeal
Fats
5%
Cereal
8%
Cornmeal

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.74g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal contains less Sodium (difference - 788mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.04g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Cereal
Cereal is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. 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.