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Chickpea vs Cornmeal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chickpea and Cornmeal different?

  • Chickpea is richer in Manganese, Folate, Copper, Fiber, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Phosphorus, and Zinc, while Cornmeal is higher in Vitamin B3, and Selenium.
  • Chickpea covers your daily need of Manganese 919% more than Cornmeal.
  • Chickpea contains 9 times more Copper than Cornmeal. Chickpea contains 0.656mg of Copper, while Cornmeal contains 0.076mg.

Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, raw and Cornmeal, degermed, enriched, yellow types were used 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
Contains more Calcium +1800%
Contains more Magnesium +146.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +154.5%
Contains more Potassium +405.6%
Contains more Zinc +318.2%
Contains more Copper +763.2%
Contains less Sodium -70.8%
Equal in Iron - 4.36
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 162% 57% 108% 64% 4% 76% 219%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 164% 23% 43% 13% 1% 19% 26%
Contains more Calcium +1800%
Contains more Magnesium +146.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +154.5%
Contains more Potassium +405.6%
Contains more Zinc +318.2%
Contains more Copper +763.2%
Contains less Sodium -70.8%
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
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Contains more Vitamin E +583.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +561.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +194%
Contains more Folate +166.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +219.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +222.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 5% 17% 0% 14% 120% 49% 29% 96% 124% 418% 0% 23%
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 +583.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +561.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +194%
Contains more Folate +166.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +219.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +222.4%

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.
Chickpea 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 Chickpea Cornmeal Opinion
Net carbs 50.75g 75.55g Cornmeal
Protein 20.47g 7.11g Chickpea
Fats 6.04g 1.75g Chickpea
Carbs 62.95g 79.45g Cornmeal
Calories 378kcal 370kcal Chickpea
Starch g 73.3g Cornmeal
Fructose g 0.17g Cornmeal
Sugar 10.7g 1.61g Cornmeal
Fiber 12.2g 3.9g Chickpea
Calcium 57mg 3mg Chickpea
Iron 4.31mg 4.36mg Cornmeal
Magnesium 79mg 32mg Chickpea
Phosphorus 252mg 99mg Chickpea
Potassium 718mg 142mg Chickpea
Sodium 24mg 7mg Cornmeal
Zinc 2.76mg 0.66mg Chickpea
Copper 0.656mg 0.076mg Chickpea
Vitamin A 67IU 214IU Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.82mg 0.12mg Chickpea
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4mg 0mg Chickpea
Vitamin B1 0.477mg 0.551mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B2 0.212mg 0.382mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 1.541mg 4.968mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B5 1.588mg 0.24mg Chickpea
Vitamin B6 0.535mg 0.182mg Chickpea
Folate 557µg 209µg Chickpea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 9µg 0µg Chickpea
Tryptophan 0.2mg 0.038mg Chickpea
Threonine 0.766mg 0.172mg Chickpea
Isoleucine 0.882mg 0.242mg Chickpea
Leucine 1.465mg 1.006mg Chickpea
Lysine 1.377mg 0.105mg Chickpea
Methionine 0.27mg 0.162mg Chickpea
Phenylalanine 1.103mg 0.366mg Chickpea
Valine 0.865mg 0.337mg Chickpea
Histidine 0.566mg 0.172mg Chickpea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.603g 0.22g Cornmeal
Monounsaturated Fat 1.377g 0.39g Chickpea
Polyunsaturated fat 2.731g 0.828g Chickpea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chickpea 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
74
Chickpea
46
Cornmeal
Mineral Summary Score
88
Chickpea
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
123%
Chickpea
43%
Cornmeal
Carbohydrates
63%
Chickpea
79%
Cornmeal
Fats
28%
Chickpea
8%
Cornmeal

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.09g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.383g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Chickpea
Chickpea is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chickpea
Chickpea 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. Chickpea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173756/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.