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Chickpea vs Maize - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Chickpea and Maize

  • Maize has less Manganese, Folate, Copper, Iron, Fiber, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Vitamin B5 than Chickpea.
  • Chickpea covers your daily need of Manganese 919% more than Maize.
  • Chickpea has 13 times more Folate than Maize. While Chickpea has 557µg of Folate, Maize has only 42µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, raw and Corn, sweet, yellow, raw.

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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
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Maize
Contains more Calcium +2750%
Contains more Iron +728.8%
Contains more Magnesium +113.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +183.1%
Contains more Potassium +165.9%
Contains more Zinc +500%
Contains more Copper +1114.8%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
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% 20% 27% 39% 24% 2% 13% 18%
Contains more Calcium +2750%
Contains more Iron +728.8%
Contains more Magnesium +113.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +183.1%
Contains more Potassium +165.9%
Contains more Zinc +500%
Contains more Copper +1114.8%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%

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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Maize
Contains more Vitamin E +1071.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +207.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +285.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +121.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +475.3%
Contains more Folate +1226.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +2900%
Contains more Vitamin A +179.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +70%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.9%
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 12% 2% 0% 23% 39% 13% 34% 44% 22% 32% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin E +1071.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +207.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +285.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +121.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +475.3%
Contains more Folate +1226.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +2900%
Contains more Vitamin A +179.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +70%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.9%

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 Maize
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
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chickpea Maize Opinion
Net carbs 50.75g 16.7g Chickpea
Protein 20.47g 3.27g Chickpea
Fats 6.04g 1.35g Chickpea
Carbs 62.95g 18.7g Chickpea
Calories 378kcal 86kcal Chickpea
Starch g 5.7g Maize
Fructose g 1.94g Maize
Sugar 10.7g 6.26g Maize
Fiber 12.2g 2g Chickpea
Calcium 57mg 2mg Chickpea
Iron 4.31mg 0.52mg Chickpea
Magnesium 79mg 37mg Chickpea
Phosphorus 252mg 89mg Chickpea
Potassium 718mg 270mg Chickpea
Sodium 24mg 15mg Maize
Zinc 2.76mg 0.46mg Chickpea
Copper 0.656mg 0.054mg Chickpea
Vitamin A 67IU 187IU Maize
Vitamin E 0.82mg 0.07mg Chickpea
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4mg 6.8mg Maize
Vitamin B1 0.477mg 0.155mg Chickpea
Vitamin B2 0.212mg 0.055mg Chickpea
Vitamin B3 1.541mg 1.77mg Maize
Vitamin B5 1.588mg 0.717mg Chickpea
Vitamin B6 0.535mg 0.093mg Chickpea
Folate 557µg 42µg Chickpea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 9µg 0.3µg Chickpea
Tryptophan 0.2mg 0.023mg Chickpea
Threonine 0.766mg 0.129mg Chickpea
Isoleucine 0.882mg 0.129mg Chickpea
Leucine 1.465mg 0.348mg Chickpea
Lysine 1.377mg 0.137mg Chickpea
Methionine 0.27mg 0.067mg Chickpea
Phenylalanine 1.103mg 0.15mg Chickpea
Valine 0.865mg 0.185mg Chickpea
Histidine 0.566mg 0.089mg Chickpea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.603g 0.325g Maize
Monounsaturated Fat 1.377g 0.432g Chickpea
Polyunsaturated fat 2.731g 0.487g Chickpea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chickpea Maize
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
18
Maize
Mineral Summary Score
88
Chickpea
18
Maize

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
20%
Maize
Carbohydrates
63%
Chickpea
19%
Maize
Fats
28%
Chickpea
6%
Maize

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Maize
Maize is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.44g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Maize
Maize contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Maize
Maize is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.278g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 16)
Which food is cheaper?
Chickpea
Chickpea is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chickpea
Chickpea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chickpea
Chickpea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Maize - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169998/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.