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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 Iron +728.8%
Contains more Calcium +2750%
Contains more Potassium +165.9%
Contains more Magnesium +113.5%
Contains more Copper +1114.8%
Contains more Zinc +500%
Contains more Phosphorus +183.1%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 162% 18% 64% 57% 219% 76% 108% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 1% 24% 27% 18% 13% 39% 2%
Contains more Iron +728.8%
Contains more Calcium +2750%
Contains more Potassium +165.9%
Contains more Magnesium +113.5%
Contains more Copper +1114.8%
Contains more Zinc +500%
Contains more Phosphorus +183.1%
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 Vitamin K +2900%
Contains more Folate +1226.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +70%
Contains more Vitamin A +179.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 14% 5% 17% 0% 120% 49% 29% 96% 124% 0% 23% 418%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 23% 12% 2% 0% 39% 13% 34% 44% 22% 0% 1% 32%
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 Vitamin K +2900%
Contains more Folate +1226.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +70%
Contains more Vitamin A +179.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.9%

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 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

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Chickpea Maize
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.