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Cornmeal vs Bread - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Cornmeal and Bread?

  • Cornmeal is higher in Folate, and Vitamin B1, yet Bread is higher in Manganese, Selenium, Calcium, Copper, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Zinc.
  • Bread's daily need coverage for Manganese is 52% more.
  • Cornmeal has 2 times more Folate than Bread. While Cornmeal has 209µg of Folate, Bread has only 86µg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Cornmeal is lower.

We used Cornmeal, degermed, enriched, yellow and Bread, wheat, toasted 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
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Bread
Contains less Sodium -98.8%
Contains more Calcium +5400%
Contains more Potassium +57%
Contains more Magnesium +84.4%
Contains more Copper +160.5%
Contains more Zinc +122.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +89.9%
Equal in Iron - 4.09
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 164% 1% 13% 23% 26% 19% 43% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 154% 50% 20% 43% 66% 41% 81% 79%
Contains less Sodium -98.8%
Contains more Calcium +5400%
Contains more Potassium +57%
Contains more Magnesium +84.4%
Contains more Copper +160.5%
Contains more Zinc +122.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +89.9%
Equal in Iron - 4.09

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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Bread
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19%
Contains more Folate +143%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +90%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.382
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 13% 3% 0% 138% 89% 94% 15% 42% 0% 0% 157%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 1% 0% 5% 0% 110% 89% 118% 28% 36% 0% 15% 65%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19%
Contains more Folate +143%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +90%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.382

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
46
Cornmeal
38
Bread
Mineral Summary Score
36
Cornmeal
66
Bread

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
43%
Cornmeal
78%
Bread
Carbohydrates
79%
Cornmeal
56%
Bread
Fats
8%
Cornmeal
20%
Bread

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.
Cornmeal Bread
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

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Cornmeal Bread
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?
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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