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Cornmeal vs Cereal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Cornmeal and Cereal

  • The amount of Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin A RAE, Zinc, Vitamin C, and Manganese in Cereal is higher than in Cornmeal.
  • Cereal covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 478% more than Cornmeal.
  • Cornmeal contains less Sodium.

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

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

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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Cereal
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
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%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.226
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%
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%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
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%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.226

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cornmeal Cereal
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
46
Cornmeal
393
Cereal
Mineral Summary Score
36
Cornmeal
212
Cereal

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
36%
Cereal
Carbohydrates
79%
Cornmeal
87%
Cereal
Fats
8%
Cornmeal
5%
Cereal

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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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.
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. 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.