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Cornmeal vs Nattō - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Cornmeal and Nattō

  • Cornmeal has more Folate, and Vitamin B1, however Nattō is higher in Copper, Manganese, Iron, Vitamin B3, Zinc, Calcium, Magnesium, and Vitamin K.
  • Nattō covers your daily Copper needs 66% more than Cornmeal.
  • Nattō contains 26 times less Folate than Cornmeal. Cornmeal contains 209µg of Folate, while Nattō contains 8µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Cornmeal, degermed, enriched, yellow and Natto.

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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 Iron +97.2%
Contains more Calcium +7133.3%
Contains more Potassium +413.4%
Contains more Magnesium +259.4%
Contains more Copper +777.6%
Contains more Zinc +359.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +75.8%
Equal in Sodium - 7
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 164% 1% 13% 23% 26% 19% 43% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 323% 66% 65% 83% 223% 83% 75% 1%
Contains more Iron +97.2%
Contains more Calcium +7133.3%
Contains more Potassium +413.4%
Contains more Magnesium +259.4%
Contains more Copper +777.6%
Contains more Zinc +359.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +75.8%
Equal in Sodium - 7

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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Nattō
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +244.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +101.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40%
Contains more Folate +2512.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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 44% 0% 1% 0% 40% 44% 0% 13% 30% 0% 58% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +244.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +101.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40%
Contains more Folate +2512.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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
20
Nattō
Mineral Summary Score
36
Cornmeal
114
Nattō

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
116%
Nattō
Carbohydrates
79%
Cornmeal
13%
Nattō
Fats
8%
Cornmeal
51%
Nattō

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 Nattō
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cornmeal Nattō
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 richer in minerals?
Nattō
Nattō is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Nattō
Nattō is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.28g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.371g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (7 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cornmeal Nattō Opinion
Calories 370 211 Cornmeal
Protein 7.11 19.4 Nattō
Fats 1.75 11 Nattō
Vitamin C 0 13 Nattō
Carbs 79.45 12.68 Cornmeal
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.36 8.6 Nattō
Calcium 3 217 Nattō
Potassium 142 729 Nattō
Magnesium 32 115 Nattō
Sugar 1.61 4.89 Cornmeal
Fiber 3.9 5.4 Nattō
Copper 0.076 0.667 Nattō
Zinc 0.66 3.03 Nattō
Starch 73.3 Cornmeal
Phosphorus 99 174 Nattō
Sodium 7 7
Vitamin A 214 0 Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.12 0.01 Cornmeal
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.551 0.16 Cornmeal
Vitamin B2 0.382 0.19 Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 4.968 0 Cornmeal
Vitamin B5 0.24 0.215 Cornmeal
Vitamin B6 0.182 0.13 Cornmeal
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 23.1 Nattō
Folate 209 8 Cornmeal
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.22 1.591 Cornmeal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.39 2.43 Nattō
Polyunsaturated fat 0.828 6.21 Nattō
Tryptophan 0.038 0.223 Nattō
Threonine 0.172 0.813 Nattō
Isoleucine 0.242 0.931 Nattō
Leucine 1.006 1.509 Nattō
Lysine 0.105 1.145 Nattō
Methionine 0.162 0.208 Nattō
Phenylalanine 0.366 0.941 Nattō
Valine 0.337 1.018 Nattō
Histidine 0.172 0.512 Nattō
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. Nattō - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172443/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.