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Cornmeal vs Bran - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Cornmeal and Bran

  • Cornmeal has more Folate, and Vitamin B3, however Bran is higher in Manganese, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Fiber, Copper, and Vitamin B5.
  • Bran covers your daily Manganese needs 237% more than Cornmeal.
  • Bran contains 5 times less Vitamin B3 than Cornmeal. Cornmeal contains 4.968mg of Vitamin B3, while Bran contains 0.934mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Cornmeal, degermed, enriched, yellow and Oat bran, 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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Bran
Contains more Calcium +1833.3%
Contains more Iron +24.1%
Contains more Magnesium +634.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +641.4%
Contains more Potassium +298.6%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Contains more Zinc +371.2%
Contains more Copper +430.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 164% 23% 43% 13% 1% 19% 26%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 203% 168% 315% 50% 1% 85% 135%
Contains more Calcium +1833.3%
Contains more Iron +24.1%
Contains more Magnesium +634.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +641.4%
Contains more Potassium +298.6%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Contains more Zinc +371.2%
Contains more Copper +430.3%

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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Bran
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +73.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +431.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.3%
Contains more Folate +301.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +741.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +112.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +522.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.165
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 0% 21% 0% 0% 293% 51% 18% 90% 39% 39% 0% 8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +73.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +431.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.3%
Contains more Folate +301.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +741.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +112.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +522.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.165

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cornmeal Bran Opinion
Net carbs 75.55g 50.82g Cornmeal
Protein 7.11g 17.3g Bran
Fats 1.75g 7.03g Bran
Carbs 79.45g 66.22g Cornmeal
Calories 370kcal 246kcal Cornmeal
Starch 73.3g g Cornmeal
Fructose 0.17g g Cornmeal
Sugar 1.61g 1.45g Bran
Fiber 3.9g 15.4g Bran
Calcium 3mg 58mg Bran
Iron 4.36mg 5.41mg Bran
Magnesium 32mg 235mg Bran
Phosphorus 99mg 734mg Bran
Potassium 142mg 566mg Bran
Sodium 7mg 4mg Bran
Zinc 0.66mg 3.11mg Bran
Copper 0.076mg 0.403mg Bran
Vitamin A 214IU 0IU Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.12mg 1.01mg Bran
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.551mg 1.17mg Bran
Vitamin B2 0.382mg 0.22mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 4.968mg 0.934mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B5 0.24mg 1.494mg Bran
Vitamin B6 0.182mg 0.165mg Cornmeal
Folate 209µg 52µg Cornmeal
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 3.2µg Bran
Tryptophan 0.038mg 0.335mg Bran
Threonine 0.172mg 0.502mg Bran
Isoleucine 0.242mg 0.668mg Bran
Leucine 1.006mg 1.374mg Bran
Lysine 0.105mg 0.76mg Bran
Methionine 0.162mg 0.335mg Bran
Phenylalanine 0.366mg 0.908mg Bran
Valine 0.337mg 0.964mg Bran
Histidine 0.172mg 0.41mg Bran
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Bran
Saturated Fat 0.22g 1.328g Cornmeal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.39g 2.376g Bran
Polyunsaturated fat 0.828g 2.766g Bran

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cornmeal Bran
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
46
Bran
Mineral Summary Score
36
Cornmeal
122
Bran

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
104%
Bran
Carbohydrates
79%
Cornmeal
66%
Bran
Fats
8%
Cornmeal
32%
Bran

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.108g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bran
Bran is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.16g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bran
Bran contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bran
Bran is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food is cheaper?
Bran
Bran is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bran
Bran 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.

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. Bran - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168872/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.