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Cornmeal vs Flax - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Cornmeal and Flax

  • Cornmeal has more Folate, however Flax is richer in Copper, Manganese, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Selenium, and Calcium.
  • Flax's daily need coverage for Copper is 127% more.
  • Cornmeal contains 2 times more Folate than Flax. Cornmeal contains 209µg of Folate, while Flax contains 87µg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Cornmeal, degermed, enriched, yellow and Seeds, flaxseed.

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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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Flax
Contains less Sodium -76.7%
Contains more Iron +31.4%
Contains more Calcium +8400%
Contains more Potassium +472.5%
Contains more Magnesium +1125%
Contains more Copper +1505.3%
Contains more Zinc +557.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +548.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 164% 1% 13% 23% 26% 19% 43% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 215% 77% 72% 280% 407% 119% 276% 4%
Contains less Sodium -76.7%
Contains more Iron +31.4%
Contains more Calcium +8400%
Contains more Potassium +472.5%
Contains more Magnesium +1125%
Contains more Copper +1505.3%
Contains more Zinc +557.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +548.5%

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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Flax
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +137.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +61.3%
Contains more Folate +140.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +158.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +198.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +310.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +159.9%
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 2% 0% 7% 0% 411% 38% 58% 60% 110% 0% 11% 66%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +137.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +61.3%
Contains more Folate +140.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +158.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +198.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +310.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +159.9%
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
63
Flax
Mineral Summary Score
36
Cornmeal
181
Flax

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
110%
Flax
Carbohydrates
79%
Cornmeal
29%
Flax
Fats
8%
Cornmeal
195%
Flax

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

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Cornmeal Flax
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?
Flax
Flax is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Flax
Flax is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.06g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.443g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in glycemic index (difference - 68)
Which food is cheaper?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
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 Flax Opinion
Calories 370 534 Flax
Protein 7.11 18.29 Flax
Fats 1.75 42.16 Flax
Vitamin C 0 0.6 Flax
Carbs 79.45 28.88 Cornmeal
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.36 5.73 Flax
Calcium 3 255 Flax
Potassium 142 813 Flax
Magnesium 32 392 Flax
Sugar 1.61 1.55 Flax
Fiber 3.9 27.3 Flax
Copper 0.076 1.22 Flax
Zinc 0.66 4.34 Flax
Starch 73.3 Cornmeal
Phosphorus 99 642 Flax
Sodium 7 30 Cornmeal
Vitamin A 214 0 Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.12 0.31 Flax
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.551 1.644 Flax
Vitamin B2 0.382 0.161 Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 4.968 3.08 Cornmeal
Vitamin B5 0.24 0.985 Flax
Vitamin B6 0.182 0.473 Flax
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 4.3 Flax
Folate 209 87 Cornmeal
Trans Fat 0 Flax
Saturated Fat 0.22 3.663 Cornmeal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.39 7.527 Flax
Polyunsaturated fat 0.828 28.73 Flax
Tryptophan 0.038 0.297 Flax
Threonine 0.172 0.766 Flax
Isoleucine 0.242 0.896 Flax
Leucine 1.006 1.235 Flax
Lysine 0.105 0.862 Flax
Methionine 0.162 0.37 Flax
Phenylalanine 0.366 0.957 Flax
Valine 0.337 1.072 Flax
Histidine 0.172 0.472 Flax
Fructose 0.17 0 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. Flax - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169414/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.