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Cornmeal vs Spaghetti - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Cornmeal and Spaghetti

  • Cornmeal has more Folate, Iron, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Fiber, and Phosphorus, while Spaghetti has more Selenium, and Manganese.
  • Cornmeal covers your daily need of Folate 51% more than Spaghetti.
  • Cornmeal contains 28 times more Vitamin B1 than Spaghetti. While Cornmeal contains 0.551mg of Vitamin B1, Spaghetti contains only 0.02mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Cornmeal, degermed, enriched, yellow and Pasta, cooked, unenriched, without added salt.

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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 +772%
Contains more Magnesium +77.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.7%
Contains more Potassium +222.7%
Contains more Zinc +29.4%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Copper +31.6%
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% 19% 13% 25% 4% 1% 14% 34%
Contains more Iron +772%
Contains more Magnesium +77.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.7%
Contains more Potassium +222.7%
Contains more Zinc +29.4%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Copper +31.6%

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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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2655%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1810%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1142%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +271.4%
Contains more Folate +2885.7%
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% 2% 0% 0% 5% 5% 8% 7% 12% 6% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2655%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1810%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1142%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +271.4%
Contains more Folate +2885.7%

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 Spaghetti
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
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cornmeal Spaghetti Opinion
Net carbs 75.55g 29.06g Cornmeal
Protein 7.11g 5.8g Cornmeal
Fats 1.75g 0.93g Cornmeal
Carbs 79.45g 30.86g Cornmeal
Calories 370kcal 158kcal Cornmeal
Starch 73.3g 26.01g Cornmeal
Fructose 0.17g 0.03g Cornmeal
Sugar 1.61g 0.56g Spaghetti
Fiber 3.9g 1.8g Cornmeal
Calcium 3mg 7mg Spaghetti
Iron 4.36mg 0.5mg Cornmeal
Magnesium 32mg 18mg Cornmeal
Phosphorus 99mg 58mg Cornmeal
Potassium 142mg 44mg Cornmeal
Sodium 7mg 1mg Spaghetti
Zinc 0.66mg 0.51mg Cornmeal
Copper 0.076mg 0.1mg Spaghetti
Vitamin A 214IU 0IU Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.06mg Cornmeal
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.551mg 0.02mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B2 0.382mg 0.02mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 4.968mg 0.4mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B5 0.24mg 0.112mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B6 0.182mg 0.049mg Cornmeal
Folate 209µg 7µg Cornmeal
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Tryptophan 0.038mg 0.083mg Spaghetti
Threonine 0.172mg 0.206mg Spaghetti
Isoleucine 0.242mg 0.228mg Cornmeal
Leucine 1.006mg 0.44mg Cornmeal
Lysine 0.105mg 0.133mg Spaghetti
Methionine 0.162mg 0.065mg Cornmeal
Phenylalanine 0.366mg 0.297mg Cornmeal
Valine 0.337mg 0.262mg Cornmeal
Histidine 0.172mg 0.132mg Cornmeal
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.22g 0.176g Spaghetti
Monounsaturated Fat 0.39g 0.131g Cornmeal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.828g 0.326g Cornmeal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cornmeal Spaghetti
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
3
Spaghetti
Mineral Summary Score
36
Cornmeal
14
Spaghetti

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
35%
Spaghetti
Carbohydrates
79%
Cornmeal
31%
Spaghetti
Fats
8%
Cornmeal
4%
Spaghetti

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.05g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.044g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food is cheaper?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is relatively richer in minerals
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)

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. Spaghetti - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168928/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.