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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 Potassium +222.7%
Contains more Magnesium +77.8%
Contains more Zinc +29.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.7%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Contains more Copper +31.6%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 164% 1% 13% 23% 26% 19% 43% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 19% 3% 4% 13% 34% 14% 25% 1%
Contains more Iron +772%
Contains more Potassium +222.7%
Contains more Magnesium +77.8%
Contains more Zinc +29.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.7%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Contains more Copper +31.6%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%

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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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 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 0% 0% 2% 0% 5% 5% 8% 7% 12% 0% 0% 6%
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 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 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

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Cornmeal Spaghetti
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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