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Cornmeal vs Sunflower seed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cornmeal and Sunflower seed different?

  • Sunflower seed is higher than Cornmeal in Vitamin E , Copper, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Selenium, Manganese, Magnesium, and Zinc.
  • Sunflower seed covers your daily need of Vitamin E 234% more than Cornmeal.
  • Cornmeal is lower in Saturated Fat.

Cornmeal, degermed, enriched, yellow and Seeds, sunflower seed kernels, dried types were used in this article.

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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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Contains less Sodium -22.2%
Contains more Iron +20.4%
Contains more Calcium +2500%
Contains more Potassium +354.2%
Contains more Magnesium +915.6%
Contains more Copper +2268.4%
Contains more Zinc +657.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +566.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 164% 1% 13% 23% 26% 19% 43% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 24% 57% 233% 600% 137% 283% 2%
Contains less Sodium -22.2%
Contains more Iron +20.4%
Contains more Calcium +2500%
Contains more Potassium +354.2%
Contains more Magnesium +915.6%
Contains more Copper +2268.4%
Contains more Zinc +657.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +566.7%

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 +328%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +29208.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +168.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +370.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +639%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.355
Equal in Folate - 227
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 5% 3% 704% 0% 370% 82% 157% 68% 311% 0% 0% 171%
Contains more Vitamin A +328%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +29208.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +168.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +370.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +639%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.355
Equal in Folate - 227

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
156
Sunflower seed
Mineral Summary Score
36
Cornmeal
191
Sunflower seed

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
125%
Sunflower seed
Carbohydrates
79%
Cornmeal
20%
Sunflower seed
Fats
8%
Cornmeal
238%
Sunflower seed

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

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Cornmeal Sunflower seed
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?
Sunflower seed
Sunflower seed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sunflower seed
Sunflower seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 48)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sunflower seed
Sunflower seed is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.01g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.235g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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 Sunflower seed Opinion
Calories 370 584 Sunflower seed
Protein 7.11 20.78 Sunflower seed
Fats 1.75 51.46 Sunflower seed
Vitamin C 0 1.4 Sunflower seed
Carbs 79.45 20 Cornmeal
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.36 5.25 Sunflower seed
Calcium 3 78 Sunflower seed
Potassium 142 645 Sunflower seed
Magnesium 32 325 Sunflower seed
Sugar 1.61 2.62 Cornmeal
Fiber 3.9 8.6 Sunflower seed
Copper 0.076 1.8 Sunflower seed
Zinc 0.66 5 Sunflower seed
Starch 73.3 Cornmeal
Phosphorus 99 660 Sunflower seed
Sodium 7 9 Cornmeal
Vitamin A 214 50 Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.12 35.17 Sunflower seed
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.551 1.48 Sunflower seed
Vitamin B2 0.382 0.355 Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 4.968 8.335 Sunflower seed
Vitamin B5 0.24 1.13 Sunflower seed
Vitamin B6 0.182 1.345 Sunflower seed
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0
Folate 209 227 Sunflower seed
Trans Fat 0 Sunflower seed
Saturated Fat 0.22 4.455 Cornmeal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.39 18.528 Sunflower seed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.828 23.137 Sunflower seed
Tryptophan 0.038 0.348 Sunflower seed
Threonine 0.172 0.928 Sunflower seed
Isoleucine 0.242 1.139 Sunflower seed
Leucine 1.006 1.659 Sunflower seed
Lysine 0.105 0.937 Sunflower seed
Methionine 0.162 0.494 Sunflower seed
Phenylalanine 0.366 1.169 Sunflower seed
Valine 0.337 1.315 Sunflower seed
Histidine 0.172 0.632 Sunflower seed
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. Sunflower seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170562/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.