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Cornmeal vs Teff - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cornmeal and Teff

  • Cornmeal contains less Manganese, Copper, Phosphorus, Iron, Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Fiber, and Vitamin B5 than Teff.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Teff is 394% higher.

Food types used in this article are Cornmeal, degermed, enriched, yellow and Teff, uncooked.

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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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Teff
Contains less Sodium -41.7%
Contains more Calcium +5900%
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Magnesium +475%
Contains more Phosphorus +333.3%
Contains more Potassium +200.7%
Contains more Zinc +450%
Contains more Copper +965.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 164% 23% 43% 13% 1% 19% 26%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 54% 287% 132% 184% 38% 2% 99% 270%
Contains less Sodium -41.7%
Contains more Calcium +5900%
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Magnesium +475%
Contains more Phosphorus +333.3%
Contains more Potassium +200.7%
Contains more Zinc +450%
Contains more Copper +965.8%

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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Teff
Contains more Vitamin A +2277.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +41.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +292.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +164.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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 1% 2% 0% 0% 98% 63% 64% 57% 112% 0% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +2277.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +41.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +292.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +164.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cornmeal Teff Opinion
Net carbs 75.55g 65.13g Cornmeal
Protein 7.11g 13.3g Teff
Fats 1.75g 2.38g Teff
Carbs 79.45g 73.13g Cornmeal
Calories 370kcal 367kcal Cornmeal
Starch 73.3g 36.56g Cornmeal
Fructose 0.17g 0.47g Teff
Sugar 1.61g 1.84g Cornmeal
Fiber 3.9g 8g Teff
Calcium 3mg 180mg Teff
Iron 4.36mg 7.63mg Teff
Magnesium 32mg 184mg Teff
Phosphorus 99mg 429mg Teff
Potassium 142mg 427mg Teff
Sodium 7mg 12mg Cornmeal
Zinc 0.66mg 3.63mg Teff
Copper 0.076mg 0.81mg Teff
Vitamin A 214IU 9IU Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.08mg Cornmeal
Vitamin D 0IU IU Cornmeal
Vitamin D 0µg µg Cornmeal
Vitamin C 0mg mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B1 0.551mg 0.39mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B2 0.382mg 0.27mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 4.968mg 3.363mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B5 0.24mg 0.942mg Teff
Vitamin B6 0.182mg 0.482mg Teff
Folate 209µg µg Cornmeal
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Cornmeal
Vitamin K 0µg 1.9µg Teff
Tryptophan 0.038mg 0.139mg Teff
Threonine 0.172mg 0.51mg Teff
Isoleucine 0.242mg 0.501mg Teff
Leucine 1.006mg 1.068mg Teff
Lysine 0.105mg 0.376mg Teff
Methionine 0.162mg 0.428mg Teff
Phenylalanine 0.366mg 0.698mg Teff
Valine 0.337mg 0.686mg Teff
Histidine 0.172mg 0.301mg Teff
Cholesterol 0mg mg Teff
Trans Fat 0g g Teff
Saturated Fat 0.22g 0.449g Cornmeal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.39g 0.589g Teff
Polyunsaturated fat 0.828g 1.071g Teff

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cornmeal Teff
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
33
Teff
Mineral Summary Score
36
Cornmeal
133
Teff

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
80%
Teff
Carbohydrates
79%
Cornmeal
73%
Teff
Fats
8%
Cornmeal
11%
Teff

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Teff
Teff is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Teff
Teff is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is cheaper?
Teff
Teff is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Teff
Teff is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.23g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.229g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Teff - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169747/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.