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

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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3
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 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% 1% 2% 0% 98% 63% 64% 57% 112% 0% 5% 0%
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 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 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

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Cornmeal Teff
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 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.