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Cornmeal vs Tempeh - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Cornmeal and Tempeh?

  • Cornmeal is richer in Folate, Vitamin B1, Iron, Selenium, and Vitamin B3, yet Tempeh is richer in Copper, Manganese, Phosphorus, and Magnesium.
  • Tempeh's daily need coverage for Copper is 54% higher.
  • Cornmeal has 10000000 times more Selenium than Tempeh. Cornmeal has 10.5µg of Selenium, while Tempeh has 0µg.
  • Cornmeal contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Cornmeal, degermed, enriched, yellow and Tempeh types in this comparison.

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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 +61.5%
Contains less Sodium -22.2%
Contains more Calcium +3600%
Contains more Magnesium +153.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +168.7%
Contains more Potassium +190.1%
Contains more Zinc +72.7%
Contains more Copper +636.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 164% 23% 43% 13% 1% 19% 26%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 102% 58% 114% 37% 2% 32% 187%
Contains more Iron +61.5%
Contains less Sodium -22.2%
Contains more Calcium +3600%
Contains more Magnesium +153.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +168.7%
Contains more Potassium +190.1%
Contains more Zinc +72.7%
Contains more Copper +636.8%

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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Tempeh
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +606.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +88.2%
Contains more Folate +770.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.358
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% 0% 0% 0% 20% 83% 50% 17% 50% 18% 10% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +606.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +88.2%
Contains more Folate +770.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.358

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cornmeal Tempeh Opinion
Net carbs 75.55g 7.64g Cornmeal
Protein 7.11g 20.29g Tempeh
Fats 1.75g 10.8g Tempeh
Carbs 79.45g 7.64g Cornmeal
Calories 370kcal 192kcal Cornmeal
Starch 73.3g g Cornmeal
Fructose 0.17g g Cornmeal
Sugar 1.61g g Tempeh
Fiber 3.9g g Cornmeal
Calcium 3mg 111mg Tempeh
Iron 4.36mg 2.7mg Cornmeal
Magnesium 32mg 81mg Tempeh
Phosphorus 99mg 266mg Tempeh
Potassium 142mg 412mg Tempeh
Sodium 7mg 9mg Cornmeal
Zinc 0.66mg 1.14mg Tempeh
Copper 0.076mg 0.56mg Tempeh
Vitamin A 214IU 0IU Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.12mg mg Cornmeal
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.551mg 0.078mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B2 0.382mg 0.358mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 4.968mg 2.64mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B5 0.24mg 0.278mg Tempeh
Vitamin B6 0.182mg 0.215mg Tempeh
Folate 209µg 24µg Cornmeal
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.08µg Tempeh
Vitamin K 0µg µg Cornmeal
Tryptophan 0.038mg 0.194mg Tempeh
Threonine 0.172mg 0.796mg Tempeh
Isoleucine 0.242mg 0.88mg Tempeh
Leucine 1.006mg 1.43mg Tempeh
Lysine 0.105mg 0.908mg Tempeh
Methionine 0.162mg 0.175mg Tempeh
Phenylalanine 0.366mg 0.893mg Tempeh
Valine 0.337mg 0.92mg Tempeh
Histidine 0.172mg 0.466mg Tempeh
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.22g 2.539g Cornmeal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.39g 3.205g Tempeh
Polyunsaturated fat 0.828g 4.3g Tempeh

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cornmeal Tempeh
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
20
Tempeh
Mineral Summary Score
36
Cornmeal
70
Tempeh

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
122%
Tempeh
Carbohydrates
79%
Cornmeal
8%
Tempeh
Fats
8%
Cornmeal
50%
Tempeh

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.61g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in glycemic index (difference - 53)
Which food is cheaper?
Tempeh
Tempeh is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tempeh
Tempeh is relatively richer in minerals
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 - 2.319g)
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. Tempeh - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174272/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.