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Cornmeal vs Wheat gluten - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cornmeal and Wheat gluten

  • Cornmeal has more Fiber, however Wheat gluten has more Selenium, Folate, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, Calcium, and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Selenium from Wheat gluten is 53% higher.
  • Wheat gluten has 7 times less Fiber than Cornmeal. Cornmeal has 3.9g of Fiber, while Wheat gluten has 0.6g.

Food types used in this article are Cornmeal, degermed, enriched, yellow and Vital wheat gluten.

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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 Potassium +42%
Contains more Magnesium +28%
Contains less Sodium -75.9%
Contains more Iron +19.3%
Contains more Calcium +4633.3%
Contains more Copper +139.5%
Contains more Zinc +28.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +162.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 164% 1% 13% 23% 26% 19% 43% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 195% 43% 9% 18% 61% 24% 112% 4%
Contains more Potassium +42%
Contains more Magnesium +28%
Contains less Sodium -75.9%
Contains more Iron +19.3%
Contains more Calcium +4633.3%
Contains more Copper +139.5%
Contains more Zinc +28.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +162.6%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

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
0
Wheat gluten
Mineral Summary Score
36
Cornmeal
58
Wheat gluten

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
451%
Wheat gluten
Carbohydrates
79%
Cornmeal
14%
Wheat gluten
Fats
8%
Cornmeal
9%
Wheat gluten

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 Wheat gluten
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

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Low Calories diet Equal
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?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.61g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.052g)
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 Wheat gluten Opinion
Calories 370 370
Protein 7.11 75.16 Wheat gluten
Fats 1.75 1.85 Wheat gluten
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 79.45 13.79 Cornmeal
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.36 5.2 Wheat gluten
Calcium 3 142 Wheat gluten
Potassium 142 100 Cornmeal
Magnesium 32 25 Cornmeal
Sugar 1.61 0 Wheat gluten
Fiber 3.9 0.6 Cornmeal
Copper 0.076 0.182 Wheat gluten
Zinc 0.66 0.85 Wheat gluten
Starch 73.3 Cornmeal
Phosphorus 99 260 Wheat gluten
Sodium 7 29 Cornmeal
Vitamin A 214 0 Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.12 0 Cornmeal
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.551 0 Cornmeal
Vitamin B2 0.382 0 Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 4.968 0 Cornmeal
Vitamin B5 0.24 0 Cornmeal
Vitamin B6 0.182 0 Cornmeal
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0
Folate 209 0 Cornmeal
Trans Fat 0 Wheat gluten
Saturated Fat 0.22 0.272 Cornmeal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.39 0.156 Cornmeal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.828 0.81 Cornmeal
Tryptophan 0.038 Cornmeal
Threonine 0.172 Cornmeal
Isoleucine 0.242 Cornmeal
Leucine 1.006 Cornmeal
Lysine 0.105 Cornmeal
Methionine 0.162 Cornmeal
Phenylalanine 0.366 Cornmeal
Valine 0.337 Cornmeal
Histidine 0.172 Cornmeal
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. Wheat gluten - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168147/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.