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

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 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% 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 +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cornmeal Wheat gluten Opinion
Net carbs 75.55g 13.19g Cornmeal
Protein 7.11g 75.16g Wheat gluten
Fats 1.75g 1.85g Wheat gluten
Carbs 79.45g 13.79g Cornmeal
Calories 370kcal 370kcal
Starch 73.3g g Cornmeal
Fructose 0.17g g Cornmeal
Sugar 1.61g 0g Wheat gluten
Fiber 3.9g 0.6g Cornmeal
Calcium 3mg 142mg Wheat gluten
Iron 4.36mg 5.2mg Wheat gluten
Magnesium 32mg 25mg Cornmeal
Phosphorus 99mg 260mg Wheat gluten
Potassium 142mg 100mg Cornmeal
Sodium 7mg 29mg Cornmeal
Zinc 0.66mg 0.85mg Wheat gluten
Copper 0.076mg 0.182mg Wheat gluten
Vitamin A 214IU 0IU Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0mg Cornmeal
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.551mg 0mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B2 0.382mg 0mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 4.968mg 0mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B5 0.24mg 0mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B6 0.182mg 0mg Cornmeal
Folate 209µg 0µg Cornmeal
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Tryptophan 0.038mg mg Cornmeal
Threonine 0.172mg mg Cornmeal
Isoleucine 0.242mg mg Cornmeal
Leucine 1.006mg mg Cornmeal
Lysine 0.105mg mg Cornmeal
Methionine 0.162mg mg Cornmeal
Phenylalanine 0.366mg mg Cornmeal
Valine 0.337mg mg Cornmeal
Histidine 0.172mg mg Cornmeal
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Wheat gluten
Saturated Fat 0.22g 0.272g Cornmeal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.39g 0.156g Cornmeal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.828g 0.81g Cornmeal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cornmeal Wheat gluten
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet Equal
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
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

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)

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.