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Hominy vs. Leek — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Hominy and Leek?

  • Hominy is richer in Zinc, yet Leek is richer in Vitamin K, Iron, Manganese, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin C, Copper, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Leek's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 39% higher.
  • Hominy has 17 times more Sodium than Leek. Hominy has 345mg of Sodium, while Leek has 20mg.

We used Hominy, canned, white and Leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), raw 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Hominy
2
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7
Leek
Contains more Zinc +775%
Contains more Selenium +200%
Contains more Calcium +490%
Contains more Iron +238.7%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Potassium +1900%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Contains more Copper +300%
Contains more Manganese +587.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 35
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 24% 12% 15% 1% 45% 29% 10% 10% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 18% 79% 20% 15% 16% 3% 4% 40% 63% 6%
Contains more Zinc +775%
Contains more Selenium +200%
Contains more Calcium +490%
Contains more Iron +238.7%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Potassium +1900%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Contains more Copper +300%
Contains more Manganese +587.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 35

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Hominy
1
:
10
Leek
Contains more Vitamin A +166600%
Contains more Vitamin E +1740%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1112.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +4560%
Contains more Folate +6300%
Contains more Choline +206.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +23400%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.14
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 0% 1% 2% 1% 10% 2% 1% 0% 2% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 101% 19% 0% 40% 15% 7% 8% 9% 54% 48% 0% 6% 118%
Contains more Vitamin A +166600%
Contains more Vitamin E +1740%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1112.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +4560%
Contains more Folate +6300%
Contains more Choline +206.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +23400%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.14

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Hominy
2
:
3
Leek
Contains more Fats +193.3%
Contains more Other +23.5%
Equal in Protein - 1.5
Equal in Carbs - 14.15
Equal in Water - 83
14% 83%
Protein: 1.48 g
Fats: 0.88 g
Carbs: 14.26 g
Water: 82.53 g
Other: 0.85 g
14% 83%
Protein: 1.5 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 14.15 g
Water: 83 g
Other: 1.05 g
Contains more Fats +193.3%
Contains more Other +23.5%
Equal in Protein - 1.5
Equal in Carbs - 14.15
Equal in Water - 83

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Hominy
2
:
1
Leek
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +5675%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +140.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -67.5%
16% 31% 53%
Saturated Fat: 0.123 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.231 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.399 g
19% 2% 79%
Saturated Fat: 0.04 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.004 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.166 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +5675%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +140.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -67.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Hominy Leek
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Hominy Leek Opinion
Net carbs 11.76g 12.35g Leek
Protein 1.48g 1.5g Leek
Fats 0.88g 0.3g Hominy
Carbs 14.26g 14.15g Hominy
Calories 72kcal 61kcal Hominy
Sugar 1.82g 3.9g Hominy
Fiber 2.5g 1.8g Hominy
Calcium 10mg 59mg Leek
Iron 0.62mg 2.1mg Leek
Magnesium 16mg 28mg Leek
Phosphorus 35mg 35mg
Potassium 9mg 180mg Leek
Sodium 345mg 20mg Leek
Zinc 1.05mg 0.12mg Hominy
Copper 0.03mg 0.12mg Leek
Manganese 0.07mg 0.481mg Leek
Selenium 3µg 1µg Hominy
Vitamin A 1IU 1667IU Leek
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 83µg Leek
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.92mg Leek
Vitamin C 0mg 12mg Leek
Vitamin B1 0.003mg 0.06mg Leek
Vitamin B2 0.006mg 0.03mg Leek
Vitamin B3 0.033mg 0.4mg Leek
Vitamin B5 0.154mg 0.14mg Hominy
Vitamin B6 0.005mg 0.233mg Leek
Folate 1µg 64µg Leek
Choline 3.1mg 9.5mg Leek
Vitamin K 0.2µg 47µg Leek
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.012mg Leek
Threonine 0.05mg 0.063mg Leek
Isoleucine 0.058mg 0.052mg Hominy
Leucine 0.202mg 0.096mg Hominy
Lysine 0.033mg 0.078mg Leek
Methionine 0.031mg 0.018mg Hominy
Phenylalanine 0.076mg 0.055mg Hominy
Valine 0.077mg 0.056mg Hominy
Histidine 0.045mg 0.025mg Hominy
Saturated Fat 0.123g 0.04g Leek
Monounsaturated Fat 0.231g 0.004g Hominy
Polyunsaturated fat 0.399g 0.166g Hominy

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Hominy Leek
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
1%
Hominy
32%
Leek
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
16%
Hominy
26%
Leek

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Leek
Leek contains less Sodium (difference - 325mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Leek
Leek is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.083g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Leek
Leek is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Leek
Leek is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Leek
Leek is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Hominy
Hominy is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.08g)
Which food is cheaper?
Hominy
Hominy is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Hominy - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169701/nutrients
  2. Leek - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169246/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.