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Hummus vs Maize - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Hummus and Maize

  • Hummus is higher in Copper, Manganese, Iron, Fiber, Zinc, Phosphorus, Folate, and Vitamin B6, yet Maize is higher in Vitamin B5.
  • Hummus covers your daily Copper needs 53% more than Maize.
  • Hummus contains 25 times more Sodium than Maize. While Hummus contains 379mg of Sodium, Maize contains only 15mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Hummus, commercial and Corn, sweet, yellow, raw.

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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
Hummus
6
:
2
Maize
Contains more Iron +369.2%
Contains more Calcium +1800%
Contains more Magnesium +91.9%
Contains more Copper +875.9%
Contains more Zinc +297.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +97.8%
Contains more Potassium +18.4%
Contains less Sodium -96%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 92% 12% 21% 51% 176% 50% 76% 50%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 1% 24% 27% 18% 13% 39% 2%
Contains more Iron +369.2%
Contains more Calcium +1800%
Contains more Magnesium +91.9%
Contains more Copper +875.9%
Contains more Zinc +297.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +97.8%
Contains more Potassium +18.4%
Contains less Sodium -96%

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
Hummus
4
:
6
Maize
Contains more Vitamin B1 +16.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115.1%
Contains more Folate +97.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +523.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +204.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +443.2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 2% 0% 0% 45% 15% 11% 8% 47% 0% 0% 63%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 23% 12% 2% 0% 39% 13% 34% 44% 22% 0% 1% 32%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +16.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115.1%
Contains more Folate +97.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +523.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +204.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +443.2%

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
16
Hummus
18
Maize
Mineral Summary Score
66
Hummus
18
Maize

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
47%
Hummus
20%
Maize
Carbohydrates
14%
Hummus
19%
Maize
Fats
44%
Hummus
6%
Maize

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.
Hummus Maize
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Hummus Maize
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 contains less Sodium?
Maize
Maize contains less Sodium (difference - 364mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Maize
Maize is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.112g)
Which food is cheaper?
Maize
Maize is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Hummus
Hummus is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.26g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Hummus
Hummus is lower in glycemic index (difference - 46)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Hummus
Hummus is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Hummus Maize Opinion
Calories 166 86 Hummus
Protein 7.9 3.27 Hummus
Fats 9.6 1.35 Hummus
Vitamin C 0 6.8 Maize
Carbs 14.29 18.7 Maize
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.44 0.52 Hummus
Calcium 38 2 Hummus
Potassium 228 270 Maize
Magnesium 71 37 Hummus
Sugar 6.26 Hummus
Fiber 6 2 Hummus
Copper 0.527 0.054 Hummus
Zinc 1.83 0.46 Hummus
Starch 5.7 Maize
Phosphorus 176 89 Hummus
Sodium 379 15 Maize
Vitamin A 30 187 Maize
Vitamin E 0.07 Maize
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.18 0.155 Hummus
Vitamin B2 0.064 0.055 Hummus
Vitamin B3 0.582 1.77 Maize
Vitamin B5 0.132 0.717 Maize
Vitamin B6 0.2 0.093 Hummus
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 Maize
Folate 83 42 Hummus
Trans Fat 0 Hummus
Saturated Fat 1.437 0.325 Maize
Monounsaturated Fat 4.039 0.432 Hummus
Polyunsaturated fat 3.613 0.487 Hummus
Tryptophan 0.023 Maize
Threonine 0.129 Maize
Isoleucine 0.129 Maize
Leucine 0.348 Maize
Lysine 0.137 Maize
Methionine 0.067 Maize
Phenylalanine 0.15 Maize
Valine 0.185 Maize
Histidine 0.089 Maize
Fructose 1.94 Maize

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. Hummus - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174289/nutrients
  2. Maize - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169998/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.