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Maize vs Arborio rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Maize and Arborio rice

  • Maize has more Phosphorus, Vitamin C, Potassium, Magnesium, and Vitamin B5, however Arborio rice is richer in Selenium, Iron, and Manganese.
  • Arborio rice covers your daily Selenium needs 13% more than Maize.
  • Arborio rice has 10000000 times less Vitamin C than Maize. Maize has 6.8mg of Vitamin C, while Arborio rice has 0mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Corn, sweet, yellow, raw and Rice, white, short-grain, enriched, cooked.

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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 Calcium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +362.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +169.7%
Contains more Potassium +938.5%
Contains more Zinc +15%
Contains more Iron +180.8%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 20% 27% 39% 24% 2% 13% 18%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 55% 6% 15% 3% 0% 11% 24%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +362.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +169.7%
Contains more Potassium +938.5%
Contains more Zinc +15%
Contains more Iron +180.8%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Copper +33.3%

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
Maize
8
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +243.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +80.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.6%
Contains more Folate +40.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.164
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 12% 2% 0% 23% 39% 13% 34% 44% 22% 32% 0% 1%
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% 41% 4% 28% 24% 14% 45% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +243.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +80.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.6%
Contains more Folate +40.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.164

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Maize Arborio rice Opinion
Net carbs 16.7g 28.73g Arborio rice
Protein 3.27g 2.36g Maize
Fats 1.35g 0.19g Maize
Carbs 18.7g 28.73g Arborio rice
Calories 86kcal 130kcal Arborio rice
Starch 5.7g g Maize
Fructose 1.94g g Maize
Sugar 6.26g g Arborio rice
Fiber 2g g Maize
Calcium 2mg 1mg Maize
Iron 0.52mg 1.46mg Arborio rice
Magnesium 37mg 8mg Maize
Phosphorus 89mg 33mg Maize
Potassium 270mg 26mg Maize
Sodium 15mg 0mg Arborio rice
Zinc 0.46mg 0.4mg Maize
Copper 0.054mg 0.072mg Arborio rice
Vitamin A 187IU 0IU Maize
Vitamin E 0.07mg mg Maize
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 6.8mg 0mg Maize
Vitamin B1 0.155mg 0.164mg Arborio rice
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.016mg Maize
Vitamin B3 1.77mg 1.493mg Maize
Vitamin B5 0.717mg 0.397mg Maize
Vitamin B6 0.093mg 0.059mg Maize
Folate 42µg 59µg Arborio rice
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg µg Maize
Tryptophan 0.023mg 0.027mg Arborio rice
Threonine 0.129mg 0.084mg Maize
Isoleucine 0.129mg 0.102mg Maize
Leucine 0.348mg 0.195mg Maize
Lysine 0.137mg 0.085mg Maize
Methionine 0.067mg 0.056mg Maize
Phenylalanine 0.15mg 0.126mg Maize
Valine 0.185mg 0.144mg Maize
Histidine 0.089mg 0.056mg Maize
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Arborio rice
Saturated Fat 0.325g 0.051g Arborio rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.432g 0.058g Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 0.487g 0.05g Maize

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Maize Arborio rice
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
18
Maize
13
Arborio rice
Mineral Summary Score
18
Maize
14
Arborio rice

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
20%
Maize
14%
Arborio rice
Carbohydrates
19%
Maize
29%
Arborio rice
Fats
6%
Maize
1%
Arborio rice

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Maize
Maize is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Maize
Maize is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Maize
Maize is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.26g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.274g)
Which food is cheaper?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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. Maize - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169998/nutrients
  2. Arborio rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168882/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.