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Maize vs Black gram - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Maize and Black gram

  • Maize has more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B5, while Black gram has more Fiber, Iron, Folate, Manganese, Phosphorus, Copper, Magnesium, and Calcium.
  • Black gram's daily need coverage for Fiber is 18% higher.
  • Black gram contains 7 times less Vitamin C than Maize. Maize contains 6.8mg of Vitamin C, while Black gram contains 1mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Corn, sweet, yellow, raw and Mungo beans, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt.

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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 +16.9%
Contains more Calcium +2550%
Contains more Iron +236.5%
Contains more Magnesium +70.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +75.3%
Contains less Sodium -53.3%
Contains more Zinc +80.4%
Contains more Copper +157.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 20% 27% 39% 24% 2% 13% 18%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 16% 66% 45% 67% 21% 1% 23% 47%
Contains more Potassium +16.9%
Contains more Calcium +2550%
Contains more Iron +236.5%
Contains more Magnesium +70.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +75.3%
Contains less Sodium -53.3%
Contains more Zinc +80.4%
Contains more Copper +157.4%

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
6
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Contains more Vitamin A +503.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +580%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +65.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36.4%
Contains more Folate +123.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +800%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.15
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 2% 3% 0% 4% 38% 18% 29% 26% 14% 71% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +503.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +580%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +65.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36.4%
Contains more Folate +123.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +800%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.15

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 Black gram
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Maize Black gram Opinion
Net carbs 16.7g 11.94g Maize
Protein 3.27g 7.54g Black gram
Fats 1.35g 0.55g Maize
Carbs 18.7g 18.34g Maize
Calories 86kcal 105kcal Black gram
Starch 5.7g g Maize
Fructose 1.94g g Maize
Sugar 6.26g 2.01g Black gram
Fiber 2g 6.4g Black gram
Calcium 2mg 53mg Black gram
Iron 0.52mg 1.75mg Black gram
Magnesium 37mg 63mg Black gram
Phosphorus 89mg 156mg Black gram
Potassium 270mg 231mg Maize
Sodium 15mg 7mg Black gram
Zinc 0.46mg 0.83mg Black gram
Copper 0.054mg 0.139mg Black gram
Vitamin A 187IU 31IU Maize
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.15mg Black gram
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 6.8mg 1mg Maize
Vitamin B1 0.155mg 0.15mg Maize
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.075mg Black gram
Vitamin B3 1.77mg 1.5mg Maize
Vitamin B5 0.717mg 0.433mg Maize
Vitamin B6 0.093mg 0.058mg Maize
Folate 42µg 94µg Black gram
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 2.7µg Black gram
Tryptophan 0.023mg 0.078mg Black gram
Threonine 0.129mg 0.262mg Black gram
Isoleucine 0.129mg 0.385mg Black gram
Leucine 0.348mg 0.625mg Black gram
Lysine 0.137mg 0.5mg Black gram
Methionine 0.067mg 0.11mg Black gram
Phenylalanine 0.15mg 0.44mg Black gram
Valine 0.185mg 0.423mg Black gram
Histidine 0.089mg 0.211mg Black gram
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.325g 0.038g Black gram
Monounsaturated Fat 0.432g 0.029g Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 0.487g 0.359g Maize

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Maize Black gram
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
17
Black gram
Mineral Summary Score
18
Maize
35
Black gram

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
45%
Black gram
Carbohydrates
19%
Maize
18%
Black gram
Fats
6%
Maize
3%
Black gram

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Maize
Maize is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Black gram
Black gram is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Black gram
Black gram contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Black gram
Black gram is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.287g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Black gram
Black gram is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Black gram
Black gram 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.

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. Black gram - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172427/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.