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Maize vs Buckwheat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Maize and Buckwheat

  • Buckwheat is higher than Maize in Copper, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Fiber, Vitamin B2, Iron, Zinc, and Selenium.
  • Buckwheat covers your daily Copper needs 116% more than Maize.

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

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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 Iron +323.1%
Contains more Calcium +800%
Contains more Potassium +70.4%
Contains more Magnesium +524.3%
Contains more Copper +1937%
Contains more Zinc +421.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +289.9%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 1% 24% 27% 18% 13% 39% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 83% 6% 41% 166% 367% 66% 149% 1%
Contains more Iron +323.1%
Contains more Calcium +800%
Contains more Potassium +70.4%
Contains more Magnesium +524.3%
Contains more Copper +1937%
Contains more Zinc +421.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +289.9%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%

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
6
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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +53.5%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +672.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +296.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +72%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +125.8%
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 0% 0% 26% 99% 132% 74% 49% 0% 0% 23%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +53.5%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +672.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +296.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +72%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +125.8%

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
33
Buckwheat
Mineral Summary Score
18
Maize
109
Buckwheat

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
80%
Buckwheat
Carbohydrates
19%
Maize
72%
Buckwheat
Fats
6%
Maize
16%
Buckwheat

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Maize Buckwheat
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 is lower in Saturated Fat?
Maize
Maize is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.416g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Maize
Maize is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is cheaper?
Maize
Maize is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.26g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat 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 Maize Buckwheat Opinion
Calories 86 343 Buckwheat
Protein 3.27 13.25 Buckwheat
Fats 1.35 3.4 Buckwheat
Vitamin C 6.8 0 Maize
Carbs 18.7 71.5 Buckwheat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.52 2.2 Buckwheat
Calcium 2 18 Buckwheat
Potassium 270 460 Buckwheat
Magnesium 37 231 Buckwheat
Sugar 6.26 Buckwheat
Fiber 2 10 Buckwheat
Copper 0.054 1.1 Buckwheat
Zinc 0.46 2.4 Buckwheat
Starch 5.7 Maize
Phosphorus 89 347 Buckwheat
Sodium 15 1 Buckwheat
Vitamin A 187 0 Maize
Vitamin E 0.07 Maize
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.155 0.101 Maize
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.425 Buckwheat
Vitamin B3 1.77 7.02 Buckwheat
Vitamin B5 0.717 1.233 Buckwheat
Vitamin B6 0.093 0.21 Buckwheat
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 Maize
Folate 42 30 Maize
Trans Fat 0 Buckwheat
Saturated Fat 0.325 0.741 Maize
Monounsaturated Fat 0.432 1.04 Buckwheat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.487 1.039 Buckwheat
Tryptophan 0.023 0.192 Buckwheat
Threonine 0.129 0.506 Buckwheat
Isoleucine 0.129 0.498 Buckwheat
Leucine 0.348 0.832 Buckwheat
Lysine 0.137 0.672 Buckwheat
Methionine 0.067 0.172 Buckwheat
Phenylalanine 0.15 0.52 Buckwheat
Valine 0.185 0.678 Buckwheat
Histidine 0.089 0.309 Buckwheat
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. Maize - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169998/nutrients
  2. Buckwheat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170286/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.