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Maize vs Chickpea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Maize and Chickpea

  • Maize has less Manganese, Folate, Copper, Iron, Fiber, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Vitamin B5 than Chickpea.
  • Chickpea covers your daily need of Manganese 919% more than Maize.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Corn, sweet, yellow, raw and Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, 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
Maize
1
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Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Contains more Iron +728.8%
Contains more Calcium +2750%
Contains more Potassium +165.9%
Contains more Magnesium +113.5%
Contains more Copper +1114.8%
Contains more Zinc +500%
Contains more Phosphorus +183.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 1% 24% 27% 18% 13% 39% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 162% 18% 64% 57% 219% 76% 108% 4%
Contains less Sodium -37.5%
Contains more Iron +728.8%
Contains more Calcium +2750%
Contains more Potassium +165.9%
Contains more Magnesium +113.5%
Contains more Copper +1114.8%
Contains more Zinc +500%
Contains more Phosphorus +183.1%

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
3
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Contains more Vitamin C +70%
Contains more Vitamin A +179.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +1071.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +207.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +285.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +121.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +475.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2900%
Contains more Folate +1226.2%
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 14% 5% 17% 0% 120% 49% 29% 96% 124% 0% 23% 418%
Contains more Vitamin C +70%
Contains more Vitamin A +179.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +1071.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +207.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +285.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +121.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +475.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2900%
Contains more Folate +1226.2%

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
18
Maize
74
Chickpea
Mineral Summary Score
18
Maize
88
Chickpea

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
123%
Chickpea
Carbohydrates
19%
Maize
63%
Chickpea
Fats
6%
Maize
28%
Chickpea

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

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Maize Chickpea
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 Sugar?
Maize
Maize is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.44g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Maize
Maize contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Maize
Maize is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.278g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 16)
Which food is cheaper?
Chickpea
Chickpea is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chickpea
Chickpea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chickpea
Chickpea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Maize Chickpea Opinion
Calories 86 378 Chickpea
Protein 3.27 20.47 Chickpea
Fats 1.35 6.04 Chickpea
Vitamin C 6.8 4 Maize
Carbs 18.7 62.95 Chickpea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.52 4.31 Chickpea
Calcium 2 57 Chickpea
Potassium 270 718 Chickpea
Magnesium 37 79 Chickpea
Sugar 6.26 10.7 Maize
Fiber 2 12.2 Chickpea
Copper 0.054 0.656 Chickpea
Zinc 0.46 2.76 Chickpea
Starch 5.7 Maize
Phosphorus 89 252 Chickpea
Sodium 15 24 Maize
Vitamin A 187 67 Maize
Vitamin E 0.07 0.82 Chickpea
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.155 0.477 Chickpea
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.212 Chickpea
Vitamin B3 1.77 1.541 Maize
Vitamin B5 0.717 1.588 Chickpea
Vitamin B6 0.093 0.535 Chickpea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 9 Chickpea
Folate 42 557 Chickpea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.325 0.603 Maize
Monounsaturated Fat 0.432 1.377 Chickpea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.487 2.731 Chickpea
Tryptophan 0.023 0.2 Chickpea
Threonine 0.129 0.766 Chickpea
Isoleucine 0.129 0.882 Chickpea
Leucine 0.348 1.465 Chickpea
Lysine 0.137 1.377 Chickpea
Methionine 0.067 0.27 Chickpea
Phenylalanine 0.15 1.103 Chickpea
Valine 0.185 0.865 Chickpea
Histidine 0.089 0.566 Chickpea
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. Chickpea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173756/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.