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Corn vs. Chicory — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Corn and Chicory different?

  • Corn has more Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Phosphorus than Chicory.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B5 from Corn is 13% higher.
  • Corn contains 11 times more Vitamin B3 than Chicory. While Corn contains 1.683mg of Vitamin B3, Chicory contains only 0.16mg.

Corn, sweet, yellow, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt and Chicory, witloof, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Corn
7
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Contains more Iron +87.5%
Contains more Magnesium +160%
Contains more Phosphorus +196.2%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +287.5%
Contains more Manganese +67%
Contains more Calcium +533.3%
Equal in Potassium - 211
Equal in Copper - 0.051
Equal in Selenium - 0.2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 17% 19% 33% 20% 1% 17% 17% 22% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 9% 8% 12% 19% 1% 5% 17% 14% 2%
Contains more Iron +87.5%
Contains more Magnesium +160%
Contains more Phosphorus +196.2%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +287.5%
Contains more Manganese +67%
Contains more Calcium +533.3%
Equal in Potassium - 211
Equal in Copper - 0.051
Equal in Selenium - 0.2

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Corn
10
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Contains more Vitamin A +806.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +96.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +951.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +446.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +231%
Contains more Folate +60.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 16% 2% 0% 19% 24% 14% 32% 48% 33% 18% 0% 16% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 10% 16% 7% 3% 9% 10% 28% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +806.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +96.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +951.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +446.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +231%
Contains more Folate +60.9%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Corn
4
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Contains more Protein +278.9%
Contains more Fats +1400%
Contains more Carbs +424.5%
Contains more Other +45.8%
Contains more Water +28.8%
3% 21% 73%
Protein: 3.41 g
Fats: 1.5 g
Carbs: 20.98 g
Water: 73.41 g
Other: 0.7 g
4% 95%
Protein: 0.9 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 4 g
Water: 94.52 g
Other: 0.48 g
Contains more Protein +278.9%
Contains more Fats +1400%
Contains more Carbs +424.5%
Contains more Other +45.8%
Contains more Water +28.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Corn
2
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Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +18600%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1270.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -87.8%
17% 32% 51%
Saturated Fat: 0.197 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.374 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.603 g
34% 3% 63%
Saturated Fat: 0.024 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.044 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +18600%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1270.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -87.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Corn Chicory
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Corn Chicory Opinion
Net carbs 18.58g 0.9g Corn
Protein 3.41g 0.9g Corn
Fats 1.5g 0.1g Corn
Carbs 20.98g 4g Corn
Calories 96kcal 17kcal Corn
Starch 7.17g Corn
Fructose 0.79g Corn
Sugar 4.54g Chicory
Fiber 2.4g 3.1g Chicory
Calcium 3mg 19mg Chicory
Iron 0.45mg 0.24mg Corn
Magnesium 26mg 10mg Corn
Phosphorus 77mg 26mg Corn
Potassium 218mg 211mg Corn
Sodium 1mg 2mg Corn
Zinc 0.62mg 0.16mg Corn
Copper 0.049mg 0.051mg Chicory
Manganese 0.167mg 0.1mg Corn
Selenium 0.2µg 0.2µg
Vitamin A 263IU 29IU Corn
Vitamin A RAE 13µg 1µg Corn
Vitamin E 0.09mg Corn
Vitamin C 5.5mg 2.8mg Corn
Vitamin B1 0.093mg 0.062mg Corn
Vitamin B2 0.057mg 0.027mg Corn
Vitamin B3 1.683mg 0.16mg Corn
Vitamin B5 0.792mg 0.145mg Corn
Vitamin B6 0.139mg 0.042mg Corn
Folate 23µg 37µg Chicory
Choline 29.1mg Corn
Vitamin K 0.4µg Corn
Tryptophan 0.023mg 0.016mg Corn
Threonine 0.133mg 0.025mg Corn
Isoleucine 0.133mg 0.054mg Corn
Leucine 0.358mg 0.039mg Corn
Lysine 0.141mg 0.035mg Corn
Methionine 0.069mg 0.005mg Corn
Phenylalanine 0.155mg 0.022mg Corn
Valine 0.191mg 0.041mg Corn
Histidine 0.091mg 0.015mg Corn
Saturated Fat 0.197g 0.024g Chicory
Monounsaturated Fat 0.374g 0.002g Corn
Polyunsaturated fat 0.603g 0.044g Corn

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Corn Chicory
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
17%
Corn
6%
Chicory
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Corn
9%
Chicory

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Corn
Corn is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Corn
Corn contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Corn
Corn is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chicory
Chicory is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.54g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicory
Chicory is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.173g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chicory
Chicory is lower in glycemic index (difference - 52)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicory
Chicory is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Corn - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169999/nutrients
  2. Chicory - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170404/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.