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Maize vs Hummus - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Maize and Hummus

  • Maize is higher in Vitamin B5, yet Hummus is higher in Copper, Manganese, Iron, Fiber, Zinc, Phosphorus, Folate, and Vitamin B6.
  • Hummus covers your daily Copper needs 53% more than Maize.
  • Maize contains 5 times more Vitamin B5 than Hummus. While Maize contains 0.717mg of Vitamin B5, Hummus contains only 0.132mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Maize is lower.

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

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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
2
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6
Hummus
Contains more Potassium +18.4%
Contains less Sodium -96%
Contains more Calcium +1800%
Contains more Iron +369.2%
Contains more Magnesium +91.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +97.8%
Contains more Zinc +297.8%
Contains more Copper +875.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 20% 27% 39% 24% 2% 13% 18%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 92% 51% 76% 21% 50% 50% 176%
Contains more Potassium +18.4%
Contains less Sodium -96%
Contains more Calcium +1800%
Contains more Iron +369.2%
Contains more Magnesium +91.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +97.8%
Contains more Zinc +297.8%
Contains more Copper +875.9%

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
:
4
Hummus
Contains more Vitamin A +523.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +204.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +443.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +16.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115.1%
Contains more Folate +97.6%
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% 0% 0% 0% 45% 15% 11% 8% 47% 63% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +523.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +204.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +443.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +16.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115.1%
Contains more Folate +97.6%

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 Hummus
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar 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 Hummus Opinion
Net carbs 16.7g 8.29g Maize
Protein 3.27g 7.9g Hummus
Fats 1.35g 9.6g Hummus
Carbs 18.7g 14.29g Maize
Calories 86kcal 166kcal Hummus
Starch 5.7g g Maize
Fructose 1.94g g Maize
Sugar 6.26g g Hummus
Fiber 2g 6g Hummus
Calcium 2mg 38mg Hummus
Iron 0.52mg 2.44mg Hummus
Magnesium 37mg 71mg Hummus
Phosphorus 89mg 176mg Hummus
Potassium 270mg 228mg Maize
Sodium 15mg 379mg Maize
Zinc 0.46mg 1.83mg Hummus
Copper 0.054mg 0.527mg Hummus
Vitamin A 187IU 30IU 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 0.18mg Hummus
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.064mg Hummus
Vitamin B3 1.77mg 0.582mg Maize
Vitamin B5 0.717mg 0.132mg Maize
Vitamin B6 0.093mg 0.2mg Hummus
Folate 42µg 83µg Hummus
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg µg Maize
Tryptophan 0.023mg mg Maize
Threonine 0.129mg mg Maize
Isoleucine 0.129mg mg Maize
Leucine 0.348mg mg Maize
Lysine 0.137mg mg Maize
Methionine 0.067mg mg Maize
Phenylalanine 0.15mg mg Maize
Valine 0.185mg mg Maize
Histidine 0.089mg mg Maize
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Hummus
Saturated Fat 0.325g 1.437g Maize
Monounsaturated Fat 0.432g 4.039g Hummus
Polyunsaturated fat 0.487g 3.613g Hummus

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Maize Hummus
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
16
Hummus
Mineral Summary Score
18
Maize
66
Hummus

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
47%
Hummus
Carbohydrates
19%
Maize
14%
Hummus
Fats
6%
Maize
44%
Hummus

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Maize
Maize contains less Sodium (difference - 364mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Maize
Maize is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.112g)
Which food is cheaper?
Maize
Maize is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Hummus
Hummus is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.26g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Hummus
Hummus is lower in glycemic index (difference - 46)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Hummus
Hummus 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. Hummus - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174289/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.