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

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +523.3%
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 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% 2% 0% 0% 45% 15% 11% 8% 47% 0% 0% 63%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +523.3%
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 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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Maize Hummus
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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Maize Hummus Opinion
Calories 86 166 Hummus
Protein 3.27 7.9 Hummus
Fats 1.35 9.6 Hummus
Vitamin C 6.8 0 Maize
Carbs 18.7 14.29 Maize
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.52 2.44 Hummus
Calcium 2 38 Hummus
Potassium 270 228 Maize
Magnesium 37 71 Hummus
Sugar 6.26 Hummus
Fiber 2 6 Hummus
Copper 0.054 0.527 Hummus
Zinc 0.46 1.83 Hummus
Starch 5.7 Maize
Phosphorus 89 176 Hummus
Sodium 15 379 Maize
Vitamin A 187 30 Maize
Vitamin E 0.07 Maize
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.155 0.18 Hummus
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.064 Hummus
Vitamin B3 1.77 0.582 Maize
Vitamin B5 0.717 0.132 Maize
Vitamin B6 0.093 0.2 Hummus
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 Maize
Folate 42 83 Hummus
Trans Fat 0 Hummus
Saturated Fat 0.325 1.437 Maize
Monounsaturated Fat 0.432 4.039 Hummus
Polyunsaturated fat 0.487 3.613 Hummus
Tryptophan 0.023 Maize
Threonine 0.129 Maize
Isoleucine 0.129 Maize
Leucine 0.348 Maize
Lysine 0.137 Maize
Methionine 0.067 Maize
Phenylalanine 0.15 Maize
Valine 0.185 Maize
Histidine 0.089 Maize
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. 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.