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Maize vs Nattō - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Maize and Nattō

  • The amount of Iron, Copper, Manganese, Zinc, Calcium, Vitamin K, Magnesium, Selenium, Fiber, and Potassium in Nattō is higher than in Maize.
  • Nattō covers your daily Iron needs 101% more than Maize.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Corn, sweet, yellow, raw and Natto.

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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
0
:
8
Nattō
Contains more Iron +1553.8%
Contains more Calcium +10750%
Contains more Potassium +170%
Contains more Magnesium +210.8%
Contains more Copper +1135.2%
Contains more Zinc +558.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +95.5%
Contains less Sodium -53.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 1% 24% 27% 18% 13% 39% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 323% 66% 65% 83% 223% 83% 75% 1%
Contains more Iron +1553.8%
Contains more Calcium +10750%
Contains more Potassium +170%
Contains more Magnesium +210.8%
Contains more Copper +1135.2%
Contains more Zinc +558.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +95.5%
Contains less Sodium -53.3%

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
5
:
5
Nattō
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +600%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +233.5%
Contains more Folate +425%
Contains more Vitamin C +91.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +245.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +39.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +7600%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.16
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 44% 0% 1% 0% 40% 44% 0% 13% 30% 0% 58% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +600%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +233.5%
Contains more Folate +425%
Contains more Vitamin C +91.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +245.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +39.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +7600%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.16

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
20
Nattō
Mineral Summary Score
18
Maize
114
Nattō

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
116%
Nattō
Carbohydrates
19%
Maize
13%
Nattō
Fats
6%
Maize
51%
Nattō

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

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Maize Nattō
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?
Nattō
Nattō is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.37g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Nattō
Nattō contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Nattō
Nattō is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Maize
Maize is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.266g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Maize
Maize is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is cheaper?
Maize
Maize is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
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 Nattō Opinion
Calories 86 211 Nattō
Protein 3.27 19.4 Nattō
Fats 1.35 11 Nattō
Vitamin C 6.8 13 Nattō
Carbs 18.7 12.68 Maize
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.52 8.6 Nattō
Calcium 2 217 Nattō
Potassium 270 729 Nattō
Magnesium 37 115 Nattō
Sugar 6.26 4.89 Nattō
Fiber 2 5.4 Nattō
Copper 0.054 0.667 Nattō
Zinc 0.46 3.03 Nattō
Starch 5.7 Maize
Phosphorus 89 174 Nattō
Sodium 15 7 Nattō
Vitamin A 187 0 Maize
Vitamin E 0.07 0.01 Maize
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.155 0.16 Nattō
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.19 Nattō
Vitamin B3 1.77 0 Maize
Vitamin B5 0.717 0.215 Maize
Vitamin B6 0.093 0.13 Nattō
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 23.1 Nattō
Folate 42 8 Maize
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.325 1.591 Maize
Monounsaturated Fat 0.432 2.43 Nattō
Polyunsaturated fat 0.487 6.21 Nattō
Tryptophan 0.023 0.223 Nattō
Threonine 0.129 0.813 Nattō
Isoleucine 0.129 0.931 Nattō
Leucine 0.348 1.509 Nattō
Lysine 0.137 1.145 Nattō
Methionine 0.067 0.208 Nattō
Phenylalanine 0.15 0.941 Nattō
Valine 0.185 1.018 Nattō
Histidine 0.089 0.512 Nattō
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. Nattō - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172443/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.