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Maize vs Noodle - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Maize and Noodle?

  • Maize is higher in Vitamin B5, and Potassium, yet Noodle is higher in Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B1, Folate, Vitamin C, Manganese, and Vitamin B2.
  • Noodle's daily need coverage for Selenium is 42% more.
  • Maize has 7 times more Potassium than Noodle. While Maize has 270mg of Potassium, Noodle has only 38mg.

We used Corn, sweet, yellow, raw and Noodles, egg, enriched, cooked types 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Maize
3
:
5
Noodle
Contains more Potassium +610.5%
Contains more Magnesium +76.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.1%
Contains more Iron +182.7%
Contains more Calcium +500%
Contains more Copper +81.5%
Contains more Zinc +41.3%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 1% 24% 27% 18% 13% 39% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 4% 4% 15% 33% 18% 33% 1%
Contains more Potassium +610.5%
Contains more Magnesium +76.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.1%
Contains more Iron +182.7%
Contains more Calcium +500%
Contains more Copper +81.5%
Contains more Zinc +41.3%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%

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
:
7
Noodle
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +790.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +172.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +102.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +86.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +147.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +100%
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% 4% 3% 73% 32% 39% 16% 11% 12% 0% 63%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +790.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +172.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +102.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +86.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +147.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +100%

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
21
Noodle
Mineral Summary Score
18
Maize
20
Noodle

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
27%
Noodle
Carbohydrates
19%
Maize
25%
Noodle
Fats
6%
Maize
10%
Noodle

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

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Maize Noodle
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?
Noodle
Noodle is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.86g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Noodle
Noodle contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Noodle
Noodle is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Maize
Maize is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Maize
Maize is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.094g)
Which food is cheaper?
Maize
Maize is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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 Noodle Opinion
Calories 86 138 Noodle
Protein 3.27 4.54 Noodle
Fats 1.35 2.07 Noodle
Vitamin C 6.8 0 Maize
Carbs 18.7 25.16 Noodle
Cholesterol 0 29 Maize
Vitamin D 0 4 Noodle
Iron 0.52 1.47 Noodle
Calcium 2 12 Noodle
Potassium 270 38 Maize
Magnesium 37 21 Maize
Sugar 6.26 0.4 Noodle
Fiber 2 1.2 Maize
Copper 0.054 0.098 Noodle
Zinc 0.46 0.65 Noodle
Starch 5.7 Maize
Phosphorus 89 76 Maize
Sodium 15 5 Noodle
Vitamin A 187 21 Maize
Vitamin E 0.07 0.17 Noodle
Vitamin D 0 0.1 Noodle
Vitamin B1 0.155 0.289 Noodle
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.136 Noodle
Vitamin B3 1.77 2.077 Noodle
Vitamin B5 0.717 0.263 Maize
Vitamin B6 0.093 0.046 Maize
Vitamin B12 0 0.09 Noodle
Vitamin K 0.3 0 Maize
Folate 42 84 Noodle
Trans Fat 0 0.029 Maize
Saturated Fat 0.325 0.419 Maize
Monounsaturated Fat 0.432 0.581 Noodle
Polyunsaturated fat 0.487 0.552 Noodle
Tryptophan 0.023 0.043 Noodle
Threonine 0.129 0.138 Noodle
Isoleucine 0.129 0.19 Noodle
Leucine 0.348 0.365 Noodle
Lysine 0.137 0.137
Methionine 0.067 0.086 Noodle
Phenylalanine 0.15 0.24 Noodle
Valine 0.185 0.22 Noodle
Histidine 0.089 0.121 Noodle
Fructose 1.94 0 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. Noodle - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169732/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.