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Maize vs Bran - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Maize and Bran

  • The amount of Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Selenium, Iron, Fiber, Magnesium, Copper, Zinc, and Vitamin B5 in Bran is higher than in Maize.
  • Bran covers your daily Manganese needs 238% more than Maize.

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

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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
Bran
Contains more Iron +940.4%
Contains more Calcium +2800%
Contains more Potassium +109.6%
Contains more Magnesium +535.1%
Contains more Copper +646.3%
Contains more Zinc +576.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +724.7%
Contains less Sodium -73.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 1% 24% 27% 18% 13% 39% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 203% 18% 50% 168% 135% 85% 315% 1%
Contains more Iron +940.4%
Contains more Calcium +2800%
Contains more Potassium +109.6%
Contains more Magnesium +535.1%
Contains more Copper +646.3%
Contains more Zinc +576.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +724.7%
Contains less Sodium -73.3%

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
3
:
7
Bran
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +89.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +1342.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +654.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +108.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +966.7%
Contains more Folate +23.8%
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% 0% 21% 0% 293% 51% 18% 90% 39% 0% 8% 39%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +89.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +1342.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +654.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +108.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +966.7%
Contains more Folate +23.8%

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
46
Bran
Mineral Summary Score
18
Maize
122
Bran

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
104%
Bran
Carbohydrates
19%
Maize
66%
Bran
Fats
6%
Maize
32%
Bran

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

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Maize Bran
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 Saturated Fat?
Maize
Maize is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.003g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Maize
Maize is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bran
Bran is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.81g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bran
Bran contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Bran
Bran is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bran
Bran is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bran
Bran is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Maize Bran Opinion
Calories 86 246 Bran
Protein 3.27 17.3 Bran
Fats 1.35 7.03 Bran
Vitamin C 6.8 0 Maize
Carbs 18.7 66.22 Bran
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.52 5.41 Bran
Calcium 2 58 Bran
Potassium 270 566 Bran
Magnesium 37 235 Bran
Sugar 6.26 1.45 Bran
Fiber 2 15.4 Bran
Copper 0.054 0.403 Bran
Zinc 0.46 3.11 Bran
Starch 5.7 Maize
Phosphorus 89 734 Bran
Sodium 15 4 Bran
Vitamin A 187 0 Maize
Vitamin E 0.07 1.01 Bran
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.155 1.17 Bran
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.22 Bran
Vitamin B3 1.77 0.934 Maize
Vitamin B5 0.717 1.494 Bran
Vitamin B6 0.093 0.165 Bran
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 3.2 Bran
Folate 42 52 Bran
Trans Fat 0 Bran
Saturated Fat 0.325 1.328 Maize
Monounsaturated Fat 0.432 2.376 Bran
Polyunsaturated fat 0.487 2.766 Bran
Tryptophan 0.023 0.335 Bran
Threonine 0.129 0.502 Bran
Isoleucine 0.129 0.668 Bran
Leucine 0.348 1.374 Bran
Lysine 0.137 0.76 Bran
Methionine 0.067 0.335 Bran
Phenylalanine 0.15 0.908 Bran
Valine 0.185 0.964 Bran
Histidine 0.089 0.41 Bran
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. Bran - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168872/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.