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Corn vs. Purslane — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Corn and Purslane

  • Corn is higher in Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6, yet Purslane is higher in Iron, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper, Calcium, and Manganese.
  • Purslane covers your daily Iron needs 19% more than Corn.
  • Corn contains 22 times more Vitamin B5 than Purslane. While Corn contains 0.792mg of Vitamin B5, Purslane contains only 0.036mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Corn, sweet, yellow, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt and Purslane, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Corn
3
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Contains more Phosphorus +75%
Contains less Sodium -97.8%
Contains more Zinc +264.7%
Contains more Calcium +2066.7%
Contains more Iron +342.2%
Contains more Magnesium +161.5%
Contains more Potassium +126.6%
Contains more Copper +130.6%
Contains more Manganese +81.4%
Contains more Selenium +350%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 17% 19% 33% 20% 1% 17% 17% 22% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 20% 75% 49% 19% 44% 6% 5% 38% 40% 5%
Contains more Phosphorus +75%
Contains less Sodium -97.8%
Contains more Zinc +264.7%
Contains more Calcium +2066.7%
Contains more Iron +342.2%
Contains more Magnesium +161.5%
Contains more Potassium +126.6%
Contains more Copper +130.6%
Contains more Manganese +81.4%
Contains more Selenium +350%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Corn
8
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +97.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2100%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90.4%
Contains more Folate +91.7%
Contains more Choline +127.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +401.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +281.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +96.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 16% 2% 0% 19% 24% 14% 32% 48% 33% 18% 0% 16% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 80% 0% 0% 70% 12% 26% 9% 3% 17% 9% 0% 7% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +97.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2100%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90.4%
Contains more Folate +91.7%
Contains more Choline +127.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +401.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +281.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +96.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Corn
3
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Contains more Protein +68%
Contains more Fats +316.7%
Contains more Carbs +518.9%
Contains more Water +26.5%
Contains more Other +94.3%
3% 21% 73%
Protein: 3.41 g
Fats: 1.5 g
Carbs: 20.98 g
Water: 73.41 g
Other: 0.7 g
2% 3% 93%
Protein: 2.03 g
Fats: 0.36 g
Carbs: 3.39 g
Water: 92.86 g
Other: 1.36 g
Contains more Protein +68%
Contains more Fats +316.7%
Contains more Carbs +518.9%
Contains more Water +26.5%
Contains more Other +94.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Corn Purslane
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Corn Purslane Opinion
Net carbs 18.58g 3.39g Corn
Protein 3.41g 2.03g Corn
Fats 1.5g 0.36g Corn
Carbs 20.98g 3.39g Corn
Calories 96kcal 20kcal Corn
Starch 7.17g Corn
Fructose 0.79g Corn
Sugar 4.54g Purslane
Fiber 2.4g Corn
Calcium 3mg 65mg Purslane
Iron 0.45mg 1.99mg Purslane
Magnesium 26mg 68mg Purslane
Phosphorus 77mg 44mg Corn
Potassium 218mg 494mg Purslane
Sodium 1mg 45mg Corn
Zinc 0.62mg 0.17mg Corn
Copper 0.049mg 0.113mg Purslane
Manganese 0.167mg 0.303mg Purslane
Selenium 0.2µg 0.9µg Purslane
Vitamin A 263IU 1320IU Purslane
Vitamin A RAE 13µg Corn
Vitamin E 0.09mg Corn
Vitamin C 5.5mg 21mg Purslane
Vitamin B1 0.093mg 0.047mg Corn
Vitamin B2 0.057mg 0.112mg Purslane
Vitamin B3 1.683mg 0.48mg Corn
Vitamin B5 0.792mg 0.036mg Corn
Vitamin B6 0.139mg 0.073mg Corn
Folate 23µg 12µg Corn
Choline 29.1mg 12.8mg Corn
Vitamin K 0.4µg Corn
Tryptophan 0.023mg Corn
Threonine 0.133mg Corn
Isoleucine 0.133mg Corn
Leucine 0.358mg Corn
Lysine 0.141mg Corn
Methionine 0.069mg Corn
Phenylalanine 0.155mg Corn
Valine 0.191mg Corn
Histidine 0.091mg Corn
Saturated Fat 0.197g Purslane
Monounsaturated Fat 0.374g Corn
Polyunsaturated fat 0.603g Corn

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Corn Purslane
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
17%
Corn
18%
Purslane
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Corn
30%
Purslane

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Purslane
Purslane is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.54g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Purslane
Purslane is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.197g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Purslane
Purslane is lower in glycemic index (difference - 52)
Which food is cheaper?
Purslane
Purslane is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Purslane
Purslane is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Corn
Corn contains less Sodium (difference - 44mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Corn
Corn is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Corn - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169999/nutrients
  2. Purslane - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169274/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.