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Maize vs Seed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Maize and Seed

  • Maize has less Fiber, Manganese, Phosphorus, Selenium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B1 than Seed.
  • Seed covers your daily need of Fiber 130% more than Maize.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Corn, sweet, yellow, raw and Seeds, chia seeds, dried.

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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
1
:
7
Seed
Contains more Iron +1384.6%
Contains more Calcium +31450%
Contains more Potassium +50.7%
Contains more Magnesium +805.4%
Contains more Copper +1611.1%
Contains more Zinc +895.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +866.3%
Equal in Sodium - 16
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 1% 24% 27% 18% 13% 39% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 290% 190% 36% 240% 308% 125% 369% 3%
Contains more Iron +1384.6%
Contains more Calcium +31450%
Contains more Potassium +50.7%
Contains more Magnesium +805.4%
Contains more Copper +1611.1%
Contains more Zinc +895.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +866.3%
Equal in Sodium - 16

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
:
5
Seed
Contains more Vitamin C +325%
Contains more Vitamin A +246.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +614.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +209.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +398.9%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
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 6% 4% 10% 0% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 0% 0% 37%
Contains more Vitamin C +325%
Contains more Vitamin A +246.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +614.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +209.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +398.9%
Contains more Folate +16.7%

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
35
Seed
Mineral Summary Score
18
Maize
195
Seed

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
99%
Seed
Carbohydrates
19%
Maize
42%
Seed
Fats
6%
Maize
142%
Seed

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

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Maize Seed
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?
Seed
Seed is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.26g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seed
Seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 37)
Which food is cheaper?
Seed
Seed is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seed
Seed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Maize
Maize contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Maize
Maize is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.005g)
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 Seed Opinion
Calories 86 486 Seed
Protein 3.27 16.54 Seed
Fats 1.35 30.74 Seed
Vitamin C 6.8 1.6 Maize
Carbs 18.7 42.12 Seed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Maize
Iron 0.52 7.72 Seed
Calcium 2 631 Seed
Potassium 270 407 Seed
Magnesium 37 335 Seed
Sugar 6.26 Seed
Fiber 2 34.4 Seed
Copper 0.054 0.924 Seed
Zinc 0.46 4.58 Seed
Starch 5.7 Maize
Phosphorus 89 860 Seed
Sodium 15 16 Maize
Vitamin A 187 54 Maize
Vitamin E 0.07 0.5 Seed
Vitamin D 0 Maize
Vitamin B1 0.155 0.62 Seed
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.17 Seed
Vitamin B3 1.77 8.83 Seed
Vitamin B5 0.717 Maize
Vitamin B6 0.093 Maize
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 Maize
Folate 42 49 Seed
Trans Fat 0 0.14 Maize
Saturated Fat 0.325 3.33 Maize
Monounsaturated Fat 0.432 2.309 Seed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.487 23.665 Seed
Tryptophan 0.023 0.436 Seed
Threonine 0.129 0.709 Seed
Isoleucine 0.129 0.801 Seed
Leucine 0.348 1.371 Seed
Lysine 0.137 0.97 Seed
Methionine 0.067 0.588 Seed
Phenylalanine 0.15 1.016 Seed
Valine 0.185 0.95 Seed
Histidine 0.089 0.531 Seed
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. Seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170554/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.