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Maize vs Spaghetti - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Maize and Spaghetti different?

  • Maize is richer in Vitamin B5, Vitamin B1, Folate, Vitamin B3, and Potassium, while Spaghetti is higher in Selenium, Vitamin C, Manganese, and Copper.
  • Spaghetti covers your daily need of Selenium 47% more than Maize.
  • Maize contains 8 times more Vitamin B1 than Spaghetti. Maize contains 0.155mg of Vitamin B1, while Spaghetti contains 0.02mg.

Corn, sweet, yellow, raw and Pasta, cooked, unenriched, without added salt types were used 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
Contains more Magnesium +105.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.4%
Contains more Potassium +513.6%
Contains more Calcium +250%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
Contains more Zinc +10.9%
Contains more Copper +85.2%
Equal in Iron - 0.5
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 20% 27% 39% 24% 2% 13% 18%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 19% 13% 25% 4% 1% 14% 34%
Contains more Magnesium +105.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.4%
Contains more Potassium +513.6%
Contains more Calcium +250%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
Contains more Zinc +10.9%
Contains more Copper +85.2%
Equal in Iron - 0.5

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
10
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +675%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +175%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +342.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +540.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +89.8%
Contains more Folate +500%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 12% 2% 0% 23% 39% 13% 34% 44% 22% 32% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 0% 0% 5% 5% 8% 7% 12% 6% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +675%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +175%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +342.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +540.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +89.8%
Contains more Folate +500%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Maize Spaghetti Opinion
Net carbs 16.7g 29.06g Spaghetti
Protein 3.27g 5.8g Spaghetti
Fats 1.35g 0.93g Maize
Carbs 18.7g 30.86g Spaghetti
Calories 86kcal 158kcal Spaghetti
Starch 5.7g 26.01g Spaghetti
Fructose 1.94g 0.03g Maize
Sugar 6.26g 0.56g Spaghetti
Fiber 2g 1.8g Maize
Calcium 2mg 7mg Spaghetti
Iron 0.52mg 0.5mg Maize
Magnesium 37mg 18mg Maize
Phosphorus 89mg 58mg Maize
Potassium 270mg 44mg Maize
Sodium 15mg 1mg Spaghetti
Zinc 0.46mg 0.51mg Spaghetti
Copper 0.054mg 0.1mg Spaghetti
Vitamin A 187IU 0IU Maize
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.06mg Maize
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 6.8mg 0mg Maize
Vitamin B1 0.155mg 0.02mg Maize
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.02mg Maize
Vitamin B3 1.77mg 0.4mg Maize
Vitamin B5 0.717mg 0.112mg Maize
Vitamin B6 0.093mg 0.049mg Maize
Folate 42µg 7µg Maize
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 0µg Maize
Tryptophan 0.023mg 0.083mg Spaghetti
Threonine 0.129mg 0.206mg Spaghetti
Isoleucine 0.129mg 0.228mg Spaghetti
Leucine 0.348mg 0.44mg Spaghetti
Lysine 0.137mg 0.133mg Maize
Methionine 0.067mg 0.065mg Maize
Phenylalanine 0.15mg 0.297mg Spaghetti
Valine 0.185mg 0.262mg Spaghetti
Histidine 0.089mg 0.132mg Spaghetti
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.325g 0.176g Spaghetti
Monounsaturated Fat 0.432g 0.131g Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 0.487g 0.326g Maize

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Maize Spaghetti
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
3
Spaghetti
Mineral Summary Score
18
Maize
14
Spaghetti

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
35%
Spaghetti
Carbohydrates
19%
Maize
31%
Spaghetti
Fats
6%
Maize
4%
Spaghetti

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.7g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.149g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is cheaper?
Maize
Maize is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Maize
Maize is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

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. Spaghetti - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168928/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.