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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
Maize
4
:
Contains more Potassium +513.6%
Contains more Magnesium +105.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.4%
Contains more Calcium +250%
Contains more Copper +85.2%
Contains more Zinc +10.9%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.5
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 1% 24% 27% 18% 13% 39% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 19% 3% 4% 13% 34% 14% 25% 1%
Contains more Potassium +513.6%
Contains more Magnesium +105.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.4%
Contains more Calcium +250%
Contains more Copper +85.2%
Contains more Zinc +10.9%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
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
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +16.7%
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 Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +500%
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% 2% 0% 5% 5% 8% 7% 12% 0% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +16.7%
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 Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +500%

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 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

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Maize Spaghetti
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?
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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