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Maize vs Spelt - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Maize and Spelt?

  • Spelt is richer than Maize in Manganese, Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Fiber, Vitamin B3, Zinc, Magnesium, Selenium, and Vitamin B1.
  • Spelt's daily need coverage for Manganese is 123% more.

We used Corn, sweet, yellow, raw and Spelt, uncooked types 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
0
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8
Spelt
Contains more Calcium +1250%
Contains more Iron +753.8%
Contains more Magnesium +267.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +350.6%
Contains more Potassium +43.7%
Contains less Sodium -46.7%
Contains more Zinc +613%
Contains more Copper +846.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 20% 27% 39% 24% 2% 13% 18%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 167% 98% 172% 35% 2% 90% 171%
Contains more Calcium +1250%
Contains more Iron +753.8%
Contains more Magnesium +267.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +350.6%
Contains more Potassium +43.7%
Contains less Sodium -46.7%
Contains more Zinc +613%
Contains more Copper +846.3%

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
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8
Spelt
Contains more Vitamin A +1770%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1028.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +134.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +105.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +286.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +147.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1100%
Equal in Folate - 45
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 1% 16% 0% 0% 91% 27% 129% 65% 54% 34% 0% 10%
Contains more Vitamin A +1770%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1028.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +134.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +105.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +286.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +147.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1100%
Equal in Folate - 45

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Maize Spelt Opinion
Net carbs 16.7g 59.49g Spelt
Protein 3.27g 14.57g Spelt
Fats 1.35g 2.43g Spelt
Carbs 18.7g 70.19g Spelt
Calories 86kcal 338kcal Spelt
Starch 5.7g 53.92g Spelt
Fructose 1.94g 0.24g Maize
Sugar 6.26g 6.82g Maize
Fiber 2g 10.7g Spelt
Calcium 2mg 27mg Spelt
Iron 0.52mg 4.44mg Spelt
Magnesium 37mg 136mg Spelt
Phosphorus 89mg 401mg Spelt
Potassium 270mg 388mg Spelt
Sodium 15mg 8mg Spelt
Zinc 0.46mg 3.28mg Spelt
Copper 0.054mg 0.511mg Spelt
Vitamin A 187IU 10IU Maize
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.79mg Spelt
Vitamin D 0IU IU Maize
Vitamin D 0µg µg Maize
Vitamin C 6.8mg 0mg Maize
Vitamin B1 0.155mg 0.364mg Spelt
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.113mg Spelt
Vitamin B3 1.77mg 6.843mg Spelt
Vitamin B5 0.717mg 1.068mg Spelt
Vitamin B6 0.093mg 0.23mg Spelt
Folate 42µg 45µg Spelt
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 3.6µg Spelt
Tryptophan 0.023mg 0.132mg Spelt
Threonine 0.129mg 0.443mg Spelt
Isoleucine 0.129mg 0.552mg Spelt
Leucine 0.348mg 1.07mg Spelt
Lysine 0.137mg 0.409mg Spelt
Methionine 0.067mg 0.258mg Spelt
Phenylalanine 0.15mg 0.737mg Spelt
Valine 0.185mg 0.681mg Spelt
Histidine 0.089mg 0.36mg Spelt
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Spelt
Saturated Fat 0.325g 0.406g Maize
Monounsaturated Fat 0.432g 0.445g Spelt
Polyunsaturated fat 0.487g 1.258g Spelt

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Maize Spelt
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
35
Spelt
Mineral Summary Score
18
Maize
92
Spelt

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
87%
Spelt
Carbohydrates
19%
Maize
70%
Spelt
Fats
6%
Maize
11%
Spelt

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Spelt
Spelt contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Spelt
Spelt is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Spelt
Spelt is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Spelt
Spelt is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Maize
Maize is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.56g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Maize
Maize is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.081g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Maize
Maize is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Spelt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169745/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.