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Maize vs Tempeh - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Maize and Tempeh

  • Maize has more Vitamin B5, while Tempeh has more Copper, Manganese, Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Calcium, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6.
  • Tempeh's daily need coverage for Copper is 56% higher.
  • Tempeh contains 3 times less Vitamin B5 than Maize. Maize contains 0.717mg of Vitamin B5, while Tempeh contains 0.278mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Maize is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Corn, sweet, yellow, raw and Tempeh.

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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
:
8
Tempeh
Contains more Iron +419.2%
Contains more Calcium +5450%
Contains more Potassium +52.6%
Contains more Magnesium +118.9%
Contains more Copper +937%
Contains more Zinc +147.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +198.9%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 1% 24% 27% 18% 13% 39% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 34% 37% 58% 187% 32% 114% 2%
Contains more Iron +419.2%
Contains more Calcium +5450%
Contains more Potassium +52.6%
Contains more Magnesium +118.9%
Contains more Copper +937%
Contains more Zinc +147.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +198.9%
Contains less Sodium -40%

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
7
:
4
Tempeh
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +98.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +157.9%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +550.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +131.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
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% 0% 0% 20% 83% 50% 17% 50% 10% 0% 18%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +98.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +157.9%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +550.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +131.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

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
20
Tempeh
Mineral Summary Score
18
Maize
70
Tempeh

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
122%
Tempeh
Carbohydrates
19%
Maize
8%
Tempeh
Fats
6%
Maize
50%
Tempeh

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

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Maize Tempeh
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?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.26g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tempeh
Tempeh contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in glycemic index (difference - 37)
Which food is cheaper?
Tempeh
Tempeh is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tempeh
Tempeh is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Maize
Maize is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.214g)
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 Tempeh Opinion
Calories 86 192 Tempeh
Protein 3.27 20.29 Tempeh
Fats 1.35 10.8 Tempeh
Vitamin C 6.8 0 Maize
Carbs 18.7 7.64 Maize
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.52 2.7 Tempeh
Calcium 2 111 Tempeh
Potassium 270 412 Tempeh
Magnesium 37 81 Tempeh
Sugar 6.26 Tempeh
Fiber 2 Maize
Copper 0.054 0.56 Tempeh
Zinc 0.46 1.14 Tempeh
Starch 5.7 Maize
Phosphorus 89 266 Tempeh
Sodium 15 9 Tempeh
Vitamin A 187 0 Maize
Vitamin E 0.07 Maize
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.155 0.078 Maize
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.358 Tempeh
Vitamin B3 1.77 2.64 Tempeh
Vitamin B5 0.717 0.278 Maize
Vitamin B6 0.093 0.215 Tempeh
Vitamin B12 0 0.08 Tempeh
Vitamin K 0.3 Maize
Folate 42 24 Maize
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.325 2.539 Maize
Monounsaturated Fat 0.432 3.205 Tempeh
Polyunsaturated fat 0.487 4.3 Tempeh
Tryptophan 0.023 0.194 Tempeh
Threonine 0.129 0.796 Tempeh
Isoleucine 0.129 0.88 Tempeh
Leucine 0.348 1.43 Tempeh
Lysine 0.137 0.908 Tempeh
Methionine 0.067 0.175 Tempeh
Phenylalanine 0.15 0.893 Tempeh
Valine 0.185 0.92 Tempeh
Histidine 0.089 0.466 Tempeh
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. Tempeh - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174272/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.