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Maize vs Wheat gluten - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Maize and Wheat gluten different?

  • Wheat gluten has more Selenium, Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, Copper, Calcium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Folate, and Vitamin C than Maize.
  • Daily need coverage for Selenium from Wheat gluten is 71% higher.

Corn, sweet, yellow, raw and Vital wheat gluten are the varieties 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 +48%
Contains more Potassium +170%
Contains less Sodium -48.3%
Contains more Calcium +7000%
Contains more Iron +900%
Contains more Phosphorus +192.1%
Contains more Zinc +84.8%
Contains more Copper +237%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 20% 27% 39% 24% 2% 13% 18%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 43% 195% 18% 112% 9% 4% 24% 61%
Contains more Magnesium +48%
Contains more Potassium +170%
Contains less Sodium -48.3%
Contains more Calcium +7000%
Contains more Iron +900%
Contains more Phosphorus +192.1%
Contains more Zinc +84.8%
Contains more Copper +237%

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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 Wheat gluten
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Maize Wheat gluten Opinion
Net carbs 16.7g 13.19g Maize
Protein 3.27g 75.16g Wheat gluten
Fats 1.35g 1.85g Wheat gluten
Carbs 18.7g 13.79g Maize
Calories 86kcal 370kcal Wheat gluten
Starch 5.7g g Maize
Fructose 1.94g g Maize
Sugar 6.26g 0g Wheat gluten
Fiber 2g 0.6g Maize
Calcium 2mg 142mg Wheat gluten
Iron 0.52mg 5.2mg Wheat gluten
Magnesium 37mg 25mg Maize
Phosphorus 89mg 260mg Wheat gluten
Potassium 270mg 100mg Maize
Sodium 15mg 29mg Maize
Zinc 0.46mg 0.85mg Wheat gluten
Copper 0.054mg 0.182mg Wheat gluten
Vitamin A 187IU 0IU Maize
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0mg Maize
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 6.8mg 0mg Maize
Vitamin B1 0.155mg 0mg Maize
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0mg Maize
Vitamin B3 1.77mg 0mg Maize
Vitamin B5 0.717mg 0mg Maize
Vitamin B6 0.093mg 0mg Maize
Folate 42µg 0µg Maize
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 0µg Maize
Tryptophan 0.023mg mg Maize
Threonine 0.129mg mg Maize
Isoleucine 0.129mg mg Maize
Leucine 0.348mg mg Maize
Lysine 0.137mg mg Maize
Methionine 0.067mg mg Maize
Phenylalanine 0.15mg mg Maize
Valine 0.185mg mg Maize
Histidine 0.089mg mg Maize
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Wheat gluten
Saturated Fat 0.325g 0.272g Wheat gluten
Monounsaturated Fat 0.432g 0.156g Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 0.487g 0.81g Wheat gluten

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Maize Wheat gluten
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
0
Wheat gluten
Mineral Summary Score
18
Maize
58
Wheat gluten

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
451%
Wheat gluten
Carbohydrates
19%
Maize
14%
Wheat gluten
Fats
6%
Maize
9%
Wheat gluten

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.26g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.053g)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Maize
Maize contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Maize
Maize is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
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)

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. Wheat gluten - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168147/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.