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Maize vs Khorasan wheat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Maize and Khorasan wheat

  • Khorasan wheat is higher than Maize in Selenium, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Vitamin B3, and Magnesium.
  • Khorasan wheat covers your daily Selenium needs 147% more than Maize.

Food varieties used in this article are Corn, sweet, yellow, raw and Wheat, KAMUT khorasan, uncooked.

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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 Calcium +1000%
Contains more Iron +625%
Contains more Magnesium +251.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +309%
Contains more Potassium +49.3%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +700%
Contains more Copper +837%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 20% 27% 39% 24% 2% 13% 18%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 142% 93% 156% 36% 1% 101% 169%
Contains more Calcium +1000%
Contains more Iron +625%
Contains more Magnesium +251.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +309%
Contains more Potassium +49.3%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +700%
Contains more Copper +837%

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
5
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Contains more Vitamin A +1770%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +771.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +265.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +234.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +260.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +178.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
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% 13% 0% 0% 142% 43% 120% 57% 60% 0% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +1770%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +771.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +265.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +234.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +260.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +178.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Maize Khorasan wheat Opinion
Net carbs 16.7g 59.48g Khorasan wheat
Protein 3.27g 14.54g Khorasan wheat
Fats 1.35g 2.13g Khorasan wheat
Carbs 18.7g 70.58g Khorasan wheat
Calories 86kcal 337kcal Khorasan wheat
Starch 5.7g 52.41g Khorasan wheat
Fructose 1.94g 0.11g Maize
Sugar 6.26g 7.84g Maize
Fiber 2g 11.1g Khorasan wheat
Calcium 2mg 22mg Khorasan wheat
Iron 0.52mg 3.77mg Khorasan wheat
Magnesium 37mg 130mg Khorasan wheat
Phosphorus 89mg 364mg Khorasan wheat
Potassium 270mg 403mg Khorasan wheat
Sodium 15mg 5mg Khorasan wheat
Zinc 0.46mg 3.68mg Khorasan wheat
Copper 0.054mg 0.506mg Khorasan wheat
Vitamin A 187IU 10IU Maize
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.61mg Khorasan wheat
Vitamin D 0IU IU Maize
Vitamin D 0µg µg Maize
Vitamin C 6.8mg 0mg Maize
Vitamin B1 0.155mg 0.566mg Khorasan wheat
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.184mg Khorasan wheat
Vitamin B3 1.77mg 6.375mg Khorasan wheat
Vitamin B5 0.717mg 0.949mg Khorasan wheat
Vitamin B6 0.093mg 0.259mg Khorasan wheat
Folate 42µg µg Maize
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Maize
Vitamin K 0.3µg 1.8µg Khorasan wheat
Tryptophan 0.023mg 0.13mg Khorasan wheat
Threonine 0.129mg 0.442mg Khorasan wheat
Isoleucine 0.129mg 0.566mg Khorasan wheat
Leucine 0.348mg 1.112mg Khorasan wheat
Lysine 0.137mg 0.416mg Khorasan wheat
Methionine 0.067mg 0.251mg Khorasan wheat
Phenylalanine 0.15mg 0.772mg Khorasan wheat
Valine 0.185mg 0.687mg Khorasan wheat
Histidine 0.089mg 0.379mg Khorasan wheat
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0.005g Maize
Saturated Fat 0.325g 0.196g Khorasan wheat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.432g 0.213g Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 0.487g 0.621g Khorasan wheat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Maize Khorasan wheat
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
36
Khorasan wheat
Mineral Summary Score
18
Maize
88
Khorasan wheat

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%
Khorasan wheat
Carbohydrates
19%
Maize
71%
Khorasan wheat
Fats
6%
Maize
10%
Khorasan wheat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Maize
Maize is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.58g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Khorasan wheat
Khorasan wheat contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Khorasan wheat
Khorasan wheat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.129g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Khorasan wheat
Khorasan wheat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food is cheaper?
Khorasan wheat
Khorasan wheat is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Khorasan wheat
Khorasan wheat is relatively richer in minerals
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.

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. Khorasan wheat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169743/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.