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Millet vs Cornmeal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Millet and Cornmeal

  • Millet has more Copper, Manganese, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Fiber, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B5, while Cornmeal has more Folate, Iron, and Selenium.
  • Millet covers your daily need of Copper 75% more than Cornmeal.
  • Millet contains 9 times more Manganese than Cornmeal. While Millet contains 1.632mg of Manganese, Cornmeal contains only 0.174mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Millet, raw and Cornmeal, degermed, enriched, yellow.

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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 +166.7%
Contains more Magnesium +256.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +187.9%
Contains more Potassium +37.3%
Contains less Sodium -28.6%
Contains more Zinc +154.5%
Contains more Copper +886.8%
Contains more Iron +44.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 113% 82% 123% 18% 1% 46% 250%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 164% 23% 43% 13% 1% 19% 26%
Contains more Calcium +166.7%
Contains more Magnesium +256.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +187.9%
Contains more Potassium +37.3%
Contains less Sodium -28.6%
Contains more Zinc +154.5%
Contains more Copper +886.8%
Contains more Iron +44.9%

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
Millet
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Contains more Vitamin B5 +253.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +111%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +140%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.7%
Contains more Folate +145.9%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.968
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 0% 106% 67% 89% 51% 89% 64% 0% 3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 13% 3% 0% 0% 138% 89% 94% 15% 42% 157% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +253.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +111%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +140%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.7%
Contains more Folate +145.9%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.968

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.
Millet Cornmeal
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Millet Cornmeal Opinion
Net carbs 64.35g 75.55g Cornmeal
Protein 11.02g 7.11g Millet
Fats 4.22g 1.75g Millet
Carbs 72.85g 79.45g Cornmeal
Calories 378kcal 370kcal Millet
Starch g 73.3g Cornmeal
Fructose g 0.17g Cornmeal
Sugar g 1.61g Millet
Fiber 8.5g 3.9g Millet
Calcium 8mg 3mg Millet
Iron 3.01mg 4.36mg Cornmeal
Magnesium 114mg 32mg Millet
Phosphorus 285mg 99mg Millet
Potassium 195mg 142mg Millet
Sodium 5mg 7mg Millet
Zinc 1.68mg 0.66mg Millet
Copper 0.75mg 0.076mg Millet
Vitamin A 0IU 214IU Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.12mg Cornmeal
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.421mg 0.551mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B2 0.29mg 0.382mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 4.72mg 4.968mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B5 0.848mg 0.24mg Millet
Vitamin B6 0.384mg 0.182mg Millet
Folate 85µg 209µg Cornmeal
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.9µg 0µg Millet
Tryptophan 0.119mg 0.038mg Millet
Threonine 0.353mg 0.172mg Millet
Isoleucine 0.465mg 0.242mg Millet
Leucine 1.4mg 1.006mg Millet
Lysine 0.212mg 0.105mg Millet
Methionine 0.221mg 0.162mg Millet
Phenylalanine 0.58mg 0.366mg Millet
Valine 0.578mg 0.337mg Millet
Histidine 0.236mg 0.172mg Millet
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Millet
Saturated Fat 0.723g 0.22g Cornmeal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.773g 0.39g Millet
Polyunsaturated fat 2.134g 0.828g Millet

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Millet Cornmeal
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
39
Millet
46
Cornmeal
Mineral Summary Score
79
Millet
36
Cornmeal

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
66%
Millet
43%
Cornmeal
Carbohydrates
73%
Millet
79%
Cornmeal
Fats
19%
Millet
8%
Cornmeal

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Millet
Millet is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.61g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Millet
Millet contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Millet
Millet is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Millet
Millet is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.503g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
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. Millet - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169702/nutrients
  2. Cornmeal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168867/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.