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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 Potassium +37.3%
Contains more Magnesium +256.3%
Contains more Copper +886.8%
Contains more Zinc +154.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +187.9%
Contains less Sodium -28.6%
Contains more Iron +44.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 113% 3% 18% 82% 250% 46% 123% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 164% 1% 13% 23% 26% 19% 43% 1%
Contains more Calcium +166.7%
Contains more Potassium +37.3%
Contains more Magnesium +256.3%
Contains more Copper +886.8%
Contains more Zinc +154.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +187.9%
Contains less Sodium -28.6%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 1% 0% 106% 67% 89% 51% 89% 0% 3% 64%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 13% 3% 0% 138% 89% 94% 15% 42% 0% 0% 157%
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 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 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

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Millet Cornmeal
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?
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.