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Millet vs Maize - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Millet and Maize different?

  • Millet is higher than Maize in Copper, Manganese, Iron, Phosphorus, Fiber, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Magnesium, and Vitamin B2.
  • Millet covers your daily need of Copper 77% more than Maize.
  • Millet contains 10 times more Manganese than Maize. Millet contains 1.632mg of Manganese, while Maize contains 0.163mg.

Millet, raw and Corn, sweet, yellow, raw types were 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
Millet
7
:
1
Maize
Contains more Iron +478.8%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Magnesium +208.1%
Contains more Copper +1288.9%
Contains more Zinc +265.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +220.2%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Potassium +38.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 113% 3% 18% 82% 250% 46% 123% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 1% 24% 27% 18% 13% 39% 2%
Contains more Iron +478.8%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Magnesium +208.1%
Contains more Copper +1288.9%
Contains more Zinc +265.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +220.2%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Potassium +38.5%

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
7
:
3
Maize
Contains more Vitamin B1 +171.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +427.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +312.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Folate +102.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
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 23% 12% 2% 0% 39% 13% 34% 44% 22% 0% 1% 32%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +171.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +427.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +312.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Folate +102.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%

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
18
Maize
Mineral Summary Score
79
Millet
18
Maize

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
20%
Maize
Carbohydrates
73%
Millet
19%
Maize
Fats
19%
Millet
6%
Maize

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

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Millet Maize
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 - 6.26g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Millet
Millet contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Millet
Millet is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Millet
Millet is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Millet
Millet is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Maize
Maize is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.398g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Maize
Maize is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Millet Maize Opinion
Calories 378 86 Millet
Protein 11.02 3.27 Millet
Fats 4.22 1.35 Millet
Vitamin C 0 6.8 Maize
Carbs 72.85 18.7 Millet
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.01 0.52 Millet
Calcium 8 2 Millet
Potassium 195 270 Maize
Magnesium 114 37 Millet
Sugar 6.26 Millet
Fiber 8.5 2 Millet
Copper 0.75 0.054 Millet
Zinc 1.68 0.46 Millet
Starch 5.7 Maize
Phosphorus 285 89 Millet
Sodium 5 15 Millet
Vitamin A 0 187 Maize
Vitamin E 0.05 0.07 Maize
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.421 0.155 Millet
Vitamin B2 0.29 0.055 Millet
Vitamin B3 4.72 1.77 Millet
Vitamin B5 0.848 0.717 Millet
Vitamin B6 0.384 0.093 Millet
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.9 0.3 Millet
Folate 85 42 Millet
Trans Fat 0 Millet
Saturated Fat 0.723 0.325 Maize
Monounsaturated Fat 0.773 0.432 Millet
Polyunsaturated fat 2.134 0.487 Millet
Tryptophan 0.119 0.023 Millet
Threonine 0.353 0.129 Millet
Isoleucine 0.465 0.129 Millet
Leucine 1.4 0.348 Millet
Lysine 0.212 0.137 Millet
Methionine 0.221 0.067 Millet
Phenylalanine 0.58 0.15 Millet
Valine 0.578 0.185 Millet
Histidine 0.236 0.089 Millet
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. Millet - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169702/nutrients
  2. Maize - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169998/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.