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Nattō vs Cornmeal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Nattō and Cornmeal

  • Nattō has more Copper, Manganese, Iron, Zinc, Calcium, and Magnesium, however Cornmeal is higher in Folate, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin K.
  • Nattō covers your daily Copper needs 66% more than Cornmeal.
  • Cornmeal contains 72 times less Calcium than Nattō. Nattō contains 217mg of Calcium, while Cornmeal contains 3mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Natto 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 Iron +97.2%
Contains more Calcium +7133.3%
Contains more Potassium +413.4%
Contains more Magnesium +259.4%
Contains more Copper +777.6%
Contains more Zinc +359.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +75.8%
Equal in Sodium - 7
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 323% 66% 65% 83% 223% 83% 75% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 164% 1% 13% 23% 26% 19% 43% 1%
Contains more Iron +97.2%
Contains more Calcium +7133.3%
Contains more Potassium +413.4%
Contains more Magnesium +259.4%
Contains more Copper +777.6%
Contains more Zinc +359.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +75.8%
Equal in Sodium - 7

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
Nattō
2
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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +244.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +101.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40%
Contains more Folate +2512.5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 44% 0% 1% 0% 40% 44% 0% 13% 30% 0% 58% 6%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +244.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +101.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40%
Contains more Folate +2512.5%

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
20
Nattō
46
Cornmeal
Mineral Summary Score
114
Nattō
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
116%
Nattō
43%
Cornmeal
Carbohydrates
13%
Nattō
79%
Cornmeal
Fats
51%
Nattō
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.
Nattō Cornmeal
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Nattō 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 richer in minerals?
Nattō
Nattō is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Nattō
Nattō is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.28g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.371g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (7 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Nattō Cornmeal Opinion
Calories 211 370 Cornmeal
Protein 19.4 7.11 Nattō
Fats 11 1.75 Nattō
Vitamin C 13 0 Nattō
Carbs 12.68 79.45 Cornmeal
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 8.6 4.36 Nattō
Calcium 217 3 Nattō
Potassium 729 142 Nattō
Magnesium 115 32 Nattō
Sugar 4.89 1.61 Cornmeal
Fiber 5.4 3.9 Nattō
Copper 0.667 0.076 Nattō
Zinc 3.03 0.66 Nattō
Starch 73.3 Cornmeal
Phosphorus 174 99 Nattō
Sodium 7 7
Vitamin A 0 214 Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.01 0.12 Cornmeal
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.16 0.551 Cornmeal
Vitamin B2 0.19 0.382 Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 0 4.968 Cornmeal
Vitamin B5 0.215 0.24 Cornmeal
Vitamin B6 0.13 0.182 Cornmeal
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 23.1 0 Nattō
Folate 8 209 Cornmeal
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 1.591 0.22 Cornmeal
Monounsaturated Fat 2.43 0.39 Nattō
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21 0.828 Nattō
Tryptophan 0.223 0.038 Nattō
Threonine 0.813 0.172 Nattō
Isoleucine 0.931 0.242 Nattō
Leucine 1.509 1.006 Nattō
Lysine 1.145 0.105 Nattō
Methionine 0.208 0.162 Nattō
Phenylalanine 0.941 0.366 Nattō
Valine 1.018 0.337 Nattō
Histidine 0.512 0.172 Nattō
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. Nattō - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172443/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.