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Nattō vs Maize - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Nattō and Maize

  • The amount of Iron, Copper, Manganese, Zinc, Calcium, Vitamin K, Magnesium, Selenium, Fiber, and Potassium in Nattō is higher than in Maize.
  • Nattō covers your daily Iron needs 101% more than Maize.
  • Maize has 109 times less Calcium than Nattō. Nattō has 217mg of Calcium, while Maize has 2mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Natto and Corn, sweet, yellow, raw.

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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
Nattō
8
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0
Maize
Contains more Iron +1553.8%
Contains more Calcium +10750%
Contains more Potassium +170%
Contains more Magnesium +210.8%
Contains more Copper +1135.2%
Contains more Zinc +558.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +95.5%
Contains less Sodium -53.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 323% 66% 65% 83% 223% 83% 75% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 1% 24% 27% 18% 13% 39% 2%
Contains more Iron +1553.8%
Contains more Calcium +10750%
Contains more Potassium +170%
Contains more Magnesium +210.8%
Contains more Copper +1135.2%
Contains more Zinc +558.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +95.5%
Contains less Sodium -53.3%

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
5
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5
Maize
Contains more Vitamin C +91.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +245.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +39.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +7600%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +600%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +233.5%
Contains more Folate +425%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.155
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 23% 12% 2% 0% 39% 13% 34% 44% 22% 0% 1% 32%
Contains more Vitamin C +91.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +245.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +39.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +7600%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +600%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +233.5%
Contains more Folate +425%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.155

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
18
Maize
Mineral Summary Score
114
Nattō
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
116%
Nattō
20%
Maize
Carbohydrates
13%
Nattō
19%
Maize
Fats
51%
Nattō
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.
Nattō Maize
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Nattō 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?
Nattō
Nattō is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.37g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Nattō
Nattō contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Nattō
Nattō is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Maize
Maize is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.266g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Maize
Maize is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is cheaper?
Maize
Maize is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
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 Nattō Maize Opinion
Calories 211 86 Nattō
Protein 19.4 3.27 Nattō
Fats 11 1.35 Nattō
Vitamin C 13 6.8 Nattō
Carbs 12.68 18.7 Maize
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 8.6 0.52 Nattō
Calcium 217 2 Nattō
Potassium 729 270 Nattō
Magnesium 115 37 Nattō
Sugar 4.89 6.26 Nattō
Fiber 5.4 2 Nattō
Copper 0.667 0.054 Nattō
Zinc 3.03 0.46 Nattō
Starch 5.7 Maize
Phosphorus 174 89 Nattō
Sodium 7 15 Nattō
Vitamin A 0 187 Maize
Vitamin E 0.01 0.07 Maize
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.16 0.155 Nattō
Vitamin B2 0.19 0.055 Nattō
Vitamin B3 0 1.77 Maize
Vitamin B5 0.215 0.717 Maize
Vitamin B6 0.13 0.093 Nattō
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 23.1 0.3 Nattō
Folate 8 42 Maize
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 1.591 0.325 Maize
Monounsaturated Fat 2.43 0.432 Nattō
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21 0.487 Nattō
Tryptophan 0.223 0.023 Nattō
Threonine 0.813 0.129 Nattō
Isoleucine 0.931 0.129 Nattō
Leucine 1.509 0.348 Nattō
Lysine 1.145 0.137 Nattō
Methionine 0.208 0.067 Nattō
Phenylalanine 0.941 0.15 Nattō
Valine 1.018 0.185 Nattō
Histidine 0.512 0.089 Nattō
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. Nattō - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172443/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.