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

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 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% 44% 40% 44% 0% 13% 30% 6% 0% 58%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 12% 2% 0% 23% 39% 13% 34% 44% 22% 32% 0% 1%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Nattō Maize Opinion
Net carbs 7.28g 16.7g Maize
Protein 19.4g 3.27g Nattō
Fats 11g 1.35g Nattō
Carbs 12.68g 18.7g Maize
Calories 211kcal 86kcal Nattō
Starch g 5.7g Maize
Fructose g 1.94g Maize
Sugar 4.89g 6.26g Nattō
Fiber 5.4g 2g Nattō
Calcium 217mg 2mg Nattō
Iron 8.6mg 0.52mg Nattō
Magnesium 115mg 37mg Nattō
Phosphorus 174mg 89mg Nattō
Potassium 729mg 270mg Nattō
Sodium 7mg 15mg Nattō
Zinc 3.03mg 0.46mg Nattō
Copper 0.667mg 0.054mg Nattō
Vitamin A 0IU 187IU Maize
Vitamin E 0.01mg 0.07mg Maize
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 13mg 6.8mg Nattō
Vitamin B1 0.16mg 0.155mg Nattō
Vitamin B2 0.19mg 0.055mg Nattō
Vitamin B3 0mg 1.77mg Maize
Vitamin B5 0.215mg 0.717mg Maize
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.093mg Nattō
Folate 8µg 42µg Maize
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 23.1µg 0.3µg Nattō
Tryptophan 0.223mg 0.023mg Nattō
Threonine 0.813mg 0.129mg Nattō
Isoleucine 0.931mg 0.129mg Nattō
Leucine 1.509mg 0.348mg Nattō
Lysine 1.145mg 0.137mg Nattō
Methionine 0.208mg 0.067mg Nattō
Phenylalanine 0.941mg 0.15mg Nattō
Valine 1.018mg 0.185mg Nattō
Histidine 0.512mg 0.089mg Nattō
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 1.591g 0.325g Maize
Monounsaturated Fat 2.43g 0.432g Nattō
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21g 0.487g Nattō

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Nattō Maize
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
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

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?
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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. 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.