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Bran vs Cornmeal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Bran and Cornmeal

  • Bran has more Manganese, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Fiber, Copper, and Vitamin B5, however Cornmeal is higher in Folate, and Vitamin B3.
  • Bran covers your daily Manganese needs 237% more than Cornmeal.
  • Cornmeal contains 7 times less Phosphorus than Bran. Bran contains 734mg of Phosphorus, while Cornmeal contains 99mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Oat bran, 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
Bran
8
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Contains more Calcium +1833.3%
Contains more Iron +24.1%
Contains more Magnesium +634.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +641.4%
Contains more Potassium +298.6%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Contains more Zinc +371.2%
Contains more Copper +430.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 203% 168% 315% 50% 1% 85% 135%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 164% 23% 43% 13% 1% 19% 26%
Contains more Calcium +1833.3%
Contains more Iron +24.1%
Contains more Magnesium +634.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +641.4%
Contains more Potassium +298.6%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Contains more Zinc +371.2%
Contains more Copper +430.3%

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
Bran
4
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Contains more Vitamin E +741.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +112.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +522.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +73.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +431.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.3%
Contains more Folate +301.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 21% 0% 0% 293% 51% 18% 90% 39% 39% 0% 8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 13% 3% 0% 0% 138% 89% 94% 15% 42% 157% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +741.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +112.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +522.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +73.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +431.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.3%
Contains more Folate +301.9%

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.
Bran Cornmeal
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bran Cornmeal Opinion
Net carbs 50.82g 75.55g Cornmeal
Protein 17.3g 7.11g Bran
Fats 7.03g 1.75g Bran
Carbs 66.22g 79.45g Cornmeal
Calories 246kcal 370kcal Cornmeal
Starch g 73.3g Cornmeal
Fructose g 0.17g Cornmeal
Sugar 1.45g 1.61g Bran
Fiber 15.4g 3.9g Bran
Calcium 58mg 3mg Bran
Iron 5.41mg 4.36mg Bran
Magnesium 235mg 32mg Bran
Phosphorus 734mg 99mg Bran
Potassium 566mg 142mg Bran
Sodium 4mg 7mg Bran
Zinc 3.11mg 0.66mg Bran
Copper 0.403mg 0.076mg Bran
Vitamin A 0IU 214IU Cornmeal
Vitamin E 1.01mg 0.12mg Bran
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 1.17mg 0.551mg Bran
Vitamin B2 0.22mg 0.382mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 0.934mg 4.968mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B5 1.494mg 0.24mg Bran
Vitamin B6 0.165mg 0.182mg Cornmeal
Folate 52µg 209µg Cornmeal
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 3.2µg 0µg Bran
Tryptophan 0.335mg 0.038mg Bran
Threonine 0.502mg 0.172mg Bran
Isoleucine 0.668mg 0.242mg Bran
Leucine 1.374mg 1.006mg Bran
Lysine 0.76mg 0.105mg Bran
Methionine 0.335mg 0.162mg Bran
Phenylalanine 0.908mg 0.366mg Bran
Valine 0.964mg 0.337mg Bran
Histidine 0.41mg 0.172mg Bran
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Bran
Saturated Fat 1.328g 0.22g Cornmeal
Monounsaturated Fat 2.376g 0.39g Bran
Polyunsaturated fat 2.766g 0.828g Bran

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Bran Cornmeal
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
46
Bran
46
Cornmeal
Mineral Summary Score
122
Bran
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
104%
Bran
43%
Cornmeal
Carbohydrates
66%
Bran
79%
Cornmeal
Fats
32%
Bran
8%
Cornmeal

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.108g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bran
Bran is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.16g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bran
Bran contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bran
Bran is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food is cheaper?
Bran
Bran is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bran
Bran is relatively richer in minerals
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. Bran - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168872/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.