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Porridge vs Maize - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Porridge and Maize

  • Porridge has more Iron, and Calcium, however Maize is richer in Vitamin B5, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Magnesium, Vitamin C, Folate, and Potassium.
  • Porridge covers your daily Iron needs 40% more than Maize.
  • Maize has 44 times less Calcium than Porridge. Porridge has 87mg of Calcium, while Maize has 2mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Cereals, CREAM OF WHEAT, regular (10 minute), cooked with water, without salt 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
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5
Maize
Contains more Iron +619.2%
Contains more Calcium +4250%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Potassium +1587.5%
Contains more Magnesium +640%
Contains more Copper +35%
Contains more Zinc +253.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +493.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 141% 27% 2% 4% 14% 4% 7% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 1% 24% 27% 18% 13% 39% 2%
Contains more Iron +619.2%
Contains more Calcium +4250%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Potassium +1587.5%
Contains more Magnesium +640%
Contains more Copper +35%
Contains more Zinc +253.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +493.3%

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
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10
Maize
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +250%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +181.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +240.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +909.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +615.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Folate +250%
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% 14% 6% 10% 5% 3% 0% 1% 9%
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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +250%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +181.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +240.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +909.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +615.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Folate +250%

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
4
Porridge
18
Maize
Mineral Summary Score
24
Porridge
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
9%
Porridge
20%
Maize
Carbohydrates
11%
Porridge
19%
Maize
Fats
1%
Porridge
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.
Porridge Maize
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Porridge 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?
Porridge
Porridge is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.23g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Porridge
Porridge contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Porridge
Porridge is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.292g)
Which food is cheaper?
Porridge
Porridge is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Maize
Maize is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Maize
Maize is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Maize
Maize is relatively richer in vitamins
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 Porridge Maize Opinion
Calories 50 86 Maize
Protein 1.44 3.27 Maize
Fats 0.21 1.35 Maize
Vitamin C 0 6.8 Maize
Carbs 10.52 18.7 Maize
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.74 0.52 Porridge
Calcium 87 2 Porridge
Potassium 16 270 Maize
Magnesium 5 37 Maize
Sugar 0.03 6.26 Porridge
Fiber 0.5 2 Maize
Copper 0.04 0.054 Maize
Zinc 0.13 0.46 Maize
Starch 5.7 Maize
Phosphorus 15 89 Maize
Sodium 6 15 Porridge
Vitamin A 0 187 Maize
Vitamin E 0.02 0.07 Maize
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.055 0.155 Maize
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.055 Maize
Vitamin B3 0.52 1.77 Maize
Vitamin B5 0.071 0.717 Maize
Vitamin B6 0.013 0.093 Maize
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 0.3 Maize
Folate 12 42 Maize
Trans Fat 0 Porridge
Saturated Fat 0.033 0.325 Porridge
Monounsaturated Fat 0.028 0.432 Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 0.114 0.487 Maize
Tryptophan 0.02 0.023 Maize
Threonine 0.045 0.129 Maize
Isoleucine 0.063 0.129 Maize
Leucine 0.11 0.348 Maize
Lysine 0.037 0.137 Maize
Methionine 0.027 0.067 Maize
Phenylalanine 0.078 0.15 Maize
Valine 0.07 0.185 Maize
Histidine 0.033 0.089 Maize
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. Porridge - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171657/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.