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Seed vs Cornmeal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Seed and Cornmeal different?

  • Seed is richer in Fiber, Manganese, Phosphorus, Copper, Selenium, Magnesium, Calcium, Iron, and Zinc, while Cornmeal is higher in Folate.
  • Seed covers your daily need of Fiber 122% more than Cornmeal.
  • Seed contains 210 times more Calcium than Cornmeal. Seed contains 631mg of Calcium, while Cornmeal contains 3mg.

Seeds, chia seeds, dried and Cornmeal, degermed, enriched, yellow types were used in this article.

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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
Seed
7
:
Contains more Iron +77.1%
Contains more Calcium +20933.3%
Contains more Potassium +186.6%
Contains more Magnesium +946.9%
Contains more Copper +1115.8%
Contains more Zinc +593.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +768.7%
Contains less Sodium -56.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 290% 190% 36% 240% 308% 125% 369% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 164% 1% 13% 23% 26% 19% 43% 1%
Contains more Iron +77.1%
Contains more Calcium +20933.3%
Contains more Potassium +186.6%
Contains more Magnesium +946.9%
Contains more Copper +1115.8%
Contains more Zinc +593.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +768.7%
Contains less Sodium -56.3%

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
Seed
4
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +316.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +77.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +296.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +124.7%
Contains more Folate +326.5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 6% 4% 10% 0% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 0% 0% 37%
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 E +316.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +77.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +296.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +124.7%
Contains more Folate +326.5%

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
35
Seed
46
Cornmeal
Mineral Summary Score
195
Seed
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
99%
Seed
43%
Cornmeal
Carbohydrates
42%
Seed
79%
Cornmeal
Fats
142%
Seed
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.
Seed Cornmeal
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Seed 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 lower in Sugar?
Seed
Seed is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.61g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seed
Seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 53)
Which food is cheaper?
Seed
Seed is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seed
Seed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.11g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Seed Cornmeal Opinion
Calories 486 370 Seed
Protein 16.54 7.11 Seed
Fats 30.74 1.75 Seed
Vitamin C 1.6 0 Seed
Carbs 42.12 79.45 Cornmeal
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Cornmeal
Iron 7.72 4.36 Seed
Calcium 631 3 Seed
Potassium 407 142 Seed
Magnesium 335 32 Seed
Sugar 1.61 Seed
Fiber 34.4 3.9 Seed
Copper 0.924 0.076 Seed
Zinc 4.58 0.66 Seed
Starch 73.3 Cornmeal
Phosphorus 860 99 Seed
Sodium 16 7 Cornmeal
Vitamin A 54 214 Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.5 0.12 Seed
Vitamin D 0 Cornmeal
Vitamin B1 0.62 0.551 Seed
Vitamin B2 0.17 0.382 Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 8.83 4.968 Seed
Vitamin B5 0.24 Cornmeal
Vitamin B6 0.182 Cornmeal
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Cornmeal
Folate 49 209 Cornmeal
Trans Fat 0.14 0 Cornmeal
Saturated Fat 3.33 0.22 Cornmeal
Monounsaturated Fat 2.309 0.39 Seed
Polyunsaturated fat 23.665 0.828 Seed
Tryptophan 0.436 0.038 Seed
Threonine 0.709 0.172 Seed
Isoleucine 0.801 0.242 Seed
Leucine 1.371 1.006 Seed
Lysine 0.97 0.105 Seed
Methionine 0.588 0.162 Seed
Phenylalanine 1.016 0.366 Seed
Valine 0.95 0.337 Seed
Histidine 0.531 0.172 Seed
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. Seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170554/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.