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Soybean meal vs Maize - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Soybean meal and Maize?

  • Soybean meal has more Copper, Iron, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Folate, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, Zinc and Vitamin B6 than Maize.
  • Soybean meal's daily need coverage for Copper is 216% higher.
  • Maize has 26 times less Iron than Soybean meal. Soybean meal has 13.7mg of Iron, while Maize has 0.52mg.

We used Soy meal, defatted, raw and Corn, sweet, yellow, raw types in this comparison.

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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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Maize
Contains more Iron +2534.6%
Contains more Calcium +12100%
Contains more Potassium +822.2%
Contains more Magnesium +727%
Contains more Copper +3603.7%
Contains more Zinc +1000%
Contains more Phosphorus +687.6%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 514% 74% 220% 219% 667% 138% 301% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 1% 24% 27% 18% 13% 39% 2%
Contains more Iron +2534.6%
Contains more Calcium +12100%
Contains more Potassium +822.2%
Contains more Magnesium +727%
Contains more Copper +3603.7%
Contains more Zinc +1000%
Contains more Phosphorus +687.6%
Contains less Sodium -80%

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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Maize
Contains more Vitamin B1 +345.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +356.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +175.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +511.8%
Contains more Folate +621.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +367.5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 3% 0% 0% 173% 58% 49% 119% 132% 0% 0% 228%
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 B1 +345.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +356.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +175.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +511.8%
Contains more Folate +621.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +367.5%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
63
Soybean meal
18
Maize
Mineral Summary Score
266
Soybean meal
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 the food
Protein
295%
Soybean meal
20%
Maize
Carbohydrates
36%
Soybean meal
19%
Maize
Fats
11%
Soybean meal
6%
Maize

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Soybean meal Maize
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Soybean meal 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 contains less Sugars?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal contains less Sugars (difference - 6.26g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.057g)
Which food is cheaper?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Maize
Maize is lower in glycemic index (difference - 16)
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 definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Soybean meal Maize Opinion
Calories 337 86 Soybean meal
Protein 49.2 3.27 Soybean meal
Fats 2.39 1.35 Soybean meal
Vitamin C 0 6.8 Maize
Carbs 35.89 18.7 Soybean meal
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 13.7 0.52 Soybean meal
Calcium 244 2 Soybean meal
Potassium 2490 270 Soybean meal
Magnesium 306 37 Soybean meal
Sugars 6.26 Soybean meal
Fiber 2 Maize
Copper 2 0.054 Soybean meal
Zinc 5.06 0.46 Soybean meal
Starch 5.7 Maize
Phosphorus 701 89 Soybean meal
Sodium 3 15 Soybean meal
Vitamin A 40 187 Maize
Vitamin E 0.07 Maize
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.691 0.155 Soybean meal
Vitamin B2 0.251 0.055 Soybean meal
Vitamin B3 2.587 1.77 Soybean meal
Vitamin B5 1.976 0.717 Soybean meal
Vitamin B6 0.569 0.093 Soybean meal
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 Maize
Folate 303 42 Soybean meal
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.268 0.325 Soybean meal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.409 0.432 Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 1.045 0.487 Soybean meal
Tryptophan 0.653 0.023 Soybean meal
Threonine 1.952 0.129 Soybean meal
Isoleucine 2.18 0.129 Soybean meal
Leucine 3.66 0.348 Soybean meal
Lysine 2.991 0.137 Soybean meal
Methionine 0.606 0.067 Soybean meal
Phenylalanine 2.346 0.15 Soybean meal
Valine 2.243 0.185 Soybean meal
Histidine 1.212 0.089 Soybean meal
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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Soybean meal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172445/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.