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

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 A +367.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 0% 173% 58% 49% 119% 132% 228% 0% 0%
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 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 A +367.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

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.
Soybean meal Maize
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Soybean meal Maize Opinion
Net carbs 35.89g 16.7g Soybean meal
Protein 49.2g 3.27g Soybean meal
Fats 2.39g 1.35g Soybean meal
Carbs 35.89g 18.7g Soybean meal
Calories 337kcal 86kcal Soybean meal
Starch g 5.7g Maize
Fructose g 1.94g Maize
Sugar g 6.26g Soybean meal
Fiber g 2g Maize
Calcium 244mg 2mg Soybean meal
Iron 13.7mg 0.52mg Soybean meal
Magnesium 306mg 37mg Soybean meal
Phosphorus 701mg 89mg Soybean meal
Potassium 2490mg 270mg Soybean meal
Sodium 3mg 15mg Soybean meal
Zinc 5.06mg 0.46mg Soybean meal
Copper 2mg 0.054mg Soybean meal
Vitamin A 40IU 187IU Maize
Vitamin E mg 0.07mg Maize
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 6.8mg Maize
Vitamin B1 0.691mg 0.155mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B2 0.251mg 0.055mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B3 2.587mg 1.77mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B5 1.976mg 0.717mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B6 0.569mg 0.093mg Soybean meal
Folate 303µg 42µg Soybean meal
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0.3µg Maize
Tryptophan 0.653mg 0.023mg Soybean meal
Threonine 1.952mg 0.129mg Soybean meal
Isoleucine 2.18mg 0.129mg Soybean meal
Leucine 3.66mg 0.348mg Soybean meal
Lysine 2.991mg 0.137mg Soybean meal
Methionine 0.606mg 0.067mg Soybean meal
Phenylalanine 2.346mg 0.15mg Soybean meal
Valine 2.243mg 0.185mg Soybean meal
Histidine 1.212mg 0.089mg Soybean meal
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.268g 0.325g Soybean meal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.409g 0.432g Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 1.045g 0.487g Soybean meal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Soybean meal 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
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 food.
Protein
295%
Soybean meal
20%
Maize
Carbohydrates
36%
Soybean meal
19%
Maize
Fats
11%
Soybean meal
6%
Maize

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in Sugar (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 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. 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.