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Spaghetti vs Maize - In-Depth Nutrition 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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4
Maize
Contains more Calcium +250%
Contains more Copper +85.2%
Contains more Zinc +10.9%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
Contains more Potassium +513.6%
Contains more Magnesium +105.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.4%
Equal in Iron - 0.52
Equal in Zinc - 0.46
Contains more Calcium +250%
Contains more Copper +85.2%
Contains more Zinc +10.9%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
Contains more Potassium +513.6%
Contains more Magnesium +105.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.4%
Equal in Iron - 0.52
Equal in Zinc - 0.46

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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9
Maize
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +675%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +175%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +342.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +540.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +89.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +675%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +175%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +342.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +540.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +89.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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
2
Spaghetti
13
Maize
Mineral Summary Score
9
Spaghetti
13
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
35%
Spaghetti
20%
Maize
Carbohydrates
31%
Spaghetti
19%
Maize
Fats
4%
Spaghetti
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.
Spaghetti Maize
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Spaghetti 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?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti contains less Sugars (difference - 5.7g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.149g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food is cheaper?
Maize
Maize is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Maize
Maize is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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 Spaghetti Maize Opinion
Calories 158 86 Spaghetti
Protein 5.8 3.27 Spaghetti
Fats 0.93 1.35 Maize
Vitamin C 0 6.8 Maize
Carbs 30.86 18.7 Spaghetti
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.5 0.52 Maize
Calcium 7 2 Spaghetti
Potassium 44 270 Maize
Magnesium 18 37 Maize
Sugars 0.56 6.26 Maize
Fiber 1.8 2 Maize
Copper 0.1 0.054 Spaghetti
Zinc 0.51 0.46 Spaghetti
Starch 26.01 5.7 Spaghetti
Phosphorus 58 89 Maize
Sodium 1 15 Spaghetti
Vitamin A 0 187 Maize
Vitamin E 0.06 0.07 Maize
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.155 Maize
Vitamin B2 0.02 0.055 Maize
Vitamin B3 0.4 1.77 Maize
Vitamin B5 0.112 0.717 Maize
Vitamin B6 0.049 0.093 Maize
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0.3 Maize
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.176 0.325 Spaghetti
Monounsaturated Fat 0.131 0.432 Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 0.326 0.487 Maize
Tryptophan 0.083 0.023 Spaghetti
Threonine 0.206 0.129 Spaghetti
Isoleucine 0.228 0.129 Spaghetti
Leucine 0.44 0.348 Spaghetti
Lysine 0.133 0.137 Maize
Methionine 0.065 0.067 Maize
Phenylalanine 0.297 0.15 Spaghetti
Valine 0.262 0.185 Spaghetti
Histidine 0.132 0.089 Spaghetti
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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