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Spelt vs Cornmeal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Spelt and Cornmeal

  • Spelt has more Manganese, Copper, Phosphorus, Fiber, Magnesium, Zinc, and Vitamin B5, however Cornmeal is richer in Folate, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B1.
  • Spelt's daily need coverage for Manganese is 122% more.
  • Spelt contains 7 times more Copper than Cornmeal. Spelt contains 0.511mg of Copper, while Cornmeal contains 0.076mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Spelt, uncooked and Cornmeal, degermed, enriched, yellow.

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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
Spelt
7
:
Contains more Calcium +800%
Contains more Magnesium +325%
Contains more Phosphorus +305.1%
Contains more Potassium +173.2%
Contains more Zinc +397%
Contains more Copper +572.4%
Contains less Sodium -12.5%
Equal in Iron - 4.36
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 167% 98% 172% 35% 2% 90% 171%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 164% 23% 43% 13% 1% 19% 26%
Contains more Calcium +800%
Contains more Magnesium +325%
Contains more Phosphorus +305.1%
Contains more Potassium +173.2%
Contains more Zinc +397%
Contains more Copper +572.4%
Contains less Sodium -12.5%
Equal in Iron - 4.36

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
Spelt
5
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Contains more Vitamin E +558.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +37.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +345%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +2040%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +51.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +238.1%
Contains more Folate +364.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 16% 0% 0% 91% 27% 129% 65% 54% 34% 0% 10%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 13% 3% 0% 0% 138% 89% 94% 15% 42% 157% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +558.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +37.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +345%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +2040%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +51.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +238.1%
Contains more Folate +364.4%

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.
Spelt Cornmeal
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Spelt Cornmeal Opinion
Net carbs 59.49g 75.55g Cornmeal
Protein 14.57g 7.11g Spelt
Fats 2.43g 1.75g Spelt
Carbs 70.19g 79.45g Cornmeal
Calories 338kcal 370kcal Cornmeal
Starch 53.92g 73.3g Cornmeal
Fructose 0.24g 0.17g Spelt
Sugar 6.82g 1.61g Cornmeal
Fiber 10.7g 3.9g Spelt
Calcium 27mg 3mg Spelt
Iron 4.44mg 4.36mg Spelt
Magnesium 136mg 32mg Spelt
Phosphorus 401mg 99mg Spelt
Potassium 388mg 142mg Spelt
Sodium 8mg 7mg Cornmeal
Zinc 3.28mg 0.66mg Spelt
Copper 0.511mg 0.076mg Spelt
Vitamin A 10IU 214IU Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.79mg 0.12mg Spelt
Vitamin D IU 0IU Cornmeal
Vitamin D µg 0µg Cornmeal
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.364mg 0.551mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B2 0.113mg 0.382mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 6.843mg 4.968mg Spelt
Vitamin B5 1.068mg 0.24mg Spelt
Vitamin B6 0.23mg 0.182mg Spelt
Folate 45µg 209µg Cornmeal
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 3.6µg 0µg Spelt
Tryptophan 0.132mg 0.038mg Spelt
Threonine 0.443mg 0.172mg Spelt
Isoleucine 0.552mg 0.242mg Spelt
Leucine 1.07mg 1.006mg Spelt
Lysine 0.409mg 0.105mg Spelt
Methionine 0.258mg 0.162mg Spelt
Phenylalanine 0.737mg 0.366mg Spelt
Valine 0.681mg 0.337mg Spelt
Histidine 0.36mg 0.172mg Spelt
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Spelt
Saturated Fat 0.406g 0.22g Cornmeal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.445g 0.39g Spelt
Polyunsaturated fat 1.258g 0.828g Spelt

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Spelt Cornmeal
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
35
Spelt
46
Cornmeal
Mineral Summary Score
92
Spelt
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
87%
Spelt
43%
Cornmeal
Carbohydrates
70%
Spelt
79%
Cornmeal
Fats
11%
Spelt
8%
Cornmeal

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spelt
Spelt is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food is cheaper?
Spelt
Spelt is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Spelt
Spelt is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.21g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.186g)
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. Spelt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169745/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.