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Teff vs Cornmeal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Teff and Cornmeal

  • Cornmeal contains less Manganese, Copper, Phosphorus, Iron, Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Fiber, and Vitamin B5 than Teff.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Teff is 394% higher.
  • Cornmeal has 60 times less Calcium than Teff. Teff has 180mg of Calcium, while Cornmeal has 3mg.

Food types used in this article are Teff, 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
Teff
7
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Contains more Calcium +5900%
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Magnesium +475%
Contains more Phosphorus +333.3%
Contains more Potassium +200.7%
Contains more Zinc +450%
Contains more Copper +965.8%
Contains less Sodium -41.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 54% 287% 132% 184% 38% 2% 99% 270%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 164% 23% 43% 13% 1% 19% 26%
Contains more Calcium +5900%
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Magnesium +475%
Contains more Phosphorus +333.3%
Contains more Potassium +200.7%
Contains more Zinc +450%
Contains more Copper +965.8%
Contains less Sodium -41.7%

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
Teff
3
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Contains more Vitamin B5 +292.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +164.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +2277.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +41.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 2% 0% 0% 98% 63% 64% 57% 112% 0% 0% 5%
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 B5 +292.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +164.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +2277.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +41.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.7%

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.
Teff Cornmeal
Lower in Cholesterol ok
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
Rich in vitamins ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Teff Cornmeal Opinion
Net carbs 65.13g 75.55g Cornmeal
Protein 13.3g 7.11g Teff
Fats 2.38g 1.75g Teff
Carbs 73.13g 79.45g Cornmeal
Calories 367kcal 370kcal Cornmeal
Starch 36.56g 73.3g Cornmeal
Fructose 0.47g 0.17g Teff
Sugar 1.84g 1.61g Cornmeal
Fiber 8g 3.9g Teff
Calcium 180mg 3mg Teff
Iron 7.63mg 4.36mg Teff
Magnesium 184mg 32mg Teff
Phosphorus 429mg 99mg Teff
Potassium 427mg 142mg Teff
Sodium 12mg 7mg Cornmeal
Zinc 3.63mg 0.66mg Teff
Copper 0.81mg 0.076mg Teff
Vitamin A 9IU 214IU Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.08mg 0.12mg Cornmeal
Vitamin D IU 0IU Cornmeal
Vitamin D µg 0µg Cornmeal
Vitamin C mg 0mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B1 0.39mg 0.551mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B2 0.27mg 0.382mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 3.363mg 4.968mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B5 0.942mg 0.24mg Teff
Vitamin B6 0.482mg 0.182mg Teff
Folate µg 209µg Cornmeal
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Cornmeal
Vitamin K 1.9µg 0µg Teff
Tryptophan 0.139mg 0.038mg Teff
Threonine 0.51mg 0.172mg Teff
Isoleucine 0.501mg 0.242mg Teff
Leucine 1.068mg 1.006mg Teff
Lysine 0.376mg 0.105mg Teff
Methionine 0.428mg 0.162mg Teff
Phenylalanine 0.698mg 0.366mg Teff
Valine 0.686mg 0.337mg Teff
Histidine 0.301mg 0.172mg Teff
Cholesterol mg 0mg Teff
Trans Fat g 0g Teff
Saturated Fat 0.449g 0.22g Cornmeal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.589g 0.39g Teff
Polyunsaturated fat 1.071g 0.828g Teff

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Teff 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
33
Teff
46
Cornmeal
Mineral Summary Score
133
Teff
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
80%
Teff
43%
Cornmeal
Carbohydrates
73%
Teff
79%
Cornmeal
Fats
11%
Teff
8%
Cornmeal

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Teff
Teff is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Teff
Teff is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is cheaper?
Teff
Teff is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Teff
Teff is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.23g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.229g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Teff - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169747/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.