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Khorasan wheat vs Maize - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Khorasan wheat and Maize

  • Khorasan wheat is higher than Maize in Selenium, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Vitamin B3, and Magnesium.
  • Khorasan wheat covers your daily Selenium needs 147% more than Maize.
  • Khorasan wheat contains 17 times more Manganese than Maize. While Khorasan wheat contains 2.735mg of Manganese, Maize contains only 0.163mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Wheat, KAMUT khorasan, uncooked and Corn, sweet, yellow, raw.

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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 Iron +625%
Contains more Calcium +1000%
Contains more Potassium +49.3%
Contains more Magnesium +251.4%
Contains more Copper +837%
Contains more Zinc +700%
Contains more Phosphorus +309%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 142% 7% 36% 93% 169% 101% 156% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 1% 24% 27% 18% 13% 39% 2%
Contains more Iron +625%
Contains more Calcium +1000%
Contains more Potassium +49.3%
Contains more Magnesium +251.4%
Contains more Copper +837%
Contains more Zinc +700%
Contains more Phosphorus +309%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%

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 E +771.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +265.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +234.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +260.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +178.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1770%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 13% 0% 142% 43% 120% 57% 60% 0% 5% 0%
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 E +771.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +265.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +234.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +260.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +178.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1770%

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
36
Khorasan wheat
18
Maize
Mineral Summary Score
88
Khorasan wheat
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
87%
Khorasan wheat
20%
Maize
Carbohydrates
71%
Khorasan wheat
19%
Maize
Fats
10%
Khorasan wheat
6%
Maize

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.
Khorasan wheat Maize
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Khorasan wheat 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 is lower in Sugar?
Maize
Maize is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.58g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Khorasan wheat
Khorasan wheat contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Khorasan wheat
Khorasan wheat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.129g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Khorasan wheat
Khorasan wheat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food is cheaper?
Khorasan wheat
Khorasan wheat is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Khorasan wheat
Khorasan wheat is relatively richer in minerals
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Khorasan wheat Maize Opinion
Calories 337 86 Khorasan wheat
Protein 14.54 3.27 Khorasan wheat
Fats 2.13 1.35 Khorasan wheat
Vitamin C 0 6.8 Maize
Carbs 70.58 18.7 Khorasan wheat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Maize
Iron 3.77 0.52 Khorasan wheat
Calcium 22 2 Khorasan wheat
Potassium 403 270 Khorasan wheat
Magnesium 130 37 Khorasan wheat
Sugar 7.84 6.26 Maize
Fiber 11.1 2 Khorasan wheat
Copper 0.506 0.054 Khorasan wheat
Zinc 3.68 0.46 Khorasan wheat
Starch 52.41 5.7 Khorasan wheat
Phosphorus 364 89 Khorasan wheat
Sodium 5 15 Khorasan wheat
Vitamin A 10 187 Maize
Vitamin E 0.61 0.07 Khorasan wheat
Vitamin D 0 Maize
Vitamin B1 0.566 0.155 Khorasan wheat
Vitamin B2 0.184 0.055 Khorasan wheat
Vitamin B3 6.375 1.77 Khorasan wheat
Vitamin B5 0.949 0.717 Khorasan wheat
Vitamin B6 0.259 0.093 Khorasan wheat
Vitamin B12 0 Maize
Vitamin K 1.8 0.3 Khorasan wheat
Folate 42 Maize
Trans Fat 0.005 0 Maize
Saturated Fat 0.196 0.325 Khorasan wheat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.213 0.432 Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 0.621 0.487 Khorasan wheat
Tryptophan 0.13 0.023 Khorasan wheat
Threonine 0.442 0.129 Khorasan wheat
Isoleucine 0.566 0.129 Khorasan wheat
Leucine 1.112 0.348 Khorasan wheat
Lysine 0.416 0.137 Khorasan wheat
Methionine 0.251 0.067 Khorasan wheat
Phenylalanine 0.772 0.15 Khorasan wheat
Valine 0.687 0.185 Khorasan wheat
Histidine 0.379 0.089 Khorasan wheat
Fructose 0.11 1.94 Maize

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. Khorasan wheat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169743/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.