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

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 A +1770%
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 1% 13% 0% 0% 142% 43% 120% 57% 60% 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 12% 2% 0% 23% 39% 13% 34% 44% 22% 32% 0% 1%
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 A +1770%
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.
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Khorasan wheat Maize Opinion
Net carbs 59.48g 16.7g Khorasan wheat
Protein 14.54g 3.27g Khorasan wheat
Fats 2.13g 1.35g Khorasan wheat
Carbs 70.58g 18.7g Khorasan wheat
Calories 337kcal 86kcal Khorasan wheat
Starch 52.41g 5.7g Khorasan wheat
Fructose 0.11g 1.94g Maize
Sugar 7.84g 6.26g Maize
Fiber 11.1g 2g Khorasan wheat
Calcium 22mg 2mg Khorasan wheat
Iron 3.77mg 0.52mg Khorasan wheat
Magnesium 130mg 37mg Khorasan wheat
Phosphorus 364mg 89mg Khorasan wheat
Potassium 403mg 270mg Khorasan wheat
Sodium 5mg 15mg Khorasan wheat
Zinc 3.68mg 0.46mg Khorasan wheat
Copper 0.506mg 0.054mg Khorasan wheat
Vitamin A 10IU 187IU Maize
Vitamin E 0.61mg 0.07mg Khorasan wheat
Vitamin D IU 0IU Maize
Vitamin D µg 0µg Maize
Vitamin C 0mg 6.8mg Maize
Vitamin B1 0.566mg 0.155mg Khorasan wheat
Vitamin B2 0.184mg 0.055mg Khorasan wheat
Vitamin B3 6.375mg 1.77mg Khorasan wheat
Vitamin B5 0.949mg 0.717mg Khorasan wheat
Vitamin B6 0.259mg 0.093mg Khorasan wheat
Folate µg 42µg Maize
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Maize
Vitamin K 1.8µg 0.3µg Khorasan wheat
Tryptophan 0.13mg 0.023mg Khorasan wheat
Threonine 0.442mg 0.129mg Khorasan wheat
Isoleucine 0.566mg 0.129mg Khorasan wheat
Leucine 1.112mg 0.348mg Khorasan wheat
Lysine 0.416mg 0.137mg Khorasan wheat
Methionine 0.251mg 0.067mg Khorasan wheat
Phenylalanine 0.772mg 0.15mg Khorasan wheat
Valine 0.687mg 0.185mg Khorasan wheat
Histidine 0.379mg 0.089mg Khorasan wheat
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0.005g 0g Maize
Saturated Fat 0.196g 0.325g Khorasan wheat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.213g 0.432g Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 0.621g 0.487g Khorasan wheat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Khorasan wheat 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
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

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.

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.