Pumpkin vs Corn: All Nutritional Differences

Where is more calories, protein, carbs - what is more healthy?

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Pumpkin - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition
Corn - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition

Fact 1: There is Less Calories in Pumpkin

At first glance, you can see that in pumpkin is much less calories than in corn.

Pumpkin has 26 kcal per 100g and corn 86 kcal per 100g so it is pretty easy to calculate that the difference is about 231%.

In pumpkin and in corn most calories came from carbs.

See tables below to compare pumpkin with corn in details.

Fact 2: Pumpkin And Corn Nutrition Difference

Corn vs Pumpkin: Vitamins and Minerals Comparison

per 100gPumpkinCorn
Calories26 86
Carbohydrates6.5 g18.7 g
Fat0.1 g1.35 g
Dietary fiber0.5 g2 g
Protein1 g3.27 g
Calcium21 mg2 mg
Iron0.8 mg0.52 mg
Magnessium12 mg37 mg
Potassium340 mg270 mg
Sodium1 mg15 mg
Zink0.32 mg0.46 mg
Vitaminium B1 (Thiamine)0.05 mg0.155 mg
Vitaminium B2 (riboflavin)0.11 mg0.055 mg
Vitaminium B3 (Niacin)0.6 mg1.77 mg
Vitaminium B50.298 mg0.717 mg
Vitaminium B60.061 mg0.093 mg
Vitaminium B9 (Folic acid)16 mg42 mg
Vitaminium C9 mg6.8 mg
Vitaminium E1.06 mg0.07 mg
Vitaminium K1.1 mg0.3 mg
Beta karoten3100 mg16 mg

Less protein in pumpkin

It is aslo easy to see see that in pumpkin is less protein than in corn.

There is 3.27g per 100g of corn and 1g per 100g of pumpkin so using simple math we can see that difference is about 227%.

Less carbohydrates in pumpkin

In pumpkin is less carbohydrates than in corn.

There is 18.7g/100g of carbohydrates in corn and 6.5g/100g in pumpkin so let me do the math for you again - difference is about 188%.

Less fat in pumpkin

In pumpkin is less fats than in corn.

The tables above show us that there is 1.35g/100g of fats in corn and 0.1g/100g in pumpkin. In this case difference is about 1250%.


  • Calories26
  • Carbohydrates6.5 g
  • Fat0.1 g
  • Dietary fiber0.5 g
  • Protein1 g
Pumpkin calories per:
100g | ounce | single piece | cup | mashed | cup | cubes

Calories source

  • 84% CARBS.
  • 13% PROTEIN
  • 3% FAT


  • Calories86
  • Carbohydrates18.7 g
  • Fat1.35 g
  • Dietary fiber2 g
  • Protein3.27 g
Corn calories per:
100g | ounce | single piece | tablespoon | teaspoon | cup | half cup | small can | medium can

Calories source

  • 75% CARBS
  • 13% PROTEIN
  • 12% FAT

Vitamins: corn vs pumpkin

Minerals: pumpkin vs corn

Marcin Piotrowicz
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Marcin Piotrowicz

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Healthy eating and living style promoter

All information about nutrition on this website was created with help of information from the official United States Department of Agriculture database.

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