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Bread vs Pasta - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sugars (difference - 6.42g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sodium (difference - 595mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.839g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Bread
Bread is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Bread
Bread is cheaper (difference - $2.7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bread
Bread is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bread
Bread is relatively richer in vitamins

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Bread Pasta
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Bread Pasta
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
27
Bread
12
Pasta
Mineral Summary Score
46
Bread
10
Pasta

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
Bread
7
:
1
Pasta
Contains more Iron +258.8%
Contains more Calcium +2650%
Contains more Potassium +829.2%
Contains more Magnesium +227.8%
Contains more Copper +112.9%
Contains more Zinc +162.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +198.4%
Contains less Sodium -99%
Contains more Iron +258.8%
Contains more Calcium +2650%
Contains more Potassium +829.2%
Contains more Magnesium +227.8%
Contains more Copper +112.9%
Contains more Zinc +162.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +198.4%
Contains less Sodium -99%

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
Bread
9
:
3
Pasta
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +110%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +154.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +530%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +149.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +350%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +185%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +110%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +154.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +530%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +149.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +350%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +185%

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 the food
Protein
78%
Bread
31%
Pasta
Carbohydrates
56%
Bread
25%
Pasta
Fats
20%
Bread
5%
Pasta

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Bread Pasta Opinion
Calories 313 131 Bread
Protein 12.96 5.15 Bread
Fats 4.27 1.05 Bread
Vitamin C 0.2 0 Bread
Carbs 55.77 24.93 Bread
Cholesterol 0 33 Bread
Vitamin D 0 Bread
Iron 4.09 1.14 Bread
Calcium 165 6 Bread
Potassium 223 24 Bread
Magnesium 59 18 Bread
Sugars 6.42 Bread
Fiber 4.7 Bread
Copper 0.198 0.093 Bread
Zinc 1.47 0.56 Bread
Starch
Phosphorus 188 63 Bread
Sodium 601 6 Pasta
Vitamin A 0 20 Pasta
Vitamin E 0.24 Bread
Vitamin D 0 Bread
Vitamin B1 0.439 0.209 Bread
Vitamin B2 0.382 0.15 Bread
Vitamin B3 6.25 0.992 Bread
Vitamin B5 0.456 0.183 Bread
Vitamin B6 0.153 0.034 Bread
Vitamin B12 0 0.14 Pasta
Vitamin K 5.7 Bread
Folic acid (B9) 20 57 Pasta
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.989 0.15 Pasta
Monounsaturated Fat 1.019 0.124 Bread
Polyunsaturated fat 1.72 0.429 Bread
Tryptophan 0.092 0.065 Bread
Threonine 0.299 0.134 Bread
Isoleucine 0.258 0.197 Bread
Leucine 0.461 0.348 Bread
Lysine 0.215 0.097 Bread
Methionine 0.105 0.079 Bread
Phenylalanine 0.315 0.247 Bread
Valine 0.31 0.217 Bread
Histidine 0.15 0.103 Bread
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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