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Bulgur vs Pasta - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sugars (difference - 0.41g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.082g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Bulgur
Bulgur is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Bulgur
Bulgur is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bulgur
Bulgur is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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.
Bulgur 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 Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Bulgur 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
20
Bulgur
12
Pasta
Mineral Summary Score
49
Bulgur
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
Bulgur
7
:
1
Pasta
Contains more Iron +115.8%
Contains more Calcium +483.3%
Contains more Potassium +1608.3%
Contains more Magnesium +811.1%
Contains more Copper +260.2%
Contains more Zinc +244.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +376.2%
Contains less Sodium -64.7%
Contains more Iron +115.8%
Contains more Calcium +483.3%
Contains more Potassium +1608.3%
Contains more Magnesium +811.1%
Contains more Copper +260.2%
Contains more Zinc +244.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +376.2%
Contains less Sodium -64.7%

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
Bulgur
7
:
4
Pasta
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +415.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +471%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +905.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.209
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +415.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +471%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +905.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.209

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
74%
Bulgur
31%
Pasta
Carbohydrates
76%
Bulgur
25%
Pasta
Fats
6%
Bulgur
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 Bulgur Pasta Opinion
Calories 342 131 Bulgur
Protein 12.29 5.15 Bulgur
Fats 1.33 1.05 Bulgur
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 75.87 24.93 Bulgur
Cholesterol 0 33 Bulgur
Vitamin D 0 Bulgur
Iron 2.46 1.14 Bulgur
Calcium 35 6 Bulgur
Potassium 410 24 Bulgur
Magnesium 164 18 Bulgur
Sugars 0.41 Bulgur
Fiber 12.5 Bulgur
Copper 0.335 0.093 Bulgur
Zinc 1.93 0.56 Bulgur
Starch
Phosphorus 300 63 Bulgur
Sodium 17 6 Pasta
Vitamin A 9 20 Pasta
Vitamin E 0.06 Bulgur
Vitamin D 0 Bulgur
Vitamin B1 0.232 0.209 Bulgur
Vitamin B2 0.115 0.15 Pasta
Vitamin B3 5.114 0.992 Bulgur
Vitamin B5 1.045 0.183 Bulgur
Vitamin B6 0.342 0.034 Bulgur
Vitamin B12 0 0.14 Pasta
Vitamin K 1.9 Bulgur
Folic acid (B9) 0 57 Pasta
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.232 0.15 Pasta
Monounsaturated Fat 0.173 0.124 Bulgur
Polyunsaturated fat 0.541 0.429 Bulgur
Tryptophan 0.19 0.065 Bulgur
Threonine 0.354 0.134 Bulgur
Isoleucine 0.455 0.197 Bulgur
Leucine 0.83 0.348 Bulgur
Lysine 0.339 0.097 Bulgur
Methionine 0.19 0.079 Bulgur
Phenylalanine 0.58 0.247 Bulgur
Valine 0.554 0.217 Bulgur
Histidine 0.285 0.103 Bulgur
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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