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Cereal vs Pasta - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sugars (difference - 10.35g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sodium (difference - 789mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.11g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Cereal
Cereal is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cereal
Cereal is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cereal
Cereal 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.
Cereal 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
Cereal 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
304
Cereal
12
Pasta
Mineral Summary Score
111
Cereal
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
Cereal
7
:
1
Pasta
Contains more Iron +2887.7%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +337.5%
Contains more Copper +47.3%
Contains more Zinc +1257.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.2%
Contains less Sodium -99.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Contains more Iron +2887.7%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +337.5%
Contains more Copper +47.3%
Contains more Zinc +1257.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.2%
Contains less Sodium -99.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 18

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
Cereal
9
:
2
Pasta
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +13860%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2908.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2480%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2885.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17505.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +13860%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2908.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2480%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2885.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17505.9%

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
36%
Cereal
31%
Pasta
Carbohydrates
87%
Cereal
25%
Pasta
Fats
5%
Cereal
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 Cereal Pasta Opinion
Calories 378 131 Cereal
Protein 6.06 5.15 Cereal
Fats 1.08 1.05 Cereal
Vitamin C 38.5 0 Cereal
Carbs 86.85 24.93 Cereal
Cholesterol 33 Cereal
Vitamin D
Iron 34.06 1.14 Cereal
Calcium 10 6 Cereal
Potassium 105 24 Cereal
Magnesium 19 18 Cereal
Sugars 10.35 Cereal
Fiber 1.4 Cereal
Copper 0.137 0.093 Cereal
Zinc 7.6 0.56 Cereal
Starch
Phosphorus 77 63 Cereal
Sodium 795 6 Pasta
Vitamin A 2792 20 Cereal
Vitamin E 0.08 Cereal
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 6.288 0.209 Cereal
Vitamin B2 3.87 0.15 Cereal
Vitamin B3 29.62 0.992 Cereal
Vitamin B5 0.226 0.183 Cereal
Vitamin B6 5.986 0.034 Cereal
Vitamin B12 0.14 Pasta
Vitamin K 0 Cereal
Folic acid (B9) 57 Pasta
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.26 0.15 Pasta
Monounsaturated Fat 0.204 0.124 Cereal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.354 0.429 Pasta
Tryptophan 0.066 0.065 Cereal
Threonine 0.241 0.134 Cereal
Isoleucine 0.26 0.197 Cereal
Leucine 0.767 0.348 Cereal
Lysine 0.113 0.097 Cereal
Methionine 0.13 0.079 Cereal
Phenylalanine 0.365 0.247 Cereal
Valine 0.344 0.217 Cereal
Histidine 0.162 0.103 Cereal
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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