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Pasta vs Arborio rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Pasta
Pasta is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.099g)
Which food is cheaper?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
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.
Pasta Arborio rice
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pasta Arborio rice
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
12
Pasta
10
Arborio rice
Mineral Summary Score
10
Pasta
8
Arborio rice

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
Pasta
5
:
Contains more Calcium +500%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Copper +29.2%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +90.9%
Contains more Iron +28.1%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Potassium - 26
Contains more Calcium +500%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Copper +29.2%
Contains more Zinc +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +90.9%
Contains more Iron +28.1%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Potassium - 26

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
Pasta
4
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +27.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +837.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +116.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.5%
Equal in Folic acid (B9) - 57
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +27.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +837.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +116.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.5%
Equal in Folic acid (B9) - 57

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
31%
Pasta
14%
Arborio rice
Carbohydrates
25%
Pasta
29%
Arborio rice
Fats
5%
Pasta
1%
Arborio rice

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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 Pasta Arborio rice Opinion
Calories 131 130 Pasta
Protein 5.15 2.36 Pasta
Fats 1.05 0.19 Pasta
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 24.93 28.73 Arborio rice
Cholesterol 33 0 Arborio rice
Vitamin D 0 Arborio rice
Iron 1.14 1.46 Arborio rice
Calcium 6 1 Pasta
Potassium 24 26 Arborio rice
Magnesium 18 8 Pasta
Sugars
Fiber
Copper 0.093 0.072 Pasta
Zinc 0.56 0.4 Pasta
Starch
Phosphorus 63 33 Pasta
Sodium 6 0 Arborio rice
Vitamin A 20 0 Pasta
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 Arborio rice
Vitamin B1 0.209 0.164 Pasta
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.016 Pasta
Vitamin B3 0.992 1.493 Arborio rice
Vitamin B5 0.183 0.397 Arborio rice
Vitamin B6 0.034 0.059 Arborio rice
Vitamin B12 0.14 0 Pasta
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 57 57
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.15 0.051 Arborio rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.124 0.058 Pasta
Polyunsaturated fat 0.429 0.05 Pasta
Tryptophan 0.065 0.027 Pasta
Threonine 0.134 0.084 Pasta
Isoleucine 0.197 0.102 Pasta
Leucine 0.348 0.195 Pasta
Lysine 0.097 0.085 Pasta
Methionine 0.079 0.056 Pasta
Phenylalanine 0.247 0.126 Pasta
Valine 0.217 0.144 Pasta
Histidine 0.103 0.056 Pasta
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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