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Pasta vs Bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sugars (difference - 2.11g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.085g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Bean
Bean is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bean
Bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Bean
Bean is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bean
Bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bean
Bean 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.
Pasta Bean
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index 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
Pasta Bean
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
29
Bean
Mineral Summary Score
10
Pasta
84
Bean

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
1
:
7
Bean
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +344.7%
Contains more Calcium +1783.3%
Contains more Potassium +5704.2%
Contains more Magnesium +877.8%
Contains more Copper +860.2%
Contains more Zinc +307.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +552.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +344.7%
Contains more Calcium +1783.3%
Contains more Potassium +5704.2%
Contains more Magnesium +877.8%
Contains more Copper +860.2%
Contains more Zinc +307.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +552.4%

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
3
:
9
Bean
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +241.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +329%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1294.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +241.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +329%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1294.1%

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
129%
Bean
Carbohydrates
25%
Pasta
63%
Bean
Fats
5%
Pasta
6%
Bean

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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 Bean Opinion
Calories 131 347 Bean
Protein 5.15 21.42 Bean
Fats 1.05 1.23 Bean
Vitamin C 0 6.3 Bean
Carbs 24.93 62.55 Bean
Cholesterol 33 0 Bean
Vitamin D 0 Bean
Iron 1.14 5.07 Bean
Calcium 6 113 Bean
Potassium 24 1393 Bean
Magnesium 18 176 Bean
Sugars 2.11 Bean
Fiber 15.5 Bean
Copper 0.093 0.893 Bean
Zinc 0.56 2.28 Bean
Starch 34.17 Bean
Phosphorus 63 411 Bean
Sodium 6 12 Pasta
Vitamin A 20 0 Pasta
Vitamin E 0.21 Bean
Vitamin D 0 Bean
Vitamin B1 0.209 0.713 Bean
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.212 Bean
Vitamin B3 0.992 1.174 Bean
Vitamin B5 0.183 0.785 Bean
Vitamin B6 0.034 0.474 Bean
Vitamin B12 0.14 0 Pasta
Vitamin K 5.6 Bean
Folic acid (B9) 57 0 Pasta
Trans Fat 0 Pasta
Saturated Fat 0.15 0.235 Pasta
Monounsaturated Fat 0.124 0.229 Bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.429 0.407 Pasta
Tryptophan 0.065 0.237 Bean
Threonine 0.134 0.81 Bean
Isoleucine 0.197 0.871 Bean
Leucine 0.348 1.558 Bean
Lysine 0.097 1.356 Bean
Methionine 0.079 0.259 Bean
Phenylalanine 0.247 1.095 Bean
Valine 0.217 0.998 Bean
Histidine 0.103 0.556 Bean
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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