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Pasta vs Baked beans - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sodium (difference - 416mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.798g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pasta
Pasta is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Baked beans
Baked beans is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 28mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Baked beans
Baked beans is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Baked beans
Baked beans is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)

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 Baked beans
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pasta Baked beans
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
5
Baked beans
Mineral Summary Score
10
Pasta
30
Baked beans

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
:
Contains less Sodium -98.6%
Contains more Iron +74.6%
Contains more Calcium +916.7%
Contains more Potassium +1391.7%
Contains more Magnesium +138.9%
Contains more Copper +71%
Contains more Zinc +30.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +73%
Contains less Sodium -98.6%
Contains more Iron +74.6%
Contains more Calcium +916.7%
Contains more Potassium +1391.7%
Contains more Magnesium +138.9%
Contains more Copper +71%
Contains more Zinc +30.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +73%

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
7
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +53.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +206.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +143.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +164.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +53.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +206.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +143.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +164.7%

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
33%
Baked beans
Carbohydrates
25%
Pasta
22%
Baked beans
Fats
5%
Pasta
24%
Baked beans

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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 Baked beans Opinion
Calories 131 155 Baked beans
Protein 5.15 5.54 Baked beans
Fats 1.05 5.15 Baked beans
Vitamin C 0 1.1 Baked beans
Carbs 24.93 21.63 Pasta
Cholesterol 33 5 Baked beans
Vitamin D 0 Baked beans
Iron 1.14 1.99 Baked beans
Calcium 6 61 Baked beans
Potassium 24 358 Baked beans
Magnesium 18 43 Baked beans
Sugars
Fiber 5.5 Baked beans
Copper 0.093 0.159 Baked beans
Zinc 0.56 0.73 Baked beans
Starch
Phosphorus 63 109 Baked beans
Sodium 6 422 Pasta
Vitamin A 20 0 Pasta
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 Baked beans
Vitamin B1 0.209 0.136 Pasta
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.049 Pasta
Vitamin B3 0.992 0.408 Pasta
Vitamin B5 0.183 0.155 Pasta
Vitamin B6 0.034 0.09 Baked beans
Vitamin B12 0.14 0 Pasta
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 57 0 Pasta
Trans Fat 0 Pasta
Saturated Fat 0.15 1.948 Pasta
Monounsaturated Fat 0.124 2.133 Baked beans
Polyunsaturated fat 0.429 0.74 Baked beans
Tryptophan 0.065 0.067 Baked beans
Threonine 0.134 0.228 Baked beans
Isoleucine 0.197 0.242 Baked beans
Leucine 0.348 0.428 Baked beans
Lysine 0.097 0.379 Baked beans
Methionine 0.079 0.086 Baked beans
Phenylalanine 0.247 0.287 Baked beans
Valine 0.217 0.282 Baked beans
Histidine 0.103 0.153 Baked beans
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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