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Pasta vs Bread - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sugars (difference - 6.42g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sodium (difference - 595mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.839g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Bread
Bread is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Bread
Bread is cheaper (difference - $2.7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bread
Bread is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bread
Bread 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 Bread
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
Pasta Bread
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
27
Bread
Mineral Summary Score
10
Pasta
46
Bread

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
Bread
Contains less Sodium -99%
Contains more Iron +258.8%
Contains more Calcium +2650%
Contains more Potassium +829.2%
Contains more Magnesium +227.8%
Contains more Copper +112.9%
Contains more Zinc +162.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +198.4%
Contains less Sodium -99%
Contains more Iron +258.8%
Contains more Calcium +2650%
Contains more Potassium +829.2%
Contains more Magnesium +227.8%
Contains more Copper +112.9%
Contains more Zinc +162.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +198.4%

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
Bread
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +185%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +110%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +154.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +530%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +149.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +350%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +185%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +110%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +154.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +530%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +149.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +350%

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
78%
Bread
Carbohydrates
25%
Pasta
56%
Bread
Fats
5%
Pasta
20%
Bread

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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 Bread Opinion
Calories 131 313 Bread
Protein 5.15 12.96 Bread
Fats 1.05 4.27 Bread
Vitamin C 0 0.2 Bread
Carbs 24.93 55.77 Bread
Cholesterol 33 0 Bread
Vitamin D 0 Bread
Iron 1.14 4.09 Bread
Calcium 6 165 Bread
Potassium 24 223 Bread
Magnesium 18 59 Bread
Sugars 6.42 Bread
Fiber 4.7 Bread
Copper 0.093 0.198 Bread
Zinc 0.56 1.47 Bread
Starch
Phosphorus 63 188 Bread
Sodium 6 601 Pasta
Vitamin A 20 0 Pasta
Vitamin E 0.24 Bread
Vitamin D 0 Bread
Vitamin B1 0.209 0.439 Bread
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.382 Bread
Vitamin B3 0.992 6.25 Bread
Vitamin B5 0.183 0.456 Bread
Vitamin B6 0.034 0.153 Bread
Vitamin B12 0.14 0 Pasta
Vitamin K 5.7 Bread
Folic acid (B9) 57 20 Pasta
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.15 0.989 Pasta
Monounsaturated Fat 0.124 1.019 Bread
Polyunsaturated fat 0.429 1.72 Bread
Tryptophan 0.065 0.092 Bread
Threonine 0.134 0.299 Bread
Isoleucine 0.197 0.258 Bread
Leucine 0.348 0.461 Bread
Lysine 0.097 0.215 Bread
Methionine 0.079 0.105 Bread
Phenylalanine 0.247 0.315 Bread
Valine 0.217 0.31 Bread
Histidine 0.103 0.15 Bread
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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