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Pasta vs Bran - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sugars (difference - 1.45g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.178g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Bran
Bran is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bran
Bran contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Bran
Bran is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bran
Bran is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (42)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
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 Bran
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pasta Bran
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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
32
Bran
Mineral Summary Score
10
Pasta
84
Bran

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
0
:
8
Bran
Contains more Iron +374.6%
Contains more Calcium +866.7%
Contains more Potassium +2258.3%
Contains more Magnesium +1205.6%
Contains more Copper +333.3%
Contains more Zinc +455.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +1065.1%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Iron +374.6%
Contains more Calcium +866.7%
Contains more Potassium +2258.3%
Contains more Magnesium +1205.6%
Contains more Copper +333.3%
Contains more Zinc +455.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +1065.1%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%

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
:
7
Bran
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +459.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +716.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +385.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.934
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +459.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +716.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +385.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.934

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
104%
Bran
Carbohydrates
25%
Pasta
66%
Bran
Fats
5%
Pasta
32%
Bran

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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 Bran Opinion
Calories 131 246 Bran
Protein 5.15 17.3 Bran
Fats 1.05 7.03 Bran
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 24.93 66.22 Bran
Cholesterol 33 0 Bran
Vitamin D 0 Bran
Iron 1.14 5.41 Bran
Calcium 6 58 Bran
Potassium 24 566 Bran
Magnesium 18 235 Bran
Sugars 1.45 Bran
Fiber 15.4 Bran
Copper 0.093 0.403 Bran
Zinc 0.56 3.11 Bran
Starch
Phosphorus 63 734 Bran
Sodium 6 4 Bran
Vitamin A 20 0 Pasta
Vitamin E 1.01 Bran
Vitamin D 0 Bran
Vitamin B1 0.209 1.17 Bran
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.22 Bran
Vitamin B3 0.992 0.934 Pasta
Vitamin B5 0.183 1.494 Bran
Vitamin B6 0.034 0.165 Bran
Vitamin B12 0.14 0 Pasta
Vitamin K 3.2 Bran
Folic acid (B9) 57 0 Pasta
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.15 1.328 Pasta
Monounsaturated Fat 0.124 2.376 Bran
Polyunsaturated fat 0.429 2.766 Bran
Tryptophan 0.065 0.335 Bran
Threonine 0.134 0.502 Bran
Isoleucine 0.197 0.668 Bran
Leucine 0.348 1.374 Bran
Lysine 0.097 0.76 Bran
Methionine 0.079 0.335 Bran
Phenylalanine 0.247 0.908 Bran
Valine 0.217 0.964 Bran
Histidine 0.103 0.41 Bran
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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