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Pasta vs Pumpkin seed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pumpkin seed
Pumpkin seed is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pumpkin seed
Pumpkin seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Pumpkin seed
Pumpkin seed is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pumpkin seed
Pumpkin seed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.52g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
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 Pumpkin seed
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Pumpkin seed
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
3
Pumpkin seed
Mineral Summary Score
10
Pasta
86
Pumpkin seed

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 -66.7%
Contains more Iron +190.4%
Contains more Calcium +816.7%
Contains more Potassium +3729.2%
Contains more Magnesium +1355.6%
Contains more Copper +641.9%
Contains more Zinc +1739.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +46%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Iron +190.4%
Contains more Calcium +816.7%
Contains more Potassium +3729.2%
Contains more Magnesium +1355.6%
Contains more Copper +641.9%
Contains more Zinc +1739.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +46%

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
6
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +514.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +188.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +246.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +226.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +210%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.037
Contains more Vitamin B1 +514.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +188.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +246.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +226.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +210%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.037

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
111%
Pumpkin seed
Carbohydrates
25%
Pasta
54%
Pumpkin seed
Fats
5%
Pasta
90%
Pumpkin seed

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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 Pumpkin seed Opinion
Calories 131 446 Pumpkin seed
Protein 5.15 18.55 Pumpkin seed
Fats 1.05 19.4 Pumpkin seed
Vitamin C 0 0.3 Pumpkin seed
Carbs 24.93 53.75 Pumpkin seed
Cholesterol 33 0 Pumpkin seed
Vitamin D 0 Pumpkin seed
Iron 1.14 3.31 Pumpkin seed
Calcium 6 55 Pumpkin seed
Potassium 24 919 Pumpkin seed
Magnesium 18 262 Pumpkin seed
Sugars
Fiber 18.4 Pumpkin seed
Copper 0.093 0.69 Pumpkin seed
Zinc 0.56 10.3 Pumpkin seed
Starch
Phosphorus 63 92 Pumpkin seed
Sodium 6 18 Pasta
Vitamin A 20 62 Pumpkin seed
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 Pumpkin seed
Vitamin B1 0.209 0.034 Pasta
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.052 Pasta
Vitamin B3 0.992 0.286 Pasta
Vitamin B5 0.183 0.056 Pasta
Vitamin B6 0.034 0.037 Pumpkin seed
Vitamin B12 0.14 0 Pasta
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 57 0 Pasta
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.15 3.67 Pasta
Monounsaturated Fat 0.124 6.032 Pumpkin seed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.429 8.844 Pumpkin seed
Tryptophan 0.065 0.326 Pumpkin seed
Threonine 0.134 0.683 Pumpkin seed
Isoleucine 0.197 0.956 Pumpkin seed
Leucine 0.348 1.572 Pumpkin seed
Lysine 0.097 1.386 Pumpkin seed
Methionine 0.079 0.417 Pumpkin seed
Phenylalanine 0.247 0.924 Pumpkin seed
Valine 0.217 1.491 Pumpkin seed
Histidine 0.103 0.515 Pumpkin seed
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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