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Pasta vs Rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Rice
Rice is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Rice
Rice contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rice
Rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.073g)
Which food is cheaper?
Rice
Rice is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sugars (difference - 0.05g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
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 Rice
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pasta Rice
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
10
Rice
Mineral Summary Score
10
Pasta
9
Rice

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
4
:
4
Rice
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +34.8%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.5%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +45.8%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Equal in Iron - 1.2
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +34.8%
Contains more Zinc +14.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.5%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +45.8%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Equal in Iron - 1.2

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
5
:
6
Rice
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1053.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +113.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +173.5%
Equal in Folic acid (B9) - 55
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1053.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +113.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +173.5%
Equal in Folic acid (B9) - 55

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
16%
Rice
Carbohydrates
25%
Pasta
28%
Rice
Fats
5%
Pasta
1%
Rice

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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 Rice Opinion
Calories 131 130 Pasta
Protein 5.15 2.69 Pasta
Fats 1.05 0.28 Pasta
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 24.93 28.17 Rice
Cholesterol 33 0 Rice
Vitamin D 0 Rice
Iron 1.14 1.2 Rice
Calcium 6 10 Rice
Potassium 24 35 Rice
Magnesium 18 12 Pasta
Sugars 0.05 Rice
Fiber 0.4 Rice
Copper 0.093 0.069 Pasta
Zinc 0.56 0.49 Pasta
Starch
Phosphorus 63 43 Pasta
Sodium 6 1 Rice
Vitamin A 20 0 Pasta
Vitamin E 0.04 Rice
Vitamin D 0 Rice
Vitamin B1 0.209 0.163 Pasta
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.013 Pasta
Vitamin B3 0.992 1.476 Rice
Vitamin B5 0.183 0.39 Rice
Vitamin B6 0.034 0.093 Rice
Vitamin B12 0.14 0 Pasta
Vitamin K 0 Rice
Folic acid (B9) 57 55 Pasta
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.15 0.077 Rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.124 0.088 Pasta
Polyunsaturated fat 0.429 0.076 Pasta
Tryptophan 0.065 0.031 Pasta
Threonine 0.134 0.096 Pasta
Isoleucine 0.197 0.116 Pasta
Leucine 0.348 0.222 Pasta
Lysine 0.097 0.097
Methionine 0.079 0.063 Pasta
Phenylalanine 0.247 0.144 Pasta
Valine 0.217 0.164 Pasta
Histidine 0.103 0.063 Pasta
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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