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Pasta vs Brown rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sugars (difference - 0.24g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.11g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brown rice
Brown rice is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brown rice
Brown rice contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Brown rice
Brown rice is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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 Brown rice
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price 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 Brown 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
Brown rice
Mineral Summary Score
10
Pasta
14
Brown 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
2
:
Contains more Iron +103.6%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +258.3%
Contains more Magnesium +116.7%
Contains more Copper +14%
Contains more Zinc +26.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.5%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Iron +103.6%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +258.3%
Contains more Magnesium +116.7%
Contains more Copper +14%
Contains more Zinc +26.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.5%
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
5
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +117.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +158.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +107.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +261.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +117.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +158.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +107.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +261.8%

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%
Brown rice
Carbohydrates
25%
Pasta
26%
Brown rice
Fats
5%
Pasta
4%
Brown 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 Brown rice Opinion
Calories 131 123 Pasta
Protein 5.15 2.74 Pasta
Fats 1.05 0.97 Pasta
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 24.93 25.58 Brown rice
Cholesterol 33 0 Brown rice
Vitamin D 0 Brown rice
Iron 1.14 0.56 Pasta
Calcium 6 3 Pasta
Potassium 24 86 Brown rice
Magnesium 18 39 Brown rice
Sugars 0.24 Brown rice
Fiber 1.6 Brown rice
Copper 0.093 0.106 Brown rice
Zinc 0.56 0.71 Brown rice
Starch 24.79 Brown rice
Phosphorus 63 103 Brown rice
Sodium 6 4 Brown rice
Vitamin A 20 0 Pasta
Vitamin E 0.17 Brown rice
Vitamin D 0 Brown rice
Vitamin B1 0.209 0.178 Pasta
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.069 Pasta
Vitamin B3 0.992 2.561 Brown rice
Vitamin B5 0.183 0.38 Brown rice
Vitamin B6 0.034 0.123 Brown rice
Vitamin B12 0.14 0 Pasta
Vitamin K 0.2 Brown rice
Folic acid (B9) 57 0 Pasta
Trans Fat 0 Pasta
Saturated Fat 0.15 0.26 Pasta
Monounsaturated Fat 0.124 0.369 Brown rice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.429 0.366 Pasta
Tryptophan 0.065 0.033 Pasta
Threonine 0.134 0.095 Pasta
Isoleucine 0.197 0.109 Pasta
Leucine 0.348 0.214 Pasta
Lysine 0.097 0.099 Brown rice
Methionine 0.079 0.058 Pasta
Phenylalanine 0.247 0.133 Pasta
Valine 0.217 0.151 Pasta
Histidine 0.103 0.066 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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