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Pasta vs Flax - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sugars (difference - 1.55g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.513g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Flax
Flax is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Flax
Flax is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Flax
Flax is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Flax
Flax is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($3)

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 Flax
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pasta Flax
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
44
Flax
Mineral Summary Score
10
Pasta
125
Flax

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
Flax
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Iron +402.6%
Contains more Calcium +4150%
Contains more Potassium +3287.5%
Contains more Magnesium +2077.8%
Contains more Copper +1211.8%
Contains more Zinc +675%
Contains more Phosphorus +919%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Iron +402.6%
Contains more Calcium +4150%
Contains more Potassium +3287.5%
Contains more Magnesium +2077.8%
Contains more Copper +1211.8%
Contains more Zinc +675%
Contains more Phosphorus +919%

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
Flax
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +686.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +210.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +438.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1291.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.161
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +686.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +210.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +438.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1291.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.161

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
110%
Flax
Carbohydrates
25%
Pasta
29%
Flax
Fats
5%
Pasta
195%
Flax

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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 Flax Opinion
Calories 131 534 Flax
Protein 5.15 18.29 Flax
Fats 1.05 42.16 Flax
Vitamin C 0 0.6 Flax
Carbs 24.93 28.88 Flax
Cholesterol 33 0 Flax
Vitamin D 0 Flax
Iron 1.14 5.73 Flax
Calcium 6 255 Flax
Potassium 24 813 Flax
Magnesium 18 392 Flax
Sugars 1.55 Flax
Fiber 27.3 Flax
Copper 0.093 1.22 Flax
Zinc 0.56 4.34 Flax
Starch
Phosphorus 63 642 Flax
Sodium 6 30 Pasta
Vitamin A 20 0 Pasta
Vitamin E 0.31 Flax
Vitamin D 0 Flax
Vitamin B1 0.209 1.644 Flax
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.161 Flax
Vitamin B3 0.992 3.08 Flax
Vitamin B5 0.183 0.985 Flax
Vitamin B6 0.034 0.473 Flax
Vitamin B12 0.14 0 Pasta
Vitamin K 4.3 Flax
Folic acid (B9) 57 0 Pasta
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.15 3.663 Pasta
Monounsaturated Fat 0.124 7.527 Flax
Polyunsaturated fat 0.429 28.73 Flax
Tryptophan 0.065 0.297 Flax
Threonine 0.134 0.766 Flax
Isoleucine 0.197 0.896 Flax
Leucine 0.348 1.235 Flax
Lysine 0.097 0.862 Flax
Methionine 0.079 0.37 Flax
Phenylalanine 0.247 0.957 Flax
Valine 0.217 1.072 Flax
Histidine 0.103 0.472 Flax
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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