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Pasta vs Spaghetti - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sugars (difference - 0.56g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.026g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (42)
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 Spaghetti
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
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 Spaghetti
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
2
Spaghetti
Mineral Summary Score
10
Pasta
9
Spaghetti

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
3
:
Contains more Iron +128%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +83.3%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Equal in Copper - 0.1
Equal in Zinc - 0.51
Equal in Phosphorus - 58
Contains more Iron +128%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +83.3%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Equal in Copper - 0.1
Equal in Zinc - 0.51
Equal in Phosphorus - 58

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
7
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +945%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +650%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +148%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +63.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +44.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +945%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +650%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +148%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +63.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +44.1%

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
35%
Spaghetti
Carbohydrates
25%
Pasta
31%
Spaghetti
Fats
5%
Pasta
4%
Spaghetti

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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 Spaghetti Opinion
Calories 131 158 Spaghetti
Protein 5.15 5.8 Spaghetti
Fats 1.05 0.93 Pasta
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 24.93 30.86 Spaghetti
Cholesterol 33 0 Spaghetti
Vitamin D 0 Spaghetti
Iron 1.14 0.5 Pasta
Calcium 6 7 Spaghetti
Potassium 24 44 Spaghetti
Magnesium 18 18
Sugars 0.56 Spaghetti
Fiber 1.8 Spaghetti
Copper 0.093 0.1 Spaghetti
Zinc 0.56 0.51 Pasta
Starch 26.01 Spaghetti
Phosphorus 63 58 Pasta
Sodium 6 1 Spaghetti
Vitamin A 20 0 Pasta
Vitamin E 0.06 Spaghetti
Vitamin D 0 Spaghetti
Vitamin B1 0.209 0.02 Pasta
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.02 Pasta
Vitamin B3 0.992 0.4 Pasta
Vitamin B5 0.183 0.112 Pasta
Vitamin B6 0.034 0.049 Spaghetti
Vitamin B12 0.14 0 Pasta
Vitamin K 0 Spaghetti
Folic acid (B9) 57 0 Pasta
Trans Fat 0 Pasta
Saturated Fat 0.15 0.176 Pasta
Monounsaturated Fat 0.124 0.131 Spaghetti
Polyunsaturated fat 0.429 0.326 Pasta
Tryptophan 0.065 0.083 Spaghetti
Threonine 0.134 0.206 Spaghetti
Isoleucine 0.197 0.228 Spaghetti
Leucine 0.348 0.44 Spaghetti
Lysine 0.097 0.133 Spaghetti
Methionine 0.079 0.065 Pasta
Phenylalanine 0.247 0.297 Spaghetti
Valine 0.217 0.262 Spaghetti
Histidine 0.103 0.132 Spaghetti
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