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Pasta vs Spelt - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Spelt
Spelt is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Spelt
Spelt is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Spelt
Spelt is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sugars (difference - 6.82g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.256g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
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 Spelt
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pasta Spelt
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
24
Spelt
Mineral Summary Score
10
Pasta
60
Spelt

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
Spelt
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Iron +289.5%
Contains more Calcium +350%
Contains more Potassium +1516.7%
Contains more Magnesium +655.6%
Contains more Copper +449.5%
Contains more Zinc +485.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +536.5%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Iron +289.5%
Contains more Calcium +350%
Contains more Potassium +1516.7%
Contains more Magnesium +655.6%
Contains more Copper +449.5%
Contains more Zinc +485.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +536.5%

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
4
:
6
Spelt
Contains more Vitamin A +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +74.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +589.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +483.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +576.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +74.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +589.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +483.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +576.5%

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
87%
Spelt
Carbohydrates
25%
Pasta
70%
Spelt
Fats
5%
Pasta
11%
Spelt

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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 Spelt Opinion
Calories 131 338 Spelt
Protein 5.15 14.57 Spelt
Fats 1.05 2.43 Spelt
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 24.93 70.19 Spelt
Cholesterol 33 0 Spelt
Vitamin D
Iron 1.14 4.44 Spelt
Calcium 6 27 Spelt
Potassium 24 388 Spelt
Magnesium 18 136 Spelt
Sugars 6.82 Spelt
Fiber 10.7 Spelt
Copper 0.093 0.511 Spelt
Zinc 0.56 3.28 Spelt
Starch 53.92 Spelt
Phosphorus 63 401 Spelt
Sodium 6 8 Pasta
Vitamin A 20 10 Pasta
Vitamin E 0.79 Spelt
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.209 0.364 Spelt
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.113 Pasta
Vitamin B3 0.992 6.843 Spelt
Vitamin B5 0.183 1.068 Spelt
Vitamin B6 0.034 0.23 Spelt
Vitamin B12 0.14 0 Pasta
Vitamin K 3.6 Spelt
Folic acid (B9) 57 0 Pasta
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.15 0.406 Pasta
Monounsaturated Fat 0.124 0.445 Spelt
Polyunsaturated fat 0.429 1.258 Spelt
Tryptophan 0.065 0.132 Spelt
Threonine 0.134 0.443 Spelt
Isoleucine 0.197 0.552 Spelt
Leucine 0.348 1.07 Spelt
Lysine 0.097 0.409 Spelt
Methionine 0.079 0.258 Spelt
Phenylalanine 0.247 0.737 Spelt
Valine 0.217 0.681 Spelt
Histidine 0.103 0.36 Spelt
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
Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.