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Pasta vs Wheat gluten - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.122g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pasta
Pasta is relatively richer in vitamins

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 Wheat gluten
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 ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pasta Wheat gluten
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
0
Wheat gluten
Mineral Summary Score
10
Pasta
35
Wheat gluten

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
:
Contains less Sodium -79.3%
Contains more Iron +356.1%
Contains more Calcium +2266.7%
Contains more Potassium +316.7%
Contains more Magnesium +38.9%
Contains more Copper +95.7%
Contains more Zinc +51.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +312.7%
Contains less Sodium -79.3%
Contains more Iron +356.1%
Contains more Calcium +2266.7%
Contains more Potassium +316.7%
Contains more Magnesium +38.9%
Contains more Copper +95.7%
Contains more Zinc +51.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +312.7%

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
8
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%

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
451%
Wheat gluten
Carbohydrates
25%
Pasta
14%
Wheat gluten
Fats
5%
Pasta
9%
Wheat gluten

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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 Wheat gluten Opinion
Calories 131 370 Wheat gluten
Protein 5.15 75.16 Wheat gluten
Fats 1.05 1.85 Wheat gluten
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 24.93 13.79 Pasta
Cholesterol 33 0 Wheat gluten
Vitamin D 0 Wheat gluten
Iron 1.14 5.2 Wheat gluten
Calcium 6 142 Wheat gluten
Potassium 24 100 Wheat gluten
Magnesium 18 25 Wheat gluten
Sugars 0 Wheat gluten
Fiber 0.6 Wheat gluten
Copper 0.093 0.182 Wheat gluten
Zinc 0.56 0.85 Wheat gluten
Starch
Phosphorus 63 260 Wheat gluten
Sodium 6 29 Pasta
Vitamin A 20 0 Pasta
Vitamin E 0 Wheat gluten
Vitamin D 0 Wheat gluten
Vitamin B1 0.209 0 Pasta
Vitamin B2 0.15 0 Pasta
Vitamin B3 0.992 0 Pasta
Vitamin B5 0.183 0 Pasta
Vitamin B6 0.034 0 Pasta
Vitamin B12 0.14 0 Pasta
Vitamin K 0 Wheat gluten
Folic acid (B9) 57 0 Pasta
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.15 0.272 Pasta
Monounsaturated Fat 0.124 0.156 Wheat gluten
Polyunsaturated fat 0.429 0.81 Wheat gluten
Tryptophan 0.065 Pasta
Threonine 0.134 Pasta
Isoleucine 0.197 Pasta
Leucine 0.348 Pasta
Lysine 0.097 Pasta
Methionine 0.079 Pasta
Phenylalanine 0.247 Pasta
Valine 0.217 Pasta
Histidine 0.103 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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