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Pasta vs Flour - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sugars (difference - 0.27g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.005g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in glycemic index (difference - 33)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Flour
Flour is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Flour
Flour contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Flour
Flour is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Flour
Flour is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Flour
Flour 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 Flour
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 ok
Rich in vitamins ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pasta Flour
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
39
Flour
Mineral Summary Score
10
Pasta
22
Flour

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
0
:
8
Flour
Contains more Iron +307%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Potassium +345.8%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Copper +54.8%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.4%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Iron +307%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Potassium +345.8%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Copper +54.8%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.4%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%

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
2
:
9
Flour
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +275.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +229.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +495.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +139.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29.4%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +170.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +275.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +229.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +495.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +139.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29.4%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +170.2%

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
62%
Flour
Carbohydrates
25%
Pasta
76%
Flour
Fats
5%
Pasta
5%
Flour

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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 Flour Opinion
Calories 131 364 Flour
Protein 5.15 10.33 Flour
Fats 1.05 0.98 Pasta
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 24.93 76.31 Flour
Cholesterol 33 0 Flour
Vitamin D 0 Flour
Iron 1.14 4.64 Flour
Calcium 6 15 Flour
Potassium 24 107 Flour
Magnesium 18 22 Flour
Sugars 0.27 Flour
Fiber 2.7 Flour
Copper 0.093 0.144 Flour
Zinc 0.56 0.7 Flour
Starch
Phosphorus 63 108 Flour
Sodium 6 2 Flour
Vitamin A 20 0 Pasta
Vitamin E 0.06 Flour
Vitamin D 0 Flour
Vitamin B1 0.209 0.785 Flour
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.494 Flour
Vitamin B3 0.992 5.904 Flour
Vitamin B5 0.183 0.438 Flour
Vitamin B6 0.034 0.044 Flour
Vitamin B12 0.14 0 Pasta
Vitamin K 0.3 Flour
Folic acid (B9) 57 154 Flour
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.15 0.155 Pasta
Monounsaturated Fat 0.124 0.087 Pasta
Polyunsaturated fat 0.429 0.413 Pasta
Tryptophan 0.065 0.127 Flour
Threonine 0.134 0.281 Flour
Isoleucine 0.197 0.357 Flour
Leucine 0.348 0.71 Flour
Lysine 0.097 0.228 Flour
Methionine 0.079 0.183 Flour
Phenylalanine 0.247 0.52 Flour
Valine 0.217 0.415 Flour
Histidine 0.103 0.23 Flour
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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