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Porridge vs Spaghetti - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Porridge
Porridge contains less Sugars (difference - 0.53g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Porridge
Porridge is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.143g)
Which food is cheaper?
Porridge
Porridge is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.
Porridge Spaghetti
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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
Porridge Spaghetti
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
3
Porridge
2
Spaghetti
Mineral Summary Score
13
Porridge
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
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Contains more Iron +648%
Contains more Calcium +1142.9%
Contains more Potassium +175%
Contains more Magnesium +260%
Contains more Copper +150%
Contains more Zinc +292.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +286.7%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Iron +648%
Contains more Calcium +1142.9%
Contains more Potassium +175%
Contains more Magnesium +260%
Contains more Copper +150%
Contains more Zinc +292.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +286.7%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%

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
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +175%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +57.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +276.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +175%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +57.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +276.9%

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
9%
Porridge
35%
Spaghetti
Carbohydrates
11%
Porridge
31%
Spaghetti
Fats
1%
Porridge
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 Porridge Spaghetti Opinion
Calories 50 158 Spaghetti
Protein 1.44 5.8 Spaghetti
Fats 0.21 0.93 Spaghetti
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 10.52 30.86 Spaghetti
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.74 0.5 Porridge
Calcium 87 7 Porridge
Potassium 16 44 Spaghetti
Magnesium 5 18 Spaghetti
Sugars 0.03 0.56 Spaghetti
Fiber 0.5 1.8 Spaghetti
Copper 0.04 0.1 Spaghetti
Zinc 0.13 0.51 Spaghetti
Starch 26.01 Spaghetti
Phosphorus 15 58 Spaghetti
Sodium 6 1 Spaghetti
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.02 0.06 Spaghetti
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.055 0.02 Porridge
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.02 Porridge
Vitamin B3 0.52 0.4 Porridge
Vitamin B5 0.071 0.112 Spaghetti
Vitamin B6 0.013 0.049 Spaghetti
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 0 Porridge
Folic acid (B9) 8 0 Porridge
Trans Fat 0 Porridge
Saturated Fat 0.033 0.176 Porridge
Monounsaturated Fat 0.028 0.131 Spaghetti
Polyunsaturated fat 0.114 0.326 Spaghetti
Tryptophan 0.02 0.083 Spaghetti
Threonine 0.045 0.206 Spaghetti
Isoleucine 0.063 0.228 Spaghetti
Leucine 0.11 0.44 Spaghetti
Lysine 0.037 0.133 Spaghetti
Methionine 0.027 0.065 Spaghetti
Phenylalanine 0.078 0.297 Spaghetti
Valine 0.07 0.262 Spaghetti
Histidine 0.033 0.132 Spaghetti
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