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Brown rice vs Spaghetti - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.084g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food is cheaper?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Brown rice
Brown rice contains less Sugars (difference - 0.32g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Brown rice
Brown rice is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Brown rice
Brown rice is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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.
Brown rice Spaghetti
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Brown rice 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
10
Brown rice
2
Spaghetti
Mineral Summary Score
14
Brown rice
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 +12%
Contains more Potassium +95.5%
Contains more Magnesium +116.7%
Contains more Zinc +39.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +77.6%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Equal in Copper - 0.1
Contains more Iron +12%
Contains more Potassium +95.5%
Contains more Magnesium +116.7%
Contains more Zinc +39.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +77.6%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Equal in Copper - 0.1

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 E +183.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +790%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +245%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +540.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +239.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +151%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +183.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +790%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +245%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +540.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +239.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +151%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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
16%
Brown rice
35%
Spaghetti
Carbohydrates
26%
Brown rice
31%
Spaghetti
Fats
4%
Brown rice
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 Brown rice Spaghetti Opinion
Calories 123 158 Spaghetti
Protein 2.74 5.8 Spaghetti
Fats 0.97 0.93 Brown rice
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 25.58 30.86 Spaghetti
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.56 0.5 Brown rice
Calcium 3 7 Spaghetti
Potassium 86 44 Brown rice
Magnesium 39 18 Brown rice
Sugars 0.24 0.56 Spaghetti
Fiber 1.6 1.8 Spaghetti
Copper 0.106 0.1 Brown rice
Zinc 0.71 0.51 Brown rice
Starch 24.79 26.01 Spaghetti
Phosphorus 103 58 Brown rice
Sodium 4 1 Spaghetti
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.17 0.06 Brown rice
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.178 0.02 Brown rice
Vitamin B2 0.069 0.02 Brown rice
Vitamin B3 2.561 0.4 Brown rice
Vitamin B5 0.38 0.112 Brown rice
Vitamin B6 0.123 0.049 Brown rice
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.2 0 Brown rice
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.26 0.176 Spaghetti
Monounsaturated Fat 0.369 0.131 Brown rice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.366 0.326 Brown rice
Tryptophan 0.033 0.083 Spaghetti
Threonine 0.095 0.206 Spaghetti
Isoleucine 0.109 0.228 Spaghetti
Leucine 0.214 0.44 Spaghetti
Lysine 0.099 0.133 Spaghetti
Methionine 0.058 0.065 Spaghetti
Phenylalanine 0.133 0.297 Spaghetti
Valine 0.151 0.262 Spaghetti
Histidine 0.066 0.132 Spaghetti
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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