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Rice vs Spaghetti - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Rice
Rice contains less Sugars (difference - 0.51g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rice
Rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.099g)
Which food is cheaper?
Rice
Rice is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (1 mg)
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.
Rice Spaghetti
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
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
Rice
2
Spaghetti
Mineral Summary Score
9
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
Rice
2
:
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Calcium +42.9%
Contains more Potassium +25.7%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +44.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.9%
Equal in Zinc - 0.51
Equal in Sodium - 1
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Calcium +42.9%
Contains more Potassium +25.7%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +44.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.9%
Equal in Zinc - 0.51
Equal in Sodium - 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
Rice
5
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +715%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +269%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +248.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +89.8%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +715%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +269%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +248.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +89.8%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53.8%

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%
Rice
35%
Spaghetti
Carbohydrates
28%
Rice
31%
Spaghetti
Fats
1%
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 Rice Spaghetti Opinion
Calories 130 158 Spaghetti
Protein 2.69 5.8 Spaghetti
Fats 0.28 0.93 Spaghetti
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 28.17 30.86 Spaghetti
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.2 0.5 Rice
Calcium 10 7 Rice
Potassium 35 44 Spaghetti
Magnesium 12 18 Spaghetti
Sugars 0.05 0.56 Spaghetti
Fiber 0.4 1.8 Spaghetti
Copper 0.069 0.1 Spaghetti
Zinc 0.49 0.51 Spaghetti
Starch 26.01 Spaghetti
Phosphorus 43 58 Spaghetti
Sodium 1 1
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.04 0.06 Spaghetti
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.163 0.02 Rice
Vitamin B2 0.013 0.02 Spaghetti
Vitamin B3 1.476 0.4 Rice
Vitamin B5 0.39 0.112 Rice
Vitamin B6 0.093 0.049 Rice
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0
Folic acid (B9) 55 0 Rice
Trans Fat 0 Rice
Saturated Fat 0.077 0.176 Rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.088 0.131 Spaghetti
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076 0.326 Spaghetti
Tryptophan 0.031 0.083 Spaghetti
Threonine 0.096 0.206 Spaghetti
Isoleucine 0.116 0.228 Spaghetti
Leucine 0.222 0.44 Spaghetti
Lysine 0.097 0.133 Spaghetti
Methionine 0.063 0.065 Spaghetti
Phenylalanine 0.144 0.297 Spaghetti
Valine 0.164 0.262 Spaghetti
Histidine 0.063 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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