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Spätzle vs Pasta - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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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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2
Pasta
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +58.3%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Zinc +16.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.6%
Contains more Iron +90%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.093
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +58.3%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Zinc +16.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.6%
Contains more Iron +90%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.093

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
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5
Pasta
Contains more Vitamin B5 +43.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +596.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +650%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +148%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +55.6%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Equal in Vitamin A - 20
Contains more Vitamin B5 +43.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +596.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +650%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +148%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +55.6%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Equal in Vitamin A - 20

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
Spätzle
12
Pasta
Mineral Summary Score
13
Spätzle
10
Pasta

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
27%
Spätzle
31%
Pasta
Carbohydrates
25%
Spätzle
25%
Pasta
Fats
10%
Spätzle
5%
Pasta

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.
Spätzle Pasta
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Spätzle Pasta
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Spätzle
Spätzle is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spätzle
Spätzle is lower in glycemic index (difference - 42)
Which food is cheaper?
Spätzle
Spätzle is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Spätzle
Spätzle is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sugars (difference - 0.4g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sodium (difference - 159mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.269g)
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.

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 Spätzle Pasta Opinion
Calories 138 131 Spätzle
Protein 4.54 5.15 Pasta
Fats 2.07 1.05 Spätzle
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 25.16 24.93 Spätzle
Cholesterol 29 33 Spätzle
Vitamin D
Iron 0.6 1.14 Pasta
Calcium 12 6 Spätzle
Potassium 38 24 Spätzle
Magnesium 21 18 Spätzle
Sugars 0.4 Spätzle
Fiber 1.2 Spätzle
Copper 0.098 0.093 Spätzle
Zinc 0.65 0.56 Spätzle
Starch
Phosphorus 76 63 Spätzle
Sodium 165 6 Pasta
Vitamin A 21 20 Spätzle
Vitamin E 0.17 Spätzle
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.03 0.209 Pasta
Vitamin B2 0.02 0.15 Pasta
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.992 Pasta
Vitamin B5 0.263 0.183 Spätzle
Vitamin B6 0.046 0.034 Spätzle
Vitamin B12 0.09 0.14 Pasta
Vitamin K 0 Spätzle
Folic acid (B9) 0 57 Pasta
Trans Fat 0.029 Pasta
Saturated Fat 0.419 0.15 Pasta
Monounsaturated Fat 0.581 0.124 Spätzle
Polyunsaturated fat 0.552 0.429 Spätzle
Tryptophan 0.043 0.065 Pasta
Threonine 0.138 0.134 Spätzle
Isoleucine 0.19 0.197 Pasta
Leucine 0.365 0.348 Spätzle
Lysine 0.137 0.097 Spätzle
Methionine 0.086 0.079 Spätzle
Phenylalanine 0.24 0.247 Pasta
Valine 0.22 0.217 Spätzle
Histidine 0.121 0.103 Spätzle
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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