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Spaghetti vs Couscous - 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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Contains more Iron +31.6%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Copper +143.9%
Contains more Zinc +96.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +163.6%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Potassium +31.8%
Contains more Iron +31.6%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Copper +143.9%
Contains more Zinc +96.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +163.6%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Potassium +31.8%

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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Contains more Vitamin E +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +215%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +145.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +231.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.051
Contains more Vitamin E +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +215%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +145.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +231.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.051

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
2
Spaghetti
4
Couscous
Mineral Summary Score
9
Spaghetti
5
Couscous

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
35%
Spaghetti
23%
Couscous
Carbohydrates
31%
Spaghetti
23%
Couscous
Fats
4%
Spaghetti
1%
Couscous

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Spaghetti Couscous
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 contains less Sodium?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Couscous
Couscous contains less Sugars (difference - 0.46g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.147g)
Which food is cheaper?
Couscous
Couscous is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Couscous
Couscous is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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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.

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 Spaghetti Couscous Opinion
Calories 158 112 Spaghetti
Protein 5.8 3.79 Spaghetti
Fats 0.93 0.16 Spaghetti
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 30.86 23.22 Spaghetti
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.5 0.38 Spaghetti
Calcium 7 8 Couscous
Potassium 44 58 Couscous
Magnesium 18 8 Spaghetti
Sugars 0.56 0.1 Spaghetti
Fiber 1.8 1.4 Spaghetti
Copper 0.1 0.041 Spaghetti
Zinc 0.51 0.26 Spaghetti
Starch 26.01 Spaghetti
Phosphorus 58 22 Spaghetti
Sodium 1 5 Spaghetti
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.06 0.13 Couscous
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.063 Couscous
Vitamin B2 0.02 0.027 Couscous
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.983 Couscous
Vitamin B5 0.112 0.371 Couscous
Vitamin B6 0.049 0.051 Couscous
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0.1 Couscous
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Couscous
Saturated Fat 0.176 0.029 Couscous
Monounsaturated Fat 0.131 0.022 Spaghetti
Polyunsaturated fat 0.326 0.064 Spaghetti
Tryptophan 0.083 0.049 Spaghetti
Threonine 0.206 0.1 Spaghetti
Isoleucine 0.228 0.147 Spaghetti
Leucine 0.44 0.259 Spaghetti
Lysine 0.133 0.073 Spaghetti
Methionine 0.065 0.059 Spaghetti
Phenylalanine 0.297 0.184 Spaghetti
Valine 0.262 0.162 Spaghetti
Histidine 0.132 0.077 Spaghetti
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