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Spaghetti vs Pasta - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sugars (difference - 0.56g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.026g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (42)
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.
Spaghetti Pasta
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index 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
Spaghetti Pasta
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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
12
Pasta
Mineral Summary Score
9
Spaghetti
10
Pasta

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
:
3
Pasta
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +83.3%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Iron +128%
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Equal in Copper - 0.093
Equal in Zinc - 0.56
Equal in Phosphorus - 63
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +83.3%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Iron +128%
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Equal in Copper - 0.093
Equal in Zinc - 0.56
Equal in Phosphorus - 63

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
:
7
Pasta
Contains more Vitamin B6 +44.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +945%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +650%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +148%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +63.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +44.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +945%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +650%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +148%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +63.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%

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
31%
Pasta
Carbohydrates
31%
Spaghetti
25%
Pasta
Fats
4%
Spaghetti
5%
Pasta

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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 Spaghetti Pasta Opinion
Calories 158 131 Spaghetti
Protein 5.8 5.15 Spaghetti
Fats 0.93 1.05 Pasta
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 30.86 24.93 Spaghetti
Cholesterol 0 33 Spaghetti
Vitamin D 0 Spaghetti
Iron 0.5 1.14 Pasta
Calcium 7 6 Spaghetti
Potassium 44 24 Spaghetti
Magnesium 18 18
Sugars 0.56 Spaghetti
Fiber 1.8 Spaghetti
Copper 0.1 0.093 Spaghetti
Zinc 0.51 0.56 Pasta
Starch 26.01 Spaghetti
Phosphorus 58 63 Pasta
Sodium 1 6 Spaghetti
Vitamin A 0 20 Pasta
Vitamin E 0.06 Spaghetti
Vitamin D 0 Spaghetti
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.209 Pasta
Vitamin B2 0.02 0.15 Pasta
Vitamin B3 0.4 0.992 Pasta
Vitamin B5 0.112 0.183 Pasta
Vitamin B6 0.049 0.034 Spaghetti
Vitamin B12 0 0.14 Pasta
Vitamin K 0 Spaghetti
Folic acid (B9) 0 57 Pasta
Trans Fat 0 Pasta
Saturated Fat 0.176 0.15 Pasta
Monounsaturated Fat 0.131 0.124 Spaghetti
Polyunsaturated fat 0.326 0.429 Pasta
Tryptophan 0.083 0.065 Spaghetti
Threonine 0.206 0.134 Spaghetti
Isoleucine 0.228 0.197 Spaghetti
Leucine 0.44 0.348 Spaghetti
Lysine 0.133 0.097 Spaghetti
Methionine 0.065 0.079 Pasta
Phenylalanine 0.297 0.247 Spaghetti
Valine 0.262 0.217 Spaghetti
Histidine 0.132 0.103 Spaghetti
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