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Spaghetti vs Rice - 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.
Spaghetti Rice
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
Spaghetti Rice
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
2
Spaghetti
10
Rice
Mineral Summary Score
9
Spaghetti
9
Rice

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
:
2
Rice
Contains more Potassium +25.7%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +44.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.9%
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Calcium +42.9%
Equal in Zinc - 0.49
Equal in Sodium - 1
Contains more Potassium +25.7%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +44.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.9%
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Calcium +42.9%
Equal in Zinc - 0.49
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
:
5
Rice
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%
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) +∞%

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
16%
Rice
Carbohydrates
31%
Spaghetti
28%
Rice
Fats
4%
Spaghetti
1%
Rice

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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 Rice Opinion
Calories 158 130 Spaghetti
Protein 5.8 2.69 Spaghetti
Fats 0.93 0.28 Spaghetti
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 30.86 28.17 Spaghetti
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.5 1.2 Rice
Calcium 7 10 Rice
Potassium 44 35 Spaghetti
Magnesium 18 12 Spaghetti
Sugars 0.56 0.05 Spaghetti
Fiber 1.8 0.4 Spaghetti
Copper 0.1 0.069 Spaghetti
Zinc 0.51 0.49 Spaghetti
Starch 26.01 Spaghetti
Phosphorus 58 43 Spaghetti
Sodium 1 1
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.06 0.04 Spaghetti
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.163 Rice
Vitamin B2 0.02 0.013 Spaghetti
Vitamin B3 0.4 1.476 Rice
Vitamin B5 0.112 0.39 Rice
Vitamin B6 0.049 0.093 Rice
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0
Folic acid (B9) 0 55 Rice
Trans Fat 0 Rice
Saturated Fat 0.176 0.077 Rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.131 0.088 Spaghetti
Polyunsaturated fat 0.326 0.076 Spaghetti
Tryptophan 0.083 0.031 Spaghetti
Threonine 0.206 0.096 Spaghetti
Isoleucine 0.228 0.116 Spaghetti
Leucine 0.44 0.222 Spaghetti
Lysine 0.133 0.097 Spaghetti
Methionine 0.065 0.063 Spaghetti
Phenylalanine 0.297 0.144 Spaghetti
Valine 0.262 0.164 Spaghetti
Histidine 0.132 0.063 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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