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Spelt vs Pasta - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Spelt
Spelt is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Spelt
Spelt is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Spelt
Spelt is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sugars (difference - 6.82g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.256g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
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.
Spelt Pasta
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Spelt Pasta
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
24
Spelt
12
Pasta
Mineral Summary Score
60
Spelt
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
Spelt
7
:
1
Pasta
Contains more Iron +289.5%
Contains more Calcium +350%
Contains more Potassium +1516.7%
Contains more Magnesium +655.6%
Contains more Copper +449.5%
Contains more Zinc +485.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +536.5%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Iron +289.5%
Contains more Calcium +350%
Contains more Potassium +1516.7%
Contains more Magnesium +655.6%
Contains more Copper +449.5%
Contains more Zinc +485.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +536.5%
Contains less Sodium -25%

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
Spelt
6
:
4
Pasta
Contains more Vitamin B1 +74.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +589.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +483.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +576.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +74.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +589.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +483.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +576.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.7%
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
87%
Spelt
31%
Pasta
Carbohydrates
70%
Spelt
25%
Pasta
Fats
11%
Spelt
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 Spelt Pasta Opinion
Calories 338 131 Spelt
Protein 14.57 5.15 Spelt
Fats 2.43 1.05 Spelt
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 70.19 24.93 Spelt
Cholesterol 0 33 Spelt
Vitamin D
Iron 4.44 1.14 Spelt
Calcium 27 6 Spelt
Potassium 388 24 Spelt
Magnesium 136 18 Spelt
Sugars 6.82 Spelt
Fiber 10.7 Spelt
Copper 0.511 0.093 Spelt
Zinc 3.28 0.56 Spelt
Starch 53.92 Spelt
Phosphorus 401 63 Spelt
Sodium 8 6 Pasta
Vitamin A 10 20 Pasta
Vitamin E 0.79 Spelt
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.364 0.209 Spelt
Vitamin B2 0.113 0.15 Pasta
Vitamin B3 6.843 0.992 Spelt
Vitamin B5 1.068 0.183 Spelt
Vitamin B6 0.23 0.034 Spelt
Vitamin B12 0 0.14 Pasta
Vitamin K 3.6 Spelt
Folic acid (B9) 0 57 Pasta
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.406 0.15 Pasta
Monounsaturated Fat 0.445 0.124 Spelt
Polyunsaturated fat 1.258 0.429 Spelt
Tryptophan 0.132 0.065 Spelt
Threonine 0.443 0.134 Spelt
Isoleucine 0.552 0.197 Spelt
Leucine 1.07 0.348 Spelt
Lysine 0.409 0.097 Spelt
Methionine 0.258 0.079 Spelt
Phenylalanine 0.737 0.247 Spelt
Valine 0.681 0.217 Spelt
Histidine 0.36 0.103 Spelt
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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