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Bean vs Spaghetti - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Bean and Spaghetti

  • The amount of Folate, Copper, Vitamin B1, Iron, Fiber, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese, and Vitamin B6 in Bean is higher than in Spaghetti.
  • Bean covers your daily need of Folate 130% more than Spaghetti.
  • Bean contains 36 times more Vitamin B1 than Spaghetti. While Bean contains 0.713mg of Vitamin B1, Spaghetti contains only 0.02mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Beans, pinto, mature seeds, raw and Pasta, cooked, unenriched, without added salt.

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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
Bean
7
:
Contains more Iron +914%
Contains more Calcium +1514.3%
Contains more Potassium +3065.9%
Contains more Magnesium +877.8%
Contains more Copper +793%
Contains more Zinc +347.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +608.6%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 191% 34% 123% 126% 298% 63% 177% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 19% 3% 4% 13% 34% 14% 25% 1%
Contains more Iron +914%
Contains more Calcium +1514.3%
Contains more Potassium +3065.9%
Contains more Magnesium +877.8%
Contains more Copper +793%
Contains more Zinc +347.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +608.6%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%

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
Bean
9
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +250%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3465%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +960%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +193.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +600.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +867.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +7400%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 21% 0% 5% 0% 179% 49% 23% 48% 110% 0% 14% 394%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 2% 0% 5% 5% 8% 7% 12% 0% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +250%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3465%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +960%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +193.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +600.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +867.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +7400%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
70
Bean
3
Spaghetti
Mineral Summary Score
126
Bean
14
Spaghetti

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 food.
Protein
129%
Bean
35%
Spaghetti
Carbohydrates
63%
Bean
31%
Spaghetti
Fats
6%
Bean
4%
Spaghetti

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Bean Spaghetti
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Bean Spaghetti
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 Sugar?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.55g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.059g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bean
Bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 16)
Which food is cheaper?
Bean
Bean is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bean
Bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bean
Bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bean Spaghetti Opinion
Calories 347 158 Bean
Protein 21.42 5.8 Bean
Fats 1.23 0.93 Bean
Vitamin C 6.3 0 Bean
Carbs 62.55 30.86 Bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.07 0.5 Bean
Calcium 113 7 Bean
Potassium 1393 44 Bean
Magnesium 176 18 Bean
Sugar 2.11 0.56 Spaghetti
Fiber 15.5 1.8 Bean
Copper 0.893 0.1 Bean
Zinc 2.28 0.51 Bean
Starch 34.17 26.01 Bean
Phosphorus 411 58 Bean
Sodium 12 1 Spaghetti
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.21 0.06 Bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.713 0.02 Bean
Vitamin B2 0.212 0.02 Bean
Vitamin B3 1.174 0.4 Bean
Vitamin B5 0.785 0.112 Bean
Vitamin B6 0.474 0.049 Bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 5.6 0 Bean
Folate 525 7 Bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.235 0.176 Spaghetti
Monounsaturated Fat 0.229 0.131 Bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.407 0.326 Bean
Tryptophan 0.237 0.083 Bean
Threonine 0.81 0.206 Bean
Isoleucine 0.871 0.228 Bean
Leucine 1.558 0.44 Bean
Lysine 1.356 0.133 Bean
Methionine 0.259 0.065 Bean
Phenylalanine 1.095 0.297 Bean
Valine 0.998 0.262 Bean
Histidine 0.556 0.132 Bean
Fructose 0 0.03 Spaghetti

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175199/nutrients
  2. Spaghetti - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168928/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.