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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 Calcium +1514.3%
Contains more Iron +914%
Contains more Magnesium +877.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +608.6%
Contains more Potassium +3065.9%
Contains more Zinc +347.1%
Contains more Copper +793%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 191% 126% 177% 123% 2% 63% 298%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 19% 13% 25% 4% 1% 14% 34%
Contains more Calcium +1514.3%
Contains more Iron +914%
Contains more Magnesium +877.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +608.6%
Contains more Potassium +3065.9%
Contains more Zinc +347.1%
Contains more Copper +793%
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 E +250%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 Folate +7400%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 5% 0% 21% 179% 49% 23% 48% 110% 394% 0% 14%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 0% 0% 5% 5% 8% 7% 12% 6% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +250%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 Folate +7400%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bean Spaghetti Opinion
Net carbs 47.05g 29.06g Bean
Protein 21.42g 5.8g Bean
Fats 1.23g 0.93g Bean
Carbs 62.55g 30.86g Bean
Calories 347kcal 158kcal Bean
Starch 34.17g 26.01g Bean
Fructose 0g 0.03g Spaghetti
Sugar 2.11g 0.56g Spaghetti
Fiber 15.5g 1.8g Bean
Calcium 113mg 7mg Bean
Iron 5.07mg 0.5mg Bean
Magnesium 176mg 18mg Bean
Phosphorus 411mg 58mg Bean
Potassium 1393mg 44mg Bean
Sodium 12mg 1mg Spaghetti
Zinc 2.28mg 0.51mg Bean
Copper 0.893mg 0.1mg Bean
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.21mg 0.06mg Bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 6.3mg 0mg Bean
Vitamin B1 0.713mg 0.02mg Bean
Vitamin B2 0.212mg 0.02mg Bean
Vitamin B3 1.174mg 0.4mg Bean
Vitamin B5 0.785mg 0.112mg Bean
Vitamin B6 0.474mg 0.049mg Bean
Folate 525µg 7µg Bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 5.6µg 0µg Bean
Tryptophan 0.237mg 0.083mg Bean
Threonine 0.81mg 0.206mg Bean
Isoleucine 0.871mg 0.228mg Bean
Leucine 1.558mg 0.44mg Bean
Lysine 1.356mg 0.133mg Bean
Methionine 0.259mg 0.065mg Bean
Phenylalanine 1.095mg 0.297mg Bean
Valine 0.998mg 0.262mg Bean
Histidine 0.556mg 0.132mg Bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.235g 0.176g Spaghetti
Monounsaturated Fat 0.229g 0.131g Bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.407g 0.326g Bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Bean Spaghetti
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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

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)

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.