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Baked beans vs Pasta - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Baked beans and Pasta different?

  • Baked beans are higher in Iron, Potassium, Copper, Phosphorus, and Magnesium, however Pasta is richer in Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Sodium from Baked beans is 18% higher.
  • Baked beans contain 15 times more Potassium than Pasta. While Baked beans contain 358mg of Potassium, Pasta contains only 24mg.
  • Pasta has less Sodium.

Beans, baked, home prepared and Pasta, fresh-refrigerated, plain, cooked are the varieties used in this article.

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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
Contains more Iron +74.6%
Contains more Calcium +916.7%
Contains more Potassium +1391.7%
Contains more Magnesium +138.9%
Contains more Copper +71%
Contains more Zinc +30.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +73%
Contains less Sodium -98.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 75% 19% 32% 31% 53% 20% 47% 56%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 43% 2% 3% 13% 31% 16% 27% 1%
Contains more Iron +74.6%
Contains more Calcium +916.7%
Contains more Potassium +1391.7%
Contains more Magnesium +138.9%
Contains more Copper +71%
Contains more Zinc +30.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +73%
Contains less Sodium -98.6%

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
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Pasta
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +164.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +53.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +206.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +143.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 4% 0% 0% 0% 34% 12% 8% 10% 21% 0% 0% 36%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 2% 0% 0% 53% 35% 19% 11% 8% 18% 0% 48%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +164.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +53.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +206.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +143.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +33.3%

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
10
Baked beans
16
Pasta
Mineral Summary Score
41
Baked beans
17
Pasta

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
33%
Baked beans
31%
Pasta
Carbohydrates
22%
Baked beans
25%
Pasta
Fats
24%
Baked beans
5%
Pasta

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.
Baked beans Pasta
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

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Baked beans Pasta
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 contains less Sodium?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sodium (difference - 416mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.798g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pasta
Pasta is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Baked beans
Baked beans is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Baked beans
Baked beans is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is cheaper?
Baked beans
Baked beans is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Baked beans
Baked beans is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Baked beans Pasta Opinion
Calories 155 131 Baked beans
Protein 5.54 5.15 Baked beans
Fats 5.15 1.05 Baked beans
Vitamin C 1.1 0 Baked beans
Carbs 21.63 24.93 Pasta
Cholesterol 5 33 Baked beans
Vitamin D 0 Baked beans
Iron 1.99 1.14 Baked beans
Calcium 61 6 Baked beans
Potassium 358 24 Baked beans
Magnesium 43 18 Baked beans
Sugar
Fiber 5.5 Baked beans
Copper 0.159 0.093 Baked beans
Zinc 0.73 0.56 Baked beans
Starch
Phosphorus 109 63 Baked beans
Sodium 422 6 Pasta
Vitamin A 0 20 Pasta
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 Baked beans
Vitamin B1 0.136 0.209 Pasta
Vitamin B2 0.049 0.15 Pasta
Vitamin B3 0.408 0.992 Pasta
Vitamin B5 0.155 0.183 Pasta
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.034 Baked beans
Vitamin B12 0 0.14 Pasta
Vitamin K
Folate 48 64 Pasta
Trans Fat 0 Pasta
Saturated Fat 1.948 0.15 Pasta
Monounsaturated Fat 2.133 0.124 Baked beans
Polyunsaturated fat 0.74 0.429 Baked beans
Tryptophan 0.067 0.065 Baked beans
Threonine 0.228 0.134 Baked beans
Isoleucine 0.242 0.197 Baked beans
Leucine 0.428 0.348 Baked beans
Lysine 0.379 0.097 Baked beans
Methionine 0.086 0.079 Baked beans
Phenylalanine 0.287 0.247 Baked beans
Valine 0.282 0.217 Baked beans
Histidine 0.153 0.103 Baked beans
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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. Baked beans - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173731/nutrients
  2. Pasta - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169728/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.