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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 Calcium +916.7%
Contains more Iron +74.6%
Contains more Magnesium +138.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +73%
Contains more Potassium +1391.7%
Contains more Zinc +30.4%
Contains more Copper +71%
Contains less Sodium -98.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 19% 75% 31% 47% 32% 56% 20% 53%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 43% 13% 27% 3% 1% 16% 31%
Contains more Calcium +916.7%
Contains more Iron +74.6%
Contains more Magnesium +138.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +73%
Contains more Potassium +1391.7%
Contains more Zinc +30.4%
Contains more Copper +71%
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 Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 4% 34% 12% 8% 10% 21% 36% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 0% 53% 35% 19% 11% 8% 48% 18% 0%
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 Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Baked beans Pasta Opinion
Net carbs 16.13g 24.93g Pasta
Protein 5.54g 5.15g Baked beans
Fats 5.15g 1.05g Baked beans
Carbs 21.63g 24.93g Pasta
Calories 155kcal 131kcal Baked beans
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 5.5g g Baked beans
Calcium 61mg 6mg Baked beans
Iron 1.99mg 1.14mg Baked beans
Magnesium 43mg 18mg Baked beans
Phosphorus 109mg 63mg Baked beans
Potassium 358mg 24mg Baked beans
Sodium 422mg 6mg Pasta
Zinc 0.73mg 0.56mg Baked beans
Copper 0.159mg 0.093mg Baked beans
Vitamin A 0IU 20IU Pasta
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU IU Baked beans
Vitamin D 0µg µg Baked beans
Vitamin C 1.1mg 0mg Baked beans
Vitamin B1 0.136mg 0.209mg Pasta
Vitamin B2 0.049mg 0.15mg Pasta
Vitamin B3 0.408mg 0.992mg Pasta
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.183mg Pasta
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.034mg Baked beans
Folate 48µg 64µg Pasta
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.14µg Pasta
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.067mg 0.065mg Baked beans
Threonine 0.228mg 0.134mg Baked beans
Isoleucine 0.242mg 0.197mg Baked beans
Leucine 0.428mg 0.348mg Baked beans
Lysine 0.379mg 0.097mg Baked beans
Methionine 0.086mg 0.079mg Baked beans
Phenylalanine 0.287mg 0.247mg Baked beans
Valine 0.282mg 0.217mg Baked beans
Histidine 0.153mg 0.103mg Baked beans
Cholesterol 5mg 33mg Baked beans
Trans Fat 0g g Pasta
Saturated Fat 1.948g 0.15g Pasta
Monounsaturated Fat 2.133g 0.124g Baked beans
Polyunsaturated fat 0.74g 0.429g Baked beans

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Baked beans Pasta
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
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

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)

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.