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Baked beans vs Spätzle - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Baked beans and Spätzle

  • Baked beans have more Iron, Fiber, Folate, Potassium, Vitamin B1 and Copper, however Spätzle is higher in Selenium.
  • Spätzle covers your daily Selenium needs 33% more than Baked beans.
  • Spätzle contains 9 times less Potassium than Baked beans. Baked beans contain 358mg of Potassium, while Spätzle contains 38mg.
  • Spätzle has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Beans, baked, home prepared and Noodles, egg, cooked, unenriched, with 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
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Contains more Iron +231.7%
Contains more Calcium +408.3%
Contains more Potassium +842.1%
Contains more Magnesium +104.8%
Contains more Copper +62.2%
Contains more Zinc +12.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +43.4%
Contains less Sodium -60.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 75% 19% 32% 31% 53% 20% 47% 56%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 4% 15% 33% 18% 33% 22%
Contains more Iron +231.7%
Contains more Calcium +408.3%
Contains more Potassium +842.1%
Contains more Magnesium +104.8%
Contains more Copper +62.2%
Contains more Zinc +12.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +43.4%
Contains less Sodium -60.9%

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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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +353.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +145%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +95.7%
Contains more Folate +585.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +69.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.4
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% 4% 0% 8% 5% 8% 16% 11% 12% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +353.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +145%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +95.7%
Contains more Folate +585.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +69.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.4

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
10
Baked beans
6
Spätzle
Mineral Summary Score
41
Baked beans
19
Spätzle

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
33%
Baked beans
27%
Spätzle
Carbohydrates
22%
Baked beans
25%
Spätzle
Fats
24%
Baked beans
10%
Spätzle

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Baked beans Spätzle
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?
Spätzle
Spätzle contains less Sodium (difference - 257mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spätzle
Spätzle is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.529g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spätzle
Spätzle is lower in glycemic index (difference - 40)
Which food is cheaper?
Spätzle
Spätzle is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Baked beans
Baked beans is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 24mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Baked beans
Baked beans contains less Sugars (difference - 0.4g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Baked beans
Baked beans is relatively richer in minerals
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.

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 Baked beans Spätzle Opinion
Calories 155 138 Baked beans
Protein 5.54 4.54 Baked beans
Fats 5.15 2.07 Baked beans
Vitamin C 1.1 0 Baked beans
Carbs 21.63 25.16 Spätzle
Cholesterol 5 29 Baked beans
Vitamin D 0 Baked beans
Iron 1.99 0.6 Baked beans
Calcium 61 12 Baked beans
Potassium 358 38 Baked beans
Magnesium 43 21 Baked beans
Sugars 0.4 Baked beans
Fiber 5.5 1.2 Baked beans
Copper 0.159 0.098 Baked beans
Zinc 0.73 0.65 Baked beans
Starch
Phosphorus 109 76 Baked beans
Sodium 422 165 Spätzle
Vitamin A 0 21 Spätzle
Vitamin E 0.17 Spätzle
Vitamin D 0 Baked beans
Vitamin B1 0.136 0.03 Baked beans
Vitamin B2 0.049 0.02 Baked beans
Vitamin B3 0.408 0.4 Baked beans
Vitamin B5 0.155 0.263 Spätzle
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.046 Baked beans
Vitamin B12 0 0.09 Spätzle
Vitamin K 0 Spätzle
Folate 48 7 Baked beans
Trans Fat 0 0.029 Baked beans
Saturated Fat 1.948 0.419 Spätzle
Monounsaturated Fat 2.133 0.581 Baked beans
Polyunsaturated fat 0.74 0.552 Baked beans
Tryptophan 0.067 0.043 Baked beans
Threonine 0.228 0.138 Baked beans
Isoleucine 0.242 0.19 Baked beans
Leucine 0.428 0.365 Baked beans
Lysine 0.379 0.137 Baked beans
Methionine 0.086 0.086
Phenylalanine 0.287 0.24 Baked beans
Valine 0.282 0.22 Baked beans
Histidine 0.153 0.121 Baked beans
Fructose 0 Spätzle

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Spätzle - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169762/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.