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Baked beans vs Spaghetti - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Baked beans and Spaghetti?

  • Baked beans are richer in Iron, Fiber, Folate, Vitamin B1, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Copper, yet Spaghetti is richer in Selenium.
  • Spaghetti's daily need coverage for Selenium is 38% higher.
  • Baked beans have 422 times more Sodium than Spaghetti. Baked beans have 422mg of Sodium, while Spaghetti has 1mg.

We used Beans, baked, home prepared and Pasta, cooked, unenriched, without added salt types in this comparison.

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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 +298%
Contains more Calcium +771.4%
Contains more Potassium +713.6%
Contains more Magnesium +138.9%
Contains more Copper +59%
Contains more Zinc +43.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +87.9%
Contains less Sodium -99.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 75% 19% 32% 31% 53% 20% 47% 56%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 19% 3% 4% 13% 34% 14% 25% 1%
Contains more Iron +298%
Contains more Calcium +771.4%
Contains more Potassium +713.6%
Contains more Magnesium +138.9%
Contains more Copper +59%
Contains more Zinc +43.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +87.9%
Contains less Sodium -99.8%

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 +580%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +145%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +38.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +83.7%
Contains more Folate +585.7%
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% 0% 2% 0% 5% 5% 8% 7% 12% 0% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +580%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +145%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +38.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +83.7%
Contains more Folate +585.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.4

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
3
Spaghetti
Mineral Summary Score
41
Baked beans
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
33%
Baked beans
35%
Spaghetti
Carbohydrates
22%
Baked beans
31%
Spaghetti
Fats
24%
Baked beans
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.
Baked beans Spaghetti
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti contains less Sodium (difference - 421mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.772g)
Which food is cheaper?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Baked beans
Baked beans is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.56g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Baked beans
Baked beans is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Baked beans
Baked beans is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Baked beans
Baked beans is relatively richer in vitamins

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Baked beans Spaghetti Opinion
Calories 155 158 Spaghetti
Protein 5.54 5.8 Spaghetti
Fats 5.15 0.93 Baked beans
Vitamin C 1.1 0 Baked beans
Carbs 21.63 30.86 Spaghetti
Cholesterol 5 0 Spaghetti
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.99 0.5 Baked beans
Calcium 61 7 Baked beans
Potassium 358 44 Baked beans
Magnesium 43 18 Baked beans
Sugar 0.56 Baked beans
Fiber 5.5 1.8 Baked beans
Copper 0.159 0.1 Baked beans
Zinc 0.73 0.51 Baked beans
Starch 26.01 Spaghetti
Phosphorus 109 58 Baked beans
Sodium 422 1 Spaghetti
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.06 Spaghetti
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.136 0.02 Baked beans
Vitamin B2 0.049 0.02 Baked beans
Vitamin B3 0.408 0.4 Baked beans
Vitamin B5 0.155 0.112 Baked beans
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.049 Baked beans
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Spaghetti
Folate 48 7 Baked beans
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 1.948 0.176 Spaghetti
Monounsaturated Fat 2.133 0.131 Baked beans
Polyunsaturated fat 0.74 0.326 Baked beans
Tryptophan 0.067 0.083 Spaghetti
Threonine 0.228 0.206 Baked beans
Isoleucine 0.242 0.228 Baked beans
Leucine 0.428 0.44 Spaghetti
Lysine 0.379 0.133 Baked beans
Methionine 0.086 0.065 Baked beans
Phenylalanine 0.287 0.297 Spaghetti
Valine 0.282 0.262 Baked beans
Histidine 0.153 0.132 Baked beans
Fructose 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. Baked beans - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173731/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.