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Broad bean vs Pasta - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Broad bean and Pasta?

  • Broad bean is higher in Copper, Folate, Manganese, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Vitamin B3, yet Pasta is higher in Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B12.
  • Broad bean's daily need coverage for Copper is 34% more.
  • Broad bean has 14 times more Potassium than Pasta. While Broad bean has 332mg of Potassium, Pasta has only 24mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Broad bean is lower.

We used Beans, fava, in pod, raw and Pasta, fresh-refrigerated, plain, cooked types 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 +516.7%
Contains more Iron +36%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.8%
Contains more Potassium +1283.3%
Contains more Zinc +78.6%
Contains more Copper +332.3%
Contains less Sodium -76%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 59% 24% 56% 30% 4% 28% 134%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 43% 13% 27% 3% 1% 16% 31%
Contains more Calcium +516.7%
Contains more Iron +36%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.8%
Contains more Potassium +1283.3%
Contains more Zinc +78.6%
Contains more Copper +332.3%
Contains less Sodium -76%

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 A +1565%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +126.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +205.9%
Contains more Folate +131.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +57.1%
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 20% 24% 0% 13% 34% 67% 43% 14% 24% 111% 0% 103%
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 A +1565%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +126.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +205.9%
Contains more Folate +131.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +57.1%
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.
Broad bean Pasta
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broad bean Pasta Opinion
Net carbs 10.13g 24.93g Pasta
Protein 7.92g 5.15g Broad bean
Fats 0.73g 1.05g Pasta
Carbs 17.63g 24.93g Pasta
Calories 88kcal 131kcal Pasta
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 9.21g g Pasta
Fiber 7.5g g Broad bean
Calcium 37mg 6mg Broad bean
Iron 1.55mg 1.14mg Broad bean
Magnesium 33mg 18mg Broad bean
Phosphorus 129mg 63mg Broad bean
Potassium 332mg 24mg Broad bean
Sodium 25mg 6mg Pasta
Zinc 1mg 0.56mg Broad bean
Copper 0.402mg 0.093mg Broad bean
Vitamin A 333IU 20IU Broad bean
Vitamin E 1.16mg mg Broad bean
Vitamin D 0IU IU Broad bean
Vitamin D 0µg µg Broad bean
Vitamin C 3.7mg 0mg Broad bean
Vitamin B1 0.133mg 0.209mg Pasta
Vitamin B2 0.29mg 0.15mg Broad bean
Vitamin B3 2.249mg 0.992mg Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.225mg 0.183mg Broad bean
Vitamin B6 0.104mg 0.034mg Broad bean
Folate 148µg 64µg Broad bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.14µg Pasta
Vitamin K 40.9µg µg Broad bean
Tryptophan mg 0.065mg Pasta
Threonine mg 0.134mg Pasta
Isoleucine mg 0.197mg Pasta
Leucine mg 0.348mg Pasta
Lysine mg 0.097mg Pasta
Methionine mg 0.079mg Pasta
Phenylalanine mg 0.247mg Pasta
Valine mg 0.217mg Pasta
Histidine mg 0.103mg Pasta
Cholesterol 0mg 33mg Broad bean
Trans Fat 0g g Pasta
Saturated Fat 0.118g 0.15g Broad bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.104g 0.124g Pasta
Polyunsaturated fat 0.342g 0.429g Pasta

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Broad bean 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
37
Broad bean
16
Pasta
Mineral Summary Score
43
Broad bean
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
48%
Broad bean
31%
Pasta
Carbohydrates
18%
Broad bean
25%
Pasta
Fats
3%
Broad bean
5%
Pasta

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.21g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.032g)
Which food is cheaper?
Broad bean
Broad bean is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Broad bean
Broad bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broad bean
Broad bean is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168574/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.