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Black gram vs Pasta - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Black gram and Pasta?

  • Black gram is richer than Pasta in Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Folate, Potassium, Zinc, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B5.
  • Black gram's daily need coverage for Copper is 99% more.
  • Black gram has 41 times more Potassium than Pasta. While Black gram has 983mg of Potassium, Pasta has only 24mg.

We used Mungo beans, mature seeds, 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
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Pasta
Contains more Iron +564%
Contains more Calcium +2200%
Contains more Potassium +3995.8%
Contains more Magnesium +1383.3%
Contains more Copper +954.8%
Contains more Zinc +498.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +501.6%
Contains less Sodium -84.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 284% 42% 87% 191% 327% 92% 163% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 43% 2% 3% 13% 31% 16% 27% 1%
Contains more Iron +564%
Contains more Calcium +2200%
Contains more Potassium +3995.8%
Contains more Magnesium +1383.3%
Contains more Copper +954.8%
Contains more Zinc +498.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +501.6%
Contains less Sodium -84.2%

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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1
Pasta
Contains more Vitamin A +15%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +69.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +395.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +726.5%
Contains more Folate +237.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
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% 69% 59% 28% 55% 65% 0% 0% 162%
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 A +15%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +69.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +395.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +726.5%
Contains more Folate +237.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

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
36
Black gram
16
Pasta
Mineral Summary Score
149
Black gram
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 the food
Protein
151%
Black gram
31%
Pasta
Carbohydrates
59%
Black gram
25%
Pasta
Fats
8%
Black gram
5%
Pasta

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.
Black gram Pasta
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Black gram 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 - 32mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Black gram
Black gram is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Black gram
Black gram is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.036g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Black gram
Black gram is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food is cheaper?
Black gram
Black gram is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Black gram
Black gram is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Black gram
Black gram is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)

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 Black gram Pasta Opinion
Calories 341 131 Black gram
Protein 25.21 5.15 Black gram
Fats 1.64 1.05 Black gram
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 58.99 24.93 Black gram
Cholesterol 0 33 Black gram
Vitamin D 0 Black gram
Iron 7.57 1.14 Black gram
Calcium 138 6 Black gram
Potassium 983 24 Black gram
Magnesium 267 18 Black gram
Sugars
Fiber 18.3 Black gram
Copper 0.981 0.093 Black gram
Zinc 3.35 0.56 Black gram
Starch
Phosphorus 379 63 Black gram
Sodium 38 6 Pasta
Vitamin A 23 20 Black gram
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 Black gram
Vitamin B1 0.273 0.209 Black gram
Vitamin B2 0.254 0.15 Black gram
Vitamin B3 1.447 0.992 Black gram
Vitamin B5 0.906 0.183 Black gram
Vitamin B6 0.281 0.034 Black gram
Vitamin B12 0 0.14 Pasta
Vitamin K
Folate 216 64 Black gram
Trans Fat 0 Pasta
Saturated Fat 0.114 0.15 Black gram
Monounsaturated Fat 0.085 0.124 Pasta
Polyunsaturated fat 1.071 0.429 Black gram
Tryptophan 0.263 0.065 Black gram
Threonine 0.875 0.134 Black gram
Isoleucine 1.287 0.197 Black gram
Leucine 2.089 0.348 Black gram
Lysine 1.674 0.097 Black gram
Methionine 0.367 0.079 Black gram
Phenylalanine 1.473 0.247 Black gram
Valine 1.416 0.217 Black gram
Histidine 0.706 0.103 Black gram
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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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Black gram - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174259/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.