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Black gram vs. Pasta — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Black gram and Pasta different?

  • Black gram is richer in Phosphorus, Magnesium, Manganese, Iron, Folate, Potassium, and Copper, while Pasta is higher in Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B2.
  • Black gram covers your daily need of Phosphorus 13% more than Pasta.
  • Black gram contains 10 times more Potassium than Pasta. Black gram contains 231mg of Potassium, while Pasta contains 24mg.

Mungo beans, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Pasta, fresh-refrigerated, plain, cooked types were 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +783.3%
Contains more Iron +53.5%
Contains more Magnesium +250%
Contains more Phosphorus +147.6%
Contains more Potassium +862.5%
Contains more Zinc +48.2%
Contains more Copper +49.5%
Contains more Manganese +83.9%
Contains less Sodium -14.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 16% 66% 45% 67% 21% 1% 23% 47% 54% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 43% 13% 27% 3% 1% 16% 31% 30% 0%
Contains more Calcium +783.3%
Contains more Iron +53.5%
Contains more Magnesium +250%
Contains more Phosphorus +147.6%
Contains more Potassium +862.5%
Contains more Zinc +48.2%
Contains more Copper +49.5%
Contains more Manganese +83.9%
Contains less Sodium -14.3%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +55%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +51.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +136.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.6%
Contains more Folate +46.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +39.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
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 Choline Vitamin K 2% 3% 0% 4% 38% 18% 29% 26% 14% 71% 0% 17% 7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 0% 53% 35% 19% 11% 8% 48% 18% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +55%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +51.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +136.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.6%
Contains more Folate +46.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +39.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +46.4%
Contains more Other +241.9%
Contains more Fats +90.9%
Contains more Carbs +35.9%
Equal in Water - 68.56
8% 18% 73%
Protein: 7.54 g
Fats: 0.55 g
Carbs: 18.34 g
Water: 72.51 g
Other: 1.06 g
5% 25% 69%
Protein: 5.15 g
Fats: 1.05 g
Carbs: 24.93 g
Water: 68.56 g
Other: 0.31 g
Contains more Protein +46.4%
Contains more Other +241.9%
Contains more Fats +90.9%
Contains more Carbs +35.9%
Equal in Water - 68.56

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -74.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +327.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +19.5%
9% 7% 84%
Saturated Fat: 0.038 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.029 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.359 g
21% 18% 61%
Saturated Fat: 0.15 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.124 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.429 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -74.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +327.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +19.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Black gram Pasta
Lower in Sugar ok
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Black gram Pasta Opinion
Net carbs 11.94g 24.93g Pasta
Protein 7.54g 5.15g Black gram
Fats 0.55g 1.05g Pasta
Carbs 18.34g 24.93g Pasta
Calories 105kcal 131kcal Pasta
Sugar 2.01g Pasta
Fiber 6.4g Black gram
Calcium 53mg 6mg Black gram
Iron 1.75mg 1.14mg Black gram
Magnesium 63mg 18mg Black gram
Phosphorus 156mg 63mg Black gram
Potassium 231mg 24mg Black gram
Sodium 7mg 6mg Pasta
Zinc 0.83mg 0.56mg Black gram
Copper 0.139mg 0.093mg Black gram
Manganese 0.412mg 0.224mg Black gram
Selenium 2.5µg Black gram
Vitamin A 31IU 20IU Black gram
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 6µg Pasta
Vitamin E 0.15mg Black gram
Vitamin C 1mg 0mg Black gram
Vitamin B1 0.15mg 0.209mg Pasta
Vitamin B2 0.075mg 0.15mg Pasta
Vitamin B3 1.5mg 0.992mg Black gram
Vitamin B5 0.433mg 0.183mg Black gram
Vitamin B6 0.058mg 0.034mg Black gram
Folate 94µg 64µg Black gram
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.14µg Pasta
Choline 29.6mg Black gram
Vitamin K 2.7µg Black gram
Tryptophan 0.078mg 0.065mg Black gram
Threonine 0.262mg 0.134mg Black gram
Isoleucine 0.385mg 0.197mg Black gram
Leucine 0.625mg 0.348mg Black gram
Lysine 0.5mg 0.097mg Black gram
Methionine 0.11mg 0.079mg Black gram
Phenylalanine 0.44mg 0.247mg Black gram
Valine 0.423mg 0.217mg Black gram
Histidine 0.211mg 0.103mg Black gram
Cholesterol 0mg 33mg Black gram
Saturated Fat 0.038g 0.15g Black gram
Monounsaturated Fat 0.029g 0.124g Pasta
Polyunsaturated fat 0.359g 0.429g Pasta

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Black gram Pasta
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
17%
Black gram
15%
Pasta
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
35%
Black gram
16%
Pasta

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.01g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
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 - 0.112g)
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

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Black gram - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172427/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.