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Black gram vs Spaghetti - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Black gram and Spaghetti

  • Black gram has more Folate, Fiber, Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, and Potassium, however Spaghetti is higher in Selenium.
  • Spaghetti covers your daily Selenium needs 43% more than Black gram.
  • Spaghetti contains 13 times less Folate than Black gram. Black gram contains 94µg of Folate, while Spaghetti contains 7µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Mungo beans, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Pasta, cooked, unenriched, without 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
Contains more Calcium +657.1%
Contains more Iron +250%
Contains more Magnesium +250%
Contains more Phosphorus +169%
Contains more Potassium +425%
Contains more Zinc +62.7%
Contains more Copper +39%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 16% 66% 45% 67% 21% 1% 23% 47%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 19% 13% 25% 4% 1% 14% 34%
Contains more Calcium +657.1%
Contains more Iron +250%
Contains more Magnesium +250%
Contains more Phosphorus +169%
Contains more Potassium +425%
Contains more Zinc +62.7%
Contains more Copper +39%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +650%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +275%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +275%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +286.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.4%
Contains more Folate +1242.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 3% 0% 4% 38% 18% 29% 26% 14% 71% 0% 7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 0% 0% 5% 5% 8% 7% 12% 6% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +150%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +650%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +275%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +275%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +286.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.4%
Contains more Folate +1242.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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.
Black gram Spaghetti
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium 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 Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Black gram Spaghetti Opinion
Net carbs 11.94g 29.06g Spaghetti
Protein 7.54g 5.8g Black gram
Fats 0.55g 0.93g Spaghetti
Carbs 18.34g 30.86g Spaghetti
Calories 105kcal 158kcal Spaghetti
Starch g 26.01g Spaghetti
Fructose g 0.03g Spaghetti
Sugar 2.01g 0.56g Spaghetti
Fiber 6.4g 1.8g Black gram
Calcium 53mg 7mg Black gram
Iron 1.75mg 0.5mg Black gram
Magnesium 63mg 18mg Black gram
Phosphorus 156mg 58mg Black gram
Potassium 231mg 44mg Black gram
Sodium 7mg 1mg Spaghetti
Zinc 0.83mg 0.51mg Black gram
Copper 0.139mg 0.1mg Black gram
Vitamin A 31IU 0IU Black gram
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.06mg Black gram
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 1mg 0mg Black gram
Vitamin B1 0.15mg 0.02mg Black gram
Vitamin B2 0.075mg 0.02mg Black gram
Vitamin B3 1.5mg 0.4mg Black gram
Vitamin B5 0.433mg 0.112mg Black gram
Vitamin B6 0.058mg 0.049mg Black gram
Folate 94µg 7µg Black gram
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.7µg 0µg Black gram
Tryptophan 0.078mg 0.083mg Spaghetti
Threonine 0.262mg 0.206mg Black gram
Isoleucine 0.385mg 0.228mg Black gram
Leucine 0.625mg 0.44mg Black gram
Lysine 0.5mg 0.133mg Black gram
Methionine 0.11mg 0.065mg Black gram
Phenylalanine 0.44mg 0.297mg Black gram
Valine 0.423mg 0.262mg Black gram
Histidine 0.211mg 0.132mg Black gram
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.038g 0.176g Black gram
Monounsaturated Fat 0.029g 0.131g Spaghetti
Polyunsaturated fat 0.359g 0.326g Black gram

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Black gram Spaghetti
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
17
Black gram
3
Spaghetti
Mineral Summary Score
35
Black gram
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
45%
Black gram
35%
Spaghetti
Carbohydrates
18%
Black gram
31%
Spaghetti
Fats
3%
Black gram
4%
Spaghetti

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.45g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Black gram
Black gram is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.138g)
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 - $0.1)
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 Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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