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Bread vs Spaghetti - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Bread and Spaghetti?

  • Spaghetti has less Manganese, Iron, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Folate, Phosphorus, Calcium, and Selenium than Bread.
  • Bread's daily need coverage for Manganese is 46% higher.
  • Bread has 601 times more Sodium than Spaghetti. Bread has 601mg of Sodium, while Spaghetti has 1mg.

We used Bread, wheat, toasted 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
Bread
7
:
Contains more Iron +718%
Contains more Calcium +2257.1%
Contains more Potassium +406.8%
Contains more Magnesium +227.8%
Contains more Copper +98%
Contains more Zinc +188.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +224.1%
Contains less Sodium -99.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 154% 50% 20% 43% 66% 41% 81% 79%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 19% 3% 4% 13% 34% 14% 25% 1%
Contains more Iron +718%
Contains more Calcium +2257.1%
Contains more Potassium +406.8%
Contains more Magnesium +227.8%
Contains more Copper +98%
Contains more Zinc +188.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +224.1%
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
Bread
9
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2095%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1810%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1462.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +307.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +212.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +1128.6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 1% 0% 5% 0% 110% 89% 118% 28% 36% 0% 15% 65%
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 E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2095%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1810%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1462.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +307.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +212.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +1128.6%

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
38
Bread
3
Spaghetti
Mineral Summary Score
66
Bread
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
78%
Bread
35%
Spaghetti
Carbohydrates
56%
Bread
31%
Spaghetti
Fats
20%
Bread
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.
Bread 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

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Bread Spaghetti
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 is lower in Sugar?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.86g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti contains less Sodium (difference - 600mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.813g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is cheaper?
Bread
Bread is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bread
Bread is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bread
Bread is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bread Spaghetti Opinion
Calories 313 158 Bread
Protein 12.96 5.8 Bread
Fats 4.27 0.93 Bread
Vitamin C 0.2 0 Bread
Carbs 55.77 30.86 Bread
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.09 0.5 Bread
Calcium 165 7 Bread
Potassium 223 44 Bread
Magnesium 59 18 Bread
Sugar 6.42 0.56 Spaghetti
Fiber 4.7 1.8 Bread
Copper 0.198 0.1 Bread
Zinc 1.47 0.51 Bread
Starch 26.01 Spaghetti
Phosphorus 188 58 Bread
Sodium 601 1 Spaghetti
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.24 0.06 Bread
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.439 0.02 Bread
Vitamin B2 0.382 0.02 Bread
Vitamin B3 6.25 0.4 Bread
Vitamin B5 0.456 0.112 Bread
Vitamin B6 0.153 0.049 Bread
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 5.7 0 Bread
Folate 86 7 Bread
Trans Fat 0 Bread
Saturated Fat 0.989 0.176 Spaghetti
Monounsaturated Fat 1.019 0.131 Bread
Polyunsaturated fat 1.72 0.326 Bread
Tryptophan 0.092 0.083 Bread
Threonine 0.299 0.206 Bread
Isoleucine 0.258 0.228 Bread
Leucine 0.461 0.44 Bread
Lysine 0.215 0.133 Bread
Methionine 0.105 0.065 Bread
Phenylalanine 0.315 0.297 Bread
Valine 0.31 0.262 Bread
Histidine 0.15 0.132 Bread
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. Bread - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172687/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.