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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
Contains more Calcium +2257.1%
Contains more Iron +718%
Contains more Magnesium +227.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +224.1%
Contains more Potassium +406.8%
Contains more Zinc +188.2%
Contains more Copper +98%
Contains less Sodium -99.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 50% 154% 43% 81% 20% 79% 41% 66%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 19% 13% 25% 4% 1% 14% 34%
Contains more Calcium +2257.1%
Contains more Iron +718%
Contains more Magnesium +227.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +224.1%
Contains more Potassium +406.8%
Contains more Zinc +188.2%
Contains more Copper +98%
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
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Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 Folate +1128.6%
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 0% 5% 0% 1% 110% 89% 118% 28% 36% 65% 0% 15%
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 E +300%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 Folate +1128.6%
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.
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bread Spaghetti Opinion
Net carbs 51.07g 29.06g Bread
Protein 12.96g 5.8g Bread
Fats 4.27g 0.93g Bread
Carbs 55.77g 30.86g Bread
Calories 313kcal 158kcal Bread
Starch g 26.01g Spaghetti
Fructose g 0.03g Spaghetti
Sugar 6.42g 0.56g Spaghetti
Fiber 4.7g 1.8g Bread
Calcium 165mg 7mg Bread
Iron 4.09mg 0.5mg Bread
Magnesium 59mg 18mg Bread
Phosphorus 188mg 58mg Bread
Potassium 223mg 44mg Bread
Sodium 601mg 1mg Spaghetti
Zinc 1.47mg 0.51mg Bread
Copper 0.198mg 0.1mg Bread
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.24mg 0.06mg Bread
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.2mg 0mg Bread
Vitamin B1 0.439mg 0.02mg Bread
Vitamin B2 0.382mg 0.02mg Bread
Vitamin B3 6.25mg 0.4mg Bread
Vitamin B5 0.456mg 0.112mg Bread
Vitamin B6 0.153mg 0.049mg Bread
Folate 86µg 7µg Bread
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 5.7µg 0µg Bread
Tryptophan 0.092mg 0.083mg Bread
Threonine 0.299mg 0.206mg Bread
Isoleucine 0.258mg 0.228mg Bread
Leucine 0.461mg 0.44mg Bread
Lysine 0.215mg 0.133mg Bread
Methionine 0.105mg 0.065mg Bread
Phenylalanine 0.315mg 0.297mg Bread
Valine 0.31mg 0.262mg Bread
Histidine 0.15mg 0.132mg Bread
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Bread
Saturated Fat 0.989g 0.176g Spaghetti
Monounsaturated Fat 1.019g 0.131g Bread
Polyunsaturated fat 1.72g 0.326g Bread

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Bread 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
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

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)

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.