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Chickpea vs Pasta - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Chickpea and Pasta

  • The amount of Manganese, Folate, Copper, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Potassium, and Zinc in Chickpea is higher than in Pasta.
  • Chickpea covers your daily Manganese needs 917% more than Pasta.
  • Pasta has 30 times less Potassium than Chickpea. Chickpea has 718mg of Potassium, while Pasta has 24mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, raw and Pasta, fresh-refrigerated, plain, cooked.

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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 Calcium +850%
Contains more Iron +278.1%
Contains more Magnesium +338.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +300%
Contains more Potassium +2891.7%
Contains more Zinc +392.9%
Contains more Copper +605.4%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 162% 57% 108% 64% 4% 76% 219%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 43% 13% 27% 3% 1% 16% 31%
Contains more Calcium +850%
Contains more Iron +278.1%
Contains more Magnesium +338.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +300%
Contains more Potassium +2891.7%
Contains more Zinc +392.9%
Contains more Copper +605.4%
Contains less Sodium -75%

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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Pasta
Contains more Vitamin A +235%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +128.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +767.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1473.5%
Contains more Folate +770.3%
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 Vitamin K 5% 17% 0% 14% 120% 49% 29% 96% 124% 418% 0% 23%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 0% 53% 35% 19% 11% 8% 48% 18% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +235%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +128.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +767.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1473.5%
Contains more Folate +770.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

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.
Chickpea Pasta
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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 Chickpea Pasta Opinion
Net carbs 50.75g 24.93g Chickpea
Protein 20.47g 5.15g Chickpea
Fats 6.04g 1.05g Chickpea
Carbs 62.95g 24.93g Chickpea
Calories 378kcal 131kcal Chickpea
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 10.7g g Pasta
Fiber 12.2g g Chickpea
Calcium 57mg 6mg Chickpea
Iron 4.31mg 1.14mg Chickpea
Magnesium 79mg 18mg Chickpea
Phosphorus 252mg 63mg Chickpea
Potassium 718mg 24mg Chickpea
Sodium 24mg 6mg Pasta
Zinc 2.76mg 0.56mg Chickpea
Copper 0.656mg 0.093mg Chickpea
Vitamin A 67IU 20IU Chickpea
Vitamin E 0.82mg mg Chickpea
Vitamin D 0IU IU Chickpea
Vitamin D 0µg µg Chickpea
Vitamin C 4mg 0mg Chickpea
Vitamin B1 0.477mg 0.209mg Chickpea
Vitamin B2 0.212mg 0.15mg Chickpea
Vitamin B3 1.541mg 0.992mg Chickpea
Vitamin B5 1.588mg 0.183mg Chickpea
Vitamin B6 0.535mg 0.034mg Chickpea
Folate 557µg 64µg Chickpea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.14µg Pasta
Vitamin K 9µg µg Chickpea
Tryptophan 0.2mg 0.065mg Chickpea
Threonine 0.766mg 0.134mg Chickpea
Isoleucine 0.882mg 0.197mg Chickpea
Leucine 1.465mg 0.348mg Chickpea
Lysine 1.377mg 0.097mg Chickpea
Methionine 0.27mg 0.079mg Chickpea
Phenylalanine 1.103mg 0.247mg Chickpea
Valine 0.865mg 0.217mg Chickpea
Histidine 0.566mg 0.103mg Chickpea
Cholesterol 0mg 33mg Chickpea
Trans Fat 0g g Pasta
Saturated Fat 0.603g 0.15g Pasta
Monounsaturated Fat 1.377g 0.124g Chickpea
Polyunsaturated fat 2.731g 0.429g Chickpea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chickpea Pasta
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
74
Chickpea
16
Pasta
Mineral Summary Score
88
Chickpea
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 food.
Protein
123%
Chickpea
31%
Pasta
Carbohydrates
63%
Chickpea
25%
Pasta
Fats
28%
Chickpea
5%
Pasta

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.7g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.453g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Chickpea
Chickpea is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chickpea
Chickpea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chickpea
Chickpea is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Chickpea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173756/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.