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Chickpea vs Spaghetti - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Chickpea and Spaghetti?

  • Chickpea is higher in Manganese, Folate, Copper, Iron, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, and Phosphorus, yet Spaghetti is higher in Selenium.
  • Chickpea's daily need coverage for Manganese is 912% more.
  • Chickpea has 80 times more Folate than Spaghetti. While Chickpea has 557µg of Folate, Spaghetti has only 7µg.

We used Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, raw and Pasta, cooked, unenriched, without added salt types 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +714.3%
Contains more Iron +762%
Contains more Magnesium +338.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +334.5%
Contains more Potassium +1531.8%
Contains more Zinc +441.2%
Contains more Copper +556%
Contains less Sodium -95.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 162% 57% 108% 64% 4% 76% 219%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 19% 13% 25% 4% 1% 14% 34%
Contains more Calcium +714.3%
Contains more Iron +762%
Contains more Magnesium +338.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +334.5%
Contains more Potassium +1531.8%
Contains more Zinc +441.2%
Contains more Copper +556%
Contains less Sodium -95.8%

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1266.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2285%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +960%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +285.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1317.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +991.8%
Contains more Folate +7857.1%
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 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 0% 2% 0% 0% 5% 5% 8% 7% 12% 6% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1266.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2285%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +960%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +285.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1317.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +991.8%
Contains more Folate +7857.1%
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.
Chickpea 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 Chickpea Spaghetti Opinion
Net carbs 50.75g 29.06g Chickpea
Protein 20.47g 5.8g Chickpea
Fats 6.04g 0.93g Chickpea
Carbs 62.95g 30.86g Chickpea
Calories 378kcal 158kcal Chickpea
Starch g 26.01g Spaghetti
Fructose g 0.03g Spaghetti
Sugar 10.7g 0.56g Spaghetti
Fiber 12.2g 1.8g Chickpea
Calcium 57mg 7mg Chickpea
Iron 4.31mg 0.5mg Chickpea
Magnesium 79mg 18mg Chickpea
Phosphorus 252mg 58mg Chickpea
Potassium 718mg 44mg Chickpea
Sodium 24mg 1mg Spaghetti
Zinc 2.76mg 0.51mg Chickpea
Copper 0.656mg 0.1mg Chickpea
Vitamin A 67IU 0IU Chickpea
Vitamin E 0.82mg 0.06mg Chickpea
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4mg 0mg Chickpea
Vitamin B1 0.477mg 0.02mg Chickpea
Vitamin B2 0.212mg 0.02mg Chickpea
Vitamin B3 1.541mg 0.4mg Chickpea
Vitamin B5 1.588mg 0.112mg Chickpea
Vitamin B6 0.535mg 0.049mg Chickpea
Folate 557µg 7µg Chickpea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 9µg 0µg Chickpea
Tryptophan 0.2mg 0.083mg Chickpea
Threonine 0.766mg 0.206mg Chickpea
Isoleucine 0.882mg 0.228mg Chickpea
Leucine 1.465mg 0.44mg Chickpea
Lysine 1.377mg 0.133mg Chickpea
Methionine 0.27mg 0.065mg Chickpea
Phenylalanine 1.103mg 0.297mg Chickpea
Valine 0.865mg 0.262mg Chickpea
Histidine 0.566mg 0.132mg Chickpea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.603g 0.176g Spaghetti
Monounsaturated Fat 1.377g 0.131g Chickpea
Polyunsaturated fat 2.731g 0.326g Chickpea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chickpea 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
74
Chickpea
3
Spaghetti
Mineral Summary Score
88
Chickpea
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
123%
Chickpea
35%
Spaghetti
Carbohydrates
63%
Chickpea
31%
Spaghetti
Fats
28%
Chickpea
4%
Spaghetti

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.14g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.427g)
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 - $0.6)
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
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. Chickpea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173756/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.