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Hummus vs Pasta - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Hummus and Pasta

  • Hummus has more Copper, Manganese, Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, and Zinc, however Pasta has more Vitamin B2.
  • Hummus's daily need coverage for Copper is 48% more.
  • Hummus has 63 times more Sodium than Pasta. Hummus has 379mg of Sodium, while Pasta has 6mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Hummus, commercial 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
Hummus
7
:
1
Pasta
Contains more Iron +114%
Contains more Calcium +533.3%
Contains more Potassium +850%
Contains more Magnesium +294.4%
Contains more Copper +466.7%
Contains more Zinc +226.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +179.4%
Contains less Sodium -98.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 92% 12% 21% 51% 176% 50% 76% 50%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 43% 2% 3% 13% 31% 16% 27% 1%
Contains more Iron +114%
Contains more Calcium +533.3%
Contains more Potassium +850%
Contains more Magnesium +294.4%
Contains more Copper +466.7%
Contains more Zinc +226.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +179.4%
Contains less Sodium -98.4%

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
Hummus
4
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5
Pasta
Contains more Vitamin A +50%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +488.2%
Contains more Folate +29.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +16.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +134.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +38.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 2% 0% 0% 45% 15% 11% 8% 47% 0% 0% 63%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 2% 0% 0% 53% 35% 19% 11% 8% 18% 0% 48%
Contains more Vitamin A +50%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +488.2%
Contains more Folate +29.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +16.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +134.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +38.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

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
16
Hummus
16
Pasta
Mineral Summary Score
66
Hummus
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
47%
Hummus
31%
Pasta
Carbohydrates
14%
Hummus
25%
Pasta
Fats
44%
Hummus
5%
Pasta

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.
Hummus Pasta
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
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Hummus Pasta
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 contains less Sodium?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sodium (difference - 373mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.287g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Hummus
Hummus is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Hummus
Hummus is lower in glycemic index (difference - 43)
Which food is cheaper?
Hummus
Hummus is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Hummus
Hummus is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Hummus Pasta Opinion
Calories 166 131 Hummus
Protein 7.9 5.15 Hummus
Fats 9.6 1.05 Hummus
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 14.29 24.93 Pasta
Cholesterol 0 33 Hummus
Vitamin D 0 Hummus
Iron 2.44 1.14 Hummus
Calcium 38 6 Hummus
Potassium 228 24 Hummus
Magnesium 71 18 Hummus
Sugar
Fiber 6 Hummus
Copper 0.527 0.093 Hummus
Zinc 1.83 0.56 Hummus
Starch
Phosphorus 176 63 Hummus
Sodium 379 6 Pasta
Vitamin A 30 20 Hummus
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 Hummus
Vitamin B1 0.18 0.209 Pasta
Vitamin B2 0.064 0.15 Pasta
Vitamin B3 0.582 0.992 Pasta
Vitamin B5 0.132 0.183 Pasta
Vitamin B6 0.2 0.034 Hummus
Vitamin B12 0 0.14 Pasta
Vitamin K
Folate 83 64 Hummus
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.437 0.15 Pasta
Monounsaturated Fat 4.039 0.124 Hummus
Polyunsaturated fat 3.613 0.429 Hummus
Tryptophan 0.065 Pasta
Threonine 0.134 Pasta
Isoleucine 0.197 Pasta
Leucine 0.348 Pasta
Lysine 0.097 Pasta
Methionine 0.079 Pasta
Phenylalanine 0.247 Pasta
Valine 0.217 Pasta
Histidine 0.103 Pasta
Fructose

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. Hummus - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174289/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.