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Hummus vs Spaghetti - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Hummus and Spaghetti different?

  • Hummus is higher in Copper, Iron, Manganese, Folate, Phosphorus, Fiber, Vitamin B1, and Magnesium, however Spaghetti is richer in Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Hummus is 47% higher.
  • Hummus contains 379 times more Sodium than Spaghetti. While Hummus contains 379mg of Sodium, Spaghetti contains only 1mg.

Hummus, commercial and Pasta, cooked, unenriched, without added salt are the varieties used 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 +442.9%
Contains more Iron +388%
Contains more Magnesium +294.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +203.4%
Contains more Potassium +418.2%
Contains more Zinc +258.8%
Contains more Copper +427%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 92% 51% 76% 21% 50% 50% 176%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 19% 13% 25% 4% 1% 14% 34%
Contains more Calcium +442.9%
Contains more Iron +388%
Contains more Magnesium +294.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +203.4%
Contains more Potassium +418.2%
Contains more Zinc +258.8%
Contains more Copper +427%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%

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
7
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +220%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +308.2%
Contains more Folate +1085.7%
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% 45% 15% 11% 8% 47% 63% 0% 0%
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 B1 +800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +220%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +308.2%
Contains more Folate +1085.7%

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 Spaghetti
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar 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 Hummus Spaghetti Opinion
Net carbs 8.29g 29.06g Spaghetti
Protein 7.9g 5.8g Hummus
Fats 9.6g 0.93g Hummus
Carbs 14.29g 30.86g Spaghetti
Calories 166kcal 158kcal Hummus
Starch g 26.01g Spaghetti
Fructose g 0.03g Spaghetti
Sugar g 0.56g Hummus
Fiber 6g 1.8g Hummus
Calcium 38mg 7mg Hummus
Iron 2.44mg 0.5mg Hummus
Magnesium 71mg 18mg Hummus
Phosphorus 176mg 58mg Hummus
Potassium 228mg 44mg Hummus
Sodium 379mg 1mg Spaghetti
Zinc 1.83mg 0.51mg Hummus
Copper 0.527mg 0.1mg Hummus
Vitamin A 30IU 0IU Hummus
Vitamin E mg 0.06mg Spaghetti
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.18mg 0.02mg Hummus
Vitamin B2 0.064mg 0.02mg Hummus
Vitamin B3 0.582mg 0.4mg Hummus
Vitamin B5 0.132mg 0.112mg Hummus
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 0.049mg Hummus
Folate 83µg 7µg Hummus
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0µg Spaghetti
Tryptophan mg 0.083mg Spaghetti
Threonine mg 0.206mg Spaghetti
Isoleucine mg 0.228mg Spaghetti
Leucine mg 0.44mg Spaghetti
Lysine mg 0.133mg Spaghetti
Methionine mg 0.065mg Spaghetti
Phenylalanine mg 0.297mg Spaghetti
Valine mg 0.262mg Spaghetti
Histidine mg 0.132mg Spaghetti
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Hummus
Saturated Fat 1.437g 0.176g Spaghetti
Monounsaturated Fat 4.039g 0.131g Hummus
Polyunsaturated fat 3.613g 0.326g Hummus

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Hummus 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
16
Hummus
3
Spaghetti
Mineral Summary Score
66
Hummus
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
47%
Hummus
35%
Spaghetti
Carbohydrates
14%
Hummus
31%
Spaghetti
Fats
44%
Hummus
4%
Spaghetti

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti contains less Sodium (difference - 378mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.261g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Hummus
Hummus is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.56g)
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 - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Hummus
Hummus is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Hummus
Hummus 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. Hummus - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174289/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.