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Marinara sauce vs Tomato sauce - In-Depth Nutrition 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
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Contains more Calcium +92.9%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.9%
Contains more Iron +23.1%
Contains more Copper +42%
Contains less Sodium -63.3%
Equal in Potassium - 297
Equal in Zinc - 0.22
Contains more Calcium +92.9%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.9%
Contains more Iron +23.1%
Contains more Copper +42%
Contains less Sodium -63.3%
Equal in Potassium - 297
Equal in Zinc - 0.22

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 +49.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +295.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +396.4%
Contains more Folate, total +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +250%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.024
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.065
Contains more Vitamin A +49.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +295.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +396.4%
Contains more Folate, total +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +250%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.024
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.065

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
19
Marinara sauce
12
Tomato sauce
Mineral Summary Score
12
Marinara sauce
11
Tomato sauce

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 the food
Protein
8%
Marinara sauce
7%
Tomato sauce
Carbohydrates
8%
Marinara sauce
5%
Tomato sauce
Fats
7%
Marinara sauce
1%
Tomato sauce

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Marinara sauce Tomato sauce
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Marinara sauce Tomato sauce
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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Tomato sauce
Tomato sauce is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Tomato sauce
Tomato sauce contains less Sugars (difference - 1.94g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tomato sauce
Tomato sauce contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tomato sauce
Tomato sauce is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.129g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Marinara sauce
Marinara sauce is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Marinara sauce Tomato sauce Opinion
Calories 51 24 Marinara sauce
Protein 1.41 1.2 Marinara sauce
Fats 1.48 0.3 Marinara sauce
Vitamin C 2 7 Tomato sauce
Carbs 8.06 5.31 Marinara sauce
Cholesterol 2 0 Tomato sauce
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.78 0.96 Tomato sauce
Calcium 27 14 Marinara sauce
Potassium 319 297 Marinara sauce
Magnesium 18 15 Marinara sauce
Sugars 5.5 3.56 Marinara sauce
Fiber 1.8 1.5 Marinara sauce
Copper 0.081 0.115 Tomato sauce
Zinc 0.2 0.22 Tomato sauce
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Phosphorus 34 27 Marinara sauce
Sodium 30 11 Tomato sauce
Vitamin A 650 435 Marinara sauce
Vitamin E 2.4 1.44 Marinara sauce
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.024 0.024
Vitamin B2 0.061 0.065 Tomato sauce
Vitamin B3 3.917 0.991 Marinara sauce
Vitamin B5 0.309 Tomato sauce
Vitamin B6 0.173 0.098 Marinara sauce
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 13.9 2.8 Marinara sauce
Folate, total 13 9 Marinara sauce
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Marinara sauce
Saturated Fat 0.17 0.041 Tomato sauce
Monounsaturated Fat 0.377 0.044 Marinara sauce
Polyunsaturated fat 0.508 0.121 Marinara sauce
Tryptophan 0.009 Tomato sauce
Threonine 0.037 Tomato sauce
Isoleucine 0.025 Tomato sauce
Leucine 0.034 Tomato sauce
Lysine 0.037 Tomato sauce
Methionine 0.008 Tomato sauce
Phenylalanine 0.036 Tomato sauce
Valine 0.025 Tomato sauce
Histidine 0.02 Tomato sauce
Fructose 1.67 Tomato sauce

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Marinara sauce - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171597/nutrients
  2. Tomato sauce - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169074/nutrients

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.