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Millet vs Pasta - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Millet and Pasta

  • Pasta has less Copper, Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin B3, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B5.
  • Millet covers your daily Copper needs 73% more than Pasta.
  • Pasta contains 11 times less Vitamin B6 than Millet. Millet contains 0.384mg of Vitamin B6, while Pasta contains 0.034mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Millet, 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
Millet
8
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0
Pasta
Contains more Iron +164%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +712.5%
Contains more Magnesium +533.3%
Contains more Copper +706.5%
Contains more Zinc +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +352.4%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 113% 3% 18% 82% 250% 46% 123% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 43% 2% 3% 13% 31% 16% 27% 1%
Contains more Iron +164%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +712.5%
Contains more Magnesium +533.3%
Contains more Copper +706.5%
Contains more Zinc +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +352.4%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%

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
Millet
9
:
2
Pasta
Contains more Vitamin B1 +101.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +375.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +363.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1029.4%
Contains more Folate +32.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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% 0% 1% 0% 106% 67% 89% 51% 89% 0% 3% 64%
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 B1 +101.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +375.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +363.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1029.4%
Contains more Folate +32.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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
39
Millet
16
Pasta
Mineral Summary Score
79
Millet
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
66%
Millet
31%
Pasta
Carbohydrates
73%
Millet
25%
Pasta
Fats
19%
Millet
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.
Millet Pasta
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

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Millet 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 is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.573g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Millet
Millet is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Millet
Millet contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Millet
Millet is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Millet
Millet is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Millet
Millet is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Millet Pasta Opinion
Calories 378 131 Millet
Protein 11.02 5.15 Millet
Fats 4.22 1.05 Millet
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 72.85 24.93 Millet
Cholesterol 0 33 Millet
Vitamin D 0 Millet
Iron 3.01 1.14 Millet
Calcium 8 6 Millet
Potassium 195 24 Millet
Magnesium 114 18 Millet
Sugar
Fiber 8.5 Millet
Copper 0.75 0.093 Millet
Zinc 1.68 0.56 Millet
Starch
Phosphorus 285 63 Millet
Sodium 5 6 Millet
Vitamin A 0 20 Pasta
Vitamin E 0.05 Millet
Vitamin D 0 Millet
Vitamin B1 0.421 0.209 Millet
Vitamin B2 0.29 0.15 Millet
Vitamin B3 4.72 0.992 Millet
Vitamin B5 0.848 0.183 Millet
Vitamin B6 0.384 0.034 Millet
Vitamin B12 0 0.14 Pasta
Vitamin K 0.9 Millet
Folate 85 64 Millet
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.723 0.15 Pasta
Monounsaturated Fat 0.773 0.124 Millet
Polyunsaturated fat 2.134 0.429 Millet
Tryptophan 0.119 0.065 Millet
Threonine 0.353 0.134 Millet
Isoleucine 0.465 0.197 Millet
Leucine 1.4 0.348 Millet
Lysine 0.212 0.097 Millet
Methionine 0.221 0.079 Millet
Phenylalanine 0.58 0.247 Millet
Valine 0.578 0.217 Millet
Histidine 0.236 0.103 Millet
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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. Millet - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169702/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.