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Millet vs Spaghetti - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Millet and Spaghetti

  • Millet has more Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Iron, Vitamin B3, Fiber, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium, however Spaghetti is richer in Selenium.
  • Millet's daily need coverage for Copper is 72% more.
  • Millet contains 21 times more Vitamin B1 than Spaghetti. Millet contains 0.421mg of Vitamin B1, while Spaghetti contains 0.02mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Millet, raw and Pasta, cooked, unenriched, without added salt.

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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 +14.3%
Contains more Iron +502%
Contains more Magnesium +533.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +391.4%
Contains more Potassium +343.2%
Contains more Zinc +229.4%
Contains more Copper +650%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 113% 82% 123% 18% 1% 46% 250%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 19% 13% 25% 4% 1% 14% 34%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Iron +502%
Contains more Magnesium +533.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +391.4%
Contains more Potassium +343.2%
Contains more Zinc +229.4%
Contains more Copper +650%
Contains less Sodium -80%

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
7
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +2005%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1350%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1080%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +657.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +683.7%
Contains more Folate +1114.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 0% 106% 67% 89% 51% 89% 64% 0% 3%
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 B1 +2005%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1350%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1080%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +657.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +683.7%
Contains more Folate +1114.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%

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 Spaghetti
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Millet Spaghetti Opinion
Net carbs 64.35g 29.06g Millet
Protein 11.02g 5.8g Millet
Fats 4.22g 0.93g Millet
Carbs 72.85g 30.86g Millet
Calories 378kcal 158kcal Millet
Starch g 26.01g Spaghetti
Fructose g 0.03g Spaghetti
Sugar g 0.56g Millet
Fiber 8.5g 1.8g Millet
Calcium 8mg 7mg Millet
Iron 3.01mg 0.5mg Millet
Magnesium 114mg 18mg Millet
Phosphorus 285mg 58mg Millet
Potassium 195mg 44mg Millet
Sodium 5mg 1mg Spaghetti
Zinc 1.68mg 0.51mg Millet
Copper 0.75mg 0.1mg Millet
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.06mg Spaghetti
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.421mg 0.02mg Millet
Vitamin B2 0.29mg 0.02mg Millet
Vitamin B3 4.72mg 0.4mg Millet
Vitamin B5 0.848mg 0.112mg Millet
Vitamin B6 0.384mg 0.049mg Millet
Folate 85µg 7µg Millet
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.9µg 0µg Millet
Tryptophan 0.119mg 0.083mg Millet
Threonine 0.353mg 0.206mg Millet
Isoleucine 0.465mg 0.228mg Millet
Leucine 1.4mg 0.44mg Millet
Lysine 0.212mg 0.133mg Millet
Methionine 0.221mg 0.065mg Millet
Phenylalanine 0.58mg 0.297mg Millet
Valine 0.578mg 0.262mg Millet
Histidine 0.236mg 0.132mg Millet
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Millet
Saturated Fat 0.723g 0.176g Spaghetti
Monounsaturated Fat 0.773g 0.131g Millet
Polyunsaturated fat 2.134g 0.326g Millet

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Millet 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
39
Millet
3
Spaghetti
Mineral Summary Score
79
Millet
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
66%
Millet
35%
Spaghetti
Carbohydrates
73%
Millet
31%
Spaghetti
Fats
19%
Millet
4%
Spaghetti

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.547g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Millet
Millet is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.56g)
Which food is cheaper?
Millet
Millet is cheaper (difference - $1)
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 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. Millet - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169702/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.