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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 Iron +502%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Potassium +343.2%
Contains more Magnesium +533.3%
Contains more Copper +650%
Contains more Zinc +229.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +391.4%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 113% 3% 18% 82% 250% 46% 123% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 19% 3% 4% 13% 34% 14% 25% 1%
Contains more Iron +502%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Potassium +343.2%
Contains more Magnesium +533.3%
Contains more Copper +650%
Contains more Zinc +229.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +391.4%
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 Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +1114.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
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% 0% 2% 0% 5% 5% 8% 7% 12% 0% 0% 6%
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 Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +1114.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%

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 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

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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.

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