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Oat vs Pasta - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Oat and Pasta

  • Pasta has less Manganese, Phosphorus, Copper, Vitamin B1, Iron, Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamin B5, and Potassium.
  • Oat's daily need coverage for Manganese is 204% more.
  • Oat has 18 times more Potassium than Pasta. Oat has 429mg of Potassium, while Pasta has 24mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Oats 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
Oat
8
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0
Pasta
Contains more Iron +314%
Contains more Calcium +800%
Contains more Potassium +1687.5%
Contains more Magnesium +883.3%
Contains more Copper +573.1%
Contains more Zinc +608.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +730.2%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 177% 17% 38% 127% 209% 109% 225% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 43% 2% 3% 13% 31% 16% 27% 1%
Contains more Iron +314%
Contains more Calcium +800%
Contains more Potassium +1687.5%
Contains more Magnesium +883.3%
Contains more Copper +573.1%
Contains more Zinc +608.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +730.2%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%

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
Oat
4
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5
Pasta
Contains more Vitamin B1 +265.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +637.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +250%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.15
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.992
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% 0% 0% 191% 33% 19% 81% 28% 0% 0% 43%
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 +265.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +637.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +250%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.15
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.992

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
33
Oat
16
Pasta
Mineral Summary Score
112
Oat
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
101%
Oat
31%
Pasta
Carbohydrates
66%
Oat
25%
Pasta
Fats
32%
Oat
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.
Oat 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
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Oat 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 - 1.067g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Oat
Oat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Oat
Oat contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Oat
Oat is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Oat
Oat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Oat Pasta Opinion
Calories 389 131 Oat
Protein 16.89 5.15 Oat
Fats 6.9 1.05 Oat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 66.27 24.93 Oat
Cholesterol 0 33 Oat
Vitamin D 0 Oat
Iron 4.72 1.14 Oat
Calcium 54 6 Oat
Potassium 429 24 Oat
Magnesium 177 18 Oat
Sugar
Fiber 10.6 Oat
Copper 0.626 0.093 Oat
Zinc 3.97 0.56 Oat
Starch
Phosphorus 523 63 Oat
Sodium 2 6 Oat
Vitamin A 0 20 Pasta
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 Oat
Vitamin B1 0.763 0.209 Oat
Vitamin B2 0.139 0.15 Pasta
Vitamin B3 0.961 0.992 Pasta
Vitamin B5 1.349 0.183 Oat
Vitamin B6 0.119 0.034 Oat
Vitamin B12 0 0.14 Pasta
Vitamin K
Folate 56 64 Pasta
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.217 0.15 Pasta
Monounsaturated Fat 2.178 0.124 Oat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.535 0.429 Oat
Tryptophan 0.234 0.065 Oat
Threonine 0.575 0.134 Oat
Isoleucine 0.694 0.197 Oat
Leucine 1.284 0.348 Oat
Lysine 0.701 0.097 Oat
Methionine 0.312 0.079 Oat
Phenylalanine 0.895 0.247 Oat
Valine 0.937 0.217 Oat
Histidine 0.405 0.103 Oat
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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. Oat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169705/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.