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Penne vs. Fettuccine — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Penne and Fettuccine different?

  • Penne is higher than Fettuccine in Phosphorus, Zinc, Calcium, and Magnesium.
  • Penne covers your daily need of Phosphorus 13% more than Fettuccine.
  • Penne contains 11 times more Zinc than Fettuccine. Penne contains 1.1mg of Zinc, while Fettuccine contains 0.1mg.
  • Fettuccine is lower in Saturated Fat.

KASHI Three Cheese Penne, frozen, unprepared and KASHI, STEAM MEAL, Chicken Fettuccine, Frozen Entree types were used in this article.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +217.9%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +372%
Contains more Zinc +1000%
Contains more Potassium +37.7%
Contains less Sodium -33.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 27% 30% 22% 51% 11% 33% 30% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 23% 5% 11% 15% 22% 3% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Calcium +217.9%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +372%
Contains more Zinc +1000%
Contains more Potassium +37.7%
Contains less Sodium -33.1%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Penne
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Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 10% 0% 0% 23% 17% 34% 0% 12% 5% 0% 0% 0%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +48.1%
Contains more Carbs +20%
Contains more Other +72.7%
Equal in Protein - 6.2
Equal in Water - 75.2
6% 4% 17% 72%
Protein: 5.7 g
Fats: 4 g
Carbs: 16.8 g
Water: 72.4 g
Other: 1.1 g
6% 3% 14% 75% 2%
Protein: 6.2 g
Fats: 2.7 g
Carbs: 14 g
Water: 75.2 g
Other: 1.9 g
Contains more Fats +48.1%
Contains more Carbs +20%
Contains more Other +72.7%
Equal in Protein - 6.2
Equal in Water - 75.2

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +11.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -60.9%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.9
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.4
62% 27% 11%
Saturated Fat: 2.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4 g
41% 41% 18%
Saturated Fat: 0.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.9 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +11.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -60.9%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.9
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.4

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Penne Fettuccine
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Penne Fettuccine Opinion
Net carbs 14.1g 12g Penne
Protein 5.7g 6.2g Fettuccine
Fats 4g 2.7g Penne
Carbs 16.8g 14g Penne
Calories 126kcal 99kcal Penne
Sugar 1.9g 1.3g Fettuccine
Fiber 2.7g 2g Penne
Calcium 89mg 28mg Penne
Iron 0.8mg 0.6mg Penne
Magnesium 30mg 6mg Penne
Phosphorus 118mg 25mg Penne
Potassium 122mg 168mg Fettuccine
Sodium 248mg 166mg Fettuccine
Zinc 1.1mg 0.1mg Penne
Vitamin E 0.45mg Fettuccine
Vitamin B1 0.09mg Fettuccine
Vitamin B2 0.07mg Fettuccine
Vitamin B3 1.8mg Fettuccine
Vitamin B6 0.05mg Fettuccine
Folate 6µg Fettuccine
Cholesterol 12mg 14mg Penne
Trans Fat 0.2g 0g Fettuccine
Saturated Fat 2.3g 0.9g Fettuccine
Monounsaturated Fat 1g 0.9g Penne
Polyunsaturated fat 0.4g 0.4g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Penne Fettuccine
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
0%
Penne
7%
Fettuccine
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
20%
Penne
9%
Fettuccine

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Penne
Penne is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Penne
Penne is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is cheaper?
Penne
Penne is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Penne
Penne is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fettuccine
Fettuccine is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.6g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fettuccine
Fettuccine contains less Sodium (difference - 82mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fettuccine
Fettuccine is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.4g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Fettuccine
Fettuccine is relatively richer in vitamins
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