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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Penne
5
:
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Calcium +217.9%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Zinc +1000%
Contains more Phosphorus +372%
Contains more Potassium +37.7%
Contains less Sodium -33.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 27% 11% 22% 0% 30% 51% 33%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 9% 15% 5% 0% 3% 11% 22%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Calcium +217.9%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Zinc +1000%
Contains more Phosphorus +372%
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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Penne
2
:
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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
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% 10% 0% 23% 17% 34% 0% 12% 0% 0% 5%

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
0
Penne
8
Fettuccine
Mineral Summary Score
25
Penne
11
Fettuccine

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
34%
Penne
37%
Fettuccine
Carbohydrates
17%
Penne
14%
Fettuccine
Fats
18%
Penne
12%
Fettuccine

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.
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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Penne Fettuccine
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 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Penne Fettuccine Opinion
Calories 126 99 Penne
Protein 5.7 6.2 Fettuccine
Fats 4 2.7 Penne
Vitamin C 0 Penne
Carbs 16.8 14 Penne
Cholesterol 12 14 Penne
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.8 0.6 Penne
Calcium 89 28 Penne
Potassium 122 168 Fettuccine
Magnesium 30 6 Penne
Sugar 1.9 1.3 Fettuccine
Fiber 2.7 2 Penne
Copper
Zinc 1.1 0.1 Penne
Starch
Phosphorus 118 25 Penne
Sodium 248 166 Fettuccine
Vitamin A 0 Penne
Vitamin E 0.45 Fettuccine
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.09 Fettuccine
Vitamin B2 0.07 Fettuccine
Vitamin B3 1.8 Fettuccine
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6 0.05 Fettuccine
Vitamin B12 0 Fettuccine
Vitamin K
Folate 6 Fettuccine
Trans Fat 0.2 0 Fettuccine
Saturated Fat 2.3 0.9 Fettuccine
Monounsaturated Fat 1 0.9 Penne
Polyunsaturated fat 0.4 0.4
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose
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