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Pizza vs Pasta - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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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
Pizza
7
:
1
Pasta
Contains more Iron +117.5%
Contains more Calcium +3033.3%
Contains more Potassium +616.7%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +12.9%
Contains more Zinc +139.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +242.9%
Contains less Sodium -99%
Contains more Iron +117.5%
Contains more Calcium +3033.3%
Contains more Potassium +616.7%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +12.9%
Contains more Zinc +139.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +242.9%
Contains less Sodium -99%

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
Pizza
11
:
2
Pasta
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1690%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +86.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +285.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +135.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +200%
Contains more Folate, total +45.3%
Equal in Folic acid (B9) - 57
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1690%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +86.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +285.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +135.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +200%
Contains more Folate, total +45.3%
Equal in Folic acid (B9) - 57

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
29
Pizza
15
Pasta
Mineral Summary Score
39
Pizza
10
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 the food
Protein
68%
Pizza
31%
Pasta
Carbohydrates
33%
Pizza
25%
Pasta
Fats
45%
Pizza
5%
Pasta

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Pizza Pasta
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Pizza 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 Cholesterol?
Pizza
Pizza is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pizza
Pizza is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food is cheaper?
Pizza
Pizza is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pizza
Pizza is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pizza
Pizza is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sugars (difference - 3.58g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sodium (difference - 592mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.315g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Pizza Pasta Opinion
Calories 266 131 Pizza
Protein 11.39 5.15 Pizza
Fats 9.69 1.05 Pizza
Vitamin C 1.4 0 Pizza
Carbs 33.33 24.93 Pizza
Cholesterol 17 33 Pizza
Vitamin D 0 Pizza
Iron 2.48 1.14 Pizza
Calcium 188 6 Pizza
Potassium 172 24 Pizza
Magnesium 24 18 Pizza
Sugars 3.58 Pizza
Fiber 2.3 Pizza
Copper 0.105 0.093 Pizza
Zinc 1.34 0.56 Pizza
Starch 26.95 Pizza
Phosphorus 216 63 Pizza
Sodium 598 6 Pasta
Vitamin A 358 20 Pizza
Vitamin E 0.83 Pizza
Vitamin D 0 Pizza
Vitamin B1 0.39 0.209 Pizza
Vitamin B2 0.195 0.15 Pizza
Vitamin B3 3.825 0.992 Pizza
Vitamin B5 0.183 Pasta
Vitamin B6 0.08 0.034 Pizza
Vitamin B12 0.42 0.14 Pizza
Vitamin K 6.7 Pizza
Folate, total 93 64 Pizza
Folic acid (B9) 52 57 Pasta
Trans Fat 0.241 Pasta
Saturated Fat 4.465 0.15 Pasta
Monounsaturated Fat 2.608 0.124 Pizza
Polyunsaturated fat 1.681 0.429 Pizza
Tryptophan 0.065 Pasta
Threonine 0.41 0.134 Pizza
Isoleucine 0.564 0.197 Pizza
Leucine 1.139 0.348 Pizza
Lysine 0.77 0.097 Pizza
Methionine 0.264 0.079 Pizza
Phenylalanine 0.664 0.247 Pizza
Valine 0.72 0.217 Pizza
Histidine 0.355 0.103 Pizza
Fructose 1 Pizza

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Pizza - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173292/nutrients
  2. Pasta - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169728/nutrients

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.