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Porridge vs Spaghetti - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Porridge and Spaghetti

  • Porridge has more Iron, and Calcium, however Spaghetti has more Selenium, Manganese, Copper, Phosphorus, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Selenium from Spaghetti is 43% higher.
  • Spaghetti has 12 times less Calcium than Porridge. Porridge has 87mg of Calcium, while Spaghetti has 7mg.

Food types used in this article are Cereals, CREAM OF WHEAT, regular (10 minute), cooked with water, without salt 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
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Contains more Iron +648%
Contains more Calcium +1142.9%
Contains more Potassium +175%
Contains more Magnesium +260%
Contains more Copper +150%
Contains more Zinc +292.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +286.7%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 141% 27% 2% 4% 14% 4% 7% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 19% 3% 4% 13% 34% 14% 25% 1%
Contains more Iron +648%
Contains more Calcium +1142.9%
Contains more Potassium +175%
Contains more Magnesium +260%
Contains more Copper +150%
Contains more Zinc +292.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +286.7%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%

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
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +175%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +57.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +276.9%
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% 14% 6% 10% 5% 3% 0% 1% 9%
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 +175%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +57.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +276.9%

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
4
Porridge
3
Spaghetti
Mineral Summary Score
24
Porridge
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
9%
Porridge
35%
Spaghetti
Carbohydrates
11%
Porridge
31%
Spaghetti
Fats
1%
Porridge
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.
Porridge Spaghetti
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Porridge Spaghetti
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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 - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Porridge
Porridge is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.53g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Porridge
Porridge is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.143g)
Which food is cheaper?
Porridge
Porridge is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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 Porridge Spaghetti Opinion
Calories 50 158 Spaghetti
Protein 1.44 5.8 Spaghetti
Fats 0.21 0.93 Spaghetti
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 10.52 30.86 Spaghetti
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.74 0.5 Porridge
Calcium 87 7 Porridge
Potassium 16 44 Spaghetti
Magnesium 5 18 Spaghetti
Sugar 0.03 0.56 Porridge
Fiber 0.5 1.8 Spaghetti
Copper 0.04 0.1 Spaghetti
Zinc 0.13 0.51 Spaghetti
Starch 26.01 Spaghetti
Phosphorus 15 58 Spaghetti
Sodium 6 1 Spaghetti
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.02 0.06 Spaghetti
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.055 0.02 Porridge
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.02 Porridge
Vitamin B3 0.52 0.4 Porridge
Vitamin B5 0.071 0.112 Spaghetti
Vitamin B6 0.013 0.049 Spaghetti
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 0 Porridge
Folate 12 7 Porridge
Trans Fat 0 Porridge
Saturated Fat 0.033 0.176 Porridge
Monounsaturated Fat 0.028 0.131 Spaghetti
Polyunsaturated fat 0.114 0.326 Spaghetti
Tryptophan 0.02 0.083 Spaghetti
Threonine 0.045 0.206 Spaghetti
Isoleucine 0.063 0.228 Spaghetti
Leucine 0.11 0.44 Spaghetti
Lysine 0.037 0.133 Spaghetti
Methionine 0.027 0.065 Spaghetti
Phenylalanine 0.078 0.297 Spaghetti
Valine 0.07 0.262 Spaghetti
Histidine 0.033 0.132 Spaghetti
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. Porridge - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171657/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.

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