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Pumpkin seed vs Spaghetti - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Pumpkin seed and Spaghetti

  • Spaghetti contains less Zinc, Fiber, Copper, Magnesium, Iron, Potassium, and Manganese than Pumpkin seed.
  • Daily need coverage for Zinc from Pumpkin seed is 89% higher.
  • Spaghetti has 21 times less Potassium than Pumpkin seed. Pumpkin seed has 919mg of Potassium, while Spaghetti has 44mg.
  • Spaghetti is lower in Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Seeds, pumpkin and squash seeds, whole, roasted, 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
Contains more Calcium +685.7%
Contains more Iron +562%
Contains more Magnesium +1355.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.6%
Contains more Potassium +1988.6%
Contains more Zinc +1919.6%
Contains more Copper +590%
Contains less Sodium -94.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 125% 188% 40% 82% 3% 281% 230%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 19% 13% 25% 4% 1% 14% 34%
Contains more Calcium +685.7%
Contains more Iron +562%
Contains more Magnesium +1355.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.6%
Contains more Potassium +1988.6%
Contains more Zinc +1919.6%
Contains more Copper +590%
Contains less Sodium -94.4%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +70%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +160%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +39.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 0% 0% 1% 9% 12% 6% 4% 9% 7% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 0% 0% 5% 5% 8% 7% 12% 6% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +70%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +160%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +39.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.4%

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.
Pumpkin seed Spaghetti
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pumpkin seed Spaghetti Opinion
Net carbs 35.35g 29.06g Pumpkin seed
Protein 18.55g 5.8g Pumpkin seed
Fats 19.4g 0.93g Pumpkin seed
Carbs 53.75g 30.86g Pumpkin seed
Calories 446kcal 158kcal Pumpkin seed
Starch g 26.01g Spaghetti
Fructose g 0.03g Spaghetti
Sugar g 0.56g Pumpkin seed
Fiber 18.4g 1.8g Pumpkin seed
Calcium 55mg 7mg Pumpkin seed
Iron 3.31mg 0.5mg Pumpkin seed
Magnesium 262mg 18mg Pumpkin seed
Phosphorus 92mg 58mg Pumpkin seed
Potassium 919mg 44mg Pumpkin seed
Sodium 18mg 1mg Spaghetti
Zinc 10.3mg 0.51mg Pumpkin seed
Copper 0.69mg 0.1mg Pumpkin seed
Vitamin A 62IU 0IU Pumpkin seed
Vitamin E mg 0.06mg Spaghetti
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.3mg 0mg Pumpkin seed
Vitamin B1 0.034mg 0.02mg Pumpkin seed
Vitamin B2 0.052mg 0.02mg Pumpkin seed
Vitamin B3 0.286mg 0.4mg Spaghetti
Vitamin B5 0.056mg 0.112mg Spaghetti
Vitamin B6 0.037mg 0.049mg Spaghetti
Folate 9µg 7µg Pumpkin seed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0µg Spaghetti
Tryptophan 0.326mg 0.083mg Pumpkin seed
Threonine 0.683mg 0.206mg Pumpkin seed
Isoleucine 0.956mg 0.228mg Pumpkin seed
Leucine 1.572mg 0.44mg Pumpkin seed
Lysine 1.386mg 0.133mg Pumpkin seed
Methionine 0.417mg 0.065mg Pumpkin seed
Phenylalanine 0.924mg 0.297mg Pumpkin seed
Valine 1.491mg 0.262mg Pumpkin seed
Histidine 0.515mg 0.132mg Pumpkin seed
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Pumpkin seed
Saturated Fat 3.67g 0.176g Spaghetti
Monounsaturated Fat 6.032g 0.131g Pumpkin seed
Polyunsaturated fat 8.844g 0.326g Pumpkin seed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pumpkin seed Spaghetti
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Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
Pumpkin seed
3
Spaghetti
Mineral Summary Score
120
Pumpkin seed
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
111%
Pumpkin seed
35%
Spaghetti
Carbohydrates
54%
Pumpkin seed
31%
Spaghetti
Fats
90%
Pumpkin seed
4%
Spaghetti

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.494g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in glycemic index (difference - 49)
Which food is cheaper?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pumpkin seed
Pumpkin seed is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.56g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pumpkin seed
Pumpkin seed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

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. Pumpkin seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170188/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.