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Refried beans vs Spaghetti - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Refried beans and Spaghetti

  • Refried beans have more Iron, Potassium, and Fiber, however Spaghetti have more Selenium, and Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Selenium from Spaghetti is 37% higher.
  • Spaghetti has 370 times less Sodium than Refried beans. Refried beans have 370mg of Sodium, while Spaghetti has 1mg.

Food types used in this article are Refried beans, canned, traditional style (includes USDA commodity) 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 +314.3%
Contains more Iron +188%
Contains more Magnesium +94.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.6%
Contains more Potassium +625%
Contains more Zinc +13.7%
Contains more Copper +29%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 54% 25% 40% 29% 49% 16% 43%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 19% 13% 25% 4% 1% 14% 34%
Contains more Calcium +314.3%
Contains more Iron +188%
Contains more Magnesium +94.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.6%
Contains more Potassium +625%
Contains more Zinc +13.7%
Contains more Copper +29%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%

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 E +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +280%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +295%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +110.2%
Contains more Folate +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.4
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% 20% 19% 19% 7% 12% 24% 9% 0% 6%
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 E +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +280%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +295%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +110.2%
Contains more Folate +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.4

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Refried beans Spaghetti Opinion
Net carbs 9.85g 29.06g Spaghetti
Protein 4.98g 5.8g Spaghetti
Fats 2.01g 0.93g Refried beans
Carbs 13.55g 30.86g Spaghetti
Calories 90kcal 158kcal Spaghetti
Starch 7.43g 26.01g Spaghetti
Fructose 0g 0.03g Spaghetti
Sugar 0.54g 0.56g Refried beans
Fiber 3.7g 1.8g Refried beans
Calcium 29mg 7mg Refried beans
Iron 1.44mg 0.5mg Refried beans
Magnesium 35mg 18mg Refried beans
Phosphorus 92mg 58mg Refried beans
Potassium 319mg 44mg Refried beans
Sodium 370mg 1mg Spaghetti
Zinc 0.58mg 0.51mg Refried beans
Copper 0.129mg 0.1mg Refried beans
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.09mg 0.06mg Refried beans
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 6mg 0mg Refried beans
Vitamin B1 0.076mg 0.02mg Refried beans
Vitamin B2 0.079mg 0.02mg Refried beans
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 0.4mg Spaghetti
Vitamin B5 0.189mg 0.112mg Refried beans
Vitamin B6 0.103mg 0.049mg Refried beans
Folate 11µg 7µg Refried beans
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.1µg 0µg Refried beans
Tryptophan 0.065mg 0.083mg Spaghetti
Threonine 0.231mg 0.206mg Refried beans
Isoleucine 0.242mg 0.228mg Refried beans
Leucine 0.438mg 0.44mg Spaghetti
Lysine 0.377mg 0.133mg Refried beans
Methionine 0.083mg 0.065mg Refried beans
Phenylalanine 0.297mg 0.297mg
Valine 0.287mg 0.262mg Refried beans
Histidine 153mg 0.132mg Refried beans
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0.016g 0g Spaghetti
Saturated Fat 0.631g 0.176g Spaghetti
Monounsaturated Fat 0.601g 0.131g Refried beans
Polyunsaturated fat 0.543g 0.326g Refried beans

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Refried beans 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
10
Refried beans
3
Spaghetti
Mineral Summary Score
33
Refried beans
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
30%
Refried beans
35%
Spaghetti
Carbohydrates
14%
Refried beans
31%
Spaghetti
Fats
9%
Refried beans
4%
Spaghetti

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti contains less Sodium (difference - 369mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.455g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Refried beans
Refried beans is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.02g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Refried beans
Refried beans is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is cheaper?
Refried beans
Refried beans is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Refried beans
Refried beans is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Refried beans
Refried beans is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Refried beans - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172438/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.