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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
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Contains more Iron +188%
Contains more Calcium +314.3%
Contains more Potassium +625%
Contains more Magnesium +94.4%
Contains more Copper +29%
Contains more Zinc +13.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.6%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 54% 9% 29% 25% 43% 16% 40% 49%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 19% 3% 4% 13% 34% 14% 25% 1%
Contains more Iron +188%
Contains more Calcium +314.3%
Contains more Potassium +625%
Contains more Magnesium +94.4%
Contains more Copper +29%
Contains more Zinc +13.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.6%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +280%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +295%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +110.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +57.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.4
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 20% 0% 2% 0% 19% 19% 7% 12% 24% 0% 6% 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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +280%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +295%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +110.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +57.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.4

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
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 the food
Protein
30%
Refried beans
35%
Spaghetti
Carbohydrates
14%
Refried beans
31%
Spaghetti
Fats
9%
Refried beans
4%
Spaghetti

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Refried beans Spaghetti
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 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 contains less Sugars?
Refried beans
Refried beans contains less Sugars (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)

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