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Rice vs Spaghetti - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Rice and Spaghetti?

  • Rice is richer in Folate, Vitamin B1, Iron, Vitamin B3, Manganese, and Vitamin B5, yet Spaghetti is richer in Selenium, and Fiber.
  • Spaghetti's daily need coverage for Selenium is 34% higher.
  • Rice has 8 times more Folate than Spaghetti. Rice has 58µg of Folate, while Spaghetti has 7µg.

We used Rice, white, long-grain, regular, enriched, cooked and Pasta, cooked, unenriched, without added salt types in this 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
Rice
2
:
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Calcium +42.9%
Contains more Potassium +25.7%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +44.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.9%
Equal in Zinc - 0.51
Equal in Sodium - 1
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 3% 4% 9% 24% 14% 19% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 19% 3% 4% 13% 34% 14% 25% 1%
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Calcium +42.9%
Contains more Potassium +25.7%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +44.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.9%
Equal in Zinc - 0.51
Equal in Sodium - 1

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
Rice
5
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +715%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +269%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +248.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +89.8%
Contains more Folate +728.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53.8%
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% 41% 3% 28% 24% 22% 0% 0% 44%
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 +715%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +269%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +248.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +89.8%
Contains more Folate +728.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Rice Spaghetti Opinion
Calories 130kcal 158kcal Spaghetti
Protein 2.69g 5.8g Spaghetti
Fats 0.28g 0.93g Spaghetti
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 27.77g 29.06g Spaghetti
Carbs 28.17g 30.86g Spaghetti
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 1.2mg 0.5mg Rice
Calcium 10mg 7mg Rice
Potassium 35mg 44mg Spaghetti
Magnesium 12mg 18mg Spaghetti
Sugar 0.05g 0.56g Rice
Fiber 0.4g 1.8g Spaghetti
Copper 0.069mg 0.1mg Spaghetti
Zinc 0.49mg 0.51mg Spaghetti
Starch g 26.01g Spaghetti
Phosphorus 43mg 58mg Spaghetti
Sodium 1mg 1mg
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.04mg 0.06mg Spaghetti
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.163mg 0.02mg Rice
Vitamin B2 0.013mg 0.02mg Spaghetti
Vitamin B3 1.476mg 0.4mg Rice
Vitamin B5 0.39mg 0.112mg Rice
Vitamin B6 0.093mg 0.049mg Rice
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Folate 58µg 7µg Rice
Trans Fat g 0g Rice
Saturated Fat 0.077g 0.176g Rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.088g 0.131g Spaghetti
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076g 0.326g Spaghetti
Tryptophan 0.031mg 0.083mg Spaghetti
Threonine 0.096mg 0.206mg Spaghetti
Isoleucine 0.116mg 0.228mg Spaghetti
Leucine 0.222mg 0.44mg Spaghetti
Lysine 0.097mg 0.133mg Spaghetti
Methionine 0.063mg 0.065mg Spaghetti
Phenylalanine 0.144mg 0.297mg Spaghetti
Valine 0.164mg 0.262mg Spaghetti
Histidine 0.063mg 0.132mg Spaghetti
Fructose g 0.03g Spaghetti

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Rice Spaghetti
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
13
Rice
3
Spaghetti
Mineral Summary Score
14
Rice
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
16%
Rice
35%
Spaghetti
Carbohydrates
28%
Rice
31%
Spaghetti
Fats
1%
Rice
4%
Spaghetti

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Rice
Rice is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.51g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rice
Rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.099g)
Which food is cheaper?
Rice
Rice is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (1 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. Rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168878/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.