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Seed vs Spaghetti - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Seed and Spaghetti?

  • Seed is richer than Spaghetti in Fiber, Phosphorus, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B3, Selenium, and Vitamin B1.
  • Seed's daily need coverage for Fiber is 130% more.
  • Seed has 90 times more Calcium than Spaghetti. While Seed has 631mg of Calcium, Spaghetti has only 7mg.

We used Seeds, chia seeds, dried and Pasta, cooked, unenriched, without added salt types in this article.

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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
Seed
7
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Contains more Calcium +8914.3%
Contains more Iron +1444%
Contains more Magnesium +1761.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +1382.8%
Contains more Potassium +825%
Contains more Zinc +798%
Contains more Copper +824%
Contains less Sodium -93.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 190% 290% 240% 369% 36% 3% 125% 308%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 19% 13% 25% 4% 1% 14% 34%
Contains more Calcium +8914.3%
Contains more Iron +1444%
Contains more Magnesium +1761.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +1382.8%
Contains more Potassium +825%
Contains more Zinc +798%
Contains more Copper +824%
Contains less Sodium -93.8%

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
Seed
7
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3000%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +750%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2107.5%
Contains more Folate +600%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 10% 0% 6% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 37% 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 E +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3000%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +750%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2107.5%
Contains more Folate +600%

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.
Seed 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
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Seed Spaghetti Opinion
Net carbs 7.72g 29.06g Spaghetti
Protein 16.54g 5.8g Seed
Fats 30.74g 0.93g Seed
Carbs 42.12g 30.86g Seed
Calories 486kcal 158kcal Seed
Starch g 26.01g Spaghetti
Fructose g 0.03g Spaghetti
Sugar g 0.56g Seed
Fiber 34.4g 1.8g Seed
Calcium 631mg 7mg Seed
Iron 7.72mg 0.5mg Seed
Magnesium 335mg 18mg Seed
Phosphorus 860mg 58mg Seed
Potassium 407mg 44mg Seed
Sodium 16mg 1mg Spaghetti
Zinc 4.58mg 0.51mg Seed
Copper 0.924mg 0.1mg Seed
Vitamin A 54IU 0IU Seed
Vitamin E 0.5mg 0.06mg Seed
Vitamin D IU 0IU Spaghetti
Vitamin D µg 0µg Spaghetti
Vitamin C 1.6mg 0mg Seed
Vitamin B1 0.62mg 0.02mg Seed
Vitamin B2 0.17mg 0.02mg Seed
Vitamin B3 8.83mg 0.4mg Seed
Vitamin B5 mg 0.112mg Spaghetti
Vitamin B6 mg 0.049mg Spaghetti
Folate 49µg 7µg Seed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0µg Spaghetti
Tryptophan 0.436mg 0.083mg Seed
Threonine 0.709mg 0.206mg Seed
Isoleucine 0.801mg 0.228mg Seed
Leucine 1.371mg 0.44mg Seed
Lysine 0.97mg 0.133mg Seed
Methionine 0.588mg 0.065mg Seed
Phenylalanine 1.016mg 0.297mg Seed
Valine 0.95mg 0.262mg Seed
Histidine 0.531mg 0.132mg Seed
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0.14g 0g Spaghetti
Saturated Fat 3.33g 0.176g Spaghetti
Monounsaturated Fat 2.309g 0.131g Seed
Polyunsaturated fat 23.665g 0.326g Seed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Seed Spaghetti
Low Fats diet ok
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
35
Seed
3
Spaghetti
Mineral Summary Score
195
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
99%
Seed
35%
Spaghetti
Carbohydrates
42%
Seed
31%
Spaghetti
Fats
142%
Seed
4%
Spaghetti

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.154g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Seed
Seed is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.56g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seed
Seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 34)
Which food is cheaper?
Seed
Seed is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seed
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. Seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170554/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.