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Flax vs Spätzle - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Flax and Spätzle

  • Flax is richer than Spätzle in Vitamin B1, Copper, Fiber, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Iron, Zinc, Vitamin B6, and Calcium.
  • Flax covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 135% more than Spätzle.
  • Flax has 23 times more Fiber than Spätzle. Flax has 27.3g of Fiber, while Spätzle has 1.2g.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Seeds, flaxseed and Noodles, egg, cooked, unenriched, with 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
Flax
8
:
Contains more Iron +855%
Contains more Calcium +2025%
Contains more Potassium +2039.5%
Contains more Magnesium +1766.7%
Contains more Copper +1144.9%
Contains more Zinc +567.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +744.7%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 215% 77% 72% 280% 407% 119% 276% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 4% 15% 33% 18% 33% 22%
Contains more Iron +855%
Contains more Calcium +2025%
Contains more Potassium +2039.5%
Contains more Magnesium +1766.7%
Contains more Copper +1144.9%
Contains more Zinc +567.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +744.7%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%

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
Flax
10
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +82.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +5380%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +705%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +670%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +274.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +928.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +1142.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 0% 7% 0% 411% 38% 58% 60% 110% 0% 11% 66%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 2% 4% 0% 8% 5% 8% 16% 11% 12% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +82.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +5380%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +705%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +670%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +274.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +928.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +1142.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

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
63
Flax
6
Spätzle
Mineral Summary Score
181
Flax
19
Spätzle

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
110%
Flax
27%
Spätzle
Carbohydrates
29%
Flax
25%
Spätzle
Fats
195%
Flax
10%
Spätzle

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.
Flax Spätzle
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

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Flax Spätzle
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 is lower in Sugar?
Spätzle
Spätzle is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.15g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spätzle
Spätzle is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.244g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spätzle
Spätzle is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Spätzle
Spätzle is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Flax
Flax is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Flax
Flax contains less Sodium (difference - 135mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Flax
Flax is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Flax
Flax is relatively richer in vitamins

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Flax Spätzle Opinion
Calories 534 138 Flax
Protein 18.29 4.54 Flax
Fats 42.16 2.07 Flax
Vitamin C 0.6 0 Flax
Carbs 28.88 25.16 Flax
Cholesterol 0 29 Flax
Vitamin D 0 Flax
Iron 5.73 0.6 Flax
Calcium 255 12 Flax
Potassium 813 38 Flax
Magnesium 392 21 Flax
Sugar 1.55 0.4 Spätzle
Fiber 27.3 1.2 Flax
Copper 1.22 0.098 Flax
Zinc 4.34 0.65 Flax
Starch
Phosphorus 642 76 Flax
Sodium 30 165 Flax
Vitamin A 0 21 Spätzle
Vitamin E 0.31 0.17 Flax
Vitamin D 0 Flax
Vitamin B1 1.644 0.03 Flax
Vitamin B2 0.161 0.02 Flax
Vitamin B3 3.08 0.4 Flax
Vitamin B5 0.985 0.263 Flax
Vitamin B6 0.473 0.046 Flax
Vitamin B12 0 0.09 Spätzle
Vitamin K 4.3 0 Flax
Folate 87 7 Flax
Trans Fat 0.029 Flax
Saturated Fat 3.663 0.419 Spätzle
Monounsaturated Fat 7.527 0.581 Flax
Polyunsaturated fat 28.73 0.552 Flax
Tryptophan 0.297 0.043 Flax
Threonine 0.766 0.138 Flax
Isoleucine 0.896 0.19 Flax
Leucine 1.235 0.365 Flax
Lysine 0.862 0.137 Flax
Methionine 0.37 0.086 Flax
Phenylalanine 0.957 0.24 Flax
Valine 1.072 0.22 Flax
Histidine 0.472 0.121 Flax
Fructose 0 0

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. Flax - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169414/nutrients
  2. Spätzle - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169762/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.