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Sesame vs Spaghetti - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Sesame and Spaghetti

  • Spaghetti contains less Copper, Iron, Calcium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, and Fiber than Sesame.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Sesame is 442% higher.
  • Spaghetti has 139 times less Calcium than Sesame. Sesame has 975mg of Calcium, while Spaghetti has 7mg.

Food types used in this article are Seeds, sesame seeds, whole, dried 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 +13828.6%
Contains more Iron +2810%
Contains more Magnesium +1850%
Contains more Phosphorus +984.5%
Contains more Potassium +963.6%
Contains more Zinc +1419.6%
Contains more Copper +3982%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 293% 546% 251% 270% 42% 2% 212% 1361%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 19% 13% 25% 4% 1% 14% 34%
Contains more Calcium +13828.6%
Contains more Iron +2810%
Contains more Magnesium +1850%
Contains more Phosphorus +984.5%
Contains more Potassium +963.6%
Contains more Zinc +1419.6%
Contains more Copper +3982%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%

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
Sesame
7
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +316.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3855%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1135%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1028.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1512.2%
Contains more Folate +1285.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +124%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 5% 0% 0% 198% 57% 85% 3% 183% 73% 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 +316.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3855%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1135%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1028.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1512.2%
Contains more Folate +1285.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +124%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sesame Spaghetti Opinion
Net carbs 11.65g 29.06g Spaghetti
Protein 17.73g 5.8g Sesame
Fats 49.67g 0.93g Sesame
Carbs 23.45g 30.86g Spaghetti
Calories 573kcal 158kcal Sesame
Starch g 26.01g Spaghetti
Fructose g 0.03g Spaghetti
Sugar 0.3g 0.56g Sesame
Fiber 11.8g 1.8g Sesame
Calcium 975mg 7mg Sesame
Iron 14.55mg 0.5mg Sesame
Magnesium 351mg 18mg Sesame
Phosphorus 629mg 58mg Sesame
Potassium 468mg 44mg Sesame
Sodium 11mg 1mg Spaghetti
Zinc 7.75mg 0.51mg Sesame
Copper 4.082mg 0.1mg Sesame
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Sesame
Vitamin E 0.25mg 0.06mg Sesame
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.791mg 0.02mg Sesame
Vitamin B2 0.247mg 0.02mg Sesame
Vitamin B3 4.515mg 0.4mg Sesame
Vitamin B5 0.05mg 0.112mg Spaghetti
Vitamin B6 0.79mg 0.049mg Sesame
Folate 97µg 7µg Sesame
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Tryptophan 0.388mg 0.083mg Sesame
Threonine 0.736mg 0.206mg Sesame
Isoleucine 0.763mg 0.228mg Sesame
Leucine 1.358mg 0.44mg Sesame
Lysine 0.569mg 0.133mg Sesame
Methionine 0.586mg 0.065mg Sesame
Phenylalanine 0.94mg 0.297mg Sesame
Valine 0.99mg 0.262mg Sesame
Histidine 0.522mg 0.132mg Sesame
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Sesame
Saturated Fat 6.957g 0.176g Spaghetti
Monounsaturated Fat 18.759g 0.131g Sesame
Polyunsaturated fat 21.773g 0.326g Sesame

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Sesame 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
50
Sesame
3
Spaghetti
Mineral Summary Score
372
Sesame
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
106%
Sesame
35%
Spaghetti
Carbohydrates
23%
Sesame
31%
Spaghetti
Fats
229%
Sesame
4%
Spaghetti

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.781g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in glycemic index (difference - 49)
Which food is cheaper?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Sesame
Sesame is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.26g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sesame
Sesame is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sesame
Sesame 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. Sesame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170150/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.