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Soybean vs Pasta - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Soybean and Pasta

  • Pasta has less Iron, Copper, Manganese, Phosphorus, Folate, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Potassium, and Zinc.
  • Soybean's daily need coverage for Iron is 182% more.
  • Soybean has 75 times more Potassium than Pasta. Soybean has 1797mg of Potassium, while Pasta has 24mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Soybeans, mature seeds, raw and Pasta, fresh-refrigerated, plain, cooked.

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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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Pasta
Contains more Iron +1277.2%
Contains more Calcium +4516.7%
Contains more Potassium +7387.5%
Contains more Magnesium +1455.6%
Contains more Copper +1682.8%
Contains more Zinc +773.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +1017.5%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 589% 84% 159% 200% 553% 134% 302% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 43% 2% 3% 13% 31% 16% 27% 1%
Contains more Iron +1277.2%
Contains more Calcium +4516.7%
Contains more Potassium +7387.5%
Contains more Magnesium +1455.6%
Contains more Copper +1682.8%
Contains more Zinc +773.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +1017.5%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%

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
Soybean
11
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1
Pasta
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +318.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +480%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1008.8%
Contains more Folate +485.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin A - 20
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 20% 2% 17% 0% 219% 201% 31% 48% 87% 0% 118% 282%
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% 0% 0% 53% 35% 19% 11% 8% 18% 0% 48%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +318.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +480%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1008.8%
Contains more Folate +485.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin A - 20

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
85
Soybean
16
Pasta
Mineral Summary Score
252
Soybean
17
Pasta

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
219%
Soybean
31%
Pasta
Carbohydrates
30%
Soybean
25%
Pasta
Fats
92%
Soybean
5%
Pasta

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.
Soybean Pasta
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok

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Soybean Pasta
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 Cholesterol?
Soybean
Soybean is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Soybean
Soybean contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Soybean
Soybean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 35)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Soybean
Soybean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Soybean
Soybean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.33g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.734g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pasta
Pasta is cheaper (difference - $0.4)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Soybean Pasta Opinion
Calories 446 131 Soybean
Protein 36.49 5.15 Soybean
Fats 19.94 1.05 Soybean
Vitamin C 6 0 Soybean
Carbs 30.16 24.93 Soybean
Cholesterol 0 33 Soybean
Vitamin D 0 Soybean
Iron 15.7 1.14 Soybean
Calcium 277 6 Soybean
Potassium 1797 24 Soybean
Magnesium 280 18 Soybean
Sugar 7.33 Pasta
Fiber 9.3 Soybean
Copper 1.658 0.093 Soybean
Zinc 4.89 0.56 Soybean
Starch
Phosphorus 704 63 Soybean
Sodium 2 6 Soybean
Vitamin A 22 20 Soybean
Vitamin E 0.85 Soybean
Vitamin D 0 Soybean
Vitamin B1 0.874 0.209 Soybean
Vitamin B2 0.87 0.15 Soybean
Vitamin B3 1.623 0.992 Soybean
Vitamin B5 0.793 0.183 Soybean
Vitamin B6 0.377 0.034 Soybean
Vitamin B12 0 0.14 Pasta
Vitamin K 47 Soybean
Folate 375 64 Soybean
Trans Fat 0 Pasta
Saturated Fat 2.884 0.15 Pasta
Monounsaturated Fat 4.404 0.124 Soybean
Polyunsaturated fat 11.255 0.429 Soybean
Tryptophan 0.591 0.065 Soybean
Threonine 1.766 0.134 Soybean
Isoleucine 1.971 0.197 Soybean
Leucine 3.309 0.348 Soybean
Lysine 2.706 0.097 Soybean
Methionine 0.547 0.079 Soybean
Phenylalanine 2.122 0.247 Soybean
Valine 2.029 0.217 Soybean
Histidine 1.097 0.103 Soybean
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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. Soybean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174270/nutrients
  2. Pasta - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169728/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.