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Tempeh vs Pasta - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tempeh and Pasta different?

  • Tempeh is higher than Pasta in Copper, Manganese, Phosphorus, Iron, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, Vitamin B6 and Potassium.
  • Tempeh covers your daily need of Copper 52% more than Pasta.
  • Tempeh contains 17 times more Potassium than Pasta. Tempeh contains 412mg of Potassium, while Pasta contains 24mg.
  • Pasta is lower in Saturated Fat.

Tempeh and Pasta, fresh-refrigerated, plain, cooked types were used 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
Tempeh
7
:
1
Pasta
Contains more Iron +136.8%
Contains more Calcium +1750%
Contains more Potassium +1616.7%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Copper +502.2%
Contains more Zinc +103.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +322.2%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 34% 37% 58% 187% 32% 114% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 43% 2% 3% 13% 31% 16% 27% 1%
Contains more Iron +136.8%
Contains more Calcium +1750%
Contains more Potassium +1616.7%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Copper +502.2%
Contains more Zinc +103.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +322.2%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%

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
Tempeh
5
:
4
Pasta
Contains more Vitamin B2 +138.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +166.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +532.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +167.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +75%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
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% 0% 0% 20% 83% 50% 17% 50% 10% 0% 18%
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 B2 +138.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +166.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +532.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +167.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +75%
Contains more Folate +166.7%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
20
Tempeh
16
Pasta
Mineral Summary Score
70
Tempeh
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 the food
Protein
122%
Tempeh
31%
Pasta
Carbohydrates
8%
Tempeh
25%
Pasta
Fats
50%
Tempeh
5%
Pasta

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Tempeh Pasta
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Tempeh 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?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in glycemic index (difference - 34)
Which food is cheaper?
Tempeh
Tempeh is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tempeh
Tempeh is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.389g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Tempeh Pasta Opinion
Calories 192 131 Tempeh
Protein 20.29 5.15 Tempeh
Fats 10.8 1.05 Tempeh
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 7.64 24.93 Pasta
Cholesterol 0 33 Tempeh
Vitamin D 0 Tempeh
Iron 2.7 1.14 Tempeh
Calcium 111 6 Tempeh
Potassium 412 24 Tempeh
Magnesium 81 18 Tempeh
Sugars
Fiber
Copper 0.56 0.093 Tempeh
Zinc 1.14 0.56 Tempeh
Starch
Phosphorus 266 63 Tempeh
Sodium 9 6 Pasta
Vitamin A 0 20 Pasta
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 Tempeh
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.209 Pasta
Vitamin B2 0.358 0.15 Tempeh
Vitamin B3 2.64 0.992 Tempeh
Vitamin B5 0.278 0.183 Tempeh
Vitamin B6 0.215 0.034 Tempeh
Vitamin B12 0.08 0.14 Pasta
Vitamin K
Folate 24 64 Pasta
Trans Fat 0 Pasta
Saturated Fat 2.539 0.15 Pasta
Monounsaturated Fat 3.205 0.124 Tempeh
Polyunsaturated fat 4.3 0.429 Tempeh
Tryptophan 0.194 0.065 Tempeh
Threonine 0.796 0.134 Tempeh
Isoleucine 0.88 0.197 Tempeh
Leucine 1.43 0.348 Tempeh
Lysine 0.908 0.097 Tempeh
Methionine 0.175 0.079 Tempeh
Phenylalanine 0.893 0.247 Tempeh
Valine 0.92 0.217 Tempeh
Histidine 0.466 0.103 Tempeh
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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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Tempeh - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174272/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.