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Tempeh vs Spaghetti - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Tempeh and Spaghetti

  • Tempeh has more Copper, Manganese, Phosphorus, Iron, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, Vitamin B3 and Vitamin B6, however Spaghetti is higher in Selenium.
  • Tempeh covers your daily Copper needs 51% more than Spaghetti.
  • Spaghetti contains 18 times less Vitamin B2 than Tempeh. Tempeh contains 0.358mg of Vitamin B2, while Spaghetti contains 0.02mg.
  • Spaghetti has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Tempeh 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
Tempeh
7
:
Contains more Iron +440%
Contains more Calcium +1485.7%
Contains more Potassium +836.4%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Copper +460%
Contains more Zinc +123.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +358.6%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 34% 37% 58% 187% 32% 114% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 19% 3% 4% 13% 34% 14% 25% 1%
Contains more Iron +440%
Contains more Calcium +1485.7%
Contains more Potassium +836.4%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Copper +460%
Contains more Zinc +123.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +358.6%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%

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
Tempeh
7
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +290%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1690%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +560%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +148.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +338.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +242.9%
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% 0% 2% 0% 5% 5% 8% 7% 12% 0% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +290%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1690%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +560%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +148.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +338.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +242.9%

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
3
Spaghetti
Mineral Summary Score
70
Tempeh
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 the food
Protein
122%
Tempeh
35%
Spaghetti
Carbohydrates
8%
Tempeh
31%
Spaghetti
Fats
50%
Tempeh
4%
Spaghetti

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 Spaghetti
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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Tempeh Spaghetti
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 contains less Sugars?
Tempeh
Tempeh contains less Sugars (difference - 0.56g)
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 - $1.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tempeh
Tempeh is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tempeh
Tempeh is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.363g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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 Spaghetti Opinion
Calories 192 158 Tempeh
Protein 20.29 5.8 Tempeh
Fats 10.8 0.93 Tempeh
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 7.64 30.86 Spaghetti
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.7 0.5 Tempeh
Calcium 111 7 Tempeh
Potassium 412 44 Tempeh
Magnesium 81 18 Tempeh
Sugars 0.56 Tempeh
Fiber 1.8 Spaghetti
Copper 0.56 0.1 Tempeh
Zinc 1.14 0.51 Tempeh
Starch 26.01 Spaghetti
Phosphorus 266 58 Tempeh
Sodium 9 1 Spaghetti
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.06 Spaghetti
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.02 Tempeh
Vitamin B2 0.358 0.02 Tempeh
Vitamin B3 2.64 0.4 Tempeh
Vitamin B5 0.278 0.112 Tempeh
Vitamin B6 0.215 0.049 Tempeh
Vitamin B12 0.08 0 Tempeh
Vitamin K 0 Spaghetti
Folate 24 7 Tempeh
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 2.539 0.176 Spaghetti
Monounsaturated Fat 3.205 0.131 Tempeh
Polyunsaturated fat 4.3 0.326 Tempeh
Tryptophan 0.194 0.083 Tempeh
Threonine 0.796 0.206 Tempeh
Isoleucine 0.88 0.228 Tempeh
Leucine 1.43 0.44 Tempeh
Lysine 0.908 0.133 Tempeh
Methionine 0.175 0.065 Tempeh
Phenylalanine 0.893 0.297 Tempeh
Valine 0.92 0.262 Tempeh
Histidine 0.466 0.132 Tempeh
Fructose 0.03 Spaghetti

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. 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.