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Tomato sauce vs Spaghetti - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tomato sauce and Spaghetti different?

  • Tomato sauce is richer in Vitamin E , Potassium and Iron, while Spaghetti is higher in Selenium, Manganese and Vitamin C.
  • Spaghetti covers your daily need of Selenium 47% more than Tomato sauce.
  • Tomato sauce contains 24 times more Vitamin E than Spaghetti. Tomato sauce contains 1.44mg of Vitamin E , while Spaghetti contains 0.06mg.
  • Spaghetti is lower in Sugars.

Tomato sauce, canned, no salt added and Pasta, cooked, unenriched, without added salt 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
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Contains more Iron +92%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +575%
Contains more Copper +15%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Zinc +131.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +114.8%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 36% 5% 27% 11% 39% 6% 12% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 19% 3% 4% 13% 34% 14% 25% 1%
Contains more Iron +92%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +575%
Contains more Copper +15%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Zinc +131.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +114.8%
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
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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +147.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +175.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 24% 27% 29% 0% 6% 15% 19% 19% 23% 0% 7% 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% 2% 0% 5% 5% 8% 7% 12% 0% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +147.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +175.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +28.6%

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
14
Tomato sauce
3
Spaghetti
Mineral Summary Score
17
Tomato sauce
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
7%
Tomato sauce
35%
Spaghetti
Carbohydrates
5%
Tomato sauce
31%
Spaghetti
Fats
1%
Tomato sauce
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.
Tomato sauce Spaghetti
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Tomato sauce 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 is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tomato sauce
Tomato sauce is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.135g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomato sauce
Tomato sauce is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is cheaper?
Tomato sauce
Tomato sauce is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tomato sauce
Tomato sauce is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti contains less Sugars (difference - 3g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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 Tomato sauce Spaghetti Opinion
Calories 24 158 Spaghetti
Protein 1.2 5.8 Spaghetti
Fats 0.3 0.93 Spaghetti
Vitamin C 7 0 Tomato sauce
Carbs 5.31 30.86 Spaghetti
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.96 0.5 Tomato sauce
Calcium 14 7 Tomato sauce
Potassium 297 44 Tomato sauce
Magnesium 15 18 Spaghetti
Sugars 3.56 0.56 Spaghetti
Fiber 1.5 1.8 Spaghetti
Copper 0.115 0.1 Tomato sauce
Zinc 0.22 0.51 Spaghetti
Starch 26.01 Spaghetti
Phosphorus 27 58 Spaghetti
Sodium 11 1 Spaghetti
Vitamin A 435 0 Tomato sauce
Vitamin E 1.44 0.06 Tomato sauce
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.024 0.02 Tomato sauce
Vitamin B2 0.065 0.02 Tomato sauce
Vitamin B3 0.991 0.4 Tomato sauce
Vitamin B5 0.309 0.112 Tomato sauce
Vitamin B6 0.098 0.049 Tomato sauce
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.8 0 Tomato sauce
Folate 9 7 Tomato sauce
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 0.176 Tomato sauce
Monounsaturated Fat 0.044 0.131 Spaghetti
Polyunsaturated fat 0.121 0.326 Spaghetti
Tryptophan 0.009 0.083 Spaghetti
Threonine 0.037 0.206 Spaghetti
Isoleucine 0.025 0.228 Spaghetti
Leucine 0.034 0.44 Spaghetti
Lysine 0.037 0.133 Spaghetti
Methionine 0.008 0.065 Spaghetti
Phenylalanine 0.036 0.297 Spaghetti
Valine 0.025 0.262 Spaghetti
Histidine 0.02 0.132 Spaghetti
Fructose 1.67 0.03 Tomato sauce

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. Tomato sauce - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169074/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.