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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 , Vitamin C, Potassium, and Iron, while Spaghetti is higher in Selenium, and Manganese.
  • Spaghetti covers your daily need of Selenium 47% more than Tomato sauce.
  • Spaghetti is lower in Sugar.

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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +92%
Contains more Potassium +575%
Contains more Copper +15%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +114.8%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Contains more Zinc +131.8%
Contains more Manganese +185%
Contains more Selenium +4300%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 36% 11% 12% 27% 2% 6% 39% 15% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 19% 13% 25% 4% 1% 14% 34% 43% 144%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +92%
Contains more Potassium +575%
Contains more Copper +15%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +114.8%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Contains more Zinc +131.8%
Contains more Manganese +185%
Contains more Selenium +4300%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2300%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 Folate +28.6%
Contains more Choline +54.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 27% 29% 0% 24% 6% 15% 19% 19% 23% 7% 0% 6% 7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 2% 0% 0% 5% 5% 8% 7% 12% 6% 0% 4% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2300%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 Folate +28.6%
Contains more Choline +54.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +46.9%
Contains more Other +582.1%
Contains more Protein +383.3%
Contains more Fats +210%
Contains more Carbs +481.2%
5% 91% 2%
Protein: 1.2 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 5.31 g
Water: 91.28 g
Other: 1.91 g
6% 31% 62%
Protein: 5.8 g
Fats: 0.93 g
Carbs: 30.86 g
Water: 62.13 g
Other: 0.28 g
Contains more Water +46.9%
Contains more Other +582.1%
Contains more Protein +383.3%
Contains more Fats +210%
Contains more Carbs +481.2%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -76.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +197.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +169.4%
20% 21% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.041 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.044 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.121 g
28% 21% 52%
Saturated Fat: 0.176 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.131 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.326 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -76.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +197.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +169.4%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Glucose +4450%
Contains more Fructose +5466.7%
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +28.6%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
2% 51% 47%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.07 g
Glucose: 1.82 g
Fructose: 1.67 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
98%
Starch: 26.01 g
Sucrose: 0.09 g
Glucose: 0.04 g
Fructose: 0.03 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0.4 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Glucose +4450%
Contains more Fructose +5466.7%
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +28.6%
Contains more Maltose +∞%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Tomato sauce Spaghetti
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomato sauce Spaghetti Opinion
Net carbs 3.81g 29.06g Spaghetti
Protein 1.2g 5.8g Spaghetti
Fats 0.3g 0.93g Spaghetti
Carbs 5.31g 30.86g Spaghetti
Calories 24kcal 158kcal Spaghetti
Starch 26.01g Spaghetti
Fructose 1.67g 0.03g Tomato sauce
Sugar 3.56g 0.56g Spaghetti
Fiber 1.5g 1.8g Spaghetti
Calcium 14mg 7mg Tomato sauce
Iron 0.96mg 0.5mg Tomato sauce
Magnesium 15mg 18mg Spaghetti
Phosphorus 27mg 58mg Spaghetti
Potassium 297mg 44mg Tomato sauce
Sodium 11mg 1mg Spaghetti
Zinc 0.22mg 0.51mg Spaghetti
Copper 0.115mg 0.1mg Tomato sauce
Manganese 0.113mg 0.322mg Spaghetti
Selenium 0.6µg 26.4µg Spaghetti
Vitamin A 435IU 0IU Tomato sauce
Vitamin A RAE 22µg 0µg Tomato sauce
Vitamin E 1.44mg 0.06mg Tomato sauce
Vitamin C 7mg 0mg Tomato sauce
Vitamin B1 0.024mg 0.02mg Tomato sauce
Vitamin B2 0.065mg 0.02mg Tomato sauce
Vitamin B3 0.991mg 0.4mg Tomato sauce
Vitamin B5 0.309mg 0.112mg Tomato sauce
Vitamin B6 0.098mg 0.049mg Tomato sauce
Folate 9µg 7µg Tomato sauce
Choline 9.9mg 6.4mg Tomato sauce
Vitamin K 2.8µg 0µg Tomato sauce
Tryptophan 0.009mg 0.083mg Spaghetti
Threonine 0.037mg 0.206mg Spaghetti
Isoleucine 0.025mg 0.228mg Spaghetti
Leucine 0.034mg 0.44mg Spaghetti
Lysine 0.037mg 0.133mg Spaghetti
Methionine 0.008mg 0.065mg Spaghetti
Phenylalanine 0.036mg 0.297mg Spaghetti
Valine 0.025mg 0.262mg Spaghetti
Histidine 0.02mg 0.132mg Spaghetti
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.176g Tomato sauce
Monounsaturated Fat 0.044g 0.131g Spaghetti
Polyunsaturated fat 0.121g 0.326g Spaghetti
Omega-3 - ALA 0.024g Spaghetti

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tomato sauce Spaghetti
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Tomato sauce
3%
Spaghetti
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
15%
Tomato sauce
30%
Spaghetti

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 is lower in Sugar?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in Sugar (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 stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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.

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