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Flour vs Spätzle - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Flour and Spätzle

  • Flour is higher than Spätzle in Vitamin B1, Iron, Folate, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Selenium, Manganese, and Fiber.
  • Flour's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 63% higher.
  • Flour has 26 times more Folate than Spätzle. While Flour has 183µg of Folate, Spätzle has only 7µg.
  • Flour has less Sodium.

The food types used in this comparison are Wheat flour, white, all-purpose, enriched, bleached and Noodles, egg, cooked, unenriched, with 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
Flour
8
:
Contains more Iron +673.3%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Potassium +181.6%
Contains more Copper +46.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.1%
Contains less Sodium -98.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Zinc - 0.65
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 174% 5% 10% 16% 48% 20% 47% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 4% 15% 33% 18% 33% 22%
Contains more Iron +673.3%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Potassium +181.6%
Contains more Copper +46.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.1%
Contains less Sodium -98.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Zinc - 0.65

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
Flour
7
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2516.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2370%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1376%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +2514.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +183.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.046
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% 197% 114% 111% 27% 11% 0% 1% 138%
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% 4% 0% 8% 5% 8% 16% 11% 12% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2516.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2370%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1376%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +2514.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +183.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.046

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
50
Flour
6
Spätzle
Mineral Summary Score
40
Flour
19
Spätzle

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
62%
Flour
27%
Spätzle
Carbohydrates
76%
Flour
25%
Spätzle
Fats
5%
Flour
10%
Spätzle

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.
Flour Spätzle
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Flour Spätzle
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 glycemic index?
Spätzle
Spätzle is lower in glycemic index (difference - 72)
Which food is cheaper?
Spätzle
Spätzle is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Flour
Flour is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Flour
Flour is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.13g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Flour
Flour contains less Sodium (difference - 163mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flour
Flour is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.264g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Flour
Flour is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Flour Spätzle Opinion
Calories 364 138 Flour
Protein 10.33 4.54 Flour
Fats 0.98 2.07 Spätzle
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 76.31 25.16 Flour
Cholesterol 0 29 Flour
Vitamin D 0 Flour
Iron 4.64 0.6 Flour
Calcium 15 12 Flour
Potassium 107 38 Flour
Magnesium 22 21 Flour
Sugar 0.27 0.4 Flour
Fiber 2.7 1.2 Flour
Copper 0.144 0.098 Flour
Zinc 0.7 0.65 Flour
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Phosphorus 108 76 Flour
Sodium 2 165 Flour
Vitamin A 0 21 Spätzle
Vitamin E 0.06 0.17 Spätzle
Vitamin D 0 Flour
Vitamin B1 0.785 0.03 Flour
Vitamin B2 0.494 0.02 Flour
Vitamin B3 5.904 0.4 Flour
Vitamin B5 0.438 0.263 Flour
Vitamin B6 0.044 0.046 Spätzle
Vitamin B12 0 0.09 Spätzle
Vitamin K 0.3 0 Flour
Folate 183 7 Flour
Trans Fat 0.029 Flour
Saturated Fat 0.155 0.419 Flour
Monounsaturated Fat 0.087 0.581 Spätzle
Polyunsaturated fat 0.413 0.552 Spätzle
Tryptophan 0.127 0.043 Flour
Threonine 0.281 0.138 Flour
Isoleucine 0.357 0.19 Flour
Leucine 0.71 0.365 Flour
Lysine 0.228 0.137 Flour
Methionine 0.183 0.086 Flour
Phenylalanine 0.52 0.24 Flour
Valine 0.415 0.22 Flour
Histidine 0.23 0.121 Flour
Fructose 0 Spätzle

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. Flour - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168894/nutrients
  2. Spätzle - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169762/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.