Couscous vs Pasta: All Nutritional Differences

Where is more calories, protein, carbs - what is more healthy?

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Couscous - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition
Pasta - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition

Couscous vs cooked pasta - where is more calories?

At first glance, you can see that in couscous is less calories than in cooked pasta.

Couscous has 112 kcal per 100g and cooked pasta 131 kcal per 100g so it is pretty easy to calculate that the difference is about 17 %.

In couscous and in cooked pasta most calories came from carbs.

couscous or cooked pasta - where is more nutrients?

Couscous vs cooked pasta: detailed nutrition, vitamins and minerals comparison

per 100gCouscousPasta
Calories112 131
Carbohydrates23.22 g24.93 g
Fat0.16 g1.05 g
Protein3.79 g5.15 g
Water72.57 g68.56 g
Calcium8 mg6 mg
Iron0.38 mg1.14 mg
Magnessium8 mg18 mg
Phosphorus0.1 mg6 mg
Potassium58 mg24 mg
Sodium5 mg6 mg
Zink0.1 mg6 mg
Vitaminium B1 (Thiamine)0.063 mg0.209 mg
Vitaminium B2 (riboflavin)0.027 mg0.15 mg
Vitaminium B3 (Niacin)0.983 mg0.992 mg
Vitaminium B60.051 mg0.034 mg
Vitaminium B9 (Folic acid)0.015 mg0.104 mg

Where is more protein?

It is aslo easy to see see that in couscous is less protein than in cooked pasta.

There is 5.15g per 100g of cooked pasta and 3.79g per 100g of couscous so using simple math we can see that difference is about 36 %.

Where is more carbs?

In couscous is less carbohydrates than in cooked pasta.

There is 24.93g/100g of carbohydrates in cooked pasta and 23.22g/100g in couscous so let me do the math for you again - difference is about 7 %.

Where is more fats?

In couscous is less fats than in cooked pasta.

Tables below show us that there is 1.05g/100g of fats in cooked pasta and 0.16g/100g in couscous. In this case difference is about 556 %.

See tables below to compare couscous with cooked pasta in details.

Couscous

112kcal
  • Calories112
  • Carbohydrates23.22 g
  • Fat0.16 g
  • Protein3.79 g
  • Water72.57 g
Couscous calories per:
100g | ounce | tablespoon | glass | cup cooked | cup raw

Energy content

  • 85% CARBS.
  • 14% PROTEIN
  • 1% FAT

Pasta

131kcal
  • Calories131
  • Carbohydrates24.93 g
  • Fat1.05 g
  • Protein5.15 g
  • Water68.56 g
Pasta calories per:
100g | ounce | cup | cup | half cup

Energy content

  • 77% CARBS
  • 16% PROTEIN
  • 7% FAT

couscous or cooked pasta - where is more vitamins?

couscous or cooked pasta - where is more minerals?

Marcin Piotrowicz
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Marcin Piotrowicz

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Healthy eating and living style promoter

All information about nutrition on this website was created with help of information from the official United States Department of Agriculture database.

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