Pasta vs Bread: All Nutritional Differences

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

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Pasta - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition
Bread - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition

Fact 1: There is Less Calories in Cooked pasta

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

Cooked pasta has 131 kcal per 100g and bread 266 kcal per 100g so it is pretty easy to calculate that the difference is about 103%.

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

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

Fact 2: Cooked pasta And Bread Nutrition Difference

Bread vs Cooked pasta: Vitamins and Minerals Comparison

per 100gPastaBread
Calories131 266
Carbohydrates24.93 g49.42 g
Fat1.05 g3.33 g
Protein5.15 g8.85 g
Water68.56 g36.42 g
Calcium6 mg144 mg
Iron1.14 mg3.61 mg
Magnessium18 mg23 mg
Phosphorus6 mg0.2 mg
Potassium24 mg126 mg
Sodium6 mg490 mg
Zink6 mg0.2 mg
Vitaminium B1 (Thiamine)0.209 mg0.533 mg
Vitaminium B2 (riboflavin)0.15 mg0.243 mg
Vitaminium B3 (Niacin)0.992 mg4.78 mg
Vitaminium B60.034 mg0.087 mg
Vitaminium B9 (Folic acid)0.104 mg0.171 mg

Less protein in cooked pasta

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

There is 8.85g per 100g of bread and 5.15g per 100g of cooked pasta so using simple math we can see that difference is about 72%.

Less carbohydrates in cooked pasta

In cooked pasta is less carbohydrates than in bread.

There is 49.42g/100g of carbohydrates in bread and 24.93g/100g in cooked pasta so let me do the math for you again - difference is about 98%.

Less fat in cooked pasta

In cooked pasta is less fats than in bread.

The tables above show us that there is 3.33g/100g of fats in bread and 1.05g/100g in cooked pasta. In this case difference is about 217%.


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

Calories source

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


  • Calories266
  • Carbohydrates49.42 g
  • Fat3.33 g
  • Protein8.85 g
  • Water36.42 g
Bread calories per:
100g | ounce | single piece | slice

Calories source

  • 75% CARBS
  • 13% PROTEIN
  • 11% FAT

Vitamins: bread vs cooked pasta

Minerals: cooked pasta vs bread

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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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