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Couscous vs Noodle - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Noodle
Noodle is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Noodle
Noodle is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Noodle
Noodle is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Couscous
Couscous contains less Sugars (difference - 0.3g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.39g)
Which food is cheaper?
Couscous
Couscous is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (5 mg)

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.
Couscous Noodle
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Couscous Noodle
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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
4
Couscous
16
Noodle
Mineral Summary Score
5
Couscous
12
Noodle

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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6
Noodle
Contains more Potassium +52.6%
Contains more Iron +286.8%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Magnesium +162.5%
Contains more Copper +139%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +245.5%
Equal in Sodium - 5
Contains more Potassium +52.6%
Contains more Iron +286.8%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Magnesium +162.5%
Contains more Copper +139%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +245.5%
Equal in Sodium - 5

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
:
8
Noodle
Contains more Vitamin B5 +41.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +30.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +358.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +403.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +111.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.046
Contains more Vitamin B5 +41.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +30.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +358.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +403.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +111.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.046

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
23%
Couscous
27%
Noodle
Carbohydrates
23%
Couscous
25%
Noodle
Fats
1%
Couscous
10%
Noodle

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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 Couscous Noodle Opinion
Calories 112 138 Noodle
Protein 3.79 4.54 Noodle
Fats 0.16 2.07 Noodle
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 23.22 25.16 Noodle
Cholesterol 0 29 Couscous
Vitamin D 0 4 Noodle
Iron 0.38 1.47 Noodle
Calcium 8 12 Noodle
Potassium 58 38 Couscous
Magnesium 8 21 Noodle
Sugars 0.1 0.4 Noodle
Fiber 1.4 1.2 Couscous
Copper 0.041 0.098 Noodle
Zinc 0.26 0.65 Noodle
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Phosphorus 22 76 Noodle
Sodium 5 5
Vitamin A 0 21 Noodle
Vitamin E 0.13 0.17 Noodle
Vitamin D 0 0.1 Noodle
Vitamin B1 0.063 0.289 Noodle
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.136 Noodle
Vitamin B3 0.983 2.077 Noodle
Vitamin B5 0.371 0.263 Couscous
Vitamin B6 0.051 0.046 Couscous
Vitamin B12 0 0.09 Noodle
Vitamin K 0.1 0 Couscous
Folic acid (B9) 0 77 Noodle
Trans Fat 0.029 Couscous
Saturated Fat 0.029 0.419 Couscous
Monounsaturated Fat 0.022 0.581 Noodle
Polyunsaturated fat 0.064 0.552 Noodle
Tryptophan 0.049 0.043 Couscous
Threonine 0.1 0.138 Noodle
Isoleucine 0.147 0.19 Noodle
Leucine 0.259 0.365 Noodle
Lysine 0.073 0.137 Noodle
Methionine 0.059 0.086 Noodle
Phenylalanine 0.184 0.24 Noodle
Valine 0.162 0.22 Noodle
Histidine 0.077 0.121 Noodle
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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