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Arugula vs. Somen noodles — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Arugula and Somen noodles?

  • Arugula has more Folate, Vitamin C, Calcium, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper, and Vitamin B5 than Somen noodles.
  • Arugula's daily need coverage for Folate is 24% higher.
  • Arugula is lower in Sodium.

We used Arugula, raw and Noodles, japanese, somen, cooked types in this comparison.

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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 +1900%
Contains more Iron +180.8%
Contains more Magnesium +2250%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.6%
Contains more Potassium +1172.4%
Contains less Sodium -83.2%
Contains more Zinc +113.6%
Contains more Copper +204%
Contains more Manganese +27.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 48% 55% 34% 23% 33% 4% 13% 26% 42% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 20% 2% 12% 3% 22% 6% 9% 33% 0%
Contains more Calcium +1900%
Contains more Iron +180.8%
Contains more Magnesium +2250%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.6%
Contains more Potassium +1172.4%
Contains less Sodium -83.2%
Contains more Zinc +113.6%
Contains more Copper +204%
Contains more Manganese +27.9%

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.
Arugula
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +160.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +214.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +154.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +461.5%
Contains more Folate +4750%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 143% 9% 0% 50% 11% 20% 6% 27% 17% 73% 0% 9% 272%
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% 0% 0% 0% 5% 8% 2% 11% 3% 2% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +160.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +214.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +154.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +461.5%
Contains more Folate +4750%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +266.7%
Contains more Water +35%
Contains more Other +278.4%
Contains more Protein +55%
Contains more Carbs +654.5%
3% 4% 92%
Protein: 2.58 g
Fats: 0.66 g
Carbs: 3.65 g
Water: 91.71 g
Other: 1.4 g
4% 28% 68%
Protein: 4 g
Fats: 0.18 g
Carbs: 27.54 g
Water: 67.91 g
Other: 0.37 g
Contains more Fats +266.7%
Contains more Water +35%
Contains more Other +278.4%
Contains more Protein +55%
Contains more Carbs +654.5%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +133.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +337%
Contains less Saturated Fat -70.9%
19% 11% 70%
Saturated Fat: 0.086 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.049 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.319 g
21% 18% 61%
Saturated Fat: 0.025 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.021 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.073 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +133.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +337%
Contains less Saturated Fat -70.9%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Arugula Somen noodles Opinion
Net carbs 2.05g 27.54g Somen noodles
Protein 2.58g 4g Somen noodles
Fats 0.66g 0.18g Arugula
Carbs 3.65g 27.54g Somen noodles
Calories 25kcal 131kcal Somen noodles
Sugar 2.05g Somen noodles
Fiber 1.6g Arugula
Calcium 160mg 8mg Arugula
Iron 1.46mg 0.52mg Arugula
Magnesium 47mg 2mg Arugula
Phosphorus 52mg 27mg Arugula
Potassium 369mg 29mg Arugula
Sodium 27mg 161mg Arugula
Zinc 0.47mg 0.22mg Arugula
Copper 0.076mg 0.025mg Arugula
Manganese 0.321mg 0.251mg Arugula
Selenium 0.3µg Arugula
Vitamin A 2373IU 0IU Arugula
Vitamin A RAE 119µg 0µg Arugula
Vitamin E 0.43mg Arugula
Vitamin C 15mg 0mg Arugula
Vitamin B1 0.044mg 0.02mg Arugula
Vitamin B2 0.086mg 0.033mg Arugula
Vitamin B3 0.305mg 0.097mg Arugula
Vitamin B5 0.437mg 0.172mg Arugula
Vitamin B6 0.073mg 0.013mg Arugula
Folate 97µg 2µg Arugula
Choline 15.3mg Arugula
Vitamin K 108.6µg Arugula
Tryptophan 0.051mg Somen noodles
Threonine 0.106mg Somen noodles
Isoleucine 0.155mg Somen noodles
Leucine 0.274mg Somen noodles
Lysine 0.077mg Somen noodles
Methionine 0.062mg Somen noodles
Phenylalanine 0.194mg Somen noodles
Valine 0.171mg Somen noodles
Histidine 0.081mg Somen noodles
Saturated Fat 0.086g 0.025g Somen noodles
Monounsaturated Fat 0.049g 0.021g Arugula
Polyunsaturated fat 0.319g 0.073g Arugula

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Arugula Somen noodles
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
49%
Arugula
2%
Somen noodles
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
28%
Arugula
11%
Somen noodles

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Somen noodles
Somen noodles is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.05g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Somen noodles
Somen noodles is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.061g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Somen noodles
Somen noodles is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Somen noodles
Somen noodles is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Arugula
Arugula contains less Sodium (difference - 134mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Arugula
Arugula is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Arugula
Arugula is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Arugula - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169387/nutrients
  2. Somen noodles - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168909/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.