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Cellophane noodles vs Couscous - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Cellophane noodles and Couscous

  • Cellophane noodles have more Iron, Choline, and Vitamin B1, while Couscous have more Selenium, and Vitamin B5.
  • Couscous's daily need coverage for Selenium is 36% higher.
  • Couscous contains 28 times less Choline than Cellophane noodles. Cellophane noodles contain 93.2mg of Choline, while Couscous contains 3.3mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Noodles, chinese, cellophane or long rice (mung beans), dehydrated and Couscous, cooked.

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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
Contains more Calcium +212.5%
Contains more Iron +471.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.5%
Contains more Zinc +57.7%
Contains more Copper +97.6%
Contains more Magnesium +166.7%
Contains more Potassium +480%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 82% 3% 14% 1% 2% 12% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 15% 6% 10% 6% 1% 8% 14%
Contains more Calcium +212.5%
Contains more Iron +471.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.5%
Contains more Zinc +57.7%
Contains more Copper +97.6%
Contains more Magnesium +166.7%
Contains more Potassium +480%
Contains less Sodium -50%

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
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +138.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +391.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +271%
Contains more Folate +650%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.13
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.051
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 3% 0% 0% 38% 0% 4% 6% 12% 2% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 3% 0% 0% 16% 7% 19% 23% 12% 12% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +138.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +391.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +271%
Contains more Folate +650%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.13
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.051

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.
Cellophane noodles Couscous
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cellophane noodles Couscous Opinion
Net carbs 85.59g 21.82g Cellophane noodles
Protein 0.16g 3.79g Couscous
Fats 0.06g 0.16g Couscous
Carbs 86.09g 23.22g Cellophane noodles
Calories 351kcal 112kcal Cellophane noodles
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0.1g Cellophane noodles
Fiber 0.5g 1.4g Couscous
Calcium 25mg 8mg Cellophane noodles
Iron 2.17mg 0.38mg Cellophane noodles
Magnesium 3mg 8mg Couscous
Phosphorus 32mg 22mg Cellophane noodles
Potassium 10mg 58mg Couscous
Sodium 10mg 5mg Couscous
Zinc 0.41mg 0.26mg Cellophane noodles
Copper 0.081mg 0.041mg Cellophane noodles
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.13mg 0.13mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.15mg 0.063mg Cellophane noodles
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.027mg Couscous
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.983mg Couscous
Vitamin B5 0.1mg 0.371mg Couscous
Vitamin B6 0.05mg 0.051mg Couscous
Folate 2µg 15µg Couscous
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 0.1µg Couscous
Tryptophan 0.002mg 0.049mg Couscous
Threonine 0.005mg 0.1mg Couscous
Isoleucine 0.007mg 0.147mg Couscous
Leucine 0.013mg 0.259mg Couscous
Lysine 0.011mg 0.073mg Couscous
Methionine 0.002mg 0.059mg Couscous
Phenylalanine 0.01mg 0.184mg Couscous
Valine 0.008mg 0.162mg Couscous
Histidine 0.005mg 0.077mg Couscous
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Couscous
Saturated Fat 0.017g 0.029g Cellophane noodles
Monounsaturated Fat 0.008g 0.022g Couscous
Polyunsaturated fat 0.018g 0.064g Couscous

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
5
Cellophane noodles
7
Couscous
Mineral Summary Score
18
Cellophane noodles
7
Couscous

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
1%
Cellophane noodles
23%
Couscous
Carbohydrates
86%
Cellophane noodles
23%
Couscous
Fats
0%
Cellophane noodles
1%
Couscous

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Couscous
Couscous contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Couscous
Couscous is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cellophane noodles
Cellophane noodles is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.1g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cellophane noodles
Cellophane noodles is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cellophane noodles
Cellophane noodles is lower in glycemic index (difference - 26)
Which food is cheaper?
Cellophane noodles
Cellophane noodles is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cellophane noodles
Cellophane noodles is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Cellophane noodles - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174258/nutrients
  2. Couscous - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169700/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.