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Cellophane noodles vs Falafel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Cellophane noodles and Falafel

  • Cellophane noodles have more Selenium, however Falafel is richer in Manganese, Phosphorus, Folate, Copper, Magnesium, Potassium, Iron and Vitamin B2.
  • Falafel covers your daily Manganese needs 26% more than Cellophane noodles.
  • Falafel has 8 times less Selenium than Cellophane noodles. Cellophane noodles have 7.9µg of Selenium, while Falafel has 1µg.
  • Cellophane noodles contain less Sodium.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Noodles, chinese, cellophane or long rice (mung beans), dehydrated and Falafel, home-prepared.

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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
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Contains less Sodium -96.6%
Contains more Iron +57.6%
Contains more Calcium +116%
Contains more Potassium +5750%
Contains more Magnesium +2633.3%
Contains more Copper +218.5%
Contains more Zinc +265.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +500%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 82% 8% 1% 3% 27% 12% 14% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 129% 17% 52% 59% 86% 41% 83% 39%
Contains less Sodium -96.6%
Contains more Iron +57.6%
Contains more Calcium +116%
Contains more Potassium +5750%
Contains more Magnesium +2633.3%
Contains more Copper +218.5%
Contains more Zinc +265.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +500%

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +422%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +192%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +150%
Contains more Folate +4550%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.146
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 3% 0% 38% 0% 4% 6% 12% 0% 0% 2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 6% 1% 0% 0% 37% 39% 20% 18% 29% 0% 0% 70%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +422%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +192%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +150%
Contains more Folate +4550%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.146

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
5
Cellophane noodles
18
Falafel
Mineral Summary Score
18
Cellophane noodles
63
Falafel

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
1%
Cellophane noodles
80%
Falafel
Carbohydrates
86%
Cellophane noodles
32%
Falafel
Fats
0%
Cellophane noodles
82%
Falafel

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Falafel
Falafel contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Falafel
Falafel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Falafel
Falafel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cellophane noodles
Cellophane noodles contains less Sodium (difference - 284mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cellophane noodles
Cellophane noodles is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.366g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cellophane noodles
Cellophane noodles is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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 Cellophane noodles Falafel Opinion
Calories 351 333 Cellophane noodles
Protein 0.16 13.31 Falafel
Fats 0.06 17.8 Falafel
Vitamin C 0 1.6 Falafel
Carbs 86.09 31.84 Cellophane noodles
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.17 3.42 Falafel
Calcium 25 54 Falafel
Potassium 10 585 Falafel
Magnesium 3 82 Falafel
Sugars 0 Falafel
Fiber 0.5 Cellophane noodles
Copper 0.081 0.258 Falafel
Zinc 0.41 1.5 Falafel
Starch
Phosphorus 32 192 Falafel
Sodium 10 294 Cellophane noodles
Vitamin A 0 13 Falafel
Vitamin E 0.13 Cellophane noodles
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.15 0.146 Cellophane noodles
Vitamin B2 0 0.166 Falafel
Vitamin B3 0.2 1.044 Falafel
Vitamin B5 0.1 0.292 Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.05 0.125 Falafel
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Cellophane noodles
Folate 2 93 Falafel
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.017 2.383 Cellophane noodles
Monounsaturated Fat 0.008 10.171 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.018 4.16 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.002 0.134 Falafel
Threonine 0.005 0.492 Falafel
Isoleucine 0.007 0.567 Falafel
Leucine 0.013 0.944 Falafel
Lysine 0.011 0.856 Falafel
Methionine 0.002 0.187 Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.01 0.707 Falafel
Valine 0.008 0.562 Falafel
Histidine 0.005 0.364 Falafel
Fructose

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 of 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. Falafel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172455/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.