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Cellophane noodles vs Lentil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Cellophane noodles and Lentil

  • Cellophane noodles have more Choline, however Lentil is richer in Folate, Fiber, Phosphorus, Copper, Manganese, Iron, Vitamin B5, Potassium and Vitamin B6.
  • Lentil's daily need coverage for Folate is 45% more.
  • Cellophane noodles contain 3 times more Choline than Lentil. Cellophane noodles contain 93.2mg of Choline, while Lentil contains 32.7mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Noodles, chinese, cellophane or long rice (mung beans), dehydrated and Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt.

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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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Lentil
Contains more Calcium +31.6%
Contains more Iron +53.5%
Contains more Potassium +3590%
Contains more Magnesium +1100%
Contains more Copper +209.9%
Contains more Zinc +209.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +462.5%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 82% 8% 1% 3% 27% 12% 14% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 125% 6% 33% 26% 84% 35% 78% 1%
Contains more Calcium +31.6%
Contains more Iron +53.5%
Contains more Potassium +3590%
Contains more Magnesium +1100%
Contains more Copper +209.9%
Contains more Zinc +209.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +462.5%
Contains less Sodium -80%

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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Lentil
Contains more Vitamin E +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +430%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +538%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +256%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +8950%
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 5% 1% 3% 0% 43% 17% 20% 39% 42% 0% 5% 136%
Contains more Vitamin E +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +430%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +538%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +256%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +8950%

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
26
Lentil
Mineral Summary Score
18
Cellophane noodles
48
Lentil

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
54%
Lentil
Carbohydrates
86%
Cellophane noodles
20%
Lentil
Fats
0%
Cellophane noodles
2%
Lentil

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 Lentil
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars 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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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cellophane noodles Lentil
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 Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lentil
Lentil is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lentil
Lentil is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Cellophane noodles
Cellophane noodles contains less Sugars (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cellophane noodles
Cellophane noodles is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.036g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cellophane noodles
Cellophane noodles is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
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 Lentil Opinion
Calories 351 116 Cellophane noodles
Protein 0.16 9.02 Lentil
Fats 0.06 0.38 Lentil
Vitamin C 0 1.5 Lentil
Carbs 86.09 20.13 Cellophane noodles
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.17 3.33 Lentil
Calcium 25 19 Cellophane noodles
Potassium 10 369 Lentil
Magnesium 3 36 Lentil
Sugars 0 1.8 Cellophane noodles
Fiber 0.5 7.9 Lentil
Copper 0.081 0.251 Lentil
Zinc 0.41 1.27 Lentil
Starch
Phosphorus 32 180 Lentil
Sodium 10 2 Lentil
Vitamin A 0 8 Lentil
Vitamin E 0.13 0.11 Cellophane noodles
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.15 0.169 Lentil
Vitamin B2 0 0.073 Lentil
Vitamin B3 0.2 1.06 Lentil
Vitamin B5 0.1 0.638 Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.05 0.178 Lentil
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 1.7 Lentil
Folate 2 181 Lentil
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.017 0.053 Cellophane noodles
Monounsaturated Fat 0.008 0.064 Lentil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.018 0.175 Lentil
Tryptophan 0.002 0.081 Lentil
Threonine 0.005 0.323 Lentil
Isoleucine 0.007 0.39 Lentil
Leucine 0.013 0.654 Lentil
Lysine 0.011 0.63 Lentil
Methionine 0.002 0.077 Lentil
Phenylalanine 0.01 0.445 Lentil
Valine 0.008 0.448 Lentil
Histidine 0.005 0.254 Lentil
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. Lentil - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172421/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.