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Cellophane noodles vs Pasta - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Cellophane noodles and Pasta?

  • Cellophane noodles are richer in Iron, yet Pasta is richer in Folate, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, and Manganese.
  • Pasta's daily need coverage for Folate is 16% higher.
  • Cellophane noodles have 2 times more Iron than Pasta. Cellophane noodles have 2.17mg of Iron, while Pasta has 1.14mg.
  • Cellophane noodles contain less Cholesterol.

We used Noodles, chinese, cellophane or long rice (mung beans), dehydrated and Pasta, fresh-refrigerated, plain, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +316.7%
Contains more Iron +90.4%
Contains more Magnesium +500%
Contains more Phosphorus +96.9%
Contains more Potassium +140%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Zinc +36.6%
Contains more Copper +14.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 82% 3% 14% 1% 2% 12% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 43% 13% 27% 3% 1% 16% 31%
Contains more Calcium +316.7%
Contains more Iron +90.4%
Contains more Magnesium +500%
Contains more Phosphorus +96.9%
Contains more Potassium +140%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Zinc +36.6%
Contains more Copper +14.8%

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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Pasta
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +39.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +396%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +83%
Contains more Folate +3100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
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 2% 0% 0% 0% 53% 35% 19% 11% 8% 48% 18% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +39.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +396%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +83%
Contains more Folate +3100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

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 Pasta
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cellophane noodles Pasta Opinion
Net carbs 85.59g 24.93g Cellophane noodles
Protein 0.16g 5.15g Pasta
Fats 0.06g 1.05g Pasta
Carbs 86.09g 24.93g Cellophane noodles
Calories 351kcal 131kcal Cellophane noodles
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Pasta
Fiber 0.5g g Cellophane noodles
Calcium 25mg 6mg Cellophane noodles
Iron 2.17mg 1.14mg Cellophane noodles
Magnesium 3mg 18mg Pasta
Phosphorus 32mg 63mg Pasta
Potassium 10mg 24mg Pasta
Sodium 10mg 6mg Pasta
Zinc 0.41mg 0.56mg Pasta
Copper 0.081mg 0.093mg Pasta
Vitamin A 0IU 20IU Pasta
Vitamin E 0.13mg mg Cellophane noodles
Vitamin D 0IU IU Cellophane noodles
Vitamin D 0µg µg Cellophane noodles
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.15mg 0.209mg Pasta
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.15mg Pasta
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.992mg Pasta
Vitamin B5 0.1mg 0.183mg Pasta
Vitamin B6 0.05mg 0.034mg Cellophane noodles
Folate 2µg 64µg Pasta
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.14µg Pasta
Vitamin K 0µg µg Cellophane noodles
Tryptophan 0.002mg 0.065mg Pasta
Threonine 0.005mg 0.134mg Pasta
Isoleucine 0.007mg 0.197mg Pasta
Leucine 0.013mg 0.348mg Pasta
Lysine 0.011mg 0.097mg Pasta
Methionine 0.002mg 0.079mg Pasta
Phenylalanine 0.01mg 0.247mg Pasta
Valine 0.008mg 0.217mg Pasta
Histidine 0.005mg 0.103mg Pasta
Cholesterol 0mg 33mg Cellophane noodles
Trans Fat 0g g Pasta
Saturated Fat 0.017g 0.15g Cellophane noodles
Monounsaturated Fat 0.008g 0.124g Pasta
Polyunsaturated fat 0.018g 0.429g Pasta

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cellophane noodles Pasta
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
16
Pasta
Mineral Summary Score
18
Cellophane noodles
17
Pasta

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
31%
Pasta
Carbohydrates
86%
Cellophane noodles
25%
Pasta
Fats
0%
Cellophane noodles
5%
Pasta

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cellophane noodles
Cellophane noodles is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cellophane noodles
Cellophane noodles is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.133g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cellophane noodles
Cellophane noodles is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Cellophane noodles
Cellophane noodles is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Pasta - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169728/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.