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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.

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 Iron +90.4%
Contains more Calcium +316.7%
Contains more Potassium +140%
Contains more Magnesium +500%
Contains more Copper +14.8%
Contains more Zinc +36.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +96.9%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 82% 8% 1% 3% 27% 12% 14% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 43% 2% 3% 13% 31% 16% 27% 1%
Contains more Iron +90.4%
Contains more Calcium +316.7%
Contains more Potassium +140%
Contains more Magnesium +500%
Contains more Copper +14.8%
Contains more Zinc +36.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +96.9%
Contains less Sodium -40%

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 Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +3100%
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 0% 2% 0% 0% 53% 35% 19% 11% 8% 18% 0% 48%
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 Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +3100%

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 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

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Cellophane noodles Pasta
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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