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Cereal vs Noodle - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cereal and Noodle different?

  • Cereal is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin A RAE, and Zinc, while Noodle is higher in Vitamin C, and Selenium.
  • Cereal covers your daily need of Vitamin B1 500% more than Noodle.
  • Cereal contains 159 times more Sodium than Noodle. Cereal contains 795mg of Sodium, while Noodle contains 5mg.

Cereals ready-to-eat, USDA Commodity Corn and Rice (includes all commodity brands) and Noodles, egg, enriched, cooked types were used in this article.

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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
Cereal
5
:
3
Noodle
Contains more Iron +2217%
Contains more Potassium +176.3%
Contains more Zinc +1069.2%
Contains more Copper +39.8%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Magnesium +10.5%
Contains less Sodium -99.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 76
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 1278% 14% 33% 10% 104% 208% 46%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 56% 15% 33% 4% 1% 18% 33%
Contains more Iron +2217%
Contains more Potassium +176.3%
Contains more Zinc +1069.2%
Contains more Copper +39.8%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Magnesium +10.5%
Contains less Sodium -99.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 76

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
Cereal
6
:
5
Noodle
Contains more Vitamin A +13195.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2075.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2745.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1326.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12913%
Contains more Vitamin E +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 168% 2% 0% 129% 1572% 894% 556% 14% 1382% 0% 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% 4% 3% 0% 73% 32% 39% 16% 11% 63% 12% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +13195.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2075.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2745.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1326.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12913%
Contains more Vitamin E +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.4%

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.
Cereal Noodle
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cereal Noodle Opinion
Net carbs 85.45g 23.96g Cereal
Protein 6.06g 4.54g Cereal
Fats 1.08g 2.07g Noodle
Carbs 86.85g 25.16g Cereal
Calories 378kcal 138kcal Cereal
Starch g g
Fructose 0.26g 0g Cereal
Sugar 10.35g 0.4g Noodle
Fiber 1.4g 1.2g Cereal
Calcium 10mg 12mg Noodle
Iron 34.06mg 1.47mg Cereal
Magnesium 19mg 21mg Noodle
Phosphorus 77mg 76mg Cereal
Potassium 105mg 38mg Cereal
Sodium 795mg 5mg Noodle
Zinc 7.6mg 0.65mg Cereal
Copper 0.137mg 0.098mg Cereal
Vitamin A 2792IU 21IU Cereal
Vitamin E 0.08mg 0.17mg Noodle
Vitamin D IU 4IU Noodle
Vitamin D µg 0.1µg Noodle
Vitamin C 38.5mg 0mg Cereal
Vitamin B1 6.288mg 0.289mg Cereal
Vitamin B2 3.87mg 0.136mg Cereal
Vitamin B3 29.62mg 2.077mg Cereal
Vitamin B5 0.226mg 0.263mg Noodle
Vitamin B6 5.986mg 0.046mg Cereal
Folate µg 84µg Noodle
Vitamin B12 µg 0.09µg Noodle
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Tryptophan 0.066mg 0.043mg Cereal
Threonine 0.241mg 0.138mg Cereal
Isoleucine 0.26mg 0.19mg Cereal
Leucine 0.767mg 0.365mg Cereal
Lysine 0.113mg 0.137mg Noodle
Methionine 0.13mg 0.086mg Cereal
Phenylalanine 0.365mg 0.24mg Cereal
Valine 0.344mg 0.22mg Cereal
Histidine 0.162mg 0.121mg Cereal
Cholesterol mg 29mg Cereal
Trans Fat g 0.029g Cereal
Saturated Fat 0.26g 0.419g Cereal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.204g 0.581g Noodle
Polyunsaturated fat 0.354g 0.552g Noodle

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cereal Noodle
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
393
Cereal
21
Noodle
Mineral Summary Score
212
Cereal
20
Noodle

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
36%
Cereal
27%
Noodle
Carbohydrates
87%
Cereal
25%
Noodle
Fats
5%
Cereal
10%
Noodle

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Noodle
Noodle is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.95g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Noodle
Noodle contains less Sodium (difference - 790mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Noodle
Noodle is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.159g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cereal
Cereal is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cereal
Cereal is relatively richer in minerals
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.

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. Noodle - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169732/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.