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Cereal vs Soba - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Cereal and Soba

  • Cereal has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Zinc and Manganese, however Soba is higher in Vitamin A and Vitamin C.
  • Cereal covers your daily need of Vitamin B1 516% more than Soba.
  • Cereal has 150 times more Vitamin B6 than Soba. While Cereal has 5.986mg of Vitamin B6, Soba has only 0.04mg.
  • Soba has less Sodium.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Cereals ready-to-eat, USDA Commodity Corn and Rice (includes all commodity brands) and Noodles, japanese, soba, cooked.

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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
7
:
1
Soba
Contains more Iron +6995.8%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Potassium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +111.1%
Contains more Copper +1612.5%
Contains more Zinc +6233.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +208%
Contains less Sodium -92.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1278% 3% 10% 14% 46% 208% 33% 104%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 18% 2% 4% 7% 3% 4% 11% 8%
Contains more Iron +6995.8%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Potassium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +111.1%
Contains more Copper +1612.5%
Contains more Zinc +6233.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +208%
Contains less Sodium -92.5%

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
8
:
4
Soba
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +6589.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14784.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +5707.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14865%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.235
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 129% 168% 2% 0% 1572% 894% 556% 14% 1382% 0% 0% 0%
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% 0% 0% 24% 6% 10% 15% 10% 0% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +6589.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14784.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +5707.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14865%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.235

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
393
Cereal
6
Soba
Mineral Summary Score
212
Cereal
7
Soba

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
36%
Cereal
30%
Soba
Carbohydrates
87%
Cereal
21%
Soba
Fats
5%
Cereal
0%
Soba

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cereal Soba
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?
Soba
Soba contains less Sugars (difference - 10.35g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Soba
Soba contains less Sodium (difference - 735mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Soba
Soba is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.241g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Soba
Soba is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cereal
Cereal is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cereal
Cereal is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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 Cereal Soba Opinion
Calories 378 99 Cereal
Protein 6.06 5.06 Cereal
Fats 1.08 0.1 Cereal
Vitamin C 38.5 0 Cereal
Carbs 86.85 21.44 Cereal
Cholesterol 0 Cereal
Vitamin D 0 Soba
Iron 34.06 0.48 Cereal
Calcium 10 4 Cereal
Potassium 105 35 Cereal
Magnesium 19 9 Cereal
Sugars 10.35 Soba
Fiber 1.4 Cereal
Copper 0.137 0.008 Cereal
Zinc 7.6 0.12 Cereal
Starch
Phosphorus 77 25 Cereal
Sodium 795 60 Soba
Vitamin A 2792 0 Cereal
Vitamin E 0.08 Cereal
Vitamin D 0 Soba
Vitamin B1 6.288 0.094 Cereal
Vitamin B2 3.87 0.026 Cereal
Vitamin B3 29.62 0.51 Cereal
Vitamin B5 0.226 0.235 Soba
Vitamin B6 5.986 0.04 Cereal
Vitamin B12 0 Soba
Vitamin K 0 Cereal
Folate 7 Soba
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.26 0.019 Soba
Monounsaturated Fat 0.204 0.026 Cereal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.354 0.031 Cereal
Tryptophan 0.066 0.072 Soba
Threonine 0.241 0.177 Cereal
Isoleucine 0.26 0.195 Cereal
Leucine 0.767 0.33 Cereal
Lysine 0.113 0.214 Soba
Methionine 0.13 0.072 Cereal
Phenylalanine 0.365 0.217 Cereal
Valine 0.344 0.249 Cereal
Histidine 0.162 0.119 Cereal
Fructose 0.26 Cereal

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. Soba - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168907/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.