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Chow mein vs. Noodles — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Chow mein and Noodles

  • The amount of Iron, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin E , Phosphorus, and Fiber in Chow mein is higher than in Noodles.
  • Chow mein covers your daily need of Sodium 51% more than Noodles.
  • Chow mein contains 14 times more Vitamin E than Noodles. While Chow mein contains 2.3mg of Vitamin E , Noodles contains only 0.17mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Noodles is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Noodles, chinese, chow mein and Noodles, egg, enriched, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Iron +221.8%
Contains more Magnesium +147.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +111.8%
Contains more Potassium +215.8%
Contains more Zinc +115.4%
Contains more Copper +70.4%
Contains more Selenium +79.9%
Contains less Sodium -99.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 178% 38% 69% 11% 154% 39% 56% 0% 235%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 56% 15% 33% 4% 1% 18% 33% 42% 131%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Iron +221.8%
Contains more Magnesium +147.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +111.8%
Contains more Potassium +215.8%
Contains more Zinc +115.4%
Contains more Copper +70.4%
Contains more Selenium +79.9%
Contains less Sodium -99.6%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin E +1252.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +209.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +186.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +102.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +139.1%
Contains more Folate +26.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +195.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 46% 0% 0% 145% 98% 112% 32% 26% 80% 0% 5% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 4% 3% 0% 73% 32% 39% 16% 11% 63% 12% 15% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +1252.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +209.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +186.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +102.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +139.1%
Contains more Folate +26.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +195.4%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +78.6%
Contains more Fats +645.4%
Contains more Carbs +189.3%
Contains more Other +396%
Contains more Water +5639.8%
8% 15% 73% 2%
Protein: 8.11 g
Fats: 15.43 g
Carbs: 72.8 g
Water: 1.18 g
Other: 2.48 g
5% 2% 25% 68%
Protein: 4.54 g
Fats: 2.07 g
Carbs: 25.16 g
Water: 67.73 g
Other: 0.5 g
Contains more Protein +78.6%
Contains more Fats +645.4%
Contains more Carbs +189.3%
Contains more Other +396%
Contains more Water +5639.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1436.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +546.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -81.2%
15% 61% 24%
Saturated Fat: 2.229 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.929 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.571 g
27% 37% 36%
Saturated Fat: 0.419 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.581 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.552 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1436.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +546.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -81.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Chow mein Noodles
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chow mein Noodles Opinion
Net carbs 69.1g 23.96g Chow mein
Protein 8.11g 4.54g Chow mein
Fats 15.43g 2.07g Chow mein
Carbs 72.8g 25.16g Chow mein
Calories 475kcal 138kcal Chow mein
Sugar 5.71g 0.4g Noodles
Fiber 3.7g 1.2g Chow mein
Calcium 20mg 12mg Chow mein
Iron 4.73mg 1.47mg Chow mein
Magnesium 52mg 21mg Chow mein
Phosphorus 161mg 76mg Chow mein
Potassium 120mg 38mg Chow mein
Sodium 1174mg 5mg Noodles
Zinc 1.4mg 0.65mg Chow mein
Copper 0.167mg 0.098mg Chow mein
Manganese 0.315mg Noodles
Selenium 43µg 23.9µg Chow mein
Vitamin A 0IU 21IU Noodles
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 6µg Noodles
Vitamin E 2.3mg 0.17mg Chow mein
Vitamin D 0IU 4IU Noodles
Vitamin D 0µg 0.1µg Noodles
Vitamin B1 0.578mg 0.289mg Chow mein
Vitamin B2 0.421mg 0.136mg Chow mein
Vitamin B3 5.95mg 2.077mg Chow mein
Vitamin B5 0.533mg 0.263mg Chow mein
Vitamin B6 0.11mg 0.046mg Chow mein
Folate 106µg 84µg Chow mein
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.09µg Noodles
Choline 8.7mg 25.7mg Noodles
Vitamin K 1.4µg 0µg Chow mein
Tryptophan 0.043mg Noodles
Threonine 0.138mg Noodles
Isoleucine 0.19mg Noodles
Leucine 0.365mg Noodles
Lysine 0.137mg Noodles
Methionine 0.086mg Noodles
Phenylalanine 0.24mg Noodles
Valine 0.22mg Noodles
Histidine 0.121mg Noodles
Cholesterol 0mg 29mg Chow mein
Trans Fat 0.8g 0.029g Noodles
Saturated Fat 2.229g 0.419g Noodles
Monounsaturated Fat 8.929g 0.581g Chow mein
Polyunsaturated fat 3.571g 0.552g Chow mein

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chow mein Noodles
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
42%
Chow mein
20%
Noodles
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
78%
Chow mein
33%
Noodles

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Noodles
Noodles is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.31g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Noodles
Noodles contains less Sodium (difference - 1169mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Noodles
Noodles is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.81g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chow mein
Chow mein is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chow mein
Chow mein is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is cheaper?
Chow mein
Chow mein is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chow mein
Chow mein is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chow mein
Chow mein is relatively richer in vitamins

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chow mein - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168905/nutrients
  2. Noodles - 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.