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Couscous vs Cellophane noodles - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Couscous and Cellophane noodles

  • Couscous has more Selenium, and Vitamin B5, while Cellophane noodles has more Iron, Choline, and Vitamin B1.
  • Couscous's daily need coverage for Selenium is 36% higher.
  • Cellophane noodles contain 6 times less Potassium than Couscous. Couscous contains 58mg of Potassium, while Cellophane noodles contain 10mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Couscous, cooked and Noodles, chinese, cellophane or long rice (mung beans), dehydrated.

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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 Magnesium +166.7%
Contains more Potassium +480%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +212.5%
Contains more Iron +471.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.5%
Contains more Zinc +57.7%
Contains more Copper +97.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 15% 6% 10% 6% 1% 8% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 82% 3% 14% 1% 2% 12% 27%
Contains more Magnesium +166.7%
Contains more Potassium +480%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +212.5%
Contains more Iron +471.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.5%
Contains more Zinc +57.7%
Contains more Copper +97.6%

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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Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +391.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +271%
Contains more Folate +650%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +138.1%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.13
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.05
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% 16% 7% 19% 23% 12% 12% 0% 1%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +391.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +271%
Contains more Folate +650%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +138.1%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.13
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.05

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.
Couscous Cellophane noodles
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Couscous Cellophane noodles Opinion
Net carbs 21.82g 85.59g Cellophane noodles
Protein 3.79g 0.16g Couscous
Fats 0.16g 0.06g Couscous
Carbs 23.22g 86.09g Cellophane noodles
Calories 112kcal 351kcal Cellophane noodles
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.1g 0g Cellophane noodles
Fiber 1.4g 0.5g Couscous
Calcium 8mg 25mg Cellophane noodles
Iron 0.38mg 2.17mg Cellophane noodles
Magnesium 8mg 3mg Couscous
Phosphorus 22mg 32mg Cellophane noodles
Potassium 58mg 10mg Couscous
Sodium 5mg 10mg Couscous
Zinc 0.26mg 0.41mg Cellophane noodles
Copper 0.041mg 0.081mg Cellophane noodles
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.13mg 0.13mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.063mg 0.15mg Cellophane noodles
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0mg Couscous
Vitamin B3 0.983mg 0.2mg Couscous
Vitamin B5 0.371mg 0.1mg Couscous
Vitamin B6 0.051mg 0.05mg Couscous
Folate 15µg 2µg Couscous
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0µg Couscous
Tryptophan 0.049mg 0.002mg Couscous
Threonine 0.1mg 0.005mg Couscous
Isoleucine 0.147mg 0.007mg Couscous
Leucine 0.259mg 0.013mg Couscous
Lysine 0.073mg 0.011mg Couscous
Methionine 0.059mg 0.002mg Couscous
Phenylalanine 0.184mg 0.01mg Couscous
Valine 0.162mg 0.008mg Couscous
Histidine 0.077mg 0.005mg Couscous
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Couscous
Saturated Fat 0.029g 0.017g Cellophane noodles
Monounsaturated Fat 0.022g 0.008g Couscous
Polyunsaturated fat 0.064g 0.018g Couscous

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Couscous Cellophane noodles
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
7
Couscous
5
Cellophane noodles
Mineral Summary Score
7
Couscous
18
Cellophane noodles

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
23%
Couscous
1%
Cellophane noodles
Carbohydrates
23%
Couscous
86%
Cellophane noodles
Fats
1%
Couscous
0%
Cellophane noodles

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Couscous
Couscous contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Couscous
Couscous is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cellophane noodles
Cellophane noodles is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.1g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cellophane noodles
Cellophane noodles is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cellophane noodles
Cellophane noodles is lower in glycemic index (difference - 26)
Which food is cheaper?
Cellophane noodles
Cellophane noodles is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cellophane noodles
Cellophane noodles is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Couscous - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169700/nutrients
  2. Cellophane noodles - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174258/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.