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

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

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 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

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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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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