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Egg noodles vs. Lo mein — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Egg noodles and Lo mein

  • Egg noodles has more Selenium, however, Lo mein is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin B2, Iron, and Folate.
  • Egg noodles covers your daily Selenium needs 22% more than Lo mein.

Food varieties used in this article are Noodles, egg, unenriched, cooked, without added salt and Restaurant, Chinese, vegetable lo mein, without meat.

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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 Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +68.9%
Contains less Sodium -98.8%
Contains more Zinc +80.6%
Contains more Copper +53.1%
Contains more Manganese +31.3%
Contains more Selenium +104.3%
Contains more Calcium +75%
Contains more Iron +78.3%
Contains more Potassium +176.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 23% 15% 33% 4% 1% 18% 33% 42% 131%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7% 41% 10% 20% 10% 57% 10% 22% 32% 64%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +68.9%
Contains less Sodium -98.8%
Contains more Zinc +80.6%
Contains more Copper +53.1%
Contains more Manganese +31.3%
Contains more Selenium +104.3%
Contains more Calcium +75%
Contains more Iron +78.3%
Contains more Potassium +176.3%

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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Lo mein
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +188.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +752.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +56.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +520%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +102.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.8%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin D - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.27
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% 8% 5% 8% 16% 11% 6% 12% 15% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 11% 6% 3% 6% 12% 29% 16% 17% 16% 22% 0% 5% 32%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +188.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +752.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +56.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +520%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +102.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.8%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin D - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.27

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +24.8%
Contains more Fats +13.5%
Contains more Other +178%
Equal in Protein - 4.77
Equal in Water - 71.33
5% 2% 25% 68%
Protein: 4.54 g
Fats: 2.07 g
Carbs: 25.16 g
Water: 67.73 g
Other: 0.5 g
5% 2% 20% 71%
Protein: 4.77 g
Fats: 2.35 g
Carbs: 20.16 g
Water: 71.33 g
Other: 1.39 g
Contains more Carbs +24.8%
Contains more Fats +13.5%
Contains more Other +178%
Equal in Protein - 4.77
Equal in Water - 71.33

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +133.9%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.592
27% 37% 36%
Saturated Fat: 0.419 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.581 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.552 g
20% 25% 55%
Saturated Fat: 0.464 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.592 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.291 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +133.9%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.592

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +3975%
Contains more Glucose +428.6%
Contains more Fructose +∞%
Equal in Maltose - 0.3
10% 17% 73%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.04 g
Glucose: 0.07 g
Fructose: 0 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0.3 g
Galactose: 0 g
86% 8% 2% 2%
Starch: 16.73 g
Sucrose: 1.63 g
Glucose: 0.37 g
Fructose: 0.33 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0.3 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +3975%
Contains more Glucose +428.6%
Contains more Fructose +∞%
Equal in Maltose - 0.3

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Egg noodles Lo mein Opinion
Net carbs 23.96g 18.86g Egg noodles
Protein 4.54g 4.77g Lo mein
Fats 2.07g 2.35g Lo mein
Carbs 25.16g 20.16g Egg noodles
Calories 138kcal 121kcal Egg noodles
Starch 16.73g Lo mein
Fructose 0g 0.33g Lo mein
Sugar 0.4g 2.63g Egg noodles
Fiber 1.2g 1.3g Lo mein
Calcium 12mg 21mg Lo mein
Iron 0.6mg 1.07mg Lo mein
Magnesium 21mg 14mg Egg noodles
Phosphorus 76mg 45mg Egg noodles
Potassium 38mg 105mg Lo mein
Sodium 5mg 430mg Egg noodles
Zinc 0.65mg 0.36mg Egg noodles
Copper 0.098mg 0.064mg Egg noodles
Manganese 0.315mg 0.24mg Egg noodles
Selenium 23.9µg 11.7µg Egg noodles
Vitamin A 21IU 179IU Lo mein
Vitamin A RAE 6µg 9µg Lo mein
Vitamin E 0.17mg 0.3mg Lo mein
Vitamin D 4IU 4IU
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0.1µg
Vitamin C 0mg 1.7mg Lo mein
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.047mg Lo mein
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.124mg Lo mein
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.81mg Lo mein
Vitamin B5 0.263mg 0.27mg Lo mein
Vitamin B6 0.046mg 0.068mg Lo mein
Folate 7µg 28µg Lo mein
Vitamin B12 0.09µg 0µg Egg noodles
Choline 25.7mg 8.9mg Egg noodles
Vitamin K 0µg 12.7µg Lo mein
Tryptophan 0.043mg Egg noodles
Threonine 0.138mg Egg noodles
Isoleucine 0.19mg Egg noodles
Leucine 0.365mg Egg noodles
Lysine 0.137mg Egg noodles
Methionine 0.086mg Egg noodles
Phenylalanine 0.24mg Egg noodles
Valine 0.22mg Egg noodles
Histidine 0.121mg Egg noodles
Cholesterol 29mg 0mg Lo mein
Trans Fat 0.029g 0.008g Lo mein
Saturated Fat 0.419g 0.464g Egg noodles
Monounsaturated Fat 0.581g 0.592g Lo mein
Polyunsaturated fat 0.552g 1.291g Lo mein
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.001g Lo mein
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 1.134g Lo mein
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.004g Lo mein
Omega-3 - ALA 0.141g Lo mein

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Egg noodles Lo mein
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
6%
Egg noodles
13%
Lo mein
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
30%
Egg noodles
27%
Lo mein

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Lo mein
Lo mein is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lo mein
Lo mein is lower in glycemic index (difference - 57)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lo mein
Lo mein is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Egg noodles
Egg noodles is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.23g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Egg noodles
Egg noodles contains less Sodium (difference - 425mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Egg noodles
Egg noodles is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.045g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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

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. Egg noodles - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168926/nutrients
  2. Lo mein - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167677/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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