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Lentil vs Cellophane noodles - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Lentil and Cellophane noodles

  • Lentil has more Folate, Fiber, Phosphorus, Copper, Manganese, Iron, Vitamin B5, Potassium and Vitamin B6, however Cellophane noodles are richer in Choline.
  • Lentil's daily need coverage for Folate is 45% more.
  • Lentil contains 37 times more Potassium than Cellophane noodles. Lentil contains 369mg of Potassium, while Cellophane noodles contain 10mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt 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
Lentil
7
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Contains more Iron +53.5%
Contains more Potassium +3590%
Contains more Magnesium +1100%
Contains more Copper +209.9%
Contains more Zinc +209.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +462.5%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Calcium +31.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 125% 6% 33% 26% 84% 35% 78% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 82% 8% 1% 3% 27% 12% 14% 2%
Contains more Iron +53.5%
Contains more Potassium +3590%
Contains more Magnesium +1100%
Contains more Copper +209.9%
Contains more Zinc +209.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +462.5%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Calcium +31.6%

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
Lentil
9
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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +430%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +538%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +256%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +8950%
Contains more Vitamin E +18.2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 5% 1% 3% 0% 43% 17% 20% 39% 42% 0% 5% 136%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +430%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +538%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +256%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +8950%
Contains more Vitamin E +18.2%

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
26
Lentil
5
Cellophane noodles
Mineral Summary Score
48
Lentil
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 the food
Protein
54%
Lentil
1%
Cellophane noodles
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
86%
Cellophane noodles
Fats
2%
Lentil
0%
Cellophane noodles

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lentil Cellophane noodles
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 Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lentil
Lentil is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lentil
Lentil is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Cellophane noodles
Cellophane noodles contains less Sugars (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cellophane noodles
Cellophane noodles is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.036g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cellophane noodles
Cellophane noodles is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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 Lentil Cellophane noodles Opinion
Calories 116 351 Cellophane noodles
Protein 9.02 0.16 Lentil
Fats 0.38 0.06 Lentil
Vitamin C 1.5 0 Lentil
Carbs 20.13 86.09 Cellophane noodles
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.33 2.17 Lentil
Calcium 19 25 Cellophane noodles
Potassium 369 10 Lentil
Magnesium 36 3 Lentil
Sugars 1.8 0 Cellophane noodles
Fiber 7.9 0.5 Lentil
Copper 0.251 0.081 Lentil
Zinc 1.27 0.41 Lentil
Starch
Phosphorus 180 32 Lentil
Sodium 2 10 Lentil
Vitamin A 8 0 Lentil
Vitamin E 0.11 0.13 Cellophane noodles
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.169 0.15 Lentil
Vitamin B2 0.073 0 Lentil
Vitamin B3 1.06 0.2 Lentil
Vitamin B5 0.638 0.1 Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.178 0.05 Lentil
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 0 Lentil
Folate 181 2 Lentil
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.053 0.017 Cellophane noodles
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064 0.008 Lentil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175 0.018 Lentil
Tryptophan 0.081 0.002 Lentil
Threonine 0.323 0.005 Lentil
Isoleucine 0.39 0.007 Lentil
Leucine 0.654 0.013 Lentil
Lysine 0.63 0.011 Lentil
Methionine 0.077 0.002 Lentil
Phenylalanine 0.445 0.01 Lentil
Valine 0.448 0.008 Lentil
Histidine 0.254 0.005 Lentil
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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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Lentil - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172421/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.