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Lentil vs Noodle - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Lentil and Noodle

  • Lentil is richer in Fiber, Folate, Iron, Copper, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, and Potassium, while Noodle is higher in Selenium, and Vitamin B1.
  • Noodle covers your daily Selenium needs 38% more than Lentil.
  • Lentil has 10 times more Potassium than Noodle. Lentil has 369mg of Potassium, while Noodle has 38mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Lentil
8
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0
Noodle
Contains more Iron +126.5%
Contains more Calcium +58.3%
Contains more Potassium +871.1%
Contains more Magnesium +71.4%
Contains more Copper +156.1%
Contains more Zinc +95.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +136.8%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 125% 6% 33% 26% 84% 35% 78% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 4% 4% 15% 33% 18% 33% 1%
Contains more Iron +126.5%
Contains more Calcium +58.3%
Contains more Potassium +871.1%
Contains more Magnesium +71.4%
Contains more Copper +156.1%
Contains more Zinc +95.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +136.8%
Contains less Sodium -60%

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
5
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7
Noodle
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +142.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +287%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +115.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +162.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +71%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +86.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +95.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
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% 2% 4% 3% 73% 32% 39% 16% 11% 12% 0% 63%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +142.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +287%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +115.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +162.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +71%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +86.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +95.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

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.
Lentil Noodle
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lentil Noodle Opinion
Calories 116kcal 138kcal Noodle
Protein 9.02g 4.54g Lentil
Fats 0.38g 2.07g Noodle
Vitamin C 1.5mg 0mg Lentil
Net carbs 12.23g 23.96g Noodle
Carbs 20.13g 25.16g Noodle
Cholesterol 0mg 29mg Lentil
Vitamin D 0IU 4IU Noodle
Iron 3.33mg 1.47mg Lentil
Calcium 19mg 12mg Lentil
Potassium 369mg 38mg Lentil
Magnesium 36mg 21mg Lentil
Sugar 1.8g 0.4g Noodle
Fiber 7.9g 1.2g Lentil
Copper 0.251mg 0.098mg Lentil
Zinc 1.27mg 0.65mg Lentil
Starch g g
Phosphorus 180mg 76mg Lentil
Sodium 2mg 5mg Lentil
Vitamin A 8IU 21IU Noodle
Vitamin E 0.11mg 0.17mg Noodle
Vitamin D 0µg 0.1µg Noodle
Vitamin B1 0.169mg 0.289mg Noodle
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.136mg Noodle
Vitamin B3 1.06mg 2.077mg Noodle
Vitamin B5 0.638mg 0.263mg Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.178mg 0.046mg Lentil
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.09µg Noodle
Vitamin K 1.7µg 0µg Lentil
Folate 181µg 84µg Lentil
Trans Fat 0g 0.029g Lentil
Saturated Fat 0.053g 0.419g Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064g 0.581g Noodle
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175g 0.552g Noodle
Tryptophan 0.081mg 0.043mg Lentil
Threonine 0.323mg 0.138mg Lentil
Isoleucine 0.39mg 0.19mg Lentil
Leucine 0.654mg 0.365mg Lentil
Lysine 0.63mg 0.137mg Lentil
Methionine 0.077mg 0.086mg Noodle
Phenylalanine 0.445mg 0.24mg Lentil
Valine 0.448mg 0.22mg Lentil
Histidine 0.254mg 0.121mg Lentil
Fructose g 0g Noodle

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lentil Noodle
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
26
Lentil
21
Noodle
Mineral Summary Score
48
Lentil
20
Noodle

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
54%
Lentil
27%
Noodle
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
25%
Noodle
Fats
2%
Lentil
10%
Noodle

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Noodle
Noodle is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.4g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.366g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food is cheaper?
Lentil
Lentil is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lentil
Lentil is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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

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