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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
:
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
:
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 +∞%

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
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 the food
Protein
54%
Lentil
27%
Noodle
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
25%
Noodle
Fats
2%
Lentil
10%
Noodle

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 Noodle
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
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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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Noodle
Noodle contains less Sugars (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?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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

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. 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.