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Noodle vs Cereal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Noodle and Cereal different?

  • Noodle is richer in Selenium, while Cereal is higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin A RAE, Zinc, and Vitamin C.
  • Cereal covers your daily need of Vitamin B1 500% more than Noodle.
  • Noodle contains 4 times more Selenium than Cereal. Noodle contains 23.9µg of Selenium, while Cereal contains 6.3µg.
  • Noodle is lower in Sodium.

Noodles, egg, enriched, cooked and Cereals ready-to-eat, USDA Commodity Corn and Rice (includes all commodity brands) types were used in this article.

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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
Noodle
3
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5
Cereal
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Magnesium +10.5%
Contains less Sodium -99.4%
Contains more Iron +2217%
Contains more Potassium +176.3%
Contains more Zinc +1069.2%
Contains more Copper +39.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 19
Equal in Phosphorus - 77
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 56% 15% 33% 4% 1% 18% 33%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 1278% 14% 33% 10% 104% 208% 46%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Magnesium +10.5%
Contains less Sodium -99.4%
Contains more Iron +2217%
Contains more Potassium +176.3%
Contains more Zinc +1069.2%
Contains more Copper +39.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 19
Equal in Phosphorus - 77

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
Noodle
5
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6
Cereal
Contains more Vitamin E +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +13195.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2075.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2745.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1326.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12913%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 4% 3% 0% 73% 32% 39% 16% 11% 63% 12% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 168% 2% 0% 129% 1572% 894% 556% 14% 1382% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +13195.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2075.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2745.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1326.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12913%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Noodle Cereal Opinion
Net carbs 23.96g 85.45g Cereal
Protein 4.54g 6.06g Cereal
Fats 2.07g 1.08g Noodle
Carbs 25.16g 86.85g Cereal
Calories 138kcal 378kcal Cereal
Starch g g
Fructose 0g 0.26g Cereal
Sugar 0.4g 10.35g Noodle
Fiber 1.2g 1.4g Cereal
Calcium 12mg 10mg Noodle
Iron 1.47mg 34.06mg Cereal
Magnesium 21mg 19mg Noodle
Phosphorus 76mg 77mg Cereal
Potassium 38mg 105mg Cereal
Sodium 5mg 795mg Noodle
Zinc 0.65mg 7.6mg Cereal
Copper 0.098mg 0.137mg Cereal
Vitamin A 21IU 2792IU Cereal
Vitamin E 0.17mg 0.08mg Noodle
Vitamin D 4IU IU Noodle
Vitamin D 0.1µg µg Noodle
Vitamin C 0mg 38.5mg Cereal
Vitamin B1 0.289mg 6.288mg Cereal
Vitamin B2 0.136mg 3.87mg Cereal
Vitamin B3 2.077mg 29.62mg Cereal
Vitamin B5 0.263mg 0.226mg Noodle
Vitamin B6 0.046mg 5.986mg Cereal
Folate 84µg µg Noodle
Vitamin B12 0.09µg µg Noodle
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Tryptophan 0.043mg 0.066mg Cereal
Threonine 0.138mg 0.241mg Cereal
Isoleucine 0.19mg 0.26mg Cereal
Leucine 0.365mg 0.767mg Cereal
Lysine 0.137mg 0.113mg Noodle
Methionine 0.086mg 0.13mg Cereal
Phenylalanine 0.24mg 0.365mg Cereal
Valine 0.22mg 0.344mg Cereal
Histidine 0.121mg 0.162mg Cereal
Cholesterol 29mg mg Cereal
Trans Fat 0.029g g Cereal
Saturated Fat 0.419g 0.26g Cereal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.581g 0.204g Noodle
Polyunsaturated fat 0.552g 0.354g Noodle

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Noodle Cereal
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
21
Noodle
393
Cereal
Mineral Summary Score
20
Noodle
212
Cereal

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
27%
Noodle
36%
Cereal
Carbohydrates
25%
Noodle
87%
Cereal
Fats
10%
Noodle
5%
Cereal

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Noodle
Noodle is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.95g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Noodle
Noodle contains less Sodium (difference - 790mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Noodle
Noodle is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.159g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cereal
Cereal is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cereal
Cereal 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. 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.