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Noodle vs Rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Noodle and Rice

  • Noodle has more Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, and Folate, however Rice is higher in Manganese.
  • Noodle covers your daily Selenium needs 30% more than Rice.
  • Rice contains 12 times less Choline than Noodle. Noodle contains 25.7mg of Choline, while Rice contains 2.1mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Noodles, egg, enriched, cooked and Rice, white, long-grain, regular, 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
Noodle
7
:
1
Rice
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Iron +22.5%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.7%
Contains more Zinc +32.7%
Contains more Copper +42%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Equal in Potassium - 35
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% 45% 9% 19% 4% 1% 14% 24%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Iron +22.5%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.7%
Contains more Zinc +32.7%
Contains more Copper +42%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Equal in Potassium - 35

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
8
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2
Rice
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +325%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +77.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +946.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.7%
Contains more Folate +44.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +102.2%
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 0% 1% 0% 0% 41% 3% 28% 24% 22% 44% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +325%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +77.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +946.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.7%
Contains more Folate +44.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +102.2%

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 Rice
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Noodle Rice Opinion
Net carbs 23.96g 27.77g Rice
Protein 4.54g 2.69g Noodle
Fats 2.07g 0.28g Noodle
Carbs 25.16g 28.17g Rice
Calories 138kcal 130kcal Noodle
Starch g g
Fructose 0g g Noodle
Sugar 0.4g 0.05g Rice
Fiber 1.2g 0.4g Noodle
Calcium 12mg 10mg Noodle
Iron 1.47mg 1.2mg Noodle
Magnesium 21mg 12mg Noodle
Phosphorus 76mg 43mg Noodle
Potassium 38mg 35mg Noodle
Sodium 5mg 1mg Rice
Zinc 0.65mg 0.49mg Noodle
Copper 0.098mg 0.069mg Noodle
Vitamin A 21IU 0IU Noodle
Vitamin E 0.17mg 0.04mg Noodle
Vitamin D 4IU 0IU Noodle
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0µg Noodle
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.289mg 0.163mg Noodle
Vitamin B2 0.136mg 0.013mg Noodle
Vitamin B3 2.077mg 1.476mg Noodle
Vitamin B5 0.263mg 0.39mg Rice
Vitamin B6 0.046mg 0.093mg Rice
Folate 84µg 58µg Noodle
Vitamin B12 0.09µg 0µg Noodle
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Tryptophan 0.043mg 0.031mg Noodle
Threonine 0.138mg 0.096mg Noodle
Isoleucine 0.19mg 0.116mg Noodle
Leucine 0.365mg 0.222mg Noodle
Lysine 0.137mg 0.097mg Noodle
Methionine 0.086mg 0.063mg Noodle
Phenylalanine 0.24mg 0.144mg Noodle
Valine 0.22mg 0.164mg Noodle
Histidine 0.121mg 0.063mg Noodle
Cholesterol 29mg 0mg Rice
Trans Fat 0.029g g Rice
Saturated Fat 0.419g 0.077g Rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.581g 0.088g Noodle
Polyunsaturated fat 0.552g 0.076g Noodle

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Noodle Rice
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
13
Rice
Mineral Summary Score
20
Noodle
14
Rice

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
16%
Rice
Carbohydrates
25%
Noodle
28%
Rice
Fats
10%
Noodle
1%
Rice

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Rice
Rice is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.35g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Rice
Rice contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Rice
Rice is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rice
Rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.342g)
Which food is cheaper?
Rice
Rice is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Noodle
Noodle is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Noodle
Noodle is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Noodle
Noodle is relatively richer in vitamins

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
  2. Rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168878/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.