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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 Iron +22.5%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Copper +42%
Contains more Zinc +32.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.7%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Equal in Potassium - 35
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 4% 4% 15% 33% 18% 33% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 3% 4% 9% 24% 14% 19% 1%
Contains more Iron +22.5%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Copper +42%
Contains more Zinc +32.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.7%
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
:
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 Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +44.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +102.2%
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%
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% 1% 0% 41% 3% 28% 24% 22% 0% 0% 44%
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 Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +44.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +102.2%

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Noodle Rice
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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Rice
Rice is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
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 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.