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Noodle vs Brown rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Noodle and Brown rice?

  • Noodle is higher in Selenium, Folate, Iron, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B2, yet Brown rice is higher in Manganese, and Vitamin B6.
  • Noodle's daily need coverage for Selenium is 33% more.
  • Noodle has 9 times more Folate than Brown rice. While Noodle has 84µg of Folate, Brown rice has only 9µg.

We used Noodles, egg, enriched, cooked and Rice, brown, long-grain, cooked types 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
Contains more Iron +162.5%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Potassium +126.3%
Contains more Magnesium +85.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.5%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Equal in Copper - 0.106
Equal in Zinc - 0.71
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 4% 4% 15% 33% 18% 33% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 22% 1% 8% 28% 36% 20% 45% 1%
Contains more Iron +162.5%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Potassium +126.3%
Contains more Magnesium +85.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.5%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Equal in Copper - 0.106
Equal in Zinc - 0.71

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
6
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +62.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +97.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +44.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +167.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.17
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% 4% 0% 45% 16% 49% 23% 29% 0% 1% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +62.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +97.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +44.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +167.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.17

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
14
Brown rice
Mineral Summary Score
20
Noodle
20
Brown 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%
Brown rice
Carbohydrates
25%
Noodle
26%
Brown rice
Fats
10%
Noodle
4%
Brown 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 Brown rice
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Noodle Brown 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 glycemic index?
Noodle
Noodle is lower in glycemic index (difference - 16)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brown rice
Brown rice is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brown rice
Brown rice is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.16g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brown rice
Brown rice contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brown rice
Brown rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.159g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Noodle Brown rice Opinion
Calories 138 123 Noodle
Protein 4.54 2.74 Noodle
Fats 2.07 0.97 Noodle
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 25.16 25.58 Brown rice
Cholesterol 29 0 Brown rice
Vitamin D 4 0 Noodle
Iron 1.47 0.56 Noodle
Calcium 12 3 Noodle
Potassium 38 86 Brown rice
Magnesium 21 39 Brown rice
Sugar 0.4 0.24 Brown rice
Fiber 1.2 1.6 Brown rice
Copper 0.098 0.106 Brown rice
Zinc 0.65 0.71 Brown rice
Starch 24.79 Brown rice
Phosphorus 76 103 Brown rice
Sodium 5 4 Brown rice
Vitamin A 21 0 Noodle
Vitamin E 0.17 0.17
Vitamin D 0.1 0 Noodle
Vitamin B1 0.289 0.178 Noodle
Vitamin B2 0.136 0.069 Noodle
Vitamin B3 2.077 2.561 Brown rice
Vitamin B5 0.263 0.38 Brown rice
Vitamin B6 0.046 0.123 Brown rice
Vitamin B12 0.09 0 Noodle
Vitamin K 0 0.2 Brown rice
Folate 84 9 Noodle
Trans Fat 0.029 0 Brown rice
Saturated Fat 0.419 0.26 Brown rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.581 0.369 Noodle
Polyunsaturated fat 0.552 0.366 Noodle
Tryptophan 0.043 0.033 Noodle
Threonine 0.138 0.095 Noodle
Isoleucine 0.19 0.109 Noodle
Leucine 0.365 0.214 Noodle
Lysine 0.137 0.099 Noodle
Methionine 0.086 0.058 Noodle
Phenylalanine 0.24 0.133 Noodle
Valine 0.22 0.151 Noodle
Histidine 0.121 0.066 Noodle
Fructose 0 0

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. Brown rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169704/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.