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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 10000000 times more Cholesterol than Brown rice. While Noodle has 29mg of Cholesterol, Brown rice has only 0mg.

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 Calcium +300%
Contains more Iron +162.5%
Contains more Magnesium +85.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.5%
Contains more Potassium +126.3%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Equal in Zinc - 0.71
Equal in Copper - 0.106
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 56% 15% 33% 4% 1% 18% 33%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 22% 28% 45% 8% 1% 20% 36%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Iron +162.5%
Contains more Magnesium +85.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.5%
Contains more Potassium +126.3%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Equal in Zinc - 0.71
Equal in Copper - 0.106

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 Folate +833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
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 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% 4% 0% 0% 45% 16% 49% 23% 29% 7% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +62.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +97.1%
Contains more Folate +833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Noodle Brown rice Opinion
Net carbs 23.96g 23.98g Brown rice
Protein 4.54g 2.74g Noodle
Fats 2.07g 0.97g Noodle
Carbs 25.16g 25.58g Brown rice
Calories 138kcal 123kcal Noodle
Starch g 24.79g Brown rice
Fructose 0g 0g
Sugar 0.4g 0.24g Brown rice
Fiber 1.2g 1.6g Brown rice
Calcium 12mg 3mg Noodle
Iron 1.47mg 0.56mg Noodle
Magnesium 21mg 39mg Brown rice
Phosphorus 76mg 103mg Brown rice
Potassium 38mg 86mg Brown rice
Sodium 5mg 4mg Brown rice
Zinc 0.65mg 0.71mg Brown rice
Copper 0.098mg 0.106mg Brown rice
Vitamin A 21IU 0IU Noodle
Vitamin E 0.17mg 0.17mg
Vitamin D 4IU 0IU Noodle
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0µg Noodle
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.289mg 0.178mg Noodle
Vitamin B2 0.136mg 0.069mg Noodle
Vitamin B3 2.077mg 2.561mg Brown rice
Vitamin B5 0.263mg 0.38mg Brown rice
Vitamin B6 0.046mg 0.123mg Brown rice
Folate 84µg 9µg Noodle
Vitamin B12 0.09µg 0µg Noodle
Vitamin K 0µg 0.2µg Brown rice
Tryptophan 0.043mg 0.033mg Noodle
Threonine 0.138mg 0.095mg Noodle
Isoleucine 0.19mg 0.109mg Noodle
Leucine 0.365mg 0.214mg Noodle
Lysine 0.137mg 0.099mg Noodle
Methionine 0.086mg 0.058mg Noodle
Phenylalanine 0.24mg 0.133mg Noodle
Valine 0.22mg 0.151mg Noodle
Histidine 0.121mg 0.066mg Noodle
Cholesterol 29mg 0mg Brown rice
Trans Fat 0.029g 0g Brown rice
Saturated Fat 0.419g 0.26g Brown rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.581g 0.369g Noodle
Polyunsaturated fat 0.552g 0.366g Noodle

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Noodle Brown 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
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

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Noodle
Noodle is lower in glycemic index (difference - 16)
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 Cholesterol?
Brown rice
Brown rice is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
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.

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.