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Noodle vs Spaghetti - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Noodle and Spaghetti

  • Noodle is higher than Spaghetti in Vitamin B1, Folate, Iron, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B2.
  • Noodle's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 22% higher.
  • Noodle has 12 times more Folate than Spaghetti. While Noodle has 84µg of Folate, Spaghetti has only 7µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Noodles, egg, enriched, cooked and Pasta, cooked, unenriched, without added salt.

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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 +194%
Contains more Calcium +71.4%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Zinc +27.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +31%
Contains more Potassium +15.8%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Equal in Copper - 0.1
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 4% 4% 15% 33% 18% 33% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 19% 3% 4% 13% 34% 14% 25% 1%
Contains more Iron +194%
Contains more Calcium +71.4%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Zinc +27.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +31%
Contains more Potassium +15.8%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Equal in Copper - 0.1

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
9
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +183.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1345%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +580%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +419.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +1100%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.049
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% 2% 0% 5% 5% 8% 7% 12% 0% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +183.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1345%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +580%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +419.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +1100%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.049

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
3
Spaghetti
Mineral Summary Score
20
Noodle
14
Spaghetti

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
35%
Spaghetti
Carbohydrates
25%
Noodle
31%
Spaghetti
Fats
10%
Noodle
4%
Spaghetti

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

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Noodle Spaghetti
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?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.243g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food is cheaper?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Noodle
Noodle is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.16g)
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 Spaghetti Opinion
Calories 138 158 Spaghetti
Protein 4.54 5.8 Spaghetti
Fats 2.07 0.93 Noodle
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 25.16 30.86 Spaghetti
Cholesterol 29 0 Spaghetti
Vitamin D 4 0 Noodle
Iron 1.47 0.5 Noodle
Calcium 12 7 Noodle
Potassium 38 44 Spaghetti
Magnesium 21 18 Noodle
Sugar 0.4 0.56 Noodle
Fiber 1.2 1.8 Spaghetti
Copper 0.098 0.1 Spaghetti
Zinc 0.65 0.51 Noodle
Starch 26.01 Spaghetti
Phosphorus 76 58 Noodle
Sodium 5 1 Spaghetti
Vitamin A 21 0 Noodle
Vitamin E 0.17 0.06 Noodle
Vitamin D 0.1 0 Noodle
Vitamin B1 0.289 0.02 Noodle
Vitamin B2 0.136 0.02 Noodle
Vitamin B3 2.077 0.4 Noodle
Vitamin B5 0.263 0.112 Noodle
Vitamin B6 0.046 0.049 Spaghetti
Vitamin B12 0.09 0 Noodle
Vitamin K 0 0
Folate 84 7 Noodle
Trans Fat 0.029 0 Spaghetti
Saturated Fat 0.419 0.176 Spaghetti
Monounsaturated Fat 0.581 0.131 Noodle
Polyunsaturated fat 0.552 0.326 Noodle
Tryptophan 0.043 0.083 Spaghetti
Threonine 0.138 0.206 Spaghetti
Isoleucine 0.19 0.228 Spaghetti
Leucine 0.365 0.44 Spaghetti
Lysine 0.137 0.133 Noodle
Methionine 0.086 0.065 Noodle
Phenylalanine 0.24 0.297 Spaghetti
Valine 0.22 0.262 Spaghetti
Histidine 0.121 0.132 Spaghetti
Fructose 0 0.03 Spaghetti

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. Spaghetti - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168928/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.