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

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 Calcium +71.4%
Contains more Iron +194%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +31%
Contains more Zinc +27.5%
Contains more Potassium +15.8%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Equal in Copper - 0.1
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% 19% 13% 25% 4% 1% 14% 34%
Contains more Calcium +71.4%
Contains more Iron +194%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +31%
Contains more Zinc +27.5%
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 Folate +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.049
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% 2% 0% 0% 5% 5% 8% 7% 12% 6% 0% 0%
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 Folate +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.049

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 Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Noodle Spaghetti Opinion
Net carbs 23.96g 29.06g Spaghetti
Protein 4.54g 5.8g Spaghetti
Fats 2.07g 0.93g Noodle
Carbs 25.16g 30.86g Spaghetti
Calories 138kcal 158kcal Spaghetti
Starch g 26.01g Spaghetti
Fructose 0g 0.03g Spaghetti
Sugar 0.4g 0.56g Noodle
Fiber 1.2g 1.8g Spaghetti
Calcium 12mg 7mg Noodle
Iron 1.47mg 0.5mg Noodle
Magnesium 21mg 18mg Noodle
Phosphorus 76mg 58mg Noodle
Potassium 38mg 44mg Spaghetti
Sodium 5mg 1mg Spaghetti
Zinc 0.65mg 0.51mg Noodle
Copper 0.098mg 0.1mg Spaghetti
Vitamin A 21IU 0IU Noodle
Vitamin E 0.17mg 0.06mg Noodle
Vitamin D 4IU 0IU Noodle
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0µg Noodle
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.289mg 0.02mg Noodle
Vitamin B2 0.136mg 0.02mg Noodle
Vitamin B3 2.077mg 0.4mg Noodle
Vitamin B5 0.263mg 0.112mg Noodle
Vitamin B6 0.046mg 0.049mg Spaghetti
Folate 84µg 7µg Noodle
Vitamin B12 0.09µg 0µg Noodle
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Tryptophan 0.043mg 0.083mg Spaghetti
Threonine 0.138mg 0.206mg Spaghetti
Isoleucine 0.19mg 0.228mg Spaghetti
Leucine 0.365mg 0.44mg Spaghetti
Lysine 0.137mg 0.133mg Noodle
Methionine 0.086mg 0.065mg Noodle
Phenylalanine 0.24mg 0.297mg Spaghetti
Valine 0.22mg 0.262mg Spaghetti
Histidine 0.121mg 0.132mg Spaghetti
Cholesterol 29mg 0mg Spaghetti
Trans Fat 0.029g 0g Spaghetti
Saturated Fat 0.419g 0.176g Spaghetti
Monounsaturated Fat 0.581g 0.131g Noodle
Polyunsaturated fat 0.552g 0.326g Noodle

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Noodle Spaghetti
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
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

Which food contains less Sodium?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
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

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.