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Noodle vs Tofu - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Noodle and Tofu?

  • Noodle is higher in Selenium, Vitamin B1, Folate, Vitamin B3 and Vitamin B2, yet Tofu is higher in Iron, Calcium, Manganese and Copper.
  • Tofu's daily need coverage for Iron is 49% more.
  • Noodle has 11 times more Vitamin B3 than Tofu. While Noodle has 2.077mg of Vitamin B3, Tofu has only 0.195mg.

We used Noodles, egg, enriched, cooked and Tofu, raw, regular, prepared with calcium sulfate 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
Noodle
1
:
7
Tofu
Contains less Sodium -28.6%
Contains more Iron +264.6%
Contains more Calcium +2816.7%
Contains more Potassium +218.4%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Copper +96.9%
Contains more Zinc +23.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 4% 4% 15% 33% 18% 33% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 201% 105% 11% 22% 65% 22% 42% 1%
Contains less Sodium -28.6%
Contains more Iron +264.6%
Contains more Calcium +2816.7%
Contains more Potassium +218.4%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Copper +96.9%
Contains more Zinc +23.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.6%

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
:
4
Tofu
Contains more Vitamin E +1600%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +256.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +161.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +965.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +286.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +460%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +304.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.047
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 1% 6% 1% 0% 21% 12% 4% 5% 11% 0% 6% 12%
Contains more Vitamin E +1600%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +256.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +161.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +965.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +286.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +460%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +304.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.047

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
21
Noodle
6
Tofu
Mineral Summary Score
20
Noodle
58
Tofu

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 the food
Protein
27%
Noodle
48%
Tofu
Carbohydrates
25%
Noodle
2%
Tofu
Fats
10%
Noodle
22%
Tofu

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Noodle Tofu
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Noodle Tofu
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?
Tofu
Tofu is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tofu
Tofu is lower in glycemic index (difference - 35)
Which food is cheaper?
Tofu
Tofu is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tofu
Tofu is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Noodle
Noodle contains less Sugars (difference - 0.22g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Noodle
Noodle contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Noodle
Noodle is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.272g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Noodle
Noodle is relatively richer in vitamins

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Noodle Tofu Opinion
Calories 138 76 Noodle
Protein 4.54 8.08 Tofu
Fats 2.07 4.78 Tofu
Vitamin C 0 0.1 Tofu
Carbs 25.16 1.87 Noodle
Cholesterol 29 0 Tofu
Vitamin D 4 0 Noodle
Iron 1.47 5.36 Tofu
Calcium 12 350 Tofu
Potassium 38 121 Tofu
Magnesium 21 30 Tofu
Sugars 0.4 0.62 Noodle
Fiber 1.2 0.3 Noodle
Copper 0.098 0.193 Tofu
Zinc 0.65 0.8 Tofu
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Phosphorus 76 97 Tofu
Sodium 5 7 Noodle
Vitamin A 21 85 Tofu
Vitamin E 0.17 0.01 Noodle
Vitamin D 0.1 0 Noodle
Vitamin B1 0.289 0.081 Noodle
Vitamin B2 0.136 0.052 Noodle
Vitamin B3 2.077 0.195 Noodle
Vitamin B5 0.263 0.068 Noodle
Vitamin B6 0.046 0.047 Tofu
Vitamin B12 0.09 0 Noodle
Vitamin K 0 2.4 Tofu
Folate 84 15 Noodle
Trans Fat 0.029 0 Tofu
Saturated Fat 0.419 0.691 Noodle
Monounsaturated Fat 0.581 1.056 Tofu
Polyunsaturated fat 0.552 2.699 Tofu
Tryptophan 0.043 0.12 Tofu
Threonine 0.138 0.402 Tofu
Isoleucine 0.19 0.435 Tofu
Leucine 0.365 0.713 Tofu
Lysine 0.137 0.452 Tofu
Methionine 0.086 0.108 Tofu
Phenylalanine 0.24 0.428 Tofu
Valine 0.22 0.446 Tofu
Histidine 0.121 0.221 Tofu
Fructose 0 Noodle

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Tofu - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172476/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.