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Noodle vs Wheat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Noodle and Wheat?

  • Noodle has less Selenium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Copper, Zinc, Magnesium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Iron and Vitamin B5 than Wheat.
  • Wheat's daily need coverage for Selenium is 119% higher.

We used Noodles, egg, enriched, cooked and Wheat, durum types in this comparison.

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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
0
:
8
Wheat
Contains more Iron +139.5%
Contains more Calcium +183.3%
Contains more Potassium +1034.2%
Contains more Magnesium +585.7%
Contains more Copper +464.3%
Contains more Zinc +540%
Contains more Phosphorus +568.4%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 4% 4% 15% 33% 18% 33% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 132% 11% 39% 103% 185% 114% 218% 1%
Contains more Iron +139.5%
Contains more Calcium +183.3%
Contains more Potassium +1034.2%
Contains more Magnesium +585.7%
Contains more Copper +464.3%
Contains more Zinc +540%
Contains more Phosphorus +568.4%
Contains less Sodium -60%

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
7
:
4
Wheat
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +95.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +224.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +255.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +810.9%
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% 0% 0% 105% 28% 127% 57% 97% 0% 0% 33%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +95.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +224.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +255.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +810.9%

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
37
Wheat
Mineral Summary Score
20
Noodle
100
Wheat

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
82%
Wheat
Carbohydrates
25%
Noodle
71%
Wheat
Fats
10%
Noodle
11%
Wheat

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 Wheat
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Noodle Wheat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Wheat
Wheat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Wheat
Wheat contains less Sugars (difference - 0.4g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Wheat
Wheat contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat
Wheat is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Wheat
Wheat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Noodle
Noodle is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.035g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (50)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Wheat Opinion
Calories 138 339 Wheat
Protein 4.54 13.68 Wheat
Fats 2.07 2.47 Wheat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 25.16 71.13 Wheat
Cholesterol 29 0 Wheat
Vitamin D 4 0 Noodle
Iron 1.47 3.52 Wheat
Calcium 12 34 Wheat
Potassium 38 431 Wheat
Magnesium 21 144 Wheat
Sugars 0.4 Wheat
Fiber 1.2 Noodle
Copper 0.098 0.553 Wheat
Zinc 0.65 4.16 Wheat
Starch
Phosphorus 76 508 Wheat
Sodium 5 2 Wheat
Vitamin A 21 0 Noodle
Vitamin E 0.17 Noodle
Vitamin D 0.1 0 Noodle
Vitamin B1 0.289 0.419 Wheat
Vitamin B2 0.136 0.121 Noodle
Vitamin B3 2.077 6.738 Wheat
Vitamin B5 0.263 0.935 Wheat
Vitamin B6 0.046 0.419 Wheat
Vitamin B12 0.09 0 Noodle
Vitamin K 0 Noodle
Folate 84 43 Noodle
Trans Fat 0.029 Wheat
Saturated Fat 0.419 0.454 Noodle
Monounsaturated Fat 0.581 0.344 Noodle
Polyunsaturated fat 0.552 0.978 Wheat
Tryptophan 0.043 0.176 Wheat
Threonine 0.138 0.366 Wheat
Isoleucine 0.19 0.533 Wheat
Leucine 0.365 0.934 Wheat
Lysine 0.137 0.303 Wheat
Methionine 0.086 0.221 Wheat
Phenylalanine 0.24 0.681 Wheat
Valine 0.22 0.594 Wheat
Histidine 0.121 0.322 Wheat
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. Wheat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169721/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.