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Scallion vs. Somen noodles — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Scallion and Somen noodles different?

  • Scallion is higher than Somen noodles in Vitamin C, Folate, Iron, Potassium, Copper, Calcium, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Scallion covers your daily need of Vitamin C 21% more than Somen noodles.
  • Scallion is lower in Sodium.

Onions, spring or scallions (includes tops and bulb), raw and Noodles, japanese, somen, cooked types were used 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +800%
Contains more Iron +184.6%
Contains more Magnesium +900%
Contains more Phosphorus +37%
Contains more Potassium +851.7%
Contains less Sodium -90.1%
Contains more Zinc +77.3%
Contains more Copper +232%
Contains more Manganese +56.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 22% 56% 15% 16% 25% 3% 11% 28% 21% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 20% 2% 12% 3% 22% 6% 9% 33% 0%
Contains more Calcium +800%
Contains more Iron +184.6%
Contains more Magnesium +900%
Contains more Phosphorus +37%
Contains more Potassium +851.7%
Contains less Sodium -90.1%
Contains more Zinc +77.3%
Contains more Copper +232%
Contains more Manganese +56.9%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +175%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +142.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +441.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +369.2%
Contains more Folate +3100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +129.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 60% 11% 0% 63% 14% 19% 10% 5% 15% 48% 0% 4% 518%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 5% 8% 2% 11% 3% 2% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +175%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +142.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +441.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +369.2%
Contains more Folate +3100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +129.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +32.3%
Contains more Other +118.9%
Contains more Protein +118.6%
Contains more Carbs +275.2%
Equal in Fats - 0.18
2% 7% 90%
Protein: 1.83 g
Fats: 0.19 g
Carbs: 7.34 g
Water: 89.83 g
Other: 0.81 g
4% 28% 68%
Protein: 4 g
Fats: 0.18 g
Carbs: 27.54 g
Water: 67.91 g
Other: 0.37 g
Contains more Water +32.3%
Contains more Other +118.9%
Contains more Protein +118.6%
Contains more Carbs +275.2%
Equal in Fats - 0.18

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +28.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -21.9%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.073
24% 20% 56%
Saturated Fat: 0.032 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.027 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.074 g
21% 18% 61%
Saturated Fat: 0.025 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.021 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.073 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +28.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -21.9%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.073

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Scallion Somen noodles
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Scallion Somen noodles Opinion
Net carbs 4.74g 27.54g Somen noodles
Protein 1.83g 4g Somen noodles
Fats 0.19g 0.18g Scallion
Carbs 7.34g 27.54g Somen noodles
Calories 32kcal 131kcal Somen noodles
Sugar 2.33g Somen noodles
Fiber 2.6g Scallion
Calcium 72mg 8mg Scallion
Iron 1.48mg 0.52mg Scallion
Magnesium 20mg 2mg Scallion
Phosphorus 37mg 27mg Scallion
Potassium 276mg 29mg Scallion
Sodium 16mg 161mg Scallion
Zinc 0.39mg 0.22mg Scallion
Copper 0.083mg 0.025mg Scallion
Manganese 0.16mg 0.251mg Somen noodles
Selenium 0.6µg Scallion
Vitamin A 997IU 0IU Scallion
Vitamin A RAE 50µg 0µg Scallion
Vitamin E 0.55mg Scallion
Vitamin C 18.8mg 0mg Scallion
Vitamin B1 0.055mg 0.02mg Scallion
Vitamin B2 0.08mg 0.033mg Scallion
Vitamin B3 0.525mg 0.097mg Scallion
Vitamin B5 0.075mg 0.172mg Somen noodles
Vitamin B6 0.061mg 0.013mg Scallion
Folate 64µg 2µg Scallion
Choline 5.7mg Scallion
Vitamin K 207µg Scallion
Tryptophan 0.02mg 0.051mg Somen noodles
Threonine 0.072mg 0.106mg Somen noodles
Isoleucine 0.077mg 0.155mg Somen noodles
Leucine 0.109mg 0.274mg Somen noodles
Lysine 0.091mg 0.077mg Scallion
Methionine 0.02mg 0.062mg Somen noodles
Phenylalanine 0.059mg 0.194mg Somen noodles
Valine 0.081mg 0.171mg Somen noodles
Histidine 0.032mg 0.081mg Somen noodles
Saturated Fat 0.032g 0.025g Somen noodles
Monounsaturated Fat 0.027g 0.021g Scallion
Polyunsaturated fat 0.074g 0.073g Scallion

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Scallion Somen noodles
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
59%
Scallion
2%
Somen noodles
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
20%
Scallion
11%
Somen noodles

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Somen noodles
Somen noodles is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.33g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Somen noodles
Somen noodles is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Somen noodles
Somen noodles is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Somen noodles
Somen noodles is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Scallion
Scallion contains less Sodium (difference - 145mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Scallion
Scallion is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Scallion
Scallion is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Scallion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170005/nutrients
  2. Somen noodles - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168909/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.