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Pasta vs Noodle - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Pasta and Noodle

  • Pasta contains less Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B1 than Noodle.

Food types used in this article are Pasta, fresh-refrigerated, plain, cooked and Noodles, egg, enriched, cooked.

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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
Pasta
0
:
8
Noodle
Contains more Iron +28.9%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +58.3%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Zinc +16.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.6%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Equal in Copper - 0.098
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 43% 2% 3% 13% 31% 16% 27% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 4% 4% 15% 33% 18% 33% 1%
Contains more Iron +28.9%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +58.3%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Zinc +16.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.6%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Equal in Copper - 0.098

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
Pasta
2
:
9
Noodle
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +109.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +43.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.3%
Contains more Folate +31.3%
Equal in Vitamin A - 21
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.136
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% 0% 0% 53% 35% 19% 11% 8% 18% 0% 48%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +109.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +43.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.3%
Contains more Folate +31.3%
Equal in Vitamin A - 21
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.136

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
16
Pasta
21
Noodle
Mineral Summary Score
17
Pasta
20
Noodle

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
31%
Pasta
27%
Noodle
Carbohydrates
25%
Pasta
25%
Noodle
Fats
5%
Pasta
10%
Noodle

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.
Pasta Noodle
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

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Pasta Noodle
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 Sugar?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.4g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.269g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Noodle
Noodle is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Noodle
Noodle contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Noodle
Noodle is cheaper (difference - $1)
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 Pasta Noodle Opinion
Calories 131 138 Noodle
Protein 5.15 4.54 Pasta
Fats 1.05 2.07 Noodle
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 24.93 25.16 Noodle
Cholesterol 33 29 Noodle
Vitamin D 4 Noodle
Iron 1.14 1.47 Noodle
Calcium 6 12 Noodle
Potassium 24 38 Noodle
Magnesium 18 21 Noodle
Sugar 0.4 Pasta
Fiber 1.2 Noodle
Copper 0.093 0.098 Noodle
Zinc 0.56 0.65 Noodle
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Phosphorus 63 76 Noodle
Sodium 6 5 Noodle
Vitamin A 20 21 Noodle
Vitamin E 0.17 Noodle
Vitamin D 0.1 Noodle
Vitamin B1 0.209 0.289 Noodle
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.136 Pasta
Vitamin B3 0.992 2.077 Noodle
Vitamin B5 0.183 0.263 Noodle
Vitamin B6 0.034 0.046 Noodle
Vitamin B12 0.14 0.09 Pasta
Vitamin K 0 Noodle
Folate 64 84 Noodle
Trans Fat 0.029 Pasta
Saturated Fat 0.15 0.419 Pasta
Monounsaturated Fat 0.124 0.581 Noodle
Polyunsaturated fat 0.429 0.552 Noodle
Tryptophan 0.065 0.043 Pasta
Threonine 0.134 0.138 Noodle
Isoleucine 0.197 0.19 Pasta
Leucine 0.348 0.365 Noodle
Lysine 0.097 0.137 Noodle
Methionine 0.079 0.086 Noodle
Phenylalanine 0.247 0.24 Pasta
Valine 0.217 0.22 Noodle
Histidine 0.103 0.121 Noodle
Fructose 0 Noodle

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. Pasta - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169728/nutrients
  2. Noodle - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169732/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.