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Porridge vs Noodle - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Porridge and Noodle

  • Porridge has more Iron and Calcium, while Noodle has more Selenium, Vitamin B1, Folate, Manganese, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus and Vitamin B2.
  • Noodle covers your daily need of Selenium 38% more than Porridge.
  • Porridge contains 7 times more Calcium than Noodle. While Porridge contains 87mg of Calcium, Noodle contains only 12mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Cereals, CREAM OF WHEAT, regular (10 minute), cooked with water, without salt 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
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6
Noodle
Contains more Iron +154.4%
Contains more Calcium +625%
Contains more Potassium +137.5%
Contains more Magnesium +320%
Contains more Copper +145%
Contains more Zinc +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +406.7%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 141% 27% 2% 4% 14% 4% 7% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 4% 4% 15% 33% 18% 33% 1%
Contains more Iron +154.4%
Contains more Calcium +625%
Contains more Potassium +137.5%
Contains more Magnesium +320%
Contains more Copper +145%
Contains more Zinc +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +406.7%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%

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
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10
Noodle
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +750%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +425.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +444%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +299.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +270.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +253.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +600%
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% 1% 0% 14% 6% 10% 5% 3% 0% 1% 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%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +750%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +425.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +444%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +299.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +270.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +253.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +600%

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
4
Porridge
21
Noodle
Mineral Summary Score
24
Porridge
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 the food
Protein
9%
Porridge
27%
Noodle
Carbohydrates
11%
Porridge
25%
Noodle
Fats
1%
Porridge
10%
Noodle

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.
Porridge Noodle
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Porridge 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 Cholesterol?
Porridge
Porridge is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Porridge
Porridge contains less Sugars (difference - 0.37g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Porridge
Porridge is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.386g)
Which food is cheaper?
Porridge
Porridge is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Noodle
Noodle contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Noodle
Noodle is lower in glycemic index (difference - 16)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Noodle
Noodle is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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 Porridge Noodle Opinion
Calories 50 138 Noodle
Protein 1.44 4.54 Noodle
Fats 0.21 2.07 Noodle
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 10.52 25.16 Noodle
Cholesterol 0 29 Porridge
Vitamin D 0 4 Noodle
Iron 3.74 1.47 Porridge
Calcium 87 12 Porridge
Potassium 16 38 Noodle
Magnesium 5 21 Noodle
Sugars 0.03 0.4 Porridge
Fiber 0.5 1.2 Noodle
Copper 0.04 0.098 Noodle
Zinc 0.13 0.65 Noodle
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Phosphorus 15 76 Noodle
Sodium 6 5 Noodle
Vitamin A 0 21 Noodle
Vitamin E 0.02 0.17 Noodle
Vitamin D 0 0.1 Noodle
Vitamin B1 0.055 0.289 Noodle
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.136 Noodle
Vitamin B3 0.52 2.077 Noodle
Vitamin B5 0.071 0.263 Noodle
Vitamin B6 0.013 0.046 Noodle
Vitamin B12 0 0.09 Noodle
Vitamin K 0.1 0 Porridge
Folate 12 84 Noodle
Trans Fat 0.029 Porridge
Saturated Fat 0.033 0.419 Porridge
Monounsaturated Fat 0.028 0.581 Noodle
Polyunsaturated fat 0.114 0.552 Noodle
Tryptophan 0.02 0.043 Noodle
Threonine 0.045 0.138 Noodle
Isoleucine 0.063 0.19 Noodle
Leucine 0.11 0.365 Noodle
Lysine 0.037 0.137 Noodle
Methionine 0.027 0.086 Noodle
Phenylalanine 0.078 0.24 Noodle
Valine 0.07 0.22 Noodle
Histidine 0.033 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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Porridge - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171657/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.