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Rice noodles vs. Lettuce — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Rice noodles and Lettuce?

  • Rice noodles is higher in Selenium, yet Lettuce is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin C, Folate, Iron, Vitamin B6, Manganese, Vitamin B2, and Potassium.
  • Lettuce's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 105% more.
  • Rice noodles has 8 times more Selenium than Lettuce. While Rice noodles has 4.5µg of Selenium, Lettuce has only 0.6µg.

We used Rice noodles, cooked and Lettuce, green leaf, raw 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -32.1%
Contains more Zinc +38.9%
Contains more Copper +31%
Contains more Selenium +650%
Contains more Calcium +800%
Contains more Iron +514.3%
Contains more Magnesium +333.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +45%
Contains more Potassium +4750%
Contains more Manganese +119.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 6% 3% 9% 1% 3% 7% 13% 15% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 11% 33% 10% 13% 18% 4% 5% 10% 33% 4%
Contains less Sodium -32.1%
Contains more Zinc +38.9%
Contains more Copper +31%
Contains more Selenium +650%
Contains more Calcium +800%
Contains more Iron +514.3%
Contains more Magnesium +333.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +45%
Contains more Potassium +4750%
Contains more Manganese +119.3%

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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Lettuce
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +633.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +288.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +420.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1118.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1400%
Contains more Folate +3700%
Contains more Choline +750%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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% 1% 0% 0% 5% 1% 2% 1% 2% 1% 0% 1% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 445% 5% 0% 31% 18% 19% 8% 9% 21% 29% 0% 8% 316%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +633.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +288.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +420.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1118.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1400%
Contains more Folate +3700%
Contains more Choline +750%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +31.6%
Contains more Fats +33.3%
Contains more Carbs +736.6%
Contains more Water +28.7%
Contains more Other +255.6%
2% 24% 74%
Protein: 1.79 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 24.01 g
Water: 73.82 g
Other: 0.18 g
3% 95%
Protein: 1.36 g
Fats: 0.15 g
Carbs: 2.87 g
Water: 94.98 g
Other: 0.64 g
Contains more Protein +31.6%
Contains more Fats +33.3%
Contains more Carbs +736.6%
Contains more Water +28.7%
Contains more Other +255.6%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +333.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -13%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +256.5%
32% 36% 32%
Saturated Fat: 0.023 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.026 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.023 g
19% 6% 76%
Saturated Fat: 0.02 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.006 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.082 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +333.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -13%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +256.5%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Rice noodles Lettuce Opinion
Net carbs 23.01g 1.57g Rice noodles
Protein 1.79g 1.36g Rice noodles
Fats 0.2g 0.15g Rice noodles
Carbs 24.01g 2.87g Rice noodles
Calories 108kcal 15kcal Rice noodles
Fructose 0.43g Lettuce
Sugar 0.03g 0.78g Rice noodles
Fiber 1g 1.3g Lettuce
Calcium 4mg 36mg Lettuce
Iron 0.14mg 0.86mg Lettuce
Magnesium 3mg 13mg Lettuce
Phosphorus 20mg 29mg Lettuce
Potassium 4mg 194mg Lettuce
Sodium 19mg 28mg Rice noodles
Zinc 0.25mg 0.18mg Rice noodles
Copper 0.038mg 0.029mg Rice noodles
Manganese 0.114mg 0.25mg Lettuce
Selenium 4.5µg 0.6µg Rice noodles
Vitamin A 0IU 7405IU Lettuce
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 370µg Lettuce
Vitamin E 0.03mg 0.22mg Lettuce
Vitamin C 0mg 9.2mg Lettuce
Vitamin B1 0.018mg 0.07mg Lettuce
Vitamin B2 0.004mg 0.08mg Lettuce
Vitamin B3 0.072mg 0.375mg Lettuce
Vitamin B5 0.011mg 0.134mg Lettuce
Vitamin B6 0.006mg 0.09mg Lettuce
Folate 1µg 38µg Lettuce
Choline 1.6mg 13.6mg Lettuce
Vitamin K 0µg 126.3µg Lettuce
Tryptophan 0.022mg 0.009mg Rice noodles
Threonine 0.063mg 0.059mg Rice noodles
Isoleucine 0.073mg 0.084mg Lettuce
Leucine 0.147mg 0.079mg Rice noodles
Lysine 0.062mg 0.084mg Lettuce
Methionine 0.043mg 0.016mg Rice noodles
Phenylalanine 0.095mg 0.055mg Rice noodles
Valine 0.104mg 0.07mg Rice noodles
Histidine 0.045mg 0.022mg Rice noodles
Saturated Fat 0.023g 0.02g Lettuce
Monounsaturated Fat 0.026g 0.006g Rice noodles
Polyunsaturated fat 0.023g 0.082g Lettuce

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Rice noodles Lettuce
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
1%
Rice noodles
69%
Lettuce
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Rice noodles
14%
Lettuce

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Rice noodles
Rice noodles is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.75g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Rice noodles
Rice noodles contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Rice noodles
Rice noodles is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lettuce
Lettuce is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lettuce
Lettuce is lower in glycemic index (difference - 29)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lettuce
Lettuce is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lettuce
Lettuce 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. Rice noodles - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168914/nutrients
  2. Lettuce - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169249/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.