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Rice vs Noodle - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Rice and Noodle

  • Rice has more Manganese, however Noodle is higher in Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2 and Folate.
  • Noodle covers your daily Selenium needs 30% more than Rice.

Food varieties used in this article are Rice, white, long-grain, regular, enriched, 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
Rice
1
:
7
Noodle
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Iron +22.5%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Copper +42%
Contains more Zinc +32.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.7%
Equal in Potassium - 38
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 3% 4% 9% 24% 14% 19% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 4% 4% 15% 33% 18% 33% 1%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Iron +22.5%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Copper +42%
Contains more Zinc +32.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.7%
Equal in Potassium - 38

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
Rice
2
:
8
Noodle
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +102.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +325%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +77.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +946.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +44.8%
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% 41% 3% 28% 24% 22% 0% 0% 44%
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 B5 +48.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +102.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +325%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +77.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +946.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +44.8%

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
13
Rice
21
Noodle
Mineral Summary Score
14
Rice
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
16%
Rice
27%
Noodle
Carbohydrates
28%
Rice
25%
Noodle
Fats
1%
Rice
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.
Rice Noodle
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Rice 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?
Rice
Rice is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Rice
Rice contains less Sugars (difference - 0.35g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Rice
Rice contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rice
Rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.342g)
Which food is cheaper?
Rice
Rice is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Noodle
Noodle is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
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

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 Rice Noodle Opinion
Calories 130 138 Noodle
Protein 2.69 4.54 Noodle
Fats 0.28 2.07 Noodle
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 28.17 25.16 Rice
Cholesterol 0 29 Rice
Vitamin D 0 4 Noodle
Iron 1.2 1.47 Noodle
Calcium 10 12 Noodle
Potassium 35 38 Noodle
Magnesium 12 21 Noodle
Sugars 0.05 0.4 Rice
Fiber 0.4 1.2 Noodle
Copper 0.069 0.098 Noodle
Zinc 0.49 0.65 Noodle
Starch
Phosphorus 43 76 Noodle
Sodium 1 5 Rice
Vitamin A 0 21 Noodle
Vitamin E 0.04 0.17 Noodle
Vitamin D 0 0.1 Noodle
Vitamin B1 0.163 0.289 Noodle
Vitamin B2 0.013 0.136 Noodle
Vitamin B3 1.476 2.077 Noodle
Vitamin B5 0.39 0.263 Rice
Vitamin B6 0.093 0.046 Rice
Vitamin B12 0 0.09 Noodle
Vitamin K 0 0
Folate 58 84 Noodle
Trans Fat 0.029 Rice
Saturated Fat 0.077 0.419 Rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.088 0.581 Noodle
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076 0.552 Noodle
Tryptophan 0.031 0.043 Noodle
Threonine 0.096 0.138 Noodle
Isoleucine 0.116 0.19 Noodle
Leucine 0.222 0.365 Noodle
Lysine 0.097 0.137 Noodle
Methionine 0.063 0.086 Noodle
Phenylalanine 0.144 0.24 Noodle
Valine 0.164 0.22 Noodle
Histidine 0.063 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. Rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168878/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.