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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
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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%

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.
Rice Noodle
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Rice Noodle Opinion
Calories 130kcal 138kcal Noodle
Protein 2.69g 4.54g Noodle
Fats 0.28g 2.07g Noodle
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 27.77g 23.96g Rice
Carbs 28.17g 25.16g Rice
Cholesterol 0mg 29mg Rice
Vitamin D 0IU 4IU Noodle
Iron 1.2mg 1.47mg Noodle
Calcium 10mg 12mg Noodle
Potassium 35mg 38mg Noodle
Magnesium 12mg 21mg Noodle
Sugar 0.05g 0.4g Rice
Fiber 0.4g 1.2g Noodle
Copper 0.069mg 0.098mg Noodle
Zinc 0.49mg 0.65mg Noodle
Starch g g
Phosphorus 43mg 76mg Noodle
Sodium 1mg 5mg Rice
Vitamin A 0IU 21IU Noodle
Vitamin E 0.04mg 0.17mg Noodle
Vitamin D 0µg 0.1µg Noodle
Vitamin B1 0.163mg 0.289mg Noodle
Vitamin B2 0.013mg 0.136mg Noodle
Vitamin B3 1.476mg 2.077mg Noodle
Vitamin B5 0.39mg 0.263mg Rice
Vitamin B6 0.093mg 0.046mg Rice
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.09µg Noodle
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Folate 58µg 84µg Noodle
Trans Fat g 0.029g Rice
Saturated Fat 0.077g 0.419g Rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.088g 0.581g Noodle
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076g 0.552g Noodle
Tryptophan 0.031mg 0.043mg Noodle
Threonine 0.096mg 0.138mg Noodle
Isoleucine 0.116mg 0.19mg Noodle
Leucine 0.222mg 0.365mg Noodle
Lysine 0.097mg 0.137mg Noodle
Methionine 0.063mg 0.086mg Noodle
Phenylalanine 0.144mg 0.24mg Noodle
Valine 0.164mg 0.22mg Noodle
Histidine 0.063mg 0.121mg Noodle
Fructose g 0g Noodle

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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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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
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 food.
Protein
16%
Rice
27%
Noodle
Carbohydrates
28%
Rice
25%
Noodle
Fats
1%
Rice
10%
Noodle

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Rice
Rice is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Rice
Rice is lower in Sugar (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

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. 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.