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Somen noodles vs. Watercress — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Somen noodles and Watercress different?

  • Watercress is higher than Somen noodles in Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, Calcium, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, and Copper.
  • Watercress covers your daily need of Vitamin C 48% more than Somen noodles.
  • Somen noodles contains 4 times more Sodium than Watercress. Somen noodles contains 161mg of Sodium, while Watercress contains 41mg.

Noodles, japanese, somen, cooked and Watercress, raw types were used 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 more Iron +160%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Calcium +1400%
Contains more Magnesium +950%
Contains more Phosphorus +122.2%
Contains more Potassium +1037.9%
Contains less Sodium -74.5%
Contains more Copper +208%
Equal in Manganese - 0.244
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2.4% 20% 1.4% 12% 2.6% 21% 6% 8.3% 33% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 36% 7.5% 15% 26% 29% 5.3% 3% 26% 32% 4.9%
Contains more Iron +160%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Calcium +1400%
Contains more Magnesium +950%
Contains more Phosphorus +122.2%
Contains more Potassium +1037.9%
Contains less Sodium -74.5%
Contains more Copper +208%
Equal in Manganese - 0.244

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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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +263.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +106.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +80.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +892.3%
Contains more Folate +350%
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% 0% 0% 0% 5% 7.6% 1.8% 10% 3% 1.5% 0% 0% 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 191% 20% 0% 143% 23% 28% 3.8% 19% 30% 6.8% 0% 4.9% 625%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +263.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +106.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +80.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +892.3%
Contains more Folate +350%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +73.9%
Contains more Fats +80%
Contains more Carbs +2034.9%
Contains more Water +40.1%
Contains more Other +224.3%
4% 28% 68%
Protein: 4 g
Fats: 0.18 g
Carbs: 27.54 g
Water: 67.91 g
Other: 0.37 g
2% 95%
Protein: 2.3 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 1.29 g
Water: 95.11 g
Other: 1.2 g
Contains more Protein +73.9%
Contains more Fats +80%
Contains more Carbs +2034.9%
Contains more Water +40.1%
Contains more Other +224.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +162.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +108.6%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.027
21% 18% 61%
Saturated Fat: 0.025 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.021 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.073 g
39% 11% 50%
Saturated Fat: 0.027 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.008 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.035 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +162.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +108.6%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.027

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Somen noodles Watercress Opinion
Net carbs 27.54g 0.79g Somen noodles
Protein 4g 2.3g Somen noodles
Fats 0.18g 0.1g Somen noodles
Carbs 27.54g 1.29g Somen noodles
Calories 131kcal 11kcal Somen noodles
Sugar 0.2g Somen noodles
Fiber 0.5g Watercress
Calcium 8mg 120mg Watercress
Iron 0.52mg 0.2mg Somen noodles
Magnesium 2mg 21mg Watercress
Phosphorus 27mg 60mg Watercress
Potassium 29mg 330mg Watercress
Sodium 161mg 41mg Watercress
Zinc 0.22mg 0.11mg Somen noodles
Copper 0.025mg 0.077mg Watercress
Manganese 0.251mg 0.244mg Somen noodles
Selenium 0.9µg Watercress
Vitamin A 0IU 3191IU Watercress
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 160µg Watercress
Vitamin E 1mg Watercress
Vitamin C 0mg 43mg Watercress
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.09mg Watercress
Vitamin B2 0.033mg 0.12mg Watercress
Vitamin B3 0.097mg 0.2mg Watercress
Vitamin B5 0.172mg 0.31mg Watercress
Vitamin B6 0.013mg 0.129mg Watercress
Folate 2µg 9µg Watercress
Choline 9mg Watercress
Vitamin K 250µg Watercress
Tryptophan 0.051mg 0.03mg Somen noodles
Threonine 0.106mg 0.133mg Watercress
Isoleucine 0.155mg 0.093mg Somen noodles
Leucine 0.274mg 0.166mg Somen noodles
Lysine 0.077mg 0.134mg Watercress
Methionine 0.062mg 0.02mg Somen noodles
Phenylalanine 0.194mg 0.114mg Somen noodles
Valine 0.171mg 0.137mg Somen noodles
Histidine 0.081mg 0.04mg Somen noodles
Saturated Fat 0.025g 0.027g Somen noodles
Monounsaturated Fat 0.021g 0.008g Somen noodles
Polyunsaturated fat 0.073g 0.035g Somen noodles

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Somen noodles Watercress
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
2%
Somen noodles
84%
Watercress
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
11%
Somen noodles
18%
Watercress

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Watercress
Watercress contains less Sodium (difference - 120mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Watercress
Watercress is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Somen noodles
Somen noodles is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.2g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Somen noodles
Somen noodles is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Somen noodles
Somen noodles is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Somen noodles - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168909/nutrients
  2. Watercress - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170068/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.