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Tempeh vs Cellophane noodles - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Tempeh and Cellophane noodles?

  • Tempeh is richer in Copper, Manganese, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6 and Potassium, yet Cellophane noodles are richer in Vitamin B2 and Selenium.
  • Tempeh's daily need coverage for Copper is 53% higher.
  • Tempeh has 149 times more Saturated Fat than Cellophane noodles. Tempeh has 2.539g of Saturated Fat, while Cellophane noodles have 0.017g.

We used Tempeh and Noodles, chinese, cellophane or long rice (mung beans), dehydrated types in this comparison.

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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
Tempeh
8
:
Contains more Iron +24.4%
Contains more Calcium +344%
Contains more Potassium +4020%
Contains more Magnesium +2600%
Contains more Copper +591.4%
Contains more Zinc +178%
Contains more Phosphorus +731.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 34% 37% 58% 187% 32% 114% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 82% 8% 1% 3% 27% 12% 14% 2%
Contains more Iron +24.4%
Contains more Calcium +344%
Contains more Potassium +4020%
Contains more Magnesium +2600%
Contains more Copper +591.4%
Contains more Zinc +178%
Contains more Phosphorus +731.3%

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
Tempeh
6
:
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1220%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +178%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +330%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +92.3%
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% 0% 0% 20% 83% 50% 17% 50% 10% 0% 18%
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% 3% 0% 38% 0% 4% 6% 12% 0% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1220%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +178%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +330%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +92.3%

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
20
Tempeh
5
Cellophane noodles
Mineral Summary Score
70
Tempeh
18
Cellophane noodles

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
122%
Tempeh
1%
Cellophane noodles
Carbohydrates
8%
Tempeh
86%
Cellophane noodles
Fats
50%
Tempeh
0%
Cellophane noodles

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.
Tempeh Cellophane noodles
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Tempeh Cellophane noodles
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 contains less Sugars?
Tempeh
Tempeh contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tempeh
Tempeh contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tempeh
Tempeh is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cellophane noodles
Cellophane noodles is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.522g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. 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 Tempeh Cellophane noodles Opinion
Calories 192 351 Cellophane noodles
Protein 20.29 0.16 Tempeh
Fats 10.8 0.06 Tempeh
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 7.64 86.09 Cellophane noodles
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.7 2.17 Tempeh
Calcium 111 25 Tempeh
Potassium 412 10 Tempeh
Magnesium 81 3 Tempeh
Sugars 0 Tempeh
Fiber 0.5 Cellophane noodles
Copper 0.56 0.081 Tempeh
Zinc 1.14 0.41 Tempeh
Starch
Phosphorus 266 32 Tempeh
Sodium 9 10 Tempeh
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.13 Cellophane noodles
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.15 Cellophane noodles
Vitamin B2 0.358 0 Tempeh
Vitamin B3 2.64 0.2 Tempeh
Vitamin B5 0.278 0.1 Tempeh
Vitamin B6 0.215 0.05 Tempeh
Vitamin B12 0.08 0 Tempeh
Vitamin K 0 Cellophane noodles
Folate 24 2 Tempeh
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 2.539 0.017 Cellophane noodles
Monounsaturated Fat 3.205 0.008 Tempeh
Polyunsaturated fat 4.3 0.018 Tempeh
Tryptophan 0.194 0.002 Tempeh
Threonine 0.796 0.005 Tempeh
Isoleucine 0.88 0.007 Tempeh
Leucine 1.43 0.013 Tempeh
Lysine 0.908 0.011 Tempeh
Methionine 0.175 0.002 Tempeh
Phenylalanine 0.893 0.01 Tempeh
Valine 0.92 0.008 Tempeh
Histidine 0.466 0.005 Tempeh
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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. Tempeh - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174272/nutrients
  2. Cellophane noodles - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174258/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.