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Tofu vs Cellophane noodles - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tofu and Cellophane noodles different?

  • Tofu is richer in Calcium, Manganese, Copper, Phosphorus, Selenium, Magnesium, Zinc, Fiber, and Folate, while Cellophane noodles are higher in Vitamin B2.
  • Tofu covers your daily need of Calcium 66% more than Cellophane noodles.
  • Tofu contains 19 times more Magnesium than Cellophane noodles. Tofu contains 58mg of Magnesium, while Cellophane noodles contain 3mg.

Tofu, raw, firm, prepared with calcium sulfate and Noodles, chinese, cellophane or long rice (mung beans), dehydrated 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +2632%
Contains more Iron +22.6%
Contains more Magnesium +1833.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +493.8%
Contains more Potassium +2270%
Contains more Zinc +282.9%
Contains more Copper +366.7%
Contains less Sodium -28.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 205% 100% 42% 82% 21% 2% 43% 126%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 82% 3% 14% 1% 2% 12% 27%
Contains more Calcium +2632%
Contains more Iron +22.6%
Contains more Magnesium +1833.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +493.8%
Contains more Potassium +2270%
Contains more Zinc +282.9%
Contains more Copper +366.7%
Contains less Sodium -28.6%

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
Tofu
8
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +90.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +84%
Contains more Folate +1350%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.15
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 10% 0% 0% 1% 40% 24% 8% 8% 22% 22% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 3% 0% 0% 38% 0% 4% 6% 12% 2% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +90.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +84%
Contains more Folate +1350%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.15

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tofu Cellophane noodles Opinion
Net carbs 0.48g 85.59g Cellophane noodles
Protein 17.27g 0.16g Tofu
Fats 8.72g 0.06g Tofu
Carbs 2.78g 86.09g Cellophane noodles
Calories 144kcal 351kcal Cellophane noodles
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Tofu
Fiber 2.3g 0.5g Tofu
Calcium 683mg 25mg Tofu
Iron 2.66mg 2.17mg Tofu
Magnesium 58mg 3mg Tofu
Phosphorus 190mg 32mg Tofu
Potassium 237mg 10mg Tofu
Sodium 14mg 10mg Cellophane noodles
Zinc 1.57mg 0.41mg Tofu
Copper 0.378mg 0.081mg Tofu
Vitamin A 166IU 0IU Tofu
Vitamin E mg 0.13mg Cellophane noodles
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.2mg 0mg Tofu
Vitamin B1 0.158mg 0.15mg Tofu
Vitamin B2 0.102mg 0mg Tofu
Vitamin B3 0.381mg 0.2mg Tofu
Vitamin B5 0.133mg 0.1mg Tofu
Vitamin B6 0.092mg 0.05mg Tofu
Folate 29µg 2µg Tofu
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0µg Cellophane noodles
Tryptophan 0.235mg 0.002mg Tofu
Threonine 0.785mg 0.005mg Tofu
Isoleucine 0.849mg 0.007mg Tofu
Leucine 1.392mg 0.013mg Tofu
Lysine 0.883mg 0.011mg Tofu
Methionine 0.211mg 0.002mg Tofu
Phenylalanine 0.835mg 0.01mg Tofu
Valine 0.87mg 0.008mg Tofu
Histidine 0.431mg 0.005mg Tofu
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 1.261g 0.017g Cellophane noodles
Monounsaturated Fat 1.925g 0.008g Tofu
Polyunsaturated fat 4.921g 0.018g Tofu

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tofu Cellophane noodles
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
11
Tofu
5
Cellophane noodles
Mineral Summary Score
77
Tofu
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 food.
Protein
104%
Tofu
1%
Cellophane noodles
Carbohydrates
3%
Tofu
86%
Cellophane noodles
Fats
40%
Tofu
0%
Cellophane noodles

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tofu
Tofu is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tofu
Tofu is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tofu
Tofu is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tofu
Tofu is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cellophane noodles
Cellophane noodles contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cellophane noodles
Cellophane noodles is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.244g)
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 ($)

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. Tofu - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172475/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.