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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 higher in Iron, Calcium, Manganese, Copper, Phosphorus, and Magnesium, however Cellophane noodles are richer in Choline, and Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Tofu is 40% higher.
  • Tofu contains 14 times more Calcium than Cellophane noodles. While Tofu contains 350mg of Calcium, Cellophane noodles contain only 25mg.

Tofu, raw, regular, prepared with calcium sulfate and Noodles, chinese, cellophane or long rice (mung beans), dehydrated are the varieties 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
Tofu
8
:
Contains more Iron +147%
Contains more Calcium +1300%
Contains more Potassium +1110%
Contains more Magnesium +900%
Contains more Copper +138.3%
Contains more Zinc +95.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +203.1%
Contains less Sodium -30%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 201% 105% 11% 22% 65% 22% 42% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 82% 8% 1% 3% 27% 12% 14% 2%
Contains more Iron +147%
Contains more Calcium +1300%
Contains more Potassium +1110%
Contains more Magnesium +900%
Contains more Copper +138.3%
Contains more Zinc +95.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +203.1%
Contains less Sodium -30%

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
5
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +650%
Contains more Vitamin E +1200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.2
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.05
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 1% 6% 1% 0% 21% 12% 4% 5% 11% 0% 6% 12%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +650%
Contains more Vitamin E +1200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.2
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.05

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
6
Tofu
5
Cellophane noodles
Mineral Summary Score
58
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
48%
Tofu
1%
Cellophane noodles
Carbohydrates
2%
Tofu
86%
Cellophane noodles
Fats
22%
Tofu
0%
Cellophane noodles

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 Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Tofu 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 Sodium?
Tofu
Tofu contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
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 lower in Sugar?
Cellophane noodles
Cellophane noodles is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.62g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cellophane noodles
Cellophane noodles is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.674g)
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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tofu Cellophane noodles Opinion
Calories 76 351 Cellophane noodles
Protein 8.08 0.16 Tofu
Fats 4.78 0.06 Tofu
Vitamin C 0.1 0 Tofu
Carbs 1.87 86.09 Cellophane noodles
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.36 2.17 Tofu
Calcium 350 25 Tofu
Potassium 121 10 Tofu
Magnesium 30 3 Tofu
Sugar 0.62 0 Cellophane noodles
Fiber 0.3 0.5 Cellophane noodles
Copper 0.193 0.081 Tofu
Zinc 0.8 0.41 Tofu
Starch
Phosphorus 97 32 Tofu
Sodium 7 10 Tofu
Vitamin A 85 0 Tofu
Vitamin E 0.01 0.13 Cellophane noodles
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.081 0.15 Cellophane noodles
Vitamin B2 0.052 0 Tofu
Vitamin B3 0.195 0.2 Cellophane noodles
Vitamin B5 0.068 0.1 Cellophane noodles
Vitamin B6 0.047 0.05 Cellophane noodles
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.4 0 Tofu
Folate 15 2 Tofu
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.691 0.017 Cellophane noodles
Monounsaturated Fat 1.056 0.008 Tofu
Polyunsaturated fat 2.699 0.018 Tofu
Tryptophan 0.12 0.002 Tofu
Threonine 0.402 0.005 Tofu
Isoleucine 0.435 0.007 Tofu
Leucine 0.713 0.013 Tofu
Lysine 0.452 0.011 Tofu
Methionine 0.108 0.002 Tofu
Phenylalanine 0.428 0.01 Tofu
Valine 0.446 0.008 Tofu
Histidine 0.221 0.005 Tofu
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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 to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Tofu - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172476/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.