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Cellophane noodles Nutrition & Calories - Complete data of all nutrients

Noodles, chinese, cellophane or long rice (mung beans), dehydrated
*all the values are displayed for the amount of 100 grams
Article author photo Ani Harutyunyan by Ani Harutyunyan | Last updated on April 20, 2022
Education: General Medicine at YSMU
Cellophane noodles


Long, gelatinous noodles made from mung bean starch and water are known as cellophane noodles. They are abundant in China and Southeast Asia. Other names for this food include Chinese vermicelli, fensi, etc. Noodles are quickly cooked and can be served hot, tepid, or cold.


This article will discuss the nutritional value of Chinese cellophane or long rice noodles (1). Some other types of noodles will be addressed to compare them with cellophane noodles (2).


One hundred grams of cellophane noodles contain 86.1g of carbs. This covers 29% of daily needs. According to our database, cellophane noodles are higher in carbs than 98% of foods.

Macronutrients chart

87% 14%
Daily Value: 0%
0.16 g of 50 g
Daily Value: 0%
0.06 g of 65 g
Daily Value: 29%
86.09 g of 300 g
Daily Value: 1%
13.42 g of 2,000 g
0.27 g

Carbs per serving size

A serving size of cellophane noodles (1 cup or 140g) provides 121g of carbs.

Carbohydrate type breakdown

100g of cellophane noodles has 0.5g of fiber. Therefore, these noodles do not contain a significant amount of fiber. There are no sugars in these noodles.

Fiber content ratio for Cellophane noodles

Sugar: 0 g
Fiber: 0.5 g
Other: 85.59 g

Cellophane noodles net carbs

99% of cellophane noodles’ carbs are net carbs because their fiber amount is minimal. The overall net carb content is 85.6g.


100g of cellophane noodles contains 351 calories. This means it is an average-calorie food product. Most of these calories come from the 86 grams of carbs it has.

Calories per serving

Cellophane noodles are served in one cup (140 grams). Cellophane noodles contain 491 calories in a serving size.

Calorie comparison

Here we will compare cellophane noodles with some other types of food.

According to our database, cellophane noodles are higher in calories than 77% of foods.

In the table below, it is indicated that compared to usual noodles, cellophane noodles have almost two times more calories. Cellophane noodles and Vermicelli have approximately similar content of calories.


Calories per 100 grams

Egg noodles


Rice noodles


Cellophane noodles






Beef noodle soup


Burning estimates

The table below illustrates the amount of time and type of activity required to burn 491 calories (1cup of cellophane noodles). Met, or Metabolic Equivalent of a Task, was the method for calculating this (3) (4).

One cup - 70kg person

1 cup - 100kg person


111 min

84 min


56 min

40 min


60 min

42 min


Cellophane noodles are relatively rich in B-complex vitamins. They contain 0.15mg of vitamin B1 per 100g. This amount is equal to 13% of the daily vitamin B1 needs.

Vitamin B1 plays a crucial role in transmitting neural signals and in muscle constriction. Also, it is involved in energy synthesis.

Vitamin coverage chart

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%
Vitamin A: 0 IU of 5,000 IU 0%
Vitamin E : 0.13 mg of 15 mg 1%
Vitamin D: 0 µg of 10 µg 0%
Vitamin C: 0 mg of 90 mg 0%
Vitamin B1: 0.15 mg of 1 mg 13%
Vitamin B2: 0 mg of 1 mg 0%
Vitamin B3: 0.2 mg of 16 mg 1%
Vitamin B5: 0.1 mg of 5 mg 2%
Vitamin B6: 0.05 mg of 1 mg 4%
Folate: 2 µg of 400 µg 1%
Vitamin B12: 0 µg of 2 µg 0%
Vitamin K: 0 µg of 120 µg 0%


Cellophane noodles do not have that rich minerals profile. They contain a relatively high amount of choline (93.2mg per 100g), phosphorus (32mg per 100g), and calcium (25mg per 100g).

Cellophane noodles are in the top 34% of foods as a source of iron. However, cellophane noodles provide 1.5 times less iron than Beef.

A 100g serving of cellophane noodles covers 27% of the daily iron requirements. You should consider this food for the intake of this mineral because it is essential for oxygen transport and energy synthesis (5).

Mineral coverage chart

Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium Choline 8% 82% 3% 14% 1% 2% 12% 27% 14% 44% 51%
Calcium: 25 mg of 1,000 mg 3%
Iron: 2.17 mg of 8 mg 27%
Magnesium: 3 mg of 420 mg 1%
Phosphorus: 32 mg of 700 mg 5%
Potassium: 10 mg of 3,400 mg 0%
Sodium: 10 mg of 2,300 mg 0%
Zinc: 0.41 mg of 11 mg 4%
Copper: 0.081 mg of 1 mg 9%
Manganese: 0.1 mg of 2 mg 4%
Selenium: 7.9 µg of 55 µg 14%
Choline: 93.2 mg of 550 mg 17%


Cellophane noodles are not rich in proteins, as it provides only 0.16g of this nutrient per 100g. A variety of noodles, especially egg noodles, provides more protein than cellophane noodles (14.1g per 100g).

Cellophane noodles are lower in proteins than 94% of the other foods in our database. They are relatively higher in histidine and tryptophan.

Protein quality breakdown

Tryptophan Threonine Isoleucine Leucine Lysine Methionine Phenylalanine Valine Histidine 3% 2% 2% 2% 2% 1% 2% 2% 3%
Tryptophan: 2 mg of 280 mg 1%
Threonine: 5 mg of 1,050 mg 0%
Isoleucine: 7 mg of 1,400 mg 1%
Leucine: 13 mg of 2,730 mg 0%
Lysine: 11 mg of 2,100 mg 1%
Methionine: 2 mg of 1,050 mg 0%
Phenylalanine: 10 mg of 1,750 mg 1%
Valine: 8 mg of 1,820 mg 0%
Histidine: 5 mg of 700 mg 1%


Cellophane noodles provide an even fewer amount of fats than proteins. The fat content is very low (0.06g per 100g), so it can be neglected.

Fat type information

0.017% 0.008% 0.018%
Saturated Fat: 0.017 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.008 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.018 g

Glycemic index

Based on carbohydrate levels, cellophane noodles are considered to have a glycemic index of 39. You can check our Glycemic index chart to see the GI values of other foods.


  4. 2011 Compendium of Physical Activities
Article author photo Ani Harutyunyan
Education: General Medicine at YSMU
Last updated: April 20, 2022

Important nutritional characteristics for Cellophane noodles

Cellophane noodles
Glycemic index ⓘ Source:
The GI for mung bean noodles
Check out our Glycemic index chart page for the full list.
39 (low)
Insulin index ⓘ II for mung bean noodles
Net Carbs ⓘ Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols
85.59 grams
Serving Size ⓘ Serving sizes are taken from FDA's Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs)
1 cup (140 grams)
Acidity (Based on PRAL) ⓘ PRAL (Potential renal acid load) is calculated using a formula. On the PRAL scale the higher the positive value, the more is the acidifying effect on the body. The lower the negative value, the higher the alkalinity of the food. 0 is neutral.
0.6 (acidic)
99% Net carbs
98% Carbs
77% Calories
66% Iron
61% Vitamin B1
Explanation: The given food contains more Net carbs than 99% of foods. Note that this food itself is richer in Net carbs than it is in any other nutrient. Similarly, it is relatively rich in Carbs, Calories, Iron, and Vitamin B1.

Cellophane noodles Glycemic index (GI)

The GI for mung bean noodles
Check out our Glycemic index chart page for the full list.

Mineral chart - relative view

2.17 mg
TOP 34%
25 mg
TOP 48%
93.2 mg
TOP 52%
0.1 mg
TOP 61%
0.081 mg
TOP 62%
7.9 µg
TOP 63%
0.41 mg
TOP 73%
32 mg
TOP 83%
10 mg
TOP 85%
3 mg
TOP 94%
10 mg
TOP 97%

Vitamin chart - relative view

Vitamin B1
0.15 mg
TOP 39%
Vitamin B6
0.05 mg
TOP 79%
Vitamin E
0.13 mg
TOP 82%
Vitamin B3
0.2 mg
TOP 87%
Vitamin B5
0.1 mg
TOP 89%
2 µg
TOP 90%
Vitamin K
0 µg
TOP 100%
Vitamin B12
0 µg
TOP 100%
Vitamin D
0 µg
TOP 100%
Vitamin B2
0 mg
TOP 100%
Vitamin C
0 mg
TOP 100%
Vitamin A
0 IU
TOP 100%

All nutrients for Cellophane noodles per 100g

Nutrient DV% In TOP % of foods Value Comparison
Net carbs N/A 1% 85.59g 1.6 times more than Chocolate Chocolate
Protein 0% 94% 0.16g 17.6 times less than Broccoli Broccoli
Fats 0% 95% 0.06g 555.2 times less than Cheese Cheese
Carbs 29% 2% 86.09g 3.1 times more than Rice Rice
Calories 18% 23% 351kcal 7.5 times more than Orange Orange
Sugar N/A 100% 0g N/A Coca-Cola
Fiber 2% 56% 0.5g 4.8 times less than Orange Orange
Calcium 3% 48% 25mg 5 times less than Milk Milk
Iron 27% 34% 2.17mg 1.2 times less than Beef Beef
Magnesium 1% 94% 3mg 46.7 times less than Almond Almond
Phosphorus 5% 83% 32mg 5.7 times less than Chicken meat Chicken meat
Potassium 0% 97% 10mg 14.7 times less than Cucumber Cucumber
Sodium 0% 85% 10mg 49 times less than White Bread White Bread
Zinc 4% 73% 0.41mg 15.4 times less than Beef Beef
Copper 9% 62% 0.08mg 1.8 times less than Shiitake Shiitake
Vitamin A 0% 100% 0IU N/A Carrot
Vitamin E 1% 82% 0.13mg 11.2 times less than Kiwifruit Kiwifruit
Vitamin D 0% 100% 0µg N/A Egg
Vitamin C 0% 100% 0mg N/A Lemon
Vitamin B1 13% 39% 0.15mg 1.8 times less than Pea Pea
Vitamin B2 0% 100% 0mg N/A Avocado
Vitamin B3 1% 87% 0.2mg 47.9 times less than Turkey meat Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 2% 89% 0.1mg 11.3 times less than Sunflower seed Sunflower seed
Vitamin B6 4% 79% 0.05mg 2.4 times less than Oat Oat
Folate 1% 90% 2µg 30.5 times less than Brussels sprout Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 0% 100% 0µg N/A Pork
Vitamin K 0% 100% 0µg N/A Broccoli
Tryptophan 0% 98% 0mg 152.5 times less than Chicken meat Chicken meat
Threonine 0% 99% 0.01mg 144 times less than Beef Beef
Isoleucine 0% 98% 0.01mg 130.6 times less than Salmon Salmon
Leucine 0% 98% 0.01mg 187 times less than Tuna Tuna
Lysine 0% 98% 0.01mg 41.1 times less than Tofu Tofu
Methionine 0% 98% 0mg 48 times less than Quinoa Quinoa
Phenylalanine 0% 98% 0.01mg 66.8 times less than Egg Egg
Valine 0% 99% 0.01mg 253.6 times less than Soybean Soybean
Histidine 0% 98% 0.01mg 149.8 times less than Turkey meat Turkey meat
Cholesterol 0% 100% 0mg N/A Egg
Trans Fat N/A 100% 0g N/A Margarine
Saturated Fat 0% 92% 0.02g 346.8 times less than Beef Beef
Monounsaturated Fat N/A 93% 0.01g 1224.9 times less than Avocado Avocado
Polyunsaturated fat N/A 94% 0.02g 2620.8 times less than Walnut Walnut

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Nutrition Facts
___servings per container
Serving Size ______________
Amount Per 100g
Calories 351
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 10mg
Total Carbohydrate 86g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Total Sugars g
Includes ? g Added Sugars
Protein 0g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%

Calcium 25mg 3%

Iron 2mg 25%

Potassium 10mg 0%

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Health checks

Low in Cholesterol
 ⓘ Dietary cholesterol is not associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease in healthy individuals. However, dietary cholesterol is common in foods that are high in harmful saturated fats.
No Trans Fats
 ⓘ Trans fat consumption increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality by negatively affecting blood lipid levels.
Low in Saturated Fats
 ⓘ Saturated fat intake can raise total cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels, leading to an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Dietary guidelines recommend limiting saturated fats to under 10% of calories a day.
Low in Sodium
 ⓘ Increased sodium consumption leads to elevated blood pressure.
Low in Sugars
 ⓘ While the consumption of moderate amounts of added sugars is not detrimental to health, an excessive intake can increase the risk of obesity, and therefore, diabetes.

Cellophane noodles nutrition infographic

Cellophane noodles nutrition infographic
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