Cellophane noodles Nutrition & Calories - Complete data of all nutrients
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Important nutritional characteristics for Cellophane noodles
Glycemic index ⓘ
The GI for mung bean noodles
Check out our Glycemic index chart page for the full list.
|Glycemic load||47 (high)|
|Insulin index ⓘ II for mung bean noodles https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2957607/||38|
|Calories ⓘ Calories per 100-gram serving||351|
|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)|
Cellophane noodles calories (kcal)
|Calories in 100 grams||351|
|Calories in 1 cup||491||140 g|
Cellophane noodles Glycemic index (GI)
Cellophane noodles Glycemic load (GL)
Mineral chart - relative view
Vitamin chart - relative view
All nutrients for Cellophane noodles per 100g
|Nutrient||Value||DV%||In TOP % of foods||Comparison|
|Calories||351kcal||18%||23%||7.5 times more than Orange|
|Protein||0.16g||0%||94%||17.6 times less than Broccoli|
|Fats||0.06g||0%||95%||555.2 times less than Cheddar Cheese|
|Net carbs||85.59g||N/A||1%||1.6 times more than Chocolate|
|Carbs||86.09g||29%||2%||3.1 times more than Rice|
|Iron||2.17mg||27%||34%||1.2 times less than Beef|
|Calcium||25mg||3%||48%||5 times less than Milk|
|Potassium||10mg||0%||97%||14.7 times less than Cucumber|
|Magnesium||3mg||1%||94%||46.7 times less than Almond|
|Fiber||0.5g||2%||56%||4.8 times less than Orange|
|Copper||0.08mg||9%||62%||1.8 times less than Shiitake|
|Zinc||0.41mg||4%||73%||15.4 times less than Beef|
|Phosphorus||32mg||5%||83%||5.7 times less than Chicken meat|
|Sodium||10mg||0%||85%||49 times less than White Bread|
|Vitamin A RAE||0µg||0%||100%|
|Vitamin E||0.13mg||1%||82%||11.2 times less than Kiwifruit|
|Vitamin B1||0.15mg||13%||39%||1.8 times less than Pea raw|
|Vitamin B3||0.2mg||1%||87%||47.9 times less than Turkey meat|
|Vitamin B5||0.1mg||2%||89%||11.3 times less than Sunflower seed|
|Vitamin B6||0.05mg||4%||79%||2.4 times less than Oat|
|Folate||2µg||1%||90%||30.5 times less than Brussels sprout|
|Saturated Fat||0.02g||0%||92%||346.8 times less than Beef|
|Monounsaturated Fat||0.01g||N/A||93%||1224.9 times less than Avocado|
|Polyunsaturated fat||0.02g||N/A||94%||2620.8 times less than Walnut|
|Tryptophan||0mg||0%||98%||152.5 times less than Chicken meat|
|Threonine||0.01mg||0%||99%||144 times less than Beef|
|Isoleucine||0.01mg||0%||98%||130.6 times less than Salmon raw|
|Leucine||0.01mg||0%||98%||187 times less than Tuna|
|Lysine||0.01mg||0%||98%||41.1 times less than Tofu|
|Methionine||0mg||0%||98%||48 times less than Quinoa|
|Phenylalanine||0.01mg||0%||98%||66.8 times less than Egg|
|Valine||0.01mg||0%||99%||253.6 times less than Soybean raw|
|Histidine||0.01mg||0%||98%||149.8 times less than Turkey meat|
|Omega-3 - EPA||0g||N/A||100%||N/A|
|Omega-3 - DHA||0g||N/A||100%||N/A|
|Omega-3 - DPA||0g||N/A||100%||N/A|
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Cellophane noodles nutrition infographic
The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.