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Refried beans vs Bulgur - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Refried beans
Refried beans is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is cheaper?
Refried beans
Refried beans is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Bulgur
Bulgur contains less Sugars (difference - 0.13g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bulgur
Bulgur contains less Sodium (difference - 353mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bulgur
Bulgur is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.399g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bulgur
Bulgur is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

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.
Refried beans Bulgur
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Refried beans Bulgur
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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
8
Refried beans
20
Bulgur
Mineral Summary Score
24
Refried beans
49
Bulgur

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
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8
Bulgur
Contains more Iron +70.8%
Contains more Calcium +20.7%
Contains more Potassium +28.5%
Contains more Magnesium +368.6%
Contains more Copper +159.7%
Contains more Zinc +232.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +226.1%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Contains more Iron +70.8%
Contains more Calcium +20.7%
Contains more Potassium +28.5%
Contains more Magnesium +368.6%
Contains more Copper +159.7%
Contains more Zinc +232.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +226.1%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%

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
:
6
Bulgur
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin K +10.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +205.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1293.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +452.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +232%
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.9
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin K +10.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +205.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1293.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +452.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +232%
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.9

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
30%
Refried beans
74%
Bulgur
Carbohydrates
14%
Refried beans
76%
Bulgur
Fats
9%
Refried beans
6%
Bulgur

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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 Refried beans Bulgur Opinion
Calories 90 342 Bulgur
Protein 4.98 12.29 Bulgur
Fats 2.01 1.33 Refried beans
Vitamin C 6 0 Refried beans
Carbs 13.55 75.87 Bulgur
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.44 2.46 Bulgur
Calcium 29 35 Bulgur
Potassium 319 410 Bulgur
Magnesium 35 164 Bulgur
Sugars 0.54 0.41 Refried beans
Fiber 3.7 12.5 Bulgur
Copper 0.129 0.335 Bulgur
Zinc 0.58 1.93 Bulgur
Starch 7.43 Refried beans
Phosphorus 92 300 Bulgur
Sodium 370 17 Bulgur
Vitamin A 0 9 Bulgur
Vitamin E 0.09 0.06 Refried beans
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.076 0.232 Bulgur
Vitamin B2 0.079 0.115 Bulgur
Vitamin B3 0.367 5.114 Bulgur
Vitamin B5 0.189 1.045 Bulgur
Vitamin B6 0.103 0.342 Bulgur
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.1 1.9 Refried beans
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0.016 Bulgur
Saturated Fat 0.631 0.232 Bulgur
Monounsaturated Fat 0.601 0.173 Refried beans
Polyunsaturated fat 0.543 0.541 Refried beans
Tryptophan 0.065 0.19 Bulgur
Threonine 0.231 0.354 Bulgur
Isoleucine 0.242 0.455 Bulgur
Leucine 0.438 0.83 Bulgur
Lysine 0.377 0.339 Refried beans
Methionine 0.083 0.19 Bulgur
Phenylalanine 0.297 0.58 Bulgur
Valine 0.287 0.554 Bulgur
Histidine 153 0.285 Refried beans
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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