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Refried beans vs Brown rice - 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 - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Refried beans
Refried beans is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Brown rice
Brown rice contains less Sugars (difference - 0.3g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brown rice
Brown rice contains less Sodium (difference - 366mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brown rice
Brown rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.371g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
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 Brown rice
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Refried beans Brown rice
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
10
Brown rice
Mineral Summary Score
24
Refried beans
14
Brown rice

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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Contains more Iron +157.1%
Contains more Calcium +866.7%
Contains more Potassium +270.9%
Contains more Copper +21.7%
Contains more Magnesium +11.4%
Contains more Zinc +22.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +12%
Contains less Sodium -98.9%
Contains more Iron +157.1%
Contains more Calcium +866.7%
Contains more Potassium +270.9%
Contains more Copper +21.7%
Contains more Magnesium +11.4%
Contains more Zinc +22.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +12%
Contains less Sodium -98.9%

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
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +950%
Contains more Vitamin E +88.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +134.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +597.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +101.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +950%
Contains more Vitamin E +88.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +134.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +597.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +101.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19.4%

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
16%
Brown rice
Carbohydrates
14%
Refried beans
26%
Brown rice
Fats
9%
Refried beans
4%
Brown rice

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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 Brown rice Opinion
Calories 90 123 Brown rice
Protein 4.98 2.74 Refried beans
Fats 2.01 0.97 Refried beans
Vitamin C 6 0 Refried beans
Carbs 13.55 25.58 Brown rice
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.44 0.56 Refried beans
Calcium 29 3 Refried beans
Potassium 319 86 Refried beans
Magnesium 35 39 Brown rice
Sugars 0.54 0.24 Refried beans
Fiber 3.7 1.6 Refried beans
Copper 0.129 0.106 Refried beans
Zinc 0.58 0.71 Brown rice
Starch 7.43 24.79 Brown rice
Phosphorus 92 103 Brown rice
Sodium 370 4 Brown rice
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.09 0.17 Brown rice
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.076 0.178 Brown rice
Vitamin B2 0.079 0.069 Refried beans
Vitamin B3 0.367 2.561 Brown rice
Vitamin B5 0.189 0.38 Brown rice
Vitamin B6 0.103 0.123 Brown rice
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.1 0.2 Refried beans
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0.016 0 Brown rice
Saturated Fat 0.631 0.26 Brown rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.601 0.369 Refried beans
Polyunsaturated fat 0.543 0.366 Refried beans
Tryptophan 0.065 0.033 Refried beans
Threonine 0.231 0.095 Refried beans
Isoleucine 0.242 0.109 Refried beans
Leucine 0.438 0.214 Refried beans
Lysine 0.377 0.099 Refried beans
Methionine 0.083 0.058 Refried beans
Phenylalanine 0.297 0.133 Refried beans
Valine 0.287 0.151 Refried beans
Histidine 153 0.066 Refried beans
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