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Refried beans vs Flax - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Refried beans
Refried beans contains less Sugars (difference - 1.01g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Refried beans
Refried beans is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.032g)
Which food is cheaper?
Refried beans
Refried beans is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Flax
Flax contains less Sodium (difference - 340mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Flax
Flax is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Flax
Flax is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Flax
Flax is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Refried beans Flax
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
44
Flax
Mineral Summary Score
24
Refried beans
125
Flax

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
:
8
Flax
Contains more Iron +297.9%
Contains more Calcium +779.3%
Contains more Potassium +154.9%
Contains more Magnesium +1020%
Contains more Copper +845.7%
Contains more Zinc +648.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +597.8%
Contains less Sodium -91.9%
Contains more Iron +297.9%
Contains more Calcium +779.3%
Contains more Potassium +154.9%
Contains more Magnesium +1020%
Contains more Copper +845.7%
Contains more Zinc +648.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +597.8%
Contains less Sodium -91.9%

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
:
7
Flax
Contains more Vitamin C +900%
Contains more Vitamin E +244.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2063.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +103.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +739.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +421.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +359.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +104.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +900%
Contains more Vitamin E +244.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2063.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +103.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +739.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +421.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +359.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +104.8%

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
110%
Flax
Carbohydrates
14%
Refried beans
29%
Flax
Fats
9%
Refried beans
195%
Flax

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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 Flax Opinion
Calories 90 534 Flax
Protein 4.98 18.29 Flax
Fats 2.01 42.16 Flax
Vitamin C 6 0.6 Refried beans
Carbs 13.55 28.88 Flax
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.44 5.73 Flax
Calcium 29 255 Flax
Potassium 319 813 Flax
Magnesium 35 392 Flax
Sugars 0.54 1.55 Flax
Fiber 3.7 27.3 Flax
Copper 0.129 1.22 Flax
Zinc 0.58 4.34 Flax
Starch 7.43 Refried beans
Phosphorus 92 642 Flax
Sodium 370 30 Flax
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.09 0.31 Flax
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.076 1.644 Flax
Vitamin B2 0.079 0.161 Flax
Vitamin B3 0.367 3.08 Flax
Vitamin B5 0.189 0.985 Flax
Vitamin B6 0.103 0.473 Flax
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.1 4.3 Flax
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0.016 Flax
Saturated Fat 0.631 3.663 Refried beans
Monounsaturated Fat 0.601 7.527 Flax
Polyunsaturated fat 0.543 28.73 Flax
Tryptophan 0.065 0.297 Flax
Threonine 0.231 0.766 Flax
Isoleucine 0.242 0.896 Flax
Leucine 0.438 1.235 Flax
Lysine 0.377 0.862 Flax
Methionine 0.083 0.37 Flax
Phenylalanine 0.297 0.957 Flax
Valine 0.287 1.072 Flax
Histidine 153 0.472 Refried beans
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Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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