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Soybean meal vs Flax - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal contains less Sugars (difference - 1.55g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.395g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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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.
Soybean meal Flax
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price 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
Soybean meal 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
31
Soybean meal
44
Flax
Mineral Summary Score
170
Soybean meal
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
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Flax
Contains more Iron +139.1%
Contains more Potassium +206.3%
Contains more Copper +63.9%
Contains more Zinc +16.6%
Contains less Sodium -90%
Contains more Magnesium +28.1%
Equal in Calcium - 255
Equal in Phosphorus - 642
Contains more Iron +139.1%
Contains more Potassium +206.3%
Contains more Copper +63.9%
Contains more Zinc +16.6%
Contains less Sodium -90%
Contains more Magnesium +28.1%
Equal in Calcium - 255
Equal in Phosphorus - 642

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
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5
Flax
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +137.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +137.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.1%

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
295%
Soybean meal
110%
Flax
Carbohydrates
36%
Soybean meal
29%
Flax
Fats
11%
Soybean meal
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 Soybean meal Flax Opinion
Calories 337 534 Flax
Protein 49.2 18.29 Soybean meal
Fats 2.39 42.16 Flax
Vitamin C 0 0.6 Flax
Carbs 35.89 28.88 Soybean meal
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 13.7 5.73 Soybean meal
Calcium 244 255 Flax
Potassium 2490 813 Soybean meal
Magnesium 306 392 Flax
Sugars 1.55 Flax
Fiber 27.3 Flax
Copper 2 1.22 Soybean meal
Zinc 5.06 4.34 Soybean meal
Starch
Phosphorus 701 642 Soybean meal
Sodium 3 30 Soybean meal
Vitamin A 40 0 Soybean meal
Vitamin E 0.31 Flax
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.691 1.644 Flax
Vitamin B2 0.251 0.161 Soybean meal
Vitamin B3 2.587 3.08 Flax
Vitamin B5 1.976 0.985 Soybean meal
Vitamin B6 0.569 0.473 Soybean meal
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.3 Flax
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Flax
Saturated Fat 0.268 3.663 Soybean meal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.409 7.527 Flax
Polyunsaturated fat 1.045 28.73 Flax
Tryptophan 0.653 0.297 Soybean meal
Threonine 1.952 0.766 Soybean meal
Isoleucine 2.18 0.896 Soybean meal
Leucine 3.66 1.235 Soybean meal
Lysine 2.991 0.862 Soybean meal
Methionine 0.606 0.37 Soybean meal
Phenylalanine 2.346 0.957 Soybean meal
Valine 2.243 1.072 Soybean meal
Histidine 1.212 0.472 Soybean meal
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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