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Bean vs Cereal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Bean and Cereal

  • Bean has more Copper, Fiber, and Phosphorus, however Cereal is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin A, and Zinc.
  • Cereal covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 465% more than Bean.
  • Cereal has 11 times less Fiber than Bean. Bean has 15.5g of Fiber, while Cereal has 1.4g.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Beans, pinto, mature seeds, raw and Cereals ready-to-eat, USDA Commodity Corn and Rice (includes all commodity brands).

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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
Bean
6
:
2
Cereal
Contains more Calcium +1030%
Contains more Potassium +1226.7%
Contains more Magnesium +826.3%
Contains more Copper +551.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +433.8%
Contains less Sodium -98.5%
Contains more Iron +571.8%
Contains more Zinc +233.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 191% 34% 123% 126% 298% 63% 177% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1278% 3% 10% 14% 46% 208% 33% 104%
Contains more Calcium +1030%
Contains more Potassium +1226.7%
Contains more Magnesium +826.3%
Contains more Copper +551.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +433.8%
Contains less Sodium -98.5%
Contains more Iron +571.8%
Contains more Zinc +233.3%

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
Bean
6
:
6
Cereal
Contains more Vitamin E +162.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +247.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +511.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +781.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1725.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2423%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1162.9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 21% 0% 5% 0% 179% 49% 23% 48% 110% 0% 14% 394%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 129% 168% 2% 0% 1572% 894% 556% 14% 1382% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +162.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +247.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +511.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +781.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1725.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2423%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1162.9%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
70
Bean
393
Cereal
Mineral Summary Score
126
Bean
212
Cereal

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 food.
Protein
129%
Bean
36%
Cereal
Carbohydrates
63%
Bean
87%
Cereal
Fats
6%
Bean
5%
Cereal

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Bean Cereal
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Bean Cereal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Cereal
Cereal is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bean
Bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.24g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bean
Bean contains less Sodium (difference - 783mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bean
Bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.025g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bean
Bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 36)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bean Cereal Opinion
Calories 347 378 Cereal
Protein 21.42 6.06 Bean
Fats 1.23 1.08 Bean
Vitamin C 6.3 38.5 Cereal
Carbs 62.55 86.85 Cereal
Cholesterol 0 Cereal
Vitamin D 0 Bean
Iron 5.07 34.06 Cereal
Calcium 113 10 Bean
Potassium 1393 105 Bean
Magnesium 176 19 Bean
Sugar 2.11 10.35 Bean
Fiber 15.5 1.4 Bean
Copper 0.893 0.137 Bean
Zinc 2.28 7.6 Cereal
Starch 34.17 Bean
Phosphorus 411 77 Bean
Sodium 12 795 Bean
Vitamin A 0 2792 Cereal
Vitamin E 0.21 0.08 Bean
Vitamin D 0 Bean
Vitamin B1 0.713 6.288 Cereal
Vitamin B2 0.212 3.87 Cereal
Vitamin B3 1.174 29.62 Cereal
Vitamin B5 0.785 0.226 Bean
Vitamin B6 0.474 5.986 Cereal
Vitamin B12 0 Bean
Vitamin K 5.6 0 Bean
Folate 525 Bean
Trans Fat 0 Cereal
Saturated Fat 0.235 0.26 Bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.229 0.204 Bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.407 0.354 Bean
Tryptophan 0.237 0.066 Bean
Threonine 0.81 0.241 Bean
Isoleucine 0.871 0.26 Bean
Leucine 1.558 0.767 Bean
Lysine 1.356 0.113 Bean
Methionine 0.259 0.13 Bean
Phenylalanine 1.095 0.365 Bean
Valine 0.998 0.344 Bean
Histidine 0.556 0.162 Bean
Fructose 0 0.26 Cereal

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175199/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.