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Baked beans vs Porridge - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Baked beans and Porridge different?

  • Baked beans are richer in Fiber, Phosphorus, Copper, Potassium, Magnesium, and Folate, while Porridge is higher in Iron, and Manganese.
  • Porridge covers your daily need of Iron 22% more than Baked beans.
  • Baked beans contain 70 times more Sodium than Porridge. Baked beans contain 422mg of Sodium, while Porridge contains 6mg.

Beans, baked, home prepared and Cereals, CREAM OF WHEAT, regular (10 minute), cooked with water, without salt types were used in this article.

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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
Contains more Potassium +2137.5%
Contains more Magnesium +760%
Contains more Copper +297.5%
Contains more Zinc +461.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +626.7%
Contains more Iron +87.9%
Contains more Calcium +42.6%
Contains less Sodium -98.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 75% 19% 32% 31% 53% 20% 47% 56%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 141% 27% 2% 4% 14% 4% 7% 1%
Contains more Potassium +2137.5%
Contains more Magnesium +760%
Contains more Copper +297.5%
Contains more Zinc +461.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +626.7%
Contains more Iron +87.9%
Contains more Calcium +42.6%
Contains less Sodium -98.6%

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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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +147.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +96%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +118.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +592.3%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 4% 0% 0% 0% 34% 12% 8% 10% 21% 0% 0% 36%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 1% 0% 14% 6% 10% 5% 3% 0% 1% 9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +147.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +96%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +118.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +592.3%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.5%

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
10
Baked beans
4
Porridge
Mineral Summary Score
41
Baked beans
24
Porridge

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
33%
Baked beans
9%
Porridge
Carbohydrates
22%
Baked beans
11%
Porridge
Fats
24%
Baked beans
1%
Porridge

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.
Baked beans Porridge
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Baked beans Porridge
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?
Porridge
Porridge is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Porridge
Porridge contains less Sodium (difference - 416mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Porridge
Porridge is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.915g)
Which food is cheaper?
Porridge
Porridge is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Baked beans
Baked beans is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.03g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Baked beans
Baked beans is lower in glycemic index (difference - 26)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Baked beans
Baked beans is relatively richer in minerals
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 Baked beans Porridge Opinion
Calories 155 50 Baked beans
Protein 5.54 1.44 Baked beans
Fats 5.15 0.21 Baked beans
Vitamin C 1.1 0 Baked beans
Carbs 21.63 10.52 Baked beans
Cholesterol 5 0 Porridge
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.99 3.74 Porridge
Calcium 61 87 Porridge
Potassium 358 16 Baked beans
Magnesium 43 5 Baked beans
Sugar 0.03 Baked beans
Fiber 5.5 0.5 Baked beans
Copper 0.159 0.04 Baked beans
Zinc 0.73 0.13 Baked beans
Starch
Phosphorus 109 15 Baked beans
Sodium 422 6 Porridge
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.02 Porridge
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.136 0.055 Baked beans
Vitamin B2 0.049 0.025 Baked beans
Vitamin B3 0.408 0.52 Porridge
Vitamin B5 0.155 0.071 Baked beans
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.013 Baked beans
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 Porridge
Folate 48 12 Baked beans
Trans Fat 0 Porridge
Saturated Fat 1.948 0.033 Porridge
Monounsaturated Fat 2.133 0.028 Baked beans
Polyunsaturated fat 0.74 0.114 Baked beans
Tryptophan 0.067 0.02 Baked beans
Threonine 0.228 0.045 Baked beans
Isoleucine 0.242 0.063 Baked beans
Leucine 0.428 0.11 Baked beans
Lysine 0.379 0.037 Baked beans
Methionine 0.086 0.027 Baked beans
Phenylalanine 0.287 0.078 Baked beans
Valine 0.282 0.07 Baked beans
Histidine 0.153 0.033 Baked beans
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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. Baked beans - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173731/nutrients
  2. Porridge - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171657/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.