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Baked beans vs Refried beans - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Baked beans and Refried beans different?

  • Baked beans are richer in Folate, Fiber, Iron, and Monounsaturated Fat, while Refried beans are higher in Vitamin C.
  • Baked beans contain 4 times more Monounsaturated Fat than Refried beans. Baked beans contain 2.133g of Monounsaturated Fat, while Refried beans contain 0.601g.
  • Refried beans are lower in Saturated Fat.

Beans, baked, home prepared and Refried beans, canned, traditional style (includes USDA commodity) 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 Iron +38.2%
Contains more Calcium +110.3%
Contains more Potassium +12.2%
Contains more Magnesium +22.9%
Contains more Copper +23.3%
Contains more Zinc +25.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.5%
Contains less Sodium -12.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 75% 19% 32% 31% 53% 20% 47% 56%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 54% 9% 29% 25% 43% 16% 40% 49%
Contains more Iron +38.2%
Contains more Calcium +110.3%
Contains more Potassium +12.2%
Contains more Magnesium +22.9%
Contains more Copper +23.3%
Contains more Zinc +25.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.5%
Contains less Sodium -12.3%

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
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +78.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.2%
Contains more Folate +336.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +445.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +61.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.4%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.367
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 20% 0% 2% 0% 19% 19% 7% 12% 24% 0% 6% 9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +78.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.2%
Contains more Folate +336.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +445.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +61.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.4%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.367

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
10
Refried beans
Mineral Summary Score
41
Baked beans
33
Refried beans

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
30%
Refried beans
Carbohydrates
22%
Baked beans
14%
Refried beans
Fats
24%
Baked beans
9%
Refried beans

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

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Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Refried beans
Refried beans is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Refried beans
Refried beans contains less Sodium (difference - 52mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Refried beans
Refried beans is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.317g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Refried beans
Refried beans is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is cheaper?
Refried beans
Refried beans is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Baked beans
Baked beans is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.54g)
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 Refried beans Opinion
Calories 155 90 Baked beans
Protein 5.54 4.98 Baked beans
Fats 5.15 2.01 Baked beans
Vitamin C 1.1 6 Refried beans
Carbs 21.63 13.55 Baked beans
Cholesterol 5 0 Refried beans
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.99 1.44 Baked beans
Calcium 61 29 Baked beans
Potassium 358 319 Baked beans
Magnesium 43 35 Baked beans
Sugar 0.54 Baked beans
Fiber 5.5 3.7 Baked beans
Copper 0.159 0.129 Baked beans
Zinc 0.73 0.58 Baked beans
Starch 7.43 Refried beans
Phosphorus 109 92 Baked beans
Sodium 422 370 Refried beans
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.09 Refried beans
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.136 0.076 Baked beans
Vitamin B2 0.049 0.079 Refried beans
Vitamin B3 0.408 0.367 Baked beans
Vitamin B5 0.155 0.189 Refried beans
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.103 Refried beans
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.1 Refried beans
Folate 48 11 Baked beans
Trans Fat 0 0.016 Baked beans
Saturated Fat 1.948 0.631 Refried beans
Monounsaturated Fat 2.133 0.601 Baked beans
Polyunsaturated fat 0.74 0.543 Baked beans
Tryptophan 0.067 0.065 Baked beans
Threonine 0.228 0.231 Refried beans
Isoleucine 0.242 0.242
Leucine 0.428 0.438 Refried beans
Lysine 0.379 0.377 Baked beans
Methionine 0.086 0.083 Baked beans
Phenylalanine 0.287 0.297 Refried beans
Valine 0.282 0.287 Refried beans
Histidine 0.153 153 Refried beans
Fructose 0 Refried beans

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. Refried beans - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172438/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.