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Broad bean vs Nattō - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Broad bean and Nattō?

  • Broad bean is richer in Folate, and Vitamin K, yet Nattō is richer in Iron, Manganese, Copper, Magnesium, Zinc, Calcium, Selenium, and Vitamin B3.
  • Nattō's daily need coverage for Iron is 88% higher.
  • Broad bean has 19 times more Folate than Nattō. Broad bean has 148µg of Folate, while Nattō has 8µg.

We used Beans, fava, in pod, raw and Natto types in this comparison.

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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
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Nattō
Contains more Iron +454.8%
Contains more Calcium +486.5%
Contains more Potassium +119.6%
Contains more Magnesium +248.5%
Contains more Copper +65.9%
Contains more Zinc +203%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.9%
Contains less Sodium -72%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 59% 12% 30% 24% 134% 28% 56% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 323% 66% 65% 83% 223% 83% 75% 1%
Contains more Iron +454.8%
Contains more Calcium +486.5%
Contains more Potassium +119.6%
Contains more Magnesium +248.5%
Contains more Copper +65.9%
Contains more Zinc +203%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.9%
Contains less Sodium -72%

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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Nattō
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +11500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +77.1%
Contains more Folate +1750%
Contains more Vitamin C +251.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.215
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 13% 20% 24% 0% 34% 67% 43% 14% 24% 0% 103% 111%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 44% 0% 1% 0% 40% 44% 0% 13% 30% 0% 58% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +11500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +77.1%
Contains more Folate +1750%
Contains more Vitamin C +251.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.215

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
37
Broad bean
20
Nattō
Mineral Summary Score
43
Broad bean
114
Nattō

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
48%
Broad bean
116%
Nattō
Carbohydrates
18%
Broad bean
13%
Nattō
Fats
3%
Broad bean
51%
Nattō

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.
Broad bean Nattō
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Broad bean Nattō
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 Sugar?
Nattō
Nattō is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.32g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Nattō
Nattō contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Nattō
Nattō is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Nattō
Nattō is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.473g)
Which food is cheaper?
Broad bean
Broad bean is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broad bean
Broad bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broad bean Nattō Opinion
Calories 88 211 Nattō
Protein 7.92 19.4 Nattō
Fats 0.73 11 Nattō
Vitamin C 3.7 13 Nattō
Carbs 17.63 12.68 Broad bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.55 8.6 Nattō
Calcium 37 217 Nattō
Potassium 332 729 Nattō
Magnesium 33 115 Nattō
Sugar 9.21 4.89 Nattō
Fiber 7.5 5.4 Broad bean
Copper 0.402 0.667 Nattō
Zinc 1 3.03 Nattō
Starch
Phosphorus 129 174 Nattō
Sodium 25 7 Nattō
Vitamin A 333 0 Broad bean
Vitamin E 1.16 0.01 Broad bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.133 0.16 Nattō
Vitamin B2 0.29 0.19 Broad bean
Vitamin B3 2.249 0 Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.225 0.215 Broad bean
Vitamin B6 0.104 0.13 Nattō
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 40.9 23.1 Broad bean
Folate 148 8 Broad bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.118 1.591 Broad bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.104 2.43 Nattō
Polyunsaturated fat 0.342 6.21 Nattō
Tryptophan 0.223 Nattō
Threonine 0.813 Nattō
Isoleucine 0.931 Nattō
Leucine 1.509 Nattō
Lysine 1.145 Nattō
Methionine 0.208 Nattō
Phenylalanine 0.941 Nattō
Valine 1.018 Nattō
Histidine 0.512 Nattō
Fructose

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. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168574/nutrients
  2. Nattō - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172443/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.