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Broad bean vs Refried beans - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Broad bean and Refried beans?

  • Broad bean is richer in Folate, Vitamin K, Copper, Vitamin B2, Manganese, Fiber, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin E , yet Refried beans are richer in Selenium.
  • Broad bean's daily need coverage for Folate is 34% higher.
  • Broad bean has 19 times more Vitamin K than Refried beans. Broad bean has 40.9µg of Vitamin K, while Refried beans have 2.1µg.
  • Broad bean contains less Sodium.

We used Beans, fava, in pod, raw and Refried beans, canned, traditional style (includes USDA commodity) 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
Contains more Calcium +27.6%
Contains more Copper +211.6%
Contains more Zinc +72.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.2%
Contains less Sodium -93.2%
Equal in Iron - 1.44
Equal in Potassium - 319
Equal in Magnesium - 35
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 59% 12% 30% 24% 134% 28% 56% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 54% 9% 29% 25% 43% 16% 40% 49%
Contains more Calcium +27.6%
Contains more Copper +211.6%
Contains more Zinc +72.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.2%
Contains less Sodium -93.2%
Equal in Iron - 1.44
Equal in Potassium - 319
Equal in Magnesium - 35

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1188.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +75%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +267.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +512.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +19%
Contains more Vitamin K +1847.6%
Contains more Folate +1245.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +62.2%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.103
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 20% 0% 2% 0% 19% 19% 7% 12% 24% 0% 6% 9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1188.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +75%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +267.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +512.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +19%
Contains more Vitamin K +1847.6%
Contains more Folate +1245.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +62.2%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.103

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
10
Refried beans
Mineral Summary Score
43
Broad bean
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
48%
Broad bean
30%
Refried beans
Carbohydrates
18%
Broad bean
14%
Refried beans
Fats
3%
Broad bean
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.
Broad bean Refried beans
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Broad bean Refried beans
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?
Refried beans
Refried beans is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.67g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Refried beans
Refried beans is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
Which food is cheaper?
Refried beans
Refried beans is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Broad bean
Broad bean contains less Sodium (difference - 345mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.513g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Broad bean
Broad bean is relatively richer in minerals
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 Refried beans Opinion
Calories 88 90 Refried beans
Protein 7.92 4.98 Broad bean
Fats 0.73 2.01 Refried beans
Vitamin C 3.7 6 Refried beans
Carbs 17.63 13.55 Broad bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.55 1.44 Broad bean
Calcium 37 29 Broad bean
Potassium 332 319 Broad bean
Magnesium 33 35 Refried beans
Sugar 9.21 0.54 Refried beans
Fiber 7.5 3.7 Broad bean
Copper 0.402 0.129 Broad bean
Zinc 1 0.58 Broad bean
Starch 7.43 Refried beans
Phosphorus 129 92 Broad bean
Sodium 25 370 Broad bean
Vitamin A 333 0 Broad bean
Vitamin E 1.16 0.09 Broad bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.133 0.076 Broad bean
Vitamin B2 0.29 0.079 Broad bean
Vitamin B3 2.249 0.367 Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.225 0.189 Broad bean
Vitamin B6 0.104 0.103 Broad bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 40.9 2.1 Broad bean
Folate 148 11 Broad bean
Trans Fat 0 0.016 Broad bean
Saturated Fat 0.118 0.631 Broad bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.104 0.601 Refried beans
Polyunsaturated fat 0.342 0.543 Refried beans
Tryptophan 0.065 Refried beans
Threonine 0.231 Refried beans
Isoleucine 0.242 Refried beans
Leucine 0.438 Refried beans
Lysine 0.377 Refried beans
Methionine 0.083 Refried beans
Phenylalanine 0.297 Refried beans
Valine 0.287 Refried beans
Histidine 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. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168574/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.