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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 Phosphorus +40.2%
Contains less Sodium -93.2%
Contains more Zinc +72.4%
Contains more Copper +211.6%
Equal in Iron - 1.44
Equal in Magnesium - 35
Equal in Potassium - 319
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 59% 24% 56% 30% 4% 28% 134%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 54% 25% 40% 29% 49% 16% 43%
Contains more Calcium +27.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.2%
Contains less Sodium -93.2%
Contains more Zinc +72.4%
Contains more Copper +211.6%
Equal in Iron - 1.44
Equal in Magnesium - 35
Equal in Potassium - 319

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 Folate +1245.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +1847.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +62.2%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.103
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 20% 24% 0% 13% 34% 67% 43% 14% 24% 111% 0% 103%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 0% 20% 19% 19% 7% 12% 24% 9% 0% 6%
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 Folate +1245.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +1847.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +62.2%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.103

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broad bean Refried beans Opinion
Net carbs 10.13g 9.85g Broad bean
Protein 7.92g 4.98g Broad bean
Fats 0.73g 2.01g Refried beans
Carbs 17.63g 13.55g Broad bean
Calories 88kcal 90kcal Refried beans
Starch g 7.43g Refried beans
Fructose g 0g Refried beans
Sugar 9.21g 0.54g Refried beans
Fiber 7.5g 3.7g Broad bean
Calcium 37mg 29mg Broad bean
Iron 1.55mg 1.44mg Broad bean
Magnesium 33mg 35mg Refried beans
Phosphorus 129mg 92mg Broad bean
Potassium 332mg 319mg Broad bean
Sodium 25mg 370mg Broad bean
Zinc 1mg 0.58mg Broad bean
Copper 0.402mg 0.129mg Broad bean
Vitamin A 333IU 0IU Broad bean
Vitamin E 1.16mg 0.09mg Broad bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.7mg 6mg Refried beans
Vitamin B1 0.133mg 0.076mg Broad bean
Vitamin B2 0.29mg 0.079mg Broad bean
Vitamin B3 2.249mg 0.367mg Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.225mg 0.189mg Broad bean
Vitamin B6 0.104mg 0.103mg Broad bean
Folate 148µg 11µg Broad bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 40.9µg 2.1µg Broad bean
Tryptophan mg 0.065mg Refried beans
Threonine mg 0.231mg Refried beans
Isoleucine mg 0.242mg Refried beans
Leucine mg 0.438mg Refried beans
Lysine mg 0.377mg Refried beans
Methionine mg 0.083mg Refried beans
Phenylalanine mg 0.297mg Refried beans
Valine mg 0.287mg Refried beans
Histidine mg 153mg Refried beans
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0.016g Broad bean
Saturated Fat 0.118g 0.631g Broad bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.104g 0.601g Refried beans
Polyunsaturated fat 0.342g 0.543g Refried beans

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Broad bean Refried beans
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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

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)

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.