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Navy bean vs Refried beans - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Navy bean and Refried beans different?

  • Navy bean is higher in Folate, Vitamin B1, Copper, Magnesium, Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B6, however Refried beans are richer in Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Folate from Navy bean is 30% higher.
  • Navy bean contains 5 times more Vitamin B1 than Refried beans. While Navy bean contains 0.39mg of Vitamin B1, Refried beans contain only 0.076mg.
  • Navy bean has less Sodium.

Beans, navy, mature seeds, sprouted, raw and Refried beans, canned, traditional style (includes USDA commodity) are the varieties 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 +34%
Contains more Magnesium +188.6%
Contains less Sodium -96.5%
Contains more Zinc +53.4%
Contains more Copper +176%
Contains more Calcium +93.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 92
Equal in Potassium - 319
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 73% 73% 43% 28% 2% 25% 119%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 54% 25% 40% 29% 49% 16% 43%
Contains more Iron +34%
Contains more Magnesium +188.6%
Contains less Sodium -96.5%
Contains more Zinc +53.4%
Contains more Copper +176%
Contains more Calcium +93.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 92
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 C +213.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +413.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +172.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +232.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +336.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +85.4%
Contains more Folate +1100%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 63% 98% 50% 23% 50% 45% 99% 0% 0%
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 C +213.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +413.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +172.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +232.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +336.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +85.4%
Contains more Folate +1100%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Navy bean Refried beans Opinion
Net carbs 13.05g 9.85g Navy bean
Protein 6.15g 4.98g Navy bean
Fats 0.7g 2.01g Refried beans
Carbs 13.05g 13.55g Refried beans
Calories 67kcal 90kcal Refried beans
Starch g 7.43g Refried beans
Fructose g 0g Refried beans
Sugar g 0.54g Navy bean
Fiber g 3.7g Refried beans
Calcium 15mg 29mg Refried beans
Iron 1.93mg 1.44mg Navy bean
Magnesium 101mg 35mg Navy bean
Phosphorus 100mg 92mg Navy bean
Potassium 307mg 319mg Refried beans
Sodium 13mg 370mg Navy bean
Zinc 0.89mg 0.58mg Navy bean
Copper 0.356mg 0.129mg Navy bean
Vitamin A 4IU 0IU Navy bean
Vitamin E mg 0.09mg Refried beans
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 18.8mg 6mg Navy bean
Vitamin B1 0.39mg 0.076mg Navy bean
Vitamin B2 0.215mg 0.079mg Navy bean
Vitamin B3 1.22mg 0.367mg Navy bean
Vitamin B5 0.825mg 0.189mg Navy bean
Vitamin B6 0.191mg 0.103mg Navy bean
Folate 132µg 11µg Navy bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 2.1µg Refried beans
Tryptophan 0.064mg 0.065mg Refried beans
Threonine 0.258mg 0.231mg Navy bean
Isoleucine 0.273mg 0.242mg Navy bean
Leucine 0.442mg 0.438mg Navy bean
Lysine 0.35mg 0.377mg Refried beans
Methionine 0.064mg 0.083mg Refried beans
Phenylalanine 0.31mg 0.297mg Navy bean
Valine 0.316mg 0.287mg Navy bean
Histidine 0.172mg 153mg Refried beans
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0.016g Navy bean
Saturated Fat 0.085g 0.631g Navy bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.052g 0.601g Refried beans
Polyunsaturated fat 0.407g 0.543g Refried beans

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Navy 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
35
Navy bean
10
Refried beans
Mineral Summary Score
45
Navy 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
37%
Navy bean
30%
Refried beans
Carbohydrates
13%
Navy bean
14%
Refried beans
Fats
3%
Navy bean
9%
Refried beans

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Refried beans
Refried beans is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food is cheaper?
Refried beans
Refried beans is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Navy bean
Navy bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.54g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Navy bean
Navy bean contains less Sodium (difference - 357mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Navy bean
Navy bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.546g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Navy bean
Navy bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.

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. Navy bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169139/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.