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Green bean vs Refried beans - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Green bean and Refried beans

  • Green bean has more Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Folate, however Refried beans are higher in Selenium, Phosphorus, Copper, and Iron.
  • Green bean covers your daily Vitamin K needs 34% more than Refried beans.
  • Refried beans contain 3 times less Folate than Green bean. Green bean contains 33µg of Folate, while Refried beans contain 11µg.
  • Green bean has less Sodium.

Food varieties used in this article are Beans, snap, green, raw and Refried beans, canned, traditional style (includes USDA commodity).

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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 less Sodium -98.4%
Contains more Iron +39.8%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +142.1%
Contains more Potassium +51.2%
Contains more Zinc +141.7%
Contains more Copper +87%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 39% 18% 17% 19% 1% 7% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 54% 25% 40% 29% 49% 16% 43%
Contains more Calcium +27.6%
Contains less Sodium -98.4%
Contains more Iron +39.8%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +142.1%
Contains more Potassium +51.2%
Contains more Zinc +141.7%
Contains more Copper +87%

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 +355.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +103.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +19%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.9%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +1947.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.076
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 42% 9% 0% 41% 21% 24% 14% 14% 33% 25% 0% 108%
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 +355.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +103.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +19%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.9%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +1947.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.076

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Green bean Refried beans Opinion
Net carbs 4.27g 9.85g Refried beans
Protein 1.83g 4.98g Refried beans
Fats 0.22g 2.01g Refried beans
Carbs 6.97g 13.55g Refried beans
Calories 31kcal 90kcal Refried beans
Starch 0.88g 7.43g Refried beans
Fructose 1.39g 0g Green bean
Sugar 3.26g 0.54g Refried beans
Fiber 2.7g 3.7g Refried beans
Calcium 37mg 29mg Green bean
Iron 1.03mg 1.44mg Refried beans
Magnesium 25mg 35mg Refried beans
Phosphorus 38mg 92mg Refried beans
Potassium 211mg 319mg Refried beans
Sodium 6mg 370mg Green bean
Zinc 0.24mg 0.58mg Refried beans
Copper 0.069mg 0.129mg Refried beans
Vitamin A 690IU 0IU Green bean
Vitamin E 0.41mg 0.09mg Green bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 12.2mg 6mg Green bean
Vitamin B1 0.082mg 0.076mg Green bean
Vitamin B2 0.104mg 0.079mg Green bean
Vitamin B3 0.734mg 0.367mg Green bean
Vitamin B5 0.225mg 0.189mg Green bean
Vitamin B6 0.141mg 0.103mg Green bean
Folate 33µg 11µg Green bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 43µg 2.1µg Green bean
Tryptophan 0.019mg 0.065mg Refried beans
Threonine 0.079mg 0.231mg Refried beans
Isoleucine 0.066mg 0.242mg Refried beans
Leucine 0.112mg 0.438mg Refried beans
Lysine 0.088mg 0.377mg Refried beans
Methionine 0.022mg 0.083mg Refried beans
Phenylalanine 0.067mg 0.297mg Refried beans
Valine 0.09mg 0.287mg Refried beans
Histidine 0.034mg 153mg Refried beans
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0.016g Green bean
Saturated Fat 0.05g 0.631g Green bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 0.601g Refried beans
Polyunsaturated fat 0.113g 0.543g Refried beans

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Green 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
27
Green bean
10
Refried beans
Mineral Summary Score
17
Green 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
11%
Green bean
30%
Refried beans
Carbohydrates
7%
Green bean
14%
Refried beans
Fats
1%
Green bean
9%
Refried beans

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Refried beans
Refried beans is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.72g)
Which food is cheaper?
Refried beans
Refried beans is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Refried beans
Refried beans is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Green bean
Green bean contains less Sodium (difference - 364mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.581g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Green bean
Green 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. Green bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169961/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.