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Cereal vs Refried beans - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Cereal and Refried beans

  • Cereal has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Zinc, Vitamin C, and Manganese, while Refried beans has more Vitamin A RAE.
  • Cereal's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 518% higher.
  • Refried beans contain 81 times less Vitamin B3 than Cereal. Cereal contains 29.62mg of Vitamin B3, while Refried beans contain 0.367mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Refried beans are lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Cereals ready-to-eat, USDA Commodity Corn and Rice (includes all commodity brands) 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 Iron +2265.3%
Contains more Zinc +1210.3%
Contains more Calcium +190%
Contains more Magnesium +84.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.5%
Contains more Potassium +203.8%
Contains less Sodium -53.5%
Equal in Copper - 0.129
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 1278% 14% 33% 10% 104% 208% 46%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 54% 25% 40% 29% 49% 16% 43%
Contains more Iron +2265.3%
Contains more Zinc +1210.3%
Contains more Calcium +190%
Contains more Magnesium +84.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.5%
Contains more Potassium +203.8%
Contains less Sodium -53.5%
Equal in Copper - 0.129

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
Cereal
7
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +541.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +8173.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +4798.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +7970.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +19.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +5711.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 168% 2% 0% 129% 1572% 894% 556% 14% 1382% 0% 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 +541.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +8173.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +4798.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +7970.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +19.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +5711.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cereal Refried beans Opinion
Net carbs 85.45g 9.85g Cereal
Protein 6.06g 4.98g Cereal
Fats 1.08g 2.01g Refried beans
Carbs 86.85g 13.55g Cereal
Calories 378kcal 90kcal Cereal
Starch g 7.43g Refried beans
Fructose 0.26g 0g Cereal
Sugar 10.35g 0.54g Refried beans
Fiber 1.4g 3.7g Refried beans
Calcium 10mg 29mg Refried beans
Iron 34.06mg 1.44mg Cereal
Magnesium 19mg 35mg Refried beans
Phosphorus 77mg 92mg Refried beans
Potassium 105mg 319mg Refried beans
Sodium 795mg 370mg Refried beans
Zinc 7.6mg 0.58mg Cereal
Copper 0.137mg 0.129mg Cereal
Vitamin A 2792IU 0IU Cereal
Vitamin E 0.08mg 0.09mg Refried beans
Vitamin D IU 0IU Refried beans
Vitamin D µg 0µg Refried beans
Vitamin C 38.5mg 6mg Cereal
Vitamin B1 6.288mg 0.076mg Cereal
Vitamin B2 3.87mg 0.079mg Cereal
Vitamin B3 29.62mg 0.367mg Cereal
Vitamin B5 0.226mg 0.189mg Cereal
Vitamin B6 5.986mg 0.103mg Cereal
Folate µg 11µg Refried beans
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Refried beans
Vitamin K 0µg 2.1µg Refried beans
Tryptophan 0.066mg 0.065mg Cereal
Threonine 0.241mg 0.231mg Cereal
Isoleucine 0.26mg 0.242mg Cereal
Leucine 0.767mg 0.438mg Cereal
Lysine 0.113mg 0.377mg Refried beans
Methionine 0.13mg 0.083mg Cereal
Phenylalanine 0.365mg 0.297mg Cereal
Valine 0.344mg 0.287mg Cereal
Histidine 0.162mg 153mg Refried beans
Cholesterol mg 0mg Cereal
Trans Fat g 0.016g Cereal
Saturated Fat 0.26g 0.631g Cereal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.204g 0.601g Refried beans
Polyunsaturated fat 0.354g 0.543g Refried beans

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cereal 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
393
Cereal
10
Refried beans
Mineral Summary Score
212
Cereal
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
36%
Cereal
30%
Refried beans
Carbohydrates
87%
Cereal
14%
Refried beans
Fats
5%
Cereal
9%
Refried beans

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Refried beans
Refried beans is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.81g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Refried beans
Refried beans contains less Sodium (difference - 425mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Refried beans
Refried beans is lower in glycemic index (difference - 31)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.371g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. 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.