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Cereal vs Soybean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Cereal and Soybean?

  • Cereal is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Iron, Vitamin B3 and Vitamin A, while Soybean is higher in Copper, Phosphorus, Manganese and Magnesium.
  • Cereal's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 451% higher.
  • Soybean has 814 times less Vitamin A than Cereal. Cereal has 814µg of Vitamin A, while Soybean has 1µg.

We used Cereals ready-to-eat, USDA Commodity Corn and Rice (includes all commodity brands) and Soybeans, mature seeds, raw 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
Cereal
2
:
Contains more Iron +116.9%
Contains more Zinc +55.4%
Contains more Calcium +2670%
Contains more Potassium +1611.4%
Contains more Magnesium +1373.7%
Contains more Copper +1110.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +814.3%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1278% 3% 10% 14% 46% 208% 33% 104%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 589% 84% 159% 200% 553% 134% 302% 1%
Contains more Iron +116.9%
Contains more Zinc +55.4%
Contains more Calcium +2670%
Contains more Potassium +1611.4%
Contains more Magnesium +1373.7%
Contains more Copper +1110.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +814.3%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%

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
6
:
Contains more Vitamin C +541.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +12590.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +619.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +344.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1725%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1487.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +962.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +250.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 129% 168% 2% 0% 1572% 894% 556% 14% 1382% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 20% 2% 17% 0% 219% 201% 31% 48% 87% 0% 118% 282%
Contains more Vitamin C +541.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +12590.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +619.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +344.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1725%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1487.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +962.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +250.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
393
Cereal
85
Soybean
Mineral Summary Score
212
Cereal
252
Soybean

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 the food
Protein
36%
Cereal
219%
Soybean
Carbohydrates
87%
Cereal
30%
Soybean
Fats
5%
Cereal
92%
Soybean

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Cereal Soybean
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cereal Soybean
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 contains less Sugars?
Soybean
Soybean contains less Sugars (difference - 3.02g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Soybean
Soybean contains less Sodium (difference - 793mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Soybean
Soybean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 55)
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 - 2.624g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cereal
Cereal is cheaper (difference - $3.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Cereal Soybean Opinion
Calories 378 446 Soybean
Protein 6.06 36.49 Soybean
Fats 1.08 19.94 Soybean
Vitamin C 38.5 6 Cereal
Carbs 86.85 30.16 Cereal
Cholesterol 0 Cereal
Vitamin D 0 Soybean
Iron 34.06 15.7 Cereal
Calcium 10 277 Soybean
Potassium 105 1797 Soybean
Magnesium 19 280 Soybean
Sugars 10.35 7.33 Soybean
Fiber 1.4 9.3 Soybean
Copper 0.137 1.658 Soybean
Zinc 7.6 4.89 Cereal
Starch
Phosphorus 77 704 Soybean
Sodium 795 2 Soybean
Vitamin A 2792 22 Cereal
Vitamin E 0.08 0.85 Soybean
Vitamin D 0 Soybean
Vitamin B1 6.288 0.874 Cereal
Vitamin B2 3.87 0.87 Cereal
Vitamin B3 29.62 1.623 Cereal
Vitamin B5 0.226 0.793 Soybean
Vitamin B6 5.986 0.377 Cereal
Vitamin B12 0 Soybean
Vitamin K 0 47 Soybean
Folate 375 Soybean
Trans Fat 0 Cereal
Saturated Fat 0.26 2.884 Cereal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.204 4.404 Soybean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.354 11.255 Soybean
Tryptophan 0.066 0.591 Soybean
Threonine 0.241 1.766 Soybean
Isoleucine 0.26 1.971 Soybean
Leucine 0.767 3.309 Soybean
Lysine 0.113 2.706 Soybean
Methionine 0.13 0.547 Soybean
Phenylalanine 0.365 2.122 Soybean
Valine 0.344 2.029 Soybean
Histidine 0.162 1.097 Soybean
Fructose 0.26 Cereal

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Soybean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174270/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.