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Cereal vs Soybean meal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Cereal and Soybean meal?

  • Cereal is higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Iron, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin A RAE, however Soybean meal is richer in Copper, Manganese, Phosphorus, and Potassium.
  • Cereal's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 466% more.
  • Soybean meal contains 407 times less Vitamin A RAE than Cereal. Cereal contains 814µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Soybean meal contains 2µg.

We used Cereals ready-to-eat, USDA Commodity Corn and Rice (includes all commodity brands) and Soy meal, defatted, raw types 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 +148.6%
Contains more Zinc +50.2%
Contains more Calcium +2340%
Contains more Magnesium +1510.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +810.4%
Contains more Potassium +2271.4%
Contains less Sodium -99.6%
Contains more Copper +1359.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 1278% 14% 33% 10% 104% 208% 46%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 74% 514% 219% 301% 220% 1% 138% 667%
Contains more Iron +148.6%
Contains more Zinc +50.2%
Contains more Calcium +2340%
Contains more Magnesium +1510.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +810.4%
Contains more Potassium +2271.4%
Contains less Sodium -99.6%
Contains more Copper +1359.9%

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
8
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Contains more Vitamin A +6880%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +810%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1441.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1045%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +952%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +774.3%
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 3% 0% 0% 0% 173% 58% 49% 119% 132% 228% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +6880%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +810%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1441.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1045%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +952%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +774.3%

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 Soybean meal
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cereal Soybean meal Opinion
Net carbs 85.45g 35.89g Cereal
Protein 6.06g 49.2g Soybean meal
Fats 1.08g 2.39g Soybean meal
Carbs 86.85g 35.89g Cereal
Calories 378kcal 337kcal Cereal
Starch g g
Fructose 0.26g g Cereal
Sugar 10.35g g Soybean meal
Fiber 1.4g g Cereal
Calcium 10mg 244mg Soybean meal
Iron 34.06mg 13.7mg Cereal
Magnesium 19mg 306mg Soybean meal
Phosphorus 77mg 701mg Soybean meal
Potassium 105mg 2490mg Soybean meal
Sodium 795mg 3mg Soybean meal
Zinc 7.6mg 5.06mg Cereal
Copper 0.137mg 2mg Soybean meal
Vitamin A 2792IU 40IU Cereal
Vitamin E 0.08mg mg Cereal
Vitamin D IU 0IU Soybean meal
Vitamin D µg 0µg Soybean meal
Vitamin C 38.5mg 0mg Cereal
Vitamin B1 6.288mg 0.691mg Cereal
Vitamin B2 3.87mg 0.251mg Cereal
Vitamin B3 29.62mg 2.587mg Cereal
Vitamin B5 0.226mg 1.976mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B6 5.986mg 0.569mg Cereal
Folate µg 303µg Soybean meal
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Soybean meal
Vitamin K 0µg µg Cereal
Tryptophan 0.066mg 0.653mg Soybean meal
Threonine 0.241mg 1.952mg Soybean meal
Isoleucine 0.26mg 2.18mg Soybean meal
Leucine 0.767mg 3.66mg Soybean meal
Lysine 0.113mg 2.991mg Soybean meal
Methionine 0.13mg 0.606mg Soybean meal
Phenylalanine 0.365mg 2.346mg Soybean meal
Valine 0.344mg 2.243mg Soybean meal
Histidine 0.162mg 1.212mg Soybean meal
Cholesterol mg 0mg Cereal
Trans Fat g 0g Cereal
Saturated Fat 0.26g 0.268g Cereal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.204g 0.409g Soybean meal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.354g 1.045g Soybean meal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cereal Soybean meal
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
63
Soybean meal
Mineral Summary Score
212
Cereal
266
Soybean meal

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
295%
Soybean meal
Carbohydrates
87%
Cereal
36%
Soybean meal
Fats
5%
Cereal
11%
Soybean meal

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.35g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal contains less Sodium (difference - 792mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
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 - 0.008g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cereal
Cereal is relatively richer in vitamins
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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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. Soybean meal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172445/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.