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Couscous vs Nattō - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Couscous and Nattō

  • Couscous has more Selenium, however Nattō has more Iron, Copper, Manganese, Magnesium, Zinc, Phosphorus, Calcium, Potassium, and Vitamin K.
  • Nattō's daily need coverage for Iron is 103% more.
  • Couscous has 3 times more Selenium than Nattō. Couscous has 27.5µg of Selenium, while Nattō has 8.8µg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Couscous, cooked and Natto.

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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 less Sodium -28.6%
Contains more Calcium +2612.5%
Contains more Iron +2163.2%
Contains more Magnesium +1337.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +690.9%
Contains more Potassium +1156.9%
Contains more Zinc +1065.4%
Contains more Copper +1526.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 15% 6% 10% 6% 1% 8% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 66% 323% 83% 75% 65% 1% 83% 223%
Contains less Sodium -28.6%
Contains more Calcium +2612.5%
Contains more Iron +2163.2%
Contains more Magnesium +1337.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +690.9%
Contains more Potassium +1156.9%
Contains more Zinc +1065.4%
Contains more Copper +1526.8%

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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5
Nattō
Contains more Vitamin E +1200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +72.6%
Contains more Folate +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +154%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +603.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +154.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +23000%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 3% 0% 0% 16% 7% 19% 23% 12% 12% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 44% 40% 44% 0% 13% 30% 6% 0% 58%
Contains more Vitamin E +1200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +72.6%
Contains more Folate +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +154%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +603.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +154.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +23000%

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.
Couscous Nattō
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Couscous Nattō Opinion
Net carbs 21.82g 7.28g Couscous
Protein 3.79g 19.4g Nattō
Fats 0.16g 11g Nattō
Carbs 23.22g 12.68g Couscous
Calories 112kcal 211kcal Nattō
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.1g 4.89g Couscous
Fiber 1.4g 5.4g Nattō
Calcium 8mg 217mg Nattō
Iron 0.38mg 8.6mg Nattō
Magnesium 8mg 115mg Nattō
Phosphorus 22mg 174mg Nattō
Potassium 58mg 729mg Nattō
Sodium 5mg 7mg Couscous
Zinc 0.26mg 3.03mg Nattō
Copper 0.041mg 0.667mg Nattō
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.13mg 0.01mg Couscous
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 13mg Nattō
Vitamin B1 0.063mg 0.16mg Nattō
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.19mg Nattō
Vitamin B3 0.983mg 0mg Couscous
Vitamin B5 0.371mg 0.215mg Couscous
Vitamin B6 0.051mg 0.13mg Nattō
Folate 15µg 8µg Couscous
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 23.1µg Nattō
Tryptophan 0.049mg 0.223mg Nattō
Threonine 0.1mg 0.813mg Nattō
Isoleucine 0.147mg 0.931mg Nattō
Leucine 0.259mg 1.509mg Nattō
Lysine 0.073mg 1.145mg Nattō
Methionine 0.059mg 0.208mg Nattō
Phenylalanine 0.184mg 0.941mg Nattō
Valine 0.162mg 1.018mg Nattō
Histidine 0.077mg 0.512mg Nattō
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Couscous
Saturated Fat 0.029g 1.591g Couscous
Monounsaturated Fat 0.022g 2.43g Nattō
Polyunsaturated fat 0.064g 6.21g Nattō

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Couscous Nattō
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
7
Couscous
20
Nattō
Mineral Summary Score
7
Couscous
114
Nattō

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
23%
Couscous
116%
Nattō
Carbohydrates
23%
Couscous
13%
Nattō
Fats
1%
Couscous
51%
Nattō

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Nattō
Nattō is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Nattō
Nattō is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.79g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Couscous
Couscous contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.562g)
Which food is cheaper?
Couscous
Couscous is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Couscous - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169700/nutrients
  2. Nattō - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172443/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.