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Hummus vs Tofu - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Hummus and Tofu

  • Hummus is higher in Copper, Fiber, Folate, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, and Magnesium, yet Tofu is higher in Iron, Calcium, and Selenium.
  • Hummus covers your daily Copper needs 37% more than Tofu.
  • Hummus contains 54 times more Sodium than Tofu. While Hummus contains 379mg of Sodium, Tofu contains only 7mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Hummus, commercial and Tofu, raw, regular, prepared with calcium sulfate.

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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
Hummus
5
:
3
Tofu
Contains more Potassium +88.4%
Contains more Magnesium +136.7%
Contains more Copper +173.1%
Contains more Zinc +128.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +81.4%
Contains more Iron +119.7%
Contains more Calcium +821.1%
Contains less Sodium -98.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 92% 12% 21% 51% 176% 50% 76% 50%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 201% 105% 11% 22% 65% 22% 42% 1%
Contains more Potassium +88.4%
Contains more Magnesium +136.7%
Contains more Copper +173.1%
Contains more Zinc +128.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +81.4%
Contains more Iron +119.7%
Contains more Calcium +821.1%
Contains less Sodium -98.2%

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
Hummus
6
:
4
Tofu
Contains more Vitamin B1 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +198.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +94.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +325.5%
Contains more Folate +453.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +183.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 2% 0% 0% 45% 15% 11% 8% 47% 0% 0% 63%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 1% 6% 1% 0% 21% 12% 4% 5% 11% 0% 6% 12%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +198.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +94.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +325.5%
Contains more Folate +453.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +183.3%

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
16
Hummus
6
Tofu
Mineral Summary Score
66
Hummus
58
Tofu

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
47%
Hummus
48%
Tofu
Carbohydrates
14%
Hummus
2%
Tofu
Fats
44%
Hummus
22%
Tofu

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

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Hummus Tofu
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 Sodium?
Tofu
Tofu contains less Sodium (difference - 372mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tofu
Tofu is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.746g)
Which food is cheaper?
Tofu
Tofu is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Hummus
Hummus is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.62g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Hummus
Hummus is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Hummus
Hummus is relatively richer in minerals
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Hummus Tofu Opinion
Calories 166 76 Hummus
Protein 7.9 8.08 Tofu
Fats 9.6 4.78 Hummus
Vitamin C 0 0.1 Tofu
Carbs 14.29 1.87 Hummus
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.44 5.36 Tofu
Calcium 38 350 Tofu
Potassium 228 121 Hummus
Magnesium 71 30 Hummus
Sugar 0.62 Hummus
Fiber 6 0.3 Hummus
Copper 0.527 0.193 Hummus
Zinc 1.83 0.8 Hummus
Starch
Phosphorus 176 97 Hummus
Sodium 379 7 Tofu
Vitamin A 30 85 Tofu
Vitamin E 0.01 Tofu
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.18 0.081 Hummus
Vitamin B2 0.064 0.052 Hummus
Vitamin B3 0.582 0.195 Hummus
Vitamin B5 0.132 0.068 Hummus
Vitamin B6 0.2 0.047 Hummus
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.4 Tofu
Folate 83 15 Hummus
Trans Fat 0 Hummus
Saturated Fat 1.437 0.691 Tofu
Monounsaturated Fat 4.039 1.056 Hummus
Polyunsaturated fat 3.613 2.699 Hummus
Tryptophan 0.12 Tofu
Threonine 0.402 Tofu
Isoleucine 0.435 Tofu
Leucine 0.713 Tofu
Lysine 0.452 Tofu
Methionine 0.108 Tofu
Phenylalanine 0.428 Tofu
Valine 0.446 Tofu
Histidine 0.221 Tofu
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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. Hummus - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174289/nutrients
  2. Tofu - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172476/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.