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Miso vs Dashi - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Miso and Dashi

  • Miso has more Zinc, Fiber, and Iron, while Dashi has more Copper, Selenium, Vitamin K, Vitamin B2, and Calcium.
  • Miso covers your daily need of Sodium 116% more than Dashi.
  • Miso contains 28 times more Zinc than Dashi. While Miso contains 2.56mg of Zinc, Dashi contains only 0.09mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Dashi is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Miso and Soup, bouillon cubes and granules, low sodium, dry.

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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
Miso
3
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5
Dashi
Contains more Iron +141.7%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Zinc +2744.4%
Contains more Calcium +228.1%
Contains more Potassium +47.1%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 166
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 94% 18% 19% 35% 140% 70% 69% 487%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 57% 28% 40% 0% 3% 72% 140%
Contains more Iron +141.7%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Zinc +2744.4%
Contains more Calcium +228.1%
Contains more Potassium +47.1%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 166

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
Miso
2
:
9
Dashi
Contains more Vitamin B6 +99%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +474.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +7100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +84.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +171.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +275%
Contains more Vitamin K +128.3%
Contains more Folate +10.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.1
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 6% 1% 0% 25% 54% 17% 21% 46% 10% 74% 15%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 4% 30% 15% 0% 25% 100% 47% 0% 24% 38% 168% 16%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +99%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +474.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +7100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +84.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +171.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +275%
Contains more Vitamin K +128.3%
Contains more Folate +10.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.1

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
22
Miso
38
Dashi
Mineral Summary Score
116
Miso
47
Dashi

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
77%
Miso
100%
Dashi
Carbohydrates
25%
Miso
65%
Dashi
Fats
28%
Miso
64%
Dashi

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

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Miso Dashi
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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Miso
Miso is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Miso
Miso is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.27g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Miso
Miso is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.408g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Dashi
Dashi contains less Sodium (difference - 2661mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Dashi
Dashi is lower in glycemic index (difference - 61)
Which food is cheaper?
Dashi
Dashi is cheaper (difference - $3.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Dashi
Dashi is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Miso Dashi Opinion
Calories 198 438 Dashi
Protein 12.79 16.7 Dashi
Fats 6.01 13.89 Dashi
Vitamin C 0 1.1 Dashi
Carbs 25.37 64.88 Dashi
Cholesterol 0 13 Miso
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.49 1.03 Miso
Calcium 57 187 Dashi
Potassium 210 309 Dashi
Magnesium 48 56 Dashi
Sugar 6.2 14.47 Miso
Fiber 5.4 0.2 Miso
Copper 0.42 0 Miso
Zinc 2.56 0.09 Miso
Starch
Phosphorus 159 166 Dashi
Sodium 3728 1067 Dashi
Vitamin A 87 500 Dashi
Vitamin E 0.01 0.72 Dashi
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.098 0.1 Dashi
Vitamin B2 0.233 0.43 Dashi
Vitamin B3 0.906 2.46 Dashi
Vitamin B5 0.337 Miso
Vitamin B6 0.199 0.1 Miso
Vitamin B12 0.08 0.3 Dashi
Vitamin K 29.3 66.9 Dashi
Folate 19 21 Dashi
Trans Fat 0 Dashi
Saturated Fat 1.025 3.433 Miso
Monounsaturated Fat 1.118 5.365 Dashi
Polyunsaturated fat 2.884 4.485 Dashi
Tryptophan 0.155 Miso
Threonine 0.479 Miso
Isoleucine 0.508 Miso
Leucine 0.82 Miso
Lysine 0.478 Miso
Methionine 0.129 Miso
Phenylalanine 0.486 Miso
Valine 0.547 Miso
Histidine 0.243 Miso
Fructose 6 Miso

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. Miso - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172442/nutrients
  2. Dashi - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171613/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.