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Miso vs Tempeh - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Miso and Tempeh?

  • Miso is richer in Zinc, yet Tempeh is richer in Manganese, Copper, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Magnesium.
  • Miso's daily need coverage for Sodium is 162% higher.
  • Miso has 2 times more Zinc than Tempeh. Miso has 2.56mg of Zinc, while Tempeh has 1.14mg.
  • Tempeh contains less Sodium.

We used Miso and Tempeh 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
Miso
1
:
7
Tempeh
Contains more Zinc +124.6%
Contains more Calcium +94.7%
Contains more Potassium +96.2%
Contains more Magnesium +68.8%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +67.3%
Contains less Sodium -99.8%
Equal in Iron - 2.7
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 94% 18% 19% 35% 140% 70% 69% 487%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 34% 37% 58% 187% 32% 114% 2%
Contains more Zinc +124.6%
Contains more Calcium +94.7%
Contains more Potassium +96.2%
Contains more Magnesium +68.8%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +67.3%
Contains less Sodium -99.8%
Equal in Iron - 2.7

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
Miso
5
:
4
Tempeh
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +191.4%
Contains more Folate +26.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.215
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.08
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 20% 83% 50% 17% 50% 10% 0% 18%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +191.4%
Contains more Folate +26.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.215
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.08

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
20
Tempeh
Mineral Summary Score
116
Miso
70
Tempeh

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
122%
Tempeh
Carbohydrates
25%
Miso
8%
Tempeh
Fats
28%
Miso
50%
Tempeh

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Miso Tempeh
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 Sugar?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tempeh
Tempeh contains less Sodium (difference - 3719mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in glycemic index (difference - 46)
Which food is cheaper?
Tempeh
Tempeh is cheaper (difference - $3.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tempeh
Tempeh is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Miso
Miso is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.514g)
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 Miso Tempeh Opinion
Calories 198 192 Miso
Protein 12.79 20.29 Tempeh
Fats 6.01 10.8 Tempeh
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 25.37 7.64 Miso
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.49 2.7 Tempeh
Calcium 57 111 Tempeh
Potassium 210 412 Tempeh
Magnesium 48 81 Tempeh
Sugar 6.2 Tempeh
Fiber 5.4 Miso
Copper 0.42 0.56 Tempeh
Zinc 2.56 1.14 Miso
Starch
Phosphorus 159 266 Tempeh
Sodium 3728 9 Tempeh
Vitamin A 87 0 Miso
Vitamin E 0.01 Miso
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.098 0.078 Miso
Vitamin B2 0.233 0.358 Tempeh
Vitamin B3 0.906 2.64 Tempeh
Vitamin B5 0.337 0.278 Miso
Vitamin B6 0.199 0.215 Tempeh
Vitamin B12 0.08 0.08
Vitamin K 29.3 Miso
Folate 19 24 Tempeh
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 1.025 2.539 Miso
Monounsaturated Fat 1.118 3.205 Tempeh
Polyunsaturated fat 2.884 4.3 Tempeh
Tryptophan 0.155 0.194 Tempeh
Threonine 0.479 0.796 Tempeh
Isoleucine 0.508 0.88 Tempeh
Leucine 0.82 1.43 Tempeh
Lysine 0.478 0.908 Tempeh
Methionine 0.129 0.175 Tempeh
Phenylalanine 0.486 0.893 Tempeh
Valine 0.547 0.92 Tempeh
Histidine 0.243 0.466 Tempeh
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. Tempeh - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174272/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.