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Nattō vs Green bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Nattō and Green bean

  • Nattō has more Iron, Copper, Manganese, Zinc, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Calcium, Potassium and Selenium, however Green bean is higher in Vitamin K.
  • Nattō covers your daily Iron needs 95% more than Green bean.
  • Green bean contains 15 times less Selenium than Nattō. Nattō contains 8.8µg of Selenium, while Green bean contains 0.6µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Natto and Beans, snap, green, raw.

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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
Nattō
7
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Contains more Iron +735%
Contains more Calcium +486.5%
Contains more Potassium +245.5%
Contains more Magnesium +360%
Contains more Copper +866.7%
Contains more Zinc +1162.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +357.9%
Contains less Sodium -14.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 323% 66% 65% 83% 223% 83% 75% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 12% 19% 18% 24% 7% 17% 1%
Contains more Iron +735%
Contains more Calcium +486.5%
Contains more Potassium +245.5%
Contains more Magnesium +360%
Contains more Copper +866.7%
Contains more Zinc +1162.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +357.9%
Contains less Sodium -14.3%

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
Nattō
3
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +82.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +4000%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +86.1%
Contains more Folate +312.5%
Equal in Vitamin C - 12.2
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.225
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.141
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 44% 0% 1% 0% 40% 44% 0% 13% 30% 0% 58% 6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 41% 42% 9% 0% 21% 24% 14% 14% 33% 0% 108% 25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +82.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +4000%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +86.1%
Contains more Folate +312.5%
Equal in Vitamin C - 12.2
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.225
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.141

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
20
Nattō
27
Green bean
Mineral Summary Score
114
Nattō
17
Green bean

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 the food
Protein
116%
Nattō
11%
Green bean
Carbohydrates
13%
Nattō
7%
Green bean
Fats
51%
Nattō
1%
Green bean

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Nattō Green bean
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Nattō Green bean
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 richer in minerals?
Nattō
Nattō is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Green bean
Green bean contains less Sugars (difference - 1.63g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Green bean
Green bean contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.541g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 36)
Which food is cheaper?
Green bean
Green bean is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Green bean
Green bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Nattō Green bean Opinion
Calories 211 31 Nattō
Protein 19.4 1.83 Nattō
Fats 11 0.22 Nattō
Vitamin C 13 12.2 Nattō
Carbs 12.68 6.97 Nattō
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 8.6 1.03 Nattō
Calcium 217 37 Nattō
Potassium 729 211 Nattō
Magnesium 115 25 Nattō
Sugars 4.89 3.26 Green bean
Fiber 5.4 2.7 Nattō
Copper 0.667 0.069 Nattō
Zinc 3.03 0.24 Nattō
Starch 0.88 Green bean
Phosphorus 174 38 Nattō
Sodium 7 6 Green bean
Vitamin A 0 690 Green bean
Vitamin E 0.01 0.41 Green bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.16 0.082 Nattō
Vitamin B2 0.19 0.104 Nattō
Vitamin B3 0 0.734 Green bean
Vitamin B5 0.215 0.225 Green bean
Vitamin B6 0.13 0.141 Green bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 23.1 43 Green bean
Folate 8 33 Green bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 1.591 0.05 Green bean
Monounsaturated Fat 2.43 0.01 Nattō
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21 0.113 Nattō
Tryptophan 0.223 0.019 Nattō
Threonine 0.813 0.079 Nattō
Isoleucine 0.931 0.066 Nattō
Leucine 1.509 0.112 Nattō
Lysine 1.145 0.088 Nattō
Methionine 0.208 0.022 Nattō
Phenylalanine 0.941 0.067 Nattō
Valine 1.018 0.09 Nattō
Histidine 0.512 0.034 Nattō
Fructose 1.39 Green bean

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Nattō - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172443/nutrients
  2. Green bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169961/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.