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Nattō vs Chickpea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Nattō and Chickpea different?

  • Nattō is higher in Iron, Calcium, and Vitamin K, however Chickpea is richer in Manganese, Folate, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Fiber, Vitamin B1, and Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Chickpea is 860% higher.
  • Nattō contains 4 times more Calcium than Chickpea. While Nattō contains 217mg of Calcium, Chickpea contains only 57mg.

Natto and Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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 more Iron +99.5%
Contains more Calcium +280.7%
Contains more Magnesium +45.6%
Contains less Sodium -70.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.8%
Equal in Potassium - 718
Equal in Copper - 0.656
Equal in Zinc - 2.76
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 323% 66% 65% 83% 223% 83% 75% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 162% 18% 64% 57% 219% 76% 108% 4%
Contains more Iron +99.5%
Contains more Calcium +280.7%
Contains more Magnesium +45.6%
Contains less Sodium -70.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.8%
Equal in Potassium - 718
Equal in Copper - 0.656
Equal in Zinc - 2.76

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
2
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Contains more Vitamin C +225%
Contains more Vitamin K +156.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +8100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +198.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +638.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +311.5%
Contains more Folate +6862.5%
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 14% 5% 17% 0% 120% 49% 29% 96% 124% 0% 23% 418%
Contains more Vitamin C +225%
Contains more Vitamin K +156.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +8100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +198.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +638.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +311.5%
Contains more Folate +6862.5%

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
20
Nattō
74
Chickpea
Mineral Summary Score
114
Nattō
88
Chickpea

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
116%
Nattō
123%
Chickpea
Carbohydrates
13%
Nattō
63%
Chickpea
Fats
51%
Nattō
28%
Chickpea

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.
Nattō Chickpea
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals 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 for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Nattō Chickpea
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?
Nattō
Nattō is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.81g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Nattō
Nattō contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Nattō
Nattō is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.988g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 20)
Which food is cheaper?
Chickpea
Chickpea is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chickpea
Chickpea 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

Nutrient Nattō Chickpea Opinion
Calories 211 378 Chickpea
Protein 19.4 20.47 Chickpea
Fats 11 6.04 Nattō
Vitamin C 13 4 Nattō
Carbs 12.68 62.95 Chickpea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 8.6 4.31 Nattō
Calcium 217 57 Nattō
Potassium 729 718 Nattō
Magnesium 115 79 Nattō
Sugar 4.89 10.7 Nattō
Fiber 5.4 12.2 Chickpea
Copper 0.667 0.656 Nattō
Zinc 3.03 2.76 Nattō
Starch
Phosphorus 174 252 Chickpea
Sodium 7 24 Nattō
Vitamin A 0 67 Chickpea
Vitamin E 0.01 0.82 Chickpea
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.16 0.477 Chickpea
Vitamin B2 0.19 0.212 Chickpea
Vitamin B3 0 1.541 Chickpea
Vitamin B5 0.215 1.588 Chickpea
Vitamin B6 0.13 0.535 Chickpea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 23.1 9 Nattō
Folate 8 557 Chickpea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 1.591 0.603 Chickpea
Monounsaturated Fat 2.43 1.377 Nattō
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21 2.731 Nattō
Tryptophan 0.223 0.2 Nattō
Threonine 0.813 0.766 Nattō
Isoleucine 0.931 0.882 Nattō
Leucine 1.509 1.465 Nattō
Lysine 1.145 1.377 Chickpea
Methionine 0.208 0.27 Chickpea
Phenylalanine 0.941 1.103 Chickpea
Valine 1.018 0.865 Nattō
Histidine 0.512 0.566 Chickpea
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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. Nattō - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172443/nutrients
  2. Chickpea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173756/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.