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Nattō vs Glutinous rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Nattō and Glutinous rice different?

  • Nattō is richer in Iron, Copper, Manganese, Magnesium, Zinc, Phosphorus, Calcium, Potassium, and Fiber, while Glutinous rice is higher in Vitamin K.
  • Nattō covers your daily need of Iron 106% more than Glutinous rice.
  • Nattō contains 109 times more Calcium than Glutinous rice. Nattō contains 217mg of Calcium, while Glutinous rice contains 2mg.

Natto and Rice, white, glutinous, unenriched, cooked types were 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 Calcium +10750%
Contains more Iron +6042.9%
Contains more Magnesium +2200%
Contains more Phosphorus +2075%
Contains more Potassium +7190%
Contains more Zinc +639%
Contains more Copper +1261.2%
Contains less Sodium -28.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 66% 323% 83% 75% 65% 1% 83% 223%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 6% 4% 4% 1% 1% 12% 17%
Contains more Calcium +10750%
Contains more Iron +6042.9%
Contains more Magnesium +2200%
Contains more Phosphorus +2075%
Contains more Potassium +7190%
Contains more Zinc +639%
Contains more Copper +1261.2%
Contains less Sodium -28.6%

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
6
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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1361.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +400%
Contains more Folate +700%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.215
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 44% 40% 44% 0% 13% 30% 6% 0% 58%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 0% 5% 3% 6% 13% 6% 1% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1361.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +400%
Contains more Folate +700%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.215

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Nattō Glutinous rice Opinion
Net carbs 7.28g 20.09g Glutinous rice
Protein 19.4g 2.02g Nattō
Fats 11g 0.19g Nattō
Carbs 12.68g 21.09g Glutinous rice
Calories 211kcal 97kcal Nattō
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 4.89g 0.05g Glutinous rice
Fiber 5.4g 1g Nattō
Calcium 217mg 2mg Nattō
Iron 8.6mg 0.14mg Nattō
Magnesium 115mg 5mg Nattō
Phosphorus 174mg 8mg Nattō
Potassium 729mg 10mg Nattō
Sodium 7mg 5mg Glutinous rice
Zinc 3.03mg 0.41mg Nattō
Copper 0.667mg 0.049mg Nattō
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.01mg 0.04mg Glutinous rice
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 13mg 0mg Nattō
Vitamin B1 0.16mg 0.02mg Nattō
Vitamin B2 0.19mg 0.013mg Nattō
Vitamin B3 0mg 0.29mg Glutinous rice
Vitamin B5 0.215mg 0.215mg
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.026mg Nattō
Folate 8µg 1µg Nattō
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 23.1µg 0µg Nattō
Tryptophan 0.223mg 0.023mg Nattō
Threonine 0.813mg 0.072mg Nattō
Isoleucine 0.931mg 0.087mg Nattō
Leucine 1.509mg 0.167mg Nattō
Lysine 1.145mg 0.073mg Nattō
Methionine 0.208mg 0.047mg Nattō
Phenylalanine 0.941mg 0.108mg Nattō
Valine 1.018mg 0.123mg Nattō
Histidine 0.512mg 0.047mg Nattō
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Glutinous rice
Saturated Fat 1.591g 0.039g Glutinous rice
Monounsaturated Fat 2.43g 0.07g Nattō
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21g 0.069g Nattō

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Nattō Glutinous rice
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
3
Glutinous rice
Mineral Summary Score
114
Nattō
5
Glutinous rice

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
12%
Glutinous rice
Carbohydrates
13%
Nattō
21%
Glutinous rice
Fats
51%
Nattō
1%
Glutinous rice

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Nattō
Nattō is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Nattō
Nattō is lower in glycemic index (difference - 42)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Nattō
Nattō is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Glutinous rice
Glutinous rice is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.84g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Glutinous rice
Glutinous rice contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Glutinous rice
Glutinous rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.552g)
Which food is cheaper?
Glutinous rice
Glutinous rice is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Glutinous rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169711/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.