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Nattō vs Millet - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Nattō and Millet

  • Nattō has more Iron, Calcium, Vitamin K and Potassium, however Millet has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Folate, Phosphorus and Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Nattō is 70% higher.
  • Millet has 27 times less Calcium than Nattō. Nattō has 217mg of Calcium, while Millet has 8mg.

Food types used in this article are Natto and Millet, 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
5
:
3
Millet
Contains more Iron +185.7%
Contains more Calcium +2612.5%
Contains more Potassium +273.8%
Contains more Zinc +80.4%
Contains more Copper +12.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.8%
Contains less Sodium -28.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 114
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 323% 66% 65% 83% 223% 83% 75% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 113% 3% 18% 82% 250% 46% 123% 1%
Contains more Iron +185.7%
Contains more Calcium +2612.5%
Contains more Potassium +273.8%
Contains more Zinc +80.4%
Contains more Copper +12.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.8%
Contains less Sodium -28.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 114

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
:
7
Millet
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +2466.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +163.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +294.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +195.4%
Contains more Folate +962.5%
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 0% 0% 1% 0% 106% 67% 89% 51% 89% 0% 3% 64%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +2466.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +163.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +294.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +195.4%
Contains more Folate +962.5%

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
39
Millet
Mineral Summary Score
114
Nattō
79
Millet

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
66%
Millet
Carbohydrates
13%
Nattō
73%
Millet
Fats
51%
Nattō
19%
Millet

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 Millet
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Millet
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 is lower in glycemic index?
Nattō
Nattō is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Millet
Millet contains less Sugars (difference - 4.89g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Millet
Millet contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Millet
Millet is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.868g)
Which food is cheaper?
Millet
Millet is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Millet
Millet 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 Millet Opinion
Calories 211 378 Millet
Protein 19.4 11.02 Nattō
Fats 11 4.22 Nattō
Vitamin C 13 0 Nattō
Carbs 12.68 72.85 Millet
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 8.6 3.01 Nattō
Calcium 217 8 Nattō
Potassium 729 195 Nattō
Magnesium 115 114 Nattō
Sugars 4.89 Millet
Fiber 5.4 8.5 Millet
Copper 0.667 0.75 Millet
Zinc 3.03 1.68 Nattō
Starch
Phosphorus 174 285 Millet
Sodium 7 5 Millet
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.01 0.05 Millet
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.16 0.421 Millet
Vitamin B2 0.19 0.29 Millet
Vitamin B3 0 4.72 Millet
Vitamin B5 0.215 0.848 Millet
Vitamin B6 0.13 0.384 Millet
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 23.1 0.9 Nattō
Folate 8 85 Millet
Trans Fat 0 Millet
Saturated Fat 1.591 0.723 Millet
Monounsaturated Fat 2.43 0.773 Nattō
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21 2.134 Nattō
Tryptophan 0.223 0.119 Nattō
Threonine 0.813 0.353 Nattō
Isoleucine 0.931 0.465 Nattō
Leucine 1.509 1.4 Nattō
Lysine 1.145 0.212 Nattō
Methionine 0.208 0.221 Millet
Phenylalanine 0.941 0.58 Nattō
Valine 1.018 0.578 Nattō
Histidine 0.512 0.236 Nattō
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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 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. Millet - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169702/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.