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Nattō vs Seed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Nattō and Seed different?

  • Seed has more Fiber, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Magnesium, Manganese, Calcium, Vitamin B1, Copper, and Zinc than Nattō.
  • Daily need coverage for Fiber from Seed is 116% higher.

Natto and Seeds, chia seeds, dried 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
Nattō
3
:
5
Seed
Contains more Iron +11.4%
Contains more Potassium +79.1%
Contains less Sodium -56.3%
Contains more Calcium +190.8%
Contains more Magnesium +191.3%
Contains more Copper +38.5%
Contains more Zinc +51.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +394.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 323% 66% 65% 83% 223% 83% 75% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 290% 190% 36% 240% 308% 125% 369% 3%
Contains more Iron +11.4%
Contains more Potassium +79.1%
Contains less Sodium -56.3%
Contains more Calcium +190.8%
Contains more Magnesium +191.3%
Contains more Copper +38.5%
Contains more Zinc +51.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +394.3%

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
6
:
5
Seed
Contains more Vitamin C +712.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +4900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +287.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Folate +512.5%
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 6% 4% 10% 0% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 0% 0% 37%
Contains more Vitamin C +712.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +4900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +287.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Folate +512.5%

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
35
Seed
Mineral Summary Score
114
Nattō
195
Seed

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
99%
Seed
Carbohydrates
13%
Nattō
42%
Seed
Fats
51%
Nattō
142%
Seed

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

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Nattō Seed
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?
Seed
Seed is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.89g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seed
Seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
Which food is cheaper?
Seed
Seed is cheaper (difference - $2.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seed
Seed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Nattō
Nattō contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Nattō
Nattō is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.739g)
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 Nattō Seed Opinion
Calories 211 486 Seed
Protein 19.4 16.54 Nattō
Fats 11 30.74 Seed
Vitamin C 13 1.6 Nattō
Carbs 12.68 42.12 Seed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Nattō
Iron 8.6 7.72 Nattō
Calcium 217 631 Seed
Potassium 729 407 Nattō
Magnesium 115 335 Seed
Sugar 4.89 Seed
Fiber 5.4 34.4 Seed
Copper 0.667 0.924 Seed
Zinc 3.03 4.58 Seed
Starch
Phosphorus 174 860 Seed
Sodium 7 16 Nattō
Vitamin A 0 54 Seed
Vitamin E 0.01 0.5 Seed
Vitamin D 0 Nattō
Vitamin B1 0.16 0.62 Seed
Vitamin B2 0.19 0.17 Nattō
Vitamin B3 0 8.83 Seed
Vitamin B5 0.215 Nattō
Vitamin B6 0.13 Nattō
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 23.1 Nattō
Folate 8 49 Seed
Trans Fat 0 0.14 Nattō
Saturated Fat 1.591 3.33 Nattō
Monounsaturated Fat 2.43 2.309 Nattō
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21 23.665 Seed
Tryptophan 0.223 0.436 Seed
Threonine 0.813 0.709 Nattō
Isoleucine 0.931 0.801 Nattō
Leucine 1.509 1.371 Nattō
Lysine 1.145 0.97 Nattō
Methionine 0.208 0.588 Seed
Phenylalanine 0.941 1.016 Seed
Valine 1.018 0.95 Nattō
Histidine 0.512 0.531 Seed
Fructose

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. Seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170554/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.