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Nattō vs Soba - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Nattō and Soba different?

  • Nattō is richer in Iron, Copper, Manganese, Zinc, Magnesium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Vitamin B2, while Soba is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Nattō covers your daily need of Iron 102% more than Soba.
  • Nattō contains 83 times more Copper than Soba. Nattō contains 0.667mg of Copper, while Soba contains 0.008mg.

Natto and Noodles, japanese, soba, 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
Nattō
8
:
0
Soba
Contains more Iron +1691.7%
Contains more Calcium +5325%
Contains more Potassium +1982.9%
Contains more Magnesium +1177.8%
Contains more Copper +8237.5%
Contains more Zinc +2425%
Contains more Phosphorus +596%
Contains less Sodium -88.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 323% 66% 65% 83% 223% 83% 75% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 18% 2% 4% 7% 3% 4% 11% 8%
Contains more Iron +1691.7%
Contains more Calcium +5325%
Contains more Potassium +1982.9%
Contains more Magnesium +1177.8%
Contains more Copper +8237.5%
Contains more Zinc +2425%
Contains more Phosphorus +596%
Contains less Sodium -88.3%

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
7
:
2
Soba
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +70.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +630.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +225%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.235
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% 0% 0% 24% 6% 10% 15% 10% 0% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +70.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +630.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +225%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.235

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
6
Soba
Mineral Summary Score
114
Nattō
7
Soba

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
30%
Soba
Carbohydrates
13%
Nattō
21%
Soba
Fats
51%
Nattō
0%
Soba

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 Soba
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals 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 Soba
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?
Soba
Soba is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.89g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Soba
Soba is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.572g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Soba
Soba is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Soba
Soba is cheaper (difference - $2.1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Nattō
Nattō contains less Sodium (difference - 53mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Nattō
Nattō is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Nattō
Nattō 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 Soba Opinion
Calories 211 99 Nattō
Protein 19.4 5.06 Nattō
Fats 11 0.1 Nattō
Vitamin C 13 0 Nattō
Carbs 12.68 21.44 Soba
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 8.6 0.48 Nattō
Calcium 217 4 Nattō
Potassium 729 35 Nattō
Magnesium 115 9 Nattō
Sugar 4.89 Soba
Fiber 5.4 Nattō
Copper 0.667 0.008 Nattō
Zinc 3.03 0.12 Nattō
Starch
Phosphorus 174 25 Nattō
Sodium 7 60 Nattō
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.01 Nattō
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.16 0.094 Nattō
Vitamin B2 0.19 0.026 Nattō
Vitamin B3 0 0.51 Soba
Vitamin B5 0.215 0.235 Soba
Vitamin B6 0.13 0.04 Nattō
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 23.1 Nattō
Folate 8 7 Nattō
Trans Fat 0 Soba
Saturated Fat 1.591 0.019 Soba
Monounsaturated Fat 2.43 0.026 Nattō
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21 0.031 Nattō
Tryptophan 0.223 0.072 Nattō
Threonine 0.813 0.177 Nattō
Isoleucine 0.931 0.195 Nattō
Leucine 1.509 0.33 Nattō
Lysine 1.145 0.214 Nattō
Methionine 0.208 0.072 Nattō
Phenylalanine 0.941 0.217 Nattō
Valine 1.018 0.249 Nattō
Histidine 0.512 0.119 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 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. Soba - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168907/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.