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Bran vs Tofu - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Bran and Tofu different?

  • Bran is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Fiber, Selenium, Magnesium, Iron, Vitamin B5, and Zinc, however Tofu is richer in Calcium.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Bran is 193% higher.
  • Bran contains 11 times more Vitamin B5 than Tofu. While Bran contains 1.494mg of Vitamin B5, Tofu contains only 0.133mg.

Oat bran, raw and Tofu, raw, firm, prepared with calcium sulfate 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
Bran
7
:
1
Tofu
Contains more Iron +103.4%
Contains more Magnesium +305.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +286.3%
Contains more Potassium +138.8%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Zinc +98.1%
Contains more Calcium +1077.6%
Equal in Copper - 0.378
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 203% 168% 315% 50% 1% 85% 135%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 205% 100% 42% 82% 21% 2% 43% 126%
Contains more Iron +103.4%
Contains more Magnesium +305.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +286.3%
Contains more Potassium +138.8%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Zinc +98.1%
Contains more Calcium +1077.6%
Equal in Copper - 0.378

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
Bran
8
:
2
Tofu
Contains more Vitamin B1 +640.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +115.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +145.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1023.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +79.3%
Contains more Folate +79.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 21% 0% 0% 293% 51% 18% 90% 39% 39% 0% 8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 10% 0% 0% 1% 40% 24% 8% 8% 22% 22% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +640.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +115.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +145.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1023.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +79.3%
Contains more Folate +79.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

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.
Bran Tofu
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bran Tofu Opinion
Net carbs 50.82g 0.48g Bran
Protein 17.3g 17.27g Bran
Fats 7.03g 8.72g Tofu
Carbs 66.22g 2.78g Bran
Calories 246kcal 144kcal Bran
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.45g g Tofu
Fiber 15.4g 2.3g Bran
Calcium 58mg 683mg Tofu
Iron 5.41mg 2.66mg Bran
Magnesium 235mg 58mg Bran
Phosphorus 734mg 190mg Bran
Potassium 566mg 237mg Bran
Sodium 4mg 14mg Bran
Zinc 3.11mg 1.57mg Bran
Copper 0.403mg 0.378mg Bran
Vitamin A 0IU 166IU Tofu
Vitamin E 1.01mg mg Bran
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0.2mg Tofu
Vitamin B1 1.17mg 0.158mg Bran
Vitamin B2 0.22mg 0.102mg Bran
Vitamin B3 0.934mg 0.381mg Bran
Vitamin B5 1.494mg 0.133mg Bran
Vitamin B6 0.165mg 0.092mg Bran
Folate 52µg 29µg Bran
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 3.2µg µg Bran
Tryptophan 0.335mg 0.235mg Bran
Threonine 0.502mg 0.785mg Tofu
Isoleucine 0.668mg 0.849mg Tofu
Leucine 1.374mg 1.392mg Tofu
Lysine 0.76mg 0.883mg Tofu
Methionine 0.335mg 0.211mg Bran
Phenylalanine 0.908mg 0.835mg Bran
Valine 0.964mg 0.87mg Bran
Histidine 0.41mg 0.431mg Tofu
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Bran
Saturated Fat 1.328g 1.261g Tofu
Monounsaturated Fat 2.376g 1.925g Bran
Polyunsaturated fat 2.766g 4.921g Tofu

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Bran Tofu
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
46
Bran
11
Tofu
Mineral Summary Score
122
Bran
77
Tofu

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
104%
Bran
104%
Tofu
Carbohydrates
66%
Bran
3%
Tofu
Fats
32%
Bran
40%
Tofu

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tofu
Tofu is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.45g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tofu
Tofu is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.067g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tofu
Tofu is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bran
Bran contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bran
Bran is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bran
Bran is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Bran - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168872/nutrients
  2. Tofu - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172475/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.