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Refried beans vs Arborio rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Refried beans and Arborio rice?

  • Refried beans are richer in Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Copper, yet Arborio rice is richer in Folate, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin C.
  • Refried beans' daily need coverage for Sodium is 16% higher.
  • Refried beans have 29 times more Calcium than Arborio rice. Refried beans have 29mg of Calcium, while Arborio rice has 1mg.

We used Refried beans, canned, traditional style (includes USDA commodity) and Rice, white, short-grain, enriched, cooked types in this comparison.

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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 +2800%
Contains more Magnesium +337.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +178.8%
Contains more Potassium +1126.9%
Contains more Zinc +45%
Contains more Copper +79.2%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Iron - 1.46
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 54% 25% 40% 29% 49% 16% 43%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 55% 6% 15% 3% 0% 11% 24%
Contains more Calcium +2800%
Contains more Magnesium +337.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +178.8%
Contains more Potassium +1126.9%
Contains more Zinc +45%
Contains more Copper +79.2%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Iron - 1.46

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +393.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +74.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +115.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +306.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +110.1%
Contains more Folate +436.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 0% 20% 19% 19% 7% 12% 24% 9% 0% 6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 41% 4% 28% 24% 14% 45% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +393.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +74.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +115.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +306.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +110.1%
Contains more Folate +436.4%

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.
Refried beans Arborio rice
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Refried beans Arborio rice Opinion
Net carbs 9.85g 28.73g Arborio rice
Protein 4.98g 2.36g Refried beans
Fats 2.01g 0.19g Refried beans
Carbs 13.55g 28.73g Arborio rice
Calories 90kcal 130kcal Arborio rice
Starch 7.43g g Refried beans
Fructose 0g g Refried beans
Sugar 0.54g g Arborio rice
Fiber 3.7g g Refried beans
Calcium 29mg 1mg Refried beans
Iron 1.44mg 1.46mg Arborio rice
Magnesium 35mg 8mg Refried beans
Phosphorus 92mg 33mg Refried beans
Potassium 319mg 26mg Refried beans
Sodium 370mg 0mg Arborio rice
Zinc 0.58mg 0.4mg Refried beans
Copper 0.129mg 0.072mg Refried beans
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.09mg mg Refried beans
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 6mg 0mg Refried beans
Vitamin B1 0.076mg 0.164mg Arborio rice
Vitamin B2 0.079mg 0.016mg Refried beans
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 1.493mg Arborio rice
Vitamin B5 0.189mg 0.397mg Arborio rice
Vitamin B6 0.103mg 0.059mg Refried beans
Folate 11µg 59µg Arborio rice
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.1µg µg Refried beans
Tryptophan 0.065mg 0.027mg Refried beans
Threonine 0.231mg 0.084mg Refried beans
Isoleucine 0.242mg 0.102mg Refried beans
Leucine 0.438mg 0.195mg Refried beans
Lysine 0.377mg 0.085mg Refried beans
Methionine 0.083mg 0.056mg Refried beans
Phenylalanine 0.297mg 0.126mg Refried beans
Valine 0.287mg 0.144mg Refried beans
Histidine 153mg 0.056mg Refried beans
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0.016g g Arborio rice
Saturated Fat 0.631g 0.051g Arborio rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.601g 0.058g Refried beans
Polyunsaturated fat 0.543g 0.05g Refried beans

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Refried beans Arborio 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
10
Refried beans
13
Arborio rice
Mineral Summary Score
33
Refried beans
14
Arborio 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
30%
Refried beans
14%
Arborio rice
Carbohydrates
14%
Refried beans
29%
Arborio rice
Fats
9%
Refried beans
1%
Arborio rice

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Refried beans
Refried beans is lower in glycemic index (difference - 31)
Which food is cheaper?
Refried beans
Refried beans is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Refried beans
Refried beans is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.54g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice contains less Sodium (difference - 370mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.58g)
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.

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. Refried beans - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172438/nutrients
  2. Arborio rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168882/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.