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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
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Contains more Calcium +2800%
Contains more Potassium +1126.9%
Contains more Magnesium +337.5%
Contains more Copper +79.2%
Contains more Zinc +45%
Contains more Phosphorus +178.8%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Iron - 1.46
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 54% 9% 29% 25% 43% 16% 40% 49%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 55% 1% 3% 6% 24% 11% 15% 0%
Contains more Calcium +2800%
Contains more Potassium +1126.9%
Contains more Magnesium +337.5%
Contains more Copper +79.2%
Contains more Zinc +45%
Contains more Phosphorus +178.8%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 20% 0% 2% 0% 19% 19% 7% 12% 24% 0% 6% 9%
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% 41% 4% 28% 24% 14% 0% 0% 45%
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 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
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 the food
Protein
30%
Refried beans
14%
Arborio rice
Carbohydrates
14%
Refried beans
29%
Arborio rice
Fats
9%
Refried beans
1%
Arborio rice

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Refried beans Arborio rice
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 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 contains less Sugars?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice contains less Sugars (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 definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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

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. 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.