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Refried beans vs Baked beans - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Refried beans and Baked beans different?

  • Refried beans are richer in Vitamin C, while Baked beans are higher in Folate, Fiber, Iron, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Refried beans contain 5 times more Vitamin C than Baked beans. Refried beans contain 6mg of Vitamin C, while Baked beans contain 1.1mg.
  • Refried beans are lower in Saturated Fat.

Refried beans, canned, traditional style (includes USDA commodity) and Beans, baked, home prepared 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
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Contains less Sodium -12.3%
Contains more Iron +38.2%
Contains more Calcium +110.3%
Contains more Potassium +12.2%
Contains more Magnesium +22.9%
Contains more Copper +23.3%
Contains more Zinc +25.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 54% 9% 29% 25% 43% 16% 40% 49%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 75% 19% 32% 31% 53% 20% 47% 56%
Contains less Sodium -12.3%
Contains more Iron +38.2%
Contains more Calcium +110.3%
Contains more Potassium +12.2%
Contains more Magnesium +22.9%
Contains more Copper +23.3%
Contains more Zinc +25.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.5%

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 +445.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +61.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +78.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.2%
Contains more Folate +336.4%
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 4% 0% 0% 0% 34% 12% 8% 10% 21% 0% 0% 36%
Contains more Vitamin C +445.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +61.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +78.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.2%
Contains more Folate +336.4%

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
10
Baked beans
Mineral Summary Score
33
Refried beans
41
Baked beans

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
33%
Baked beans
Carbohydrates
14%
Refried beans
22%
Baked beans
Fats
9%
Refried beans
24%
Baked beans

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

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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Refried beans
Refried beans is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Refried beans
Refried beans contains less Sodium (difference - 52mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Refried beans
Refried beans is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.317g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Refried beans
Refried beans is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is cheaper?
Refried beans
Refried beans is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Baked beans
Baked beans is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.54g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Baked beans
Baked beans is relatively richer in minerals
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 Refried beans Baked beans Opinion
Calories 90 155 Baked beans
Protein 4.98 5.54 Baked beans
Fats 2.01 5.15 Baked beans
Vitamin C 6 1.1 Refried beans
Carbs 13.55 21.63 Baked beans
Cholesterol 0 5 Refried beans
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.44 1.99 Baked beans
Calcium 29 61 Baked beans
Potassium 319 358 Baked beans
Magnesium 35 43 Baked beans
Sugar 0.54 Baked beans
Fiber 3.7 5.5 Baked beans
Copper 0.129 0.159 Baked beans
Zinc 0.58 0.73 Baked beans
Starch 7.43 Refried beans
Phosphorus 92 109 Baked beans
Sodium 370 422 Refried beans
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.09 Refried beans
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.076 0.136 Baked beans
Vitamin B2 0.079 0.049 Refried beans
Vitamin B3 0.367 0.408 Baked beans
Vitamin B5 0.189 0.155 Refried beans
Vitamin B6 0.103 0.09 Refried beans
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.1 Refried beans
Folate 11 48 Baked beans
Trans Fat 0.016 0 Baked beans
Saturated Fat 0.631 1.948 Refried beans
Monounsaturated Fat 0.601 2.133 Baked beans
Polyunsaturated fat 0.543 0.74 Baked beans
Tryptophan 0.065 0.067 Baked beans
Threonine 0.231 0.228 Refried beans
Isoleucine 0.242 0.242
Leucine 0.438 0.428 Refried beans
Lysine 0.377 0.379 Baked beans
Methionine 0.083 0.086 Baked beans
Phenylalanine 0.297 0.287 Refried beans
Valine 0.287 0.282 Refried beans
Histidine 153 0.153 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 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. Baked beans - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173731/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.