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Refried beans vs Green bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Refried beans and Green bean

  • Refried beans have more Selenium, Phosphorus, Copper, and Iron, however Green bean is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Folate.
  • Green bean covers your daily Vitamin K needs 34% more than Refried beans.
  • Green bean contains 62 times less Sodium than Refried beans. Refried beans contain 370mg of Sodium, while Green bean contains 6mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Refried beans, canned, traditional style (includes USDA commodity) and Beans, snap, green, raw.

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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 Iron +39.8%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +142.1%
Contains more Potassium +51.2%
Contains more Zinc +141.7%
Contains more Copper +87%
Contains more Calcium +27.6%
Contains less Sodium -98.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 54% 25% 40% 29% 49% 16% 43%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 39% 18% 17% 19% 1% 7% 24%
Contains more Iron +39.8%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +142.1%
Contains more Potassium +51.2%
Contains more Zinc +141.7%
Contains more Copper +87%
Contains more Calcium +27.6%
Contains less Sodium -98.4%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +355.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +103.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +19%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.9%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +1947.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.082
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 42% 9% 0% 41% 21% 24% 14% 14% 33% 25% 0% 108%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +355.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +103.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +19%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.9%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +1947.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.082

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 Green bean
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Refried beans Green bean Opinion
Net carbs 9.85g 4.27g Refried beans
Protein 4.98g 1.83g Refried beans
Fats 2.01g 0.22g Refried beans
Carbs 13.55g 6.97g Refried beans
Calories 90kcal 31kcal Refried beans
Starch 7.43g 0.88g Refried beans
Fructose 0g 1.39g Green bean
Sugar 0.54g 3.26g Refried beans
Fiber 3.7g 2.7g Refried beans
Calcium 29mg 37mg Green bean
Iron 1.44mg 1.03mg Refried beans
Magnesium 35mg 25mg Refried beans
Phosphorus 92mg 38mg Refried beans
Potassium 319mg 211mg Refried beans
Sodium 370mg 6mg Green bean
Zinc 0.58mg 0.24mg Refried beans
Copper 0.129mg 0.069mg Refried beans
Vitamin A 0IU 690IU Green bean
Vitamin E 0.09mg 0.41mg Green bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 6mg 12.2mg Green bean
Vitamin B1 0.076mg 0.082mg Green bean
Vitamin B2 0.079mg 0.104mg Green bean
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 0.734mg Green bean
Vitamin B5 0.189mg 0.225mg Green bean
Vitamin B6 0.103mg 0.141mg Green bean
Folate 11µg 33µg Green bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.1µg 43µg Green bean
Tryptophan 0.065mg 0.019mg Refried beans
Threonine 0.231mg 0.079mg Refried beans
Isoleucine 0.242mg 0.066mg Refried beans
Leucine 0.438mg 0.112mg Refried beans
Lysine 0.377mg 0.088mg Refried beans
Methionine 0.083mg 0.022mg Refried beans
Phenylalanine 0.297mg 0.067mg Refried beans
Valine 0.287mg 0.09mg Refried beans
Histidine 153mg 0.034mg Refried beans
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0.016g 0g Green bean
Saturated Fat 0.631g 0.05g Green bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.601g 0.01g Refried beans
Polyunsaturated fat 0.543g 0.113g Refried beans

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Refried beans Green bean
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
27
Green bean
Mineral Summary Score
33
Refried beans
17
Green bean

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
11%
Green bean
Carbohydrates
14%
Refried beans
7%
Green bean
Fats
9%
Refried beans
1%
Green bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Refried beans
Refried beans is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.72g)
Which food is cheaper?
Refried beans
Refried beans is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Refried beans
Refried beans is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Green bean
Green bean contains less Sodium (difference - 364mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.581g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Green bean
Green bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Green bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169961/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.