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Refried beans vs Nattō - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Refried beans and Nattō?

  • Refried beans have less Iron, Copper, Manganese, Zinc, Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin K, Potassium, and Phosphorus than Nattō.
  • Nattō's daily need coverage for Iron is 90% higher.
  • Refried beans have 53 times more Sodium than Nattō. Refried beans have 370mg of Sodium, while Nattō has 7mg.

We used Refried beans, canned, traditional style (includes USDA commodity) and Natto 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 +648.3%
Contains more Iron +497.2%
Contains more Magnesium +228.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +89.1%
Contains more Potassium +128.5%
Contains less Sodium -98.1%
Contains more Zinc +422.4%
Contains more Copper +417.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 54% 25% 40% 29% 49% 16% 43%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 66% 323% 83% 75% 65% 1% 83% 223%
Contains more Calcium +648.3%
Contains more Iron +497.2%
Contains more Magnesium +228.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +89.1%
Contains more Potassium +128.5%
Contains less Sodium -98.1%
Contains more Zinc +422.4%
Contains more Copper +417.1%

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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Nattō
Contains more Vitamin E +800%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Folate +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +110.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1000%
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% 1% 0% 44% 40% 44% 0% 13% 30% 6% 0% 58%
Contains more Vitamin E +800%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Folate +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +110.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1000%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Refried beans Nattō Opinion
Net carbs 9.85g 7.28g Refried beans
Protein 4.98g 19.4g Nattō
Fats 2.01g 11g Nattō
Carbs 13.55g 12.68g Refried beans
Calories 90kcal 211kcal Nattō
Starch 7.43g g Refried beans
Fructose 0g g Refried beans
Sugar 0.54g 4.89g Refried beans
Fiber 3.7g 5.4g Nattō
Calcium 29mg 217mg Nattō
Iron 1.44mg 8.6mg Nattō
Magnesium 35mg 115mg Nattō
Phosphorus 92mg 174mg Nattō
Potassium 319mg 729mg Nattō
Sodium 370mg 7mg Nattō
Zinc 0.58mg 3.03mg Nattō
Copper 0.129mg 0.667mg Nattō
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.09mg 0.01mg Refried beans
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 6mg 13mg Nattō
Vitamin B1 0.076mg 0.16mg Nattō
Vitamin B2 0.079mg 0.19mg Nattō
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 0mg Refried beans
Vitamin B5 0.189mg 0.215mg Nattō
Vitamin B6 0.103mg 0.13mg Nattō
Folate 11µg 8µg Refried beans
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.1µg 23.1µg Nattō
Tryptophan 0.065mg 0.223mg Nattō
Threonine 0.231mg 0.813mg Nattō
Isoleucine 0.242mg 0.931mg Nattō
Leucine 0.438mg 1.509mg Nattō
Lysine 0.377mg 1.145mg Nattō
Methionine 0.083mg 0.208mg Nattō
Phenylalanine 0.297mg 0.941mg Nattō
Valine 0.287mg 1.018mg Nattō
Histidine 153mg 0.512mg Refried beans
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0.016g 0g Nattō
Saturated Fat 0.631g 1.591g Refried beans
Monounsaturated Fat 0.601g 2.43g Nattō
Polyunsaturated fat 0.543g 6.21g Nattō

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Refried beans Nattō
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
20
Nattō
Mineral Summary Score
33
Refried beans
114
Nattō

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
116%
Nattō
Carbohydrates
14%
Refried beans
13%
Nattō
Fats
9%
Refried beans
51%
Nattō

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Refried beans
Refried beans is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.35g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Refried beans
Refried beans is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.96g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Refried beans
Refried beans is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is cheaper?
Refried beans
Refried beans is cheaper (difference - $2.1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Nattō
Nattō contains less Sodium (difference - 363mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Nattō
Nattō is relatively richer in minerals
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. Nattō - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172443/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.