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Refried beans vs Spätzle - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Refried beans and Spätzle

  • Refried beans have more Iron, Fiber, and Potassium, while Spätzle have more Selenium, and Vitamin C.
  • Spätzle covers your daily need of Selenium 33% more than Refried beans.
  • Refried beans contain 8 times more Potassium than Spätzle. While Refried beans contain 319mg of Potassium, Spätzle contains only 38mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Spätzle is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Refried beans, canned, traditional style (includes USDA commodity) and Noodles, egg, cooked, unenriched, with added salt.

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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 +141.7%
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.1%
Contains more Potassium +739.5%
Contains more Copper +31.6%
Contains less Sodium -55.4%
Contains more Zinc +12.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 54% 25% 40% 29% 49% 16% 43%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 15% 33% 4% 22% 18% 33%
Contains more Calcium +141.7%
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.1%
Contains more Potassium +739.5%
Contains more Copper +31.6%
Contains less Sodium -55.4%
Contains more Zinc +12.1%

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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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +153.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +295%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +123.9%
Contains more Folate +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +88.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.4
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 2% 4% 0% 0% 8% 5% 8% 16% 11% 6% 12% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +153.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +295%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +123.9%
Contains more Folate +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +88.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.4

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Refried beans Spätzle Opinion
Net carbs 9.85g 23.96g Spätzle
Protein 4.98g 4.54g Refried beans
Fats 2.01g 2.07g Spätzle
Carbs 13.55g 25.16g Spätzle
Calories 90kcal 138kcal Spätzle
Starch 7.43g g Refried beans
Fructose 0g 0g
Sugar 0.54g 0.4g Spätzle
Fiber 3.7g 1.2g Refried beans
Calcium 29mg 12mg Refried beans
Iron 1.44mg 0.6mg Refried beans
Magnesium 35mg 21mg Refried beans
Phosphorus 92mg 76mg Refried beans
Potassium 319mg 38mg Refried beans
Sodium 370mg 165mg Spätzle
Zinc 0.58mg 0.65mg Spätzle
Copper 0.129mg 0.098mg Refried beans
Vitamin A 0IU 21IU Spätzle
Vitamin E 0.09mg 0.17mg Spätzle
Vitamin D 0IU IU Refried beans
Vitamin D 0µg µg Refried beans
Vitamin C 6mg 0mg Refried beans
Vitamin B1 0.076mg 0.03mg Refried beans
Vitamin B2 0.079mg 0.02mg Refried beans
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 0.4mg Spätzle
Vitamin B5 0.189mg 0.263mg Spätzle
Vitamin B6 0.103mg 0.046mg Refried beans
Folate 11µg 7µg Refried beans
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.09µg Spätzle
Vitamin K 2.1µg 0µg Refried beans
Tryptophan 0.065mg 0.043mg Refried beans
Threonine 0.231mg 0.138mg Refried beans
Isoleucine 0.242mg 0.19mg Refried beans
Leucine 0.438mg 0.365mg Refried beans
Lysine 0.377mg 0.137mg Refried beans
Methionine 0.083mg 0.086mg Spätzle
Phenylalanine 0.297mg 0.24mg Refried beans
Valine 0.287mg 0.22mg Refried beans
Histidine 153mg 0.121mg Refried beans
Cholesterol 0mg 29mg Refried beans
Trans Fat 0.016g 0.029g Refried beans
Saturated Fat 0.631g 0.419g Spätzle
Monounsaturated Fat 0.601g 0.581g Refried beans
Polyunsaturated fat 0.543g 0.552g Spätzle

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Refried beans Spätzle
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
6
Spätzle
Mineral Summary Score
33
Refried beans
19
Spätzle

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
27%
Spätzle
Carbohydrates
14%
Refried beans
25%
Spätzle
Fats
9%
Refried beans
10%
Spätzle

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Spätzle
Spätzle is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.14g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Spätzle
Spätzle contains less Sodium (difference - 205mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spätzle
Spätzle is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.212g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spätzle
Spätzle is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Refried beans
Refried beans is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Refried beans
Refried beans is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Spätzle - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169762/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.