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Refried beans vs Tempeh - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Refried beans and Tempeh?

  • Tempeh is richer than Refried beans in Copper, Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Iron, Vitamin B3, Magnesium, and Selenium.
  • Tempeh's daily need coverage for Copper is 48% more.
  • Refried beans have 41 times more Sodium than Tempeh. While Refried beans have 370mg of Sodium, Tempeh has only 9mg.

We used Refried beans, canned, traditional style (includes USDA commodity) and Tempeh types 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
Contains more Calcium +282.8%
Contains more Iron +87.5%
Contains more Magnesium +131.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +189.1%
Contains more Potassium +29.2%
Contains less Sodium -97.6%
Contains more Zinc +96.6%
Contains more Copper +334.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 54% 25% 40% 29% 49% 16% 43%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 102% 58% 114% 37% 2% 32% 187%
Contains more Calcium +282.8%
Contains more Iron +87.5%
Contains more Magnesium +131.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +189.1%
Contains more Potassium +29.2%
Contains less Sodium -97.6%
Contains more Zinc +96.6%
Contains more Copper +334.1%

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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Tempeh
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +353.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +619.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +108.7%
Contains more Folate +118.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.078
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% 0% 0% 0% 20% 83% 50% 17% 50% 18% 10% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +353.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +619.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +108.7%
Contains more Folate +118.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.078

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Refried beans Tempeh Opinion
Net carbs 9.85g 7.64g Refried beans
Protein 4.98g 20.29g Tempeh
Fats 2.01g 10.8g Tempeh
Carbs 13.55g 7.64g Refried beans
Calories 90kcal 192kcal Tempeh
Starch 7.43g g Refried beans
Fructose 0g g Refried beans
Sugar 0.54g g Tempeh
Fiber 3.7g g Refried beans
Calcium 29mg 111mg Tempeh
Iron 1.44mg 2.7mg Tempeh
Magnesium 35mg 81mg Tempeh
Phosphorus 92mg 266mg Tempeh
Potassium 319mg 412mg Tempeh
Sodium 370mg 9mg Tempeh
Zinc 0.58mg 1.14mg Tempeh
Copper 0.129mg 0.56mg Tempeh
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.09mg mg Refried beans
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 6mg 0mg Refried beans
Vitamin B1 0.076mg 0.078mg Tempeh
Vitamin B2 0.079mg 0.358mg Tempeh
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 2.64mg Tempeh
Vitamin B5 0.189mg 0.278mg Tempeh
Vitamin B6 0.103mg 0.215mg Tempeh
Folate 11µg 24µg Tempeh
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.08µg Tempeh
Vitamin K 2.1µg µg Refried beans
Tryptophan 0.065mg 0.194mg Tempeh
Threonine 0.231mg 0.796mg Tempeh
Isoleucine 0.242mg 0.88mg Tempeh
Leucine 0.438mg 1.43mg Tempeh
Lysine 0.377mg 0.908mg Tempeh
Methionine 0.083mg 0.175mg Tempeh
Phenylalanine 0.297mg 0.893mg Tempeh
Valine 0.287mg 0.92mg Tempeh
Histidine 153mg 0.466mg Refried beans
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0.016g 0g Tempeh
Saturated Fat 0.631g 2.539g Refried beans
Monounsaturated Fat 0.601g 3.205g Tempeh
Polyunsaturated fat 0.543g 4.3g Tempeh

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Refried beans Tempeh
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
Tempeh
Mineral Summary Score
33
Refried beans
70
Tempeh

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
122%
Tempeh
Carbohydrates
14%
Refried beans
8%
Tempeh
Fats
9%
Refried beans
50%
Tempeh

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.54g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tempeh
Tempeh contains less Sodium (difference - 361mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tempeh
Tempeh is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tempeh
Tempeh is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Refried beans
Refried beans is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.908g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Tempeh - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174272/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.