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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
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Tempeh
Contains more Iron +87.5%
Contains more Calcium +282.8%
Contains more Potassium +29.2%
Contains more Magnesium +131.4%
Contains more Copper +334.1%
Contains more Zinc +96.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +189.1%
Contains less Sodium -97.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 54% 9% 29% 25% 43% 16% 40% 49%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 34% 37% 58% 187% 32% 114% 2%
Contains more Iron +87.5%
Contains more Calcium +282.8%
Contains more Potassium +29.2%
Contains more Magnesium +131.4%
Contains more Copper +334.1%
Contains more Zinc +96.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +189.1%
Contains less Sodium -97.6%

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 Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +118.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.078
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 20% 83% 50% 17% 50% 10% 0% 18%
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 Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +118.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.078

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
30%
Refried beans
122%
Tempeh
Carbohydrates
14%
Refried beans
8%
Tempeh
Fats
9%
Refried beans
50%
Tempeh

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Refried beans Tempeh
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Tempeh
Tempeh contains less Sugars (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 ($)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Refried beans Tempeh Opinion
Calories 90 192 Tempeh
Protein 4.98 20.29 Tempeh
Fats 2.01 10.8 Tempeh
Vitamin C 6 0 Refried beans
Carbs 13.55 7.64 Refried beans
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.44 2.7 Tempeh
Calcium 29 111 Tempeh
Potassium 319 412 Tempeh
Magnesium 35 81 Tempeh
Sugars 0.54 Tempeh
Fiber 3.7 Refried beans
Copper 0.129 0.56 Tempeh
Zinc 0.58 1.14 Tempeh
Starch 7.43 Refried beans
Phosphorus 92 266 Tempeh
Sodium 370 9 Tempeh
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.09 Refried beans
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.076 0.078 Tempeh
Vitamin B2 0.079 0.358 Tempeh
Vitamin B3 0.367 2.64 Tempeh
Vitamin B5 0.189 0.278 Tempeh
Vitamin B6 0.103 0.215 Tempeh
Vitamin B12 0 0.08 Tempeh
Vitamin K 2.1 Refried beans
Folate 11 24 Tempeh
Trans Fat 0.016 0 Tempeh
Saturated Fat 0.631 2.539 Refried beans
Monounsaturated Fat 0.601 3.205 Tempeh
Polyunsaturated fat 0.543 4.3 Tempeh
Tryptophan 0.065 0.194 Tempeh
Threonine 0.231 0.796 Tempeh
Isoleucine 0.242 0.88 Tempeh
Leucine 0.438 1.43 Tempeh
Lysine 0.377 0.908 Tempeh
Methionine 0.083 0.175 Tempeh
Phenylalanine 0.297 0.893 Tempeh
Valine 0.287 0.92 Tempeh
Histidine 153 0.466 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 of 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.