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Rice vs Refried beans - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Rice and Refried beans different?

  • Rice is richer in Folate, Manganese, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B3, while Refried beans are higher in Fiber, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin C, and Copper.
  • Refried beans covers your daily need of Sodium 16% more than Rice.
  • Rice contains 5 times more Folate than Refried beans. Rice contains 58µg of Folate, while Refried beans contain 11µg.
  • Rice is lower in Sodium.

Rice, white, long-grain, regular, enriched, cooked and Refried beans, canned, traditional style (includes USDA commodity) types were used 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 less Sodium -99.7%
Contains more Calcium +190%
Contains more Iron +20%
Contains more Magnesium +191.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +114%
Contains more Potassium +811.4%
Contains more Zinc +18.4%
Contains more Copper +87%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 45% 9% 19% 4% 1% 14% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 54% 25% 40% 29% 49% 16% 43%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%
Contains more Calcium +190%
Contains more Iron +20%
Contains more Magnesium +191.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +114%
Contains more Potassium +811.4%
Contains more Zinc +18.4%
Contains more Copper +87%

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
Rice
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +114.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +302.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +106.3%
Contains more Folate +427.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +125%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +507.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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% 0% 41% 3% 28% 24% 22% 44% 0% 0%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +114.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +302.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +106.3%
Contains more Folate +427.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +125%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +507.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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.
Rice Refried beans
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Rice Refried beans Opinion
Net carbs 27.77g 9.85g Rice
Protein 2.69g 4.98g Refried beans
Fats 0.28g 2.01g Refried beans
Carbs 28.17g 13.55g Rice
Calories 130kcal 90kcal Rice
Starch g 7.43g Refried beans
Fructose g 0g Refried beans
Sugar 0.05g 0.54g Rice
Fiber 0.4g 3.7g Refried beans
Calcium 10mg 29mg Refried beans
Iron 1.2mg 1.44mg Refried beans
Magnesium 12mg 35mg Refried beans
Phosphorus 43mg 92mg Refried beans
Potassium 35mg 319mg Refried beans
Sodium 1mg 370mg Rice
Zinc 0.49mg 0.58mg Refried beans
Copper 0.069mg 0.129mg Refried beans
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.04mg 0.09mg Refried beans
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 6mg Refried beans
Vitamin B1 0.163mg 0.076mg Rice
Vitamin B2 0.013mg 0.079mg Refried beans
Vitamin B3 1.476mg 0.367mg Rice
Vitamin B5 0.39mg 0.189mg Rice
Vitamin B6 0.093mg 0.103mg Refried beans
Folate 58µg 11µg Rice
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 2.1µg Refried beans
Tryptophan 0.031mg 0.065mg Refried beans
Threonine 0.096mg 0.231mg Refried beans
Isoleucine 0.116mg 0.242mg Refried beans
Leucine 0.222mg 0.438mg Refried beans
Lysine 0.097mg 0.377mg Refried beans
Methionine 0.063mg 0.083mg Refried beans
Phenylalanine 0.144mg 0.297mg Refried beans
Valine 0.164mg 0.287mg Refried beans
Histidine 0.063mg 153mg Refried beans
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0.016g Rice
Saturated Fat 0.077g 0.631g Rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.088g 0.601g Refried beans
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076g 0.543g Refried beans

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Rice Refried beans
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
13
Rice
10
Refried beans
Mineral Summary Score
14
Rice
33
Refried beans

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
16%
Rice
30%
Refried beans
Carbohydrates
28%
Rice
14%
Refried beans
Fats
1%
Rice
9%
Refried beans

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Rice
Rice is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.49g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Rice
Rice contains less Sodium (difference - 369mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rice
Rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.554g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Refried beans
Refried beans is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is cheaper?
Refried beans
Refried beans is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Refried beans
Refried beans 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. Rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168878/nutrients
  2. Refried beans - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172438/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.