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Seed vs Soybean meal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Seed and Soybean meal

  • Seed is higher in Selenium, Vitamin B3, Calcium, and Phosphorus, yet Soybean meal is higher in Copper, Iron, Folate, Potassium, and Manganese.
  • Soybean meal covers your daily Copper needs 120% more than Seed.
  • Seed contains 17 times more Selenium than Soybean meal. While Seed contains 55.2µg of Selenium, Soybean meal contains only 3.3µg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Soybean meal is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Seeds, chia seeds, dried and Soy meal, defatted, raw.

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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 +158.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.7%
Contains more Iron +77.5%
Contains more Potassium +511.8%
Contains more Copper +116.5%
Contains more Zinc +10.5%
Contains less Sodium -81.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 306
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 290% 190% 36% 240% 308% 125% 369% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 514% 74% 220% 219% 667% 138% 301% 1%
Contains more Calcium +158.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.7%
Contains more Iron +77.5%
Contains more Potassium +511.8%
Contains more Copper +116.5%
Contains more Zinc +10.5%
Contains less Sodium -81.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 306

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
Seed
4
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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +35%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +241.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47.6%
Contains more Folate +518.4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 6% 4% 10% 0% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 0% 0% 37%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 3% 0% 0% 173% 58% 49% 119% 132% 0% 0% 228%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +35%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +241.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47.6%
Contains more Folate +518.4%

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
35
Seed
63
Soybean meal
Mineral Summary Score
195
Seed
266
Soybean meal

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
99%
Seed
295%
Soybean meal
Carbohydrates
42%
Seed
36%
Soybean meal
Fats
142%
Seed
11%
Soybean meal

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.
Seed Soybean meal
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Seed Soybean meal
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 Sodium?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.062g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seed
Seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 53)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Seed Soybean meal Opinion
Calories 486 337 Seed
Protein 16.54 49.2 Soybean meal
Fats 30.74 2.39 Seed
Vitamin C 1.6 0 Seed
Carbs 42.12 35.89 Seed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Soybean meal
Iron 7.72 13.7 Soybean meal
Calcium 631 244 Seed
Potassium 407 2490 Soybean meal
Magnesium 335 306 Seed
Sugar
Fiber 34.4 Seed
Copper 0.924 2 Soybean meal
Zinc 4.58 5.06 Soybean meal
Starch
Phosphorus 860 701 Seed
Sodium 16 3 Soybean meal
Vitamin A 54 40 Seed
Vitamin E 0.5 Seed
Vitamin D 0 Soybean meal
Vitamin B1 0.62 0.691 Soybean meal
Vitamin B2 0.17 0.251 Soybean meal
Vitamin B3 8.83 2.587 Seed
Vitamin B5 1.976 Soybean meal
Vitamin B6 0.569 Soybean meal
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 49 303 Soybean meal
Trans Fat 0.14 0 Soybean meal
Saturated Fat 3.33 0.268 Soybean meal
Monounsaturated Fat 2.309 0.409 Seed
Polyunsaturated fat 23.665 1.045 Seed
Tryptophan 0.436 0.653 Soybean meal
Threonine 0.709 1.952 Soybean meal
Isoleucine 0.801 2.18 Soybean meal
Leucine 1.371 3.66 Soybean meal
Lysine 0.97 2.991 Soybean meal
Methionine 0.588 0.606 Soybean meal
Phenylalanine 1.016 2.346 Soybean meal
Valine 0.95 2.243 Soybean meal
Histidine 0.531 1.212 Soybean meal
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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. Seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170554/nutrients
  2. Soybean meal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172445/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.