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Soybean meal vs Nattō - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Soybean meal and Nattō

  • Nattō has less Copper, Manganese, Phosphorus, Folate, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B6.
  • Soybean meal's daily need coverage for Copper is 148% more.
  • Soybean meal has 38 times more Folate than Nattō. Soybean meal has 303µg of Folate, while Nattō has 8µg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Soy meal, defatted, raw and Natto.

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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 +12.4%
Contains more Iron +59.3%
Contains more Magnesium +166.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +302.9%
Contains more Potassium +241.6%
Contains less Sodium -57.1%
Contains more Zinc +67%
Contains more Copper +199.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 74% 514% 219% 301% 220% 1% 138% 667%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 66% 323% 83% 75% 65% 1% 83% 223%
Contains more Calcium +12.4%
Contains more Iron +59.3%
Contains more Magnesium +166.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +302.9%
Contains more Potassium +241.6%
Contains less Sodium -57.1%
Contains more Zinc +67%
Contains more Copper +199.9%

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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Nattō
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +331.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +819.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +337.7%
Contains more Folate +3687.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 0% 173% 58% 49% 119% 132% 228% 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% 1% 0% 44% 40% 44% 0% 13% 30% 6% 0% 58%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +331.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +819.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +337.7%
Contains more Folate +3687.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Soybean meal Nattō Opinion
Net carbs 35.89g 7.28g Soybean meal
Protein 49.2g 19.4g Soybean meal
Fats 2.39g 11g Nattō
Carbs 35.89g 12.68g Soybean meal
Calories 337kcal 211kcal Soybean meal
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 4.89g Soybean meal
Fiber g 5.4g Nattō
Calcium 244mg 217mg Soybean meal
Iron 13.7mg 8.6mg Soybean meal
Magnesium 306mg 115mg Soybean meal
Phosphorus 701mg 174mg Soybean meal
Potassium 2490mg 729mg Soybean meal
Sodium 3mg 7mg Soybean meal
Zinc 5.06mg 3.03mg Soybean meal
Copper 2mg 0.667mg Soybean meal
Vitamin A 40IU 0IU Soybean meal
Vitamin E mg 0.01mg Nattō
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 13mg Nattō
Vitamin B1 0.691mg 0.16mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B2 0.251mg 0.19mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B3 2.587mg 0mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B5 1.976mg 0.215mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B6 0.569mg 0.13mg Soybean meal
Folate 303µg 8µg Soybean meal
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 23.1µg Nattō
Tryptophan 0.653mg 0.223mg Soybean meal
Threonine 1.952mg 0.813mg Soybean meal
Isoleucine 2.18mg 0.931mg Soybean meal
Leucine 3.66mg 1.509mg Soybean meal
Lysine 2.991mg 1.145mg Soybean meal
Methionine 0.606mg 0.208mg Soybean meal
Phenylalanine 2.346mg 0.941mg Soybean meal
Valine 2.243mg 1.018mg Soybean meal
Histidine 1.212mg 0.512mg Soybean meal
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.268g 1.591g Soybean meal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.409g 2.43g Nattō
Polyunsaturated fat 1.045g 6.21g Nattō

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Soybean meal Nattō
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
63
Soybean meal
20
Nattō
Mineral Summary Score
266
Soybean meal
114
Nattō

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
295%
Soybean meal
116%
Nattō
Carbohydrates
36%
Soybean meal
13%
Nattō
Fats
11%
Soybean meal
51%
Nattō

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.89g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.323g)
Which food is cheaper?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is cheaper (difference - $2.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Nattō
Nattō is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Soybean meal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172445/nutrients
  2. Nattō - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172443/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.