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Soybean meal vs Bran - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Soybean meal and Bran

  • Soybean meal has more Copper, Iron, Folate, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Calcium, and Zinc, however Bran has more Manganese, Selenium, and Vitamin B1.
  • Soybean meal's daily need coverage for Copper is 177% more.
  • Soybean meal has 6 times more Folate than Bran. Soybean meal has 303µg of Folate, while Bran has 52µg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Soy meal, defatted, raw and Oat bran, 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 +320.7%
Contains more Iron +153.2%
Contains more Magnesium +30.2%
Contains more Potassium +339.9%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Zinc +62.7%
Contains more Copper +396.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 734
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 74% 514% 219% 301% 220% 1% 138% 667%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 203% 168% 315% 50% 1% 85% 135%
Contains more Calcium +320.7%
Contains more Iron +153.2%
Contains more Magnesium +30.2%
Contains more Potassium +339.9%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Zinc +62.7%
Contains more Copper +396.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 734

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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Bran
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +177%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +244.8%
Contains more Folate +482.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +69.3%
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% 21% 0% 0% 293% 51% 18% 90% 39% 39% 0% 8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +177%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +244.8%
Contains more Folate +482.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +69.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Soybean meal Bran Opinion
Net carbs 35.89g 50.82g Bran
Protein 49.2g 17.3g Soybean meal
Fats 2.39g 7.03g Bran
Carbs 35.89g 66.22g Bran
Calories 337kcal 246kcal Soybean meal
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 1.45g Soybean meal
Fiber g 15.4g Bran
Calcium 244mg 58mg Soybean meal
Iron 13.7mg 5.41mg Soybean meal
Magnesium 306mg 235mg Soybean meal
Phosphorus 701mg 734mg Bran
Potassium 2490mg 566mg Soybean meal
Sodium 3mg 4mg Soybean meal
Zinc 5.06mg 3.11mg Soybean meal
Copper 2mg 0.403mg Soybean meal
Vitamin A 40IU 0IU Soybean meal
Vitamin E mg 1.01mg Bran
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.691mg 1.17mg Bran
Vitamin B2 0.251mg 0.22mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B3 2.587mg 0.934mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B5 1.976mg 1.494mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B6 0.569mg 0.165mg Soybean meal
Folate 303µg 52µg Soybean meal
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 3.2µg Bran
Tryptophan 0.653mg 0.335mg Soybean meal
Threonine 1.952mg 0.502mg Soybean meal
Isoleucine 2.18mg 0.668mg Soybean meal
Leucine 3.66mg 1.374mg Soybean meal
Lysine 2.991mg 0.76mg Soybean meal
Methionine 0.606mg 0.335mg Soybean meal
Phenylalanine 2.346mg 0.908mg Soybean meal
Valine 2.243mg 0.964mg Soybean meal
Histidine 1.212mg 0.41mg Soybean meal
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Bran
Saturated Fat 0.268g 1.328g Soybean meal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.409g 2.376g Bran
Polyunsaturated fat 1.045g 2.766g Bran

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Soybean meal Bran
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
46
Bran
Mineral Summary Score
266
Soybean meal
122
Bran

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
104%
Bran
Carbohydrates
36%
Soybean meal
66%
Bran
Fats
11%
Soybean meal
32%
Bran

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.45g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.06g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bran
Bran 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)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Soybean meal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172445/nutrients
  2. Bran - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168872/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.