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Soybean meal vs Refried beans - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Soybean meal and Refried beans

  • Refried beans have less Copper, Iron, Manganese, Phosphorus, Folate, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Zinc, and Vitamin B6.
  • Soybean meal's daily need coverage for Copper is 208% more.
  • Soybean meal has 28 times more Folate than Refried beans. Soybean meal has 303µg of Folate, while Refried beans have 11µg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Soy meal, defatted, raw and Refried beans, canned, traditional style (includes USDA commodity).

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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 +741.4%
Contains more Iron +851.4%
Contains more Magnesium +774.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +662%
Contains more Potassium +680.6%
Contains less Sodium -99.2%
Contains more Zinc +772.4%
Contains more Copper +1450.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 74% 514% 219% 301% 220% 1% 138% 667%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 54% 25% 40% 29% 49% 16% 43%
Contains more Calcium +741.4%
Contains more Iron +851.4%
Contains more Magnesium +774.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +662%
Contains more Potassium +680.6%
Contains less Sodium -99.2%
Contains more Zinc +772.4%
Contains more Copper +1450.4%

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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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +809.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +217.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +604.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +945.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +452.4%
Contains more Folate +2654.5%
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% 2% 0% 20% 19% 19% 7% 12% 24% 9% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +809.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +217.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +604.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +945.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +452.4%
Contains more Folate +2654.5%
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 Refried beans
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Soybean meal Refried beans Opinion
Net carbs 35.89g 9.85g Soybean meal
Protein 49.2g 4.98g Soybean meal
Fats 2.39g 2.01g Soybean meal
Carbs 35.89g 13.55g Soybean meal
Calories 337kcal 90kcal Soybean meal
Starch g 7.43g Refried beans
Fructose g 0g Refried beans
Sugar g 0.54g Soybean meal
Fiber g 3.7g Refried beans
Calcium 244mg 29mg Soybean meal
Iron 13.7mg 1.44mg Soybean meal
Magnesium 306mg 35mg Soybean meal
Phosphorus 701mg 92mg Soybean meal
Potassium 2490mg 319mg Soybean meal
Sodium 3mg 370mg Soybean meal
Zinc 5.06mg 0.58mg Soybean meal
Copper 2mg 0.129mg Soybean meal
Vitamin A 40IU 0IU Soybean meal
Vitamin E mg 0.09mg Refried beans
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 6mg Refried beans
Vitamin B1 0.691mg 0.076mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B2 0.251mg 0.079mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B3 2.587mg 0.367mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B5 1.976mg 0.189mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B6 0.569mg 0.103mg Soybean meal
Folate 303µg 11µg Soybean meal
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 2.1µg Refried beans
Tryptophan 0.653mg 0.065mg Soybean meal
Threonine 1.952mg 0.231mg Soybean meal
Isoleucine 2.18mg 0.242mg Soybean meal
Leucine 3.66mg 0.438mg Soybean meal
Lysine 2.991mg 0.377mg Soybean meal
Methionine 0.606mg 0.083mg Soybean meal
Phenylalanine 2.346mg 0.297mg Soybean meal
Valine 2.243mg 0.287mg Soybean meal
Histidine 1.212mg 153mg Refried beans
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0.016g Soybean meal
Saturated Fat 0.268g 0.631g Soybean meal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.409g 0.601g Refried beans
Polyunsaturated fat 1.045g 0.543g Soybean meal

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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
10
Refried beans
Mineral Summary Score
266
Soybean meal
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
295%
Soybean meal
30%
Refried beans
Carbohydrates
36%
Soybean meal
14%
Refried beans
Fats
11%
Soybean meal
9%
Refried beans

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.54g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal contains less Sodium (difference - 367mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.363g)
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?
Refried beans
Refried beans is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
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 ($)

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. 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.