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Soybean meal vs Rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Soybean meal and Rice

  • Soybean meal is richer than Rice in Copper, Iron, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Folate, Vitamin B1, Zinc and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Soybean meal is 215% higher.
  • Soybean meal contains 71 times more Potassium than Rice. Soybean meal contains 2490mg of Potassium, while Rice contains 35mg.

Food types used in this article are Soy meal, defatted, raw and Rice, white, long-grain, regular, enriched, cooked.

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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
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Rice
Contains more Iron +1041.7%
Contains more Calcium +2340%
Contains more Potassium +7014.3%
Contains more Magnesium +2450%
Contains more Copper +2798.6%
Contains more Zinc +932.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +1530.2%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 514% 74% 220% 219% 667% 138% 301% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 3% 4% 9% 24% 14% 19% 1%
Contains more Iron +1041.7%
Contains more Calcium +2340%
Contains more Potassium +7014.3%
Contains more Magnesium +2450%
Contains more Copper +2798.6%
Contains more Zinc +932.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +1530.2%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%

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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Rice
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +323.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1830.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +406.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +511.8%
Contains more Folate +422.4%
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 1% 0% 41% 3% 28% 24% 22% 0% 0% 44%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +323.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1830.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +406.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +511.8%
Contains more Folate +422.4%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
63
Soybean meal
13
Rice
Mineral Summary Score
266
Soybean meal
14
Rice

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 the food
Protein
295%
Soybean meal
16%
Rice
Carbohydrates
36%
Soybean meal
28%
Rice
Fats
11%
Soybean meal
1%
Rice

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Soybean meal Rice
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Soybean meal Rice
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 Sugars?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal contains less Sugars (difference - 0.05g)
Which food is cheaper?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is cheaper (difference - $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 contains less Sodium?
Rice
Rice contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rice
Rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.191g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Rice
Rice is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Soybean meal Rice Opinion
Calories 337 130 Soybean meal
Protein 49.2 2.69 Soybean meal
Fats 2.39 0.28 Soybean meal
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 35.89 28.17 Soybean meal
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 13.7 1.2 Soybean meal
Calcium 244 10 Soybean meal
Potassium 2490 35 Soybean meal
Magnesium 306 12 Soybean meal
Sugars 0.05 Soybean meal
Fiber 0.4 Rice
Copper 2 0.069 Soybean meal
Zinc 5.06 0.49 Soybean meal
Starch
Phosphorus 701 43 Soybean meal
Sodium 3 1 Rice
Vitamin A 40 0 Soybean meal
Vitamin E 0.04 Rice
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.691 0.163 Soybean meal
Vitamin B2 0.251 0.013 Soybean meal
Vitamin B3 2.587 1.476 Soybean meal
Vitamin B5 1.976 0.39 Soybean meal
Vitamin B6 0.569 0.093 Soybean meal
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Rice
Folate 303 58 Soybean meal
Trans Fat 0 Rice
Saturated Fat 0.268 0.077 Rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.409 0.088 Soybean meal
Polyunsaturated fat 1.045 0.076 Soybean meal
Tryptophan 0.653 0.031 Soybean meal
Threonine 1.952 0.096 Soybean meal
Isoleucine 2.18 0.116 Soybean meal
Leucine 3.66 0.222 Soybean meal
Lysine 2.991 0.097 Soybean meal
Methionine 0.606 0.063 Soybean meal
Phenylalanine 2.346 0.144 Soybean meal
Valine 2.243 0.164 Soybean meal
Histidine 1.212 0.063 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 of 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. Rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168878/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.