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Soybean meal vs Brown rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Soybean meal and Brown rice?

  • Soybean meal has more Copper, Iron, Manganese, Phosphorus, Folate, Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, Zinc, and Vitamin B6 than Brown rice.
  • Soybean meal's daily need coverage for Copper is 210% higher.
  • Brown rice has 34 times less Folate than Soybean meal. Soybean meal has 303µg of Folate, while Brown rice has 9µg.

We used Soy meal, defatted, raw and Rice, brown, long-grain, cooked types in this comparison.

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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 +8033.3%
Contains more Iron +2346.4%
Contains more Magnesium +684.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +580.6%
Contains more Potassium +2795.3%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Zinc +612.7%
Contains more Copper +1786.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 74% 514% 219% 301% 220% 1% 138% 667%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 22% 28% 45% 8% 1% 20% 36%
Contains more Calcium +8033.3%
Contains more Iron +2346.4%
Contains more Magnesium +684.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +580.6%
Contains more Potassium +2795.3%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Zinc +612.7%
Contains more Copper +1786.8%

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 +288.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +263.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +420%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +362.6%
Contains more Folate +3266.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.561
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% 4% 0% 0% 45% 16% 49% 23% 29% 7% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +288.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +263.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +420%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +362.6%
Contains more Folate +3266.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.561

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Soybean meal Brown rice Opinion
Net carbs 35.89g 23.98g Soybean meal
Protein 49.2g 2.74g Soybean meal
Fats 2.39g 0.97g Soybean meal
Carbs 35.89g 25.58g Soybean meal
Calories 337kcal 123kcal Soybean meal
Starch g 24.79g Brown rice
Fructose g 0g Brown rice
Sugar g 0.24g Soybean meal
Fiber g 1.6g Brown rice
Calcium 244mg 3mg Soybean meal
Iron 13.7mg 0.56mg Soybean meal
Magnesium 306mg 39mg Soybean meal
Phosphorus 701mg 103mg Soybean meal
Potassium 2490mg 86mg Soybean meal
Sodium 3mg 4mg Soybean meal
Zinc 5.06mg 0.71mg Soybean meal
Copper 2mg 0.106mg Soybean meal
Vitamin A 40IU 0IU Soybean meal
Vitamin E mg 0.17mg Brown rice
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.691mg 0.178mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B2 0.251mg 0.069mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B3 2.587mg 2.561mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B5 1.976mg 0.38mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B6 0.569mg 0.123mg Soybean meal
Folate 303µg 9µg Soybean meal
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0.2µg Brown rice
Tryptophan 0.653mg 0.033mg Soybean meal
Threonine 1.952mg 0.095mg Soybean meal
Isoleucine 2.18mg 0.109mg Soybean meal
Leucine 3.66mg 0.214mg Soybean meal
Lysine 2.991mg 0.099mg Soybean meal
Methionine 0.606mg 0.058mg Soybean meal
Phenylalanine 2.346mg 0.133mg Soybean meal
Valine 2.243mg 0.151mg Soybean meal
Histidine 1.212mg 0.066mg Soybean meal
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.268g 0.26g Brown rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.409g 0.369g Soybean meal
Polyunsaturated fat 1.045g 0.366g Soybean meal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Soybean meal Brown rice
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
14
Brown rice
Mineral Summary Score
266
Soybean meal
20
Brown 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 food.
Protein
295%
Soybean meal
16%
Brown rice
Carbohydrates
36%
Soybean meal
26%
Brown rice
Fats
11%
Soybean meal
4%
Brown rice

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.24g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is cheaper (difference - $2)
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 Saturated Fat?
Brown rice
Brown rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.008g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Brown rice
Brown rice is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
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. Brown rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169704/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.