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Soybean meal vs Soybean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Soybean meal and Soybean?

  • Soybean meal is higher in Manganese, Copper, Vitamin B5, Potassium, and Vitamin B6, however Soybean is richer in Vitamin B2, Selenium, Iron, Folate, and Vitamin B1.
  • Soybean meal's daily need coverage for Manganese is 56% more.
  • Soybean contains 2 times less Vitamin B5 than Soybean meal. Soybean meal contains 1.976mg of Vitamin B5, while Soybean contains 0.793mg.

We used Soy meal, defatted, raw and Soybeans, mature seeds, raw types in this article.

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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 Potassium +38.6%
Contains more Copper +20.6%
Contains more Calcium +13.5%
Contains more Iron +14.6%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 280
Equal in Phosphorus - 704
Equal in Zinc - 4.89
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 74% 514% 219% 301% 220% 1% 138% 667%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 84% 589% 200% 302% 159% 1% 134% 553%
Contains more Potassium +38.6%
Contains more Copper +20.6%
Contains more Calcium +13.5%
Contains more Iron +14.6%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 280
Equal in Phosphorus - 704
Equal in Zinc - 4.89

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 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +149.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +246.6%
Contains more Folate +23.8%
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 2% 17% 0% 20% 219% 201% 31% 48% 87% 282% 0% 118%
Contains more Vitamin A +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +149.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +246.6%
Contains more Folate +23.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Soybean meal Soybean Opinion
Net carbs 35.89g 20.86g Soybean meal
Protein 49.2g 36.49g Soybean meal
Fats 2.39g 19.94g Soybean
Carbs 35.89g 30.16g Soybean meal
Calories 337kcal 446kcal Soybean
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 7.33g Soybean meal
Fiber g 9.3g Soybean
Calcium 244mg 277mg Soybean
Iron 13.7mg 15.7mg Soybean
Magnesium 306mg 280mg Soybean meal
Phosphorus 701mg 704mg Soybean
Potassium 2490mg 1797mg Soybean meal
Sodium 3mg 2mg Soybean
Zinc 5.06mg 4.89mg Soybean meal
Copper 2mg 1.658mg Soybean meal
Vitamin A 40IU 22IU Soybean meal
Vitamin E mg 0.85mg Soybean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 6mg Soybean
Vitamin B1 0.691mg 0.874mg Soybean
Vitamin B2 0.251mg 0.87mg Soybean
Vitamin B3 2.587mg 1.623mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B5 1.976mg 0.793mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B6 0.569mg 0.377mg Soybean meal
Folate 303µg 375µg Soybean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 47µg Soybean
Tryptophan 0.653mg 0.591mg Soybean meal
Threonine 1.952mg 1.766mg Soybean meal
Isoleucine 2.18mg 1.971mg Soybean meal
Leucine 3.66mg 3.309mg Soybean meal
Lysine 2.991mg 2.706mg Soybean meal
Methionine 0.606mg 0.547mg Soybean meal
Phenylalanine 2.346mg 2.122mg Soybean meal
Valine 2.243mg 2.029mg Soybean meal
Histidine 1.212mg 1.097mg Soybean meal
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.268g 2.884g Soybean meal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.409g 4.404g Soybean
Polyunsaturated fat 1.045g 11.255g Soybean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Soybean meal Soybean
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
85
Soybean
Mineral Summary Score
266
Soybean meal
252
Soybean

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
219%
Soybean
Carbohydrates
36%
Soybean meal
30%
Soybean
Fats
11%
Soybean meal
92%
Soybean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.33g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.616g)
Which food is cheaper?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is cheaper (difference - $3.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Soybean
Soybean contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Soybean
Soybean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Soybean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174270/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.