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Soybean meal vs Tempeh - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Soybean meal and Tempeh

  • Tempeh has less Copper, Iron, Manganese, Folate, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, Zinc, and Vitamin B5 than Soybean meal.
  • Soybean meal covers your daily need of Copper 160% more than Tempeh.
  • Soybean meal has 13 times more Folate than Tempeh. While Soybean meal has 303µg of Folate, Tempeh has only 24µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Soy meal, defatted, raw and Tempeh.

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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 +119.8%
Contains more Iron +407.4%
Contains more Magnesium +277.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +163.5%
Contains more Potassium +504.4%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +343.9%
Contains more Copper +257.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 74% 514% 219% 301% 220% 1% 138% 667%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 102% 58% 114% 37% 2% 32% 187%
Contains more Calcium +119.8%
Contains more Iron +407.4%
Contains more Magnesium +277.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +163.5%
Contains more Potassium +504.4%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +343.9%
Contains more Copper +257.1%

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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Tempeh
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +785.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +610.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +164.7%
Contains more Folate +1162.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.64
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% 0% 0% 0% 20% 83% 50% 17% 50% 18% 10% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +785.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +610.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +164.7%
Contains more Folate +1162.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.64

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Soybean meal Tempeh Opinion
Net carbs 35.89g 7.64g Soybean meal
Protein 49.2g 20.29g Soybean meal
Fats 2.39g 10.8g Tempeh
Carbs 35.89g 7.64g Soybean meal
Calories 337kcal 192kcal Soybean meal
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber g g
Calcium 244mg 111mg Soybean meal
Iron 13.7mg 2.7mg Soybean meal
Magnesium 306mg 81mg Soybean meal
Phosphorus 701mg 266mg Soybean meal
Potassium 2490mg 412mg Soybean meal
Sodium 3mg 9mg Soybean meal
Zinc 5.06mg 1.14mg Soybean meal
Copper 2mg 0.56mg Soybean meal
Vitamin A 40IU 0IU Soybean meal
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.691mg 0.078mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B2 0.251mg 0.358mg Tempeh
Vitamin B3 2.587mg 2.64mg Tempeh
Vitamin B5 1.976mg 0.278mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B6 0.569mg 0.215mg Soybean meal
Folate 303µg 24µg Soybean meal
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.08µg Tempeh
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.653mg 0.194mg Soybean meal
Threonine 1.952mg 0.796mg Soybean meal
Isoleucine 2.18mg 0.88mg Soybean meal
Leucine 3.66mg 1.43mg Soybean meal
Lysine 2.991mg 0.908mg Soybean meal
Methionine 0.606mg 0.175mg Soybean meal
Phenylalanine 2.346mg 0.893mg Soybean meal
Valine 2.243mg 0.92mg Soybean meal
Histidine 1.212mg 0.466mg Soybean meal
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.268g 2.539g Soybean meal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.409g 3.205g Tempeh
Polyunsaturated fat 1.045g 4.3g Tempeh

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Soybean meal Tempeh
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
20
Tempeh
Mineral Summary Score
266
Soybean meal
70
Tempeh

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
122%
Tempeh
Carbohydrates
36%
Soybean meal
8%
Tempeh
Fats
11%
Soybean meal
50%
Tempeh

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in glycemic index (difference - 53)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.271g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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. Tempeh - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174272/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.