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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
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Tempeh
Contains more Iron +407.4%
Contains more Calcium +119.8%
Contains more Potassium +504.4%
Contains more Magnesium +277.8%
Contains more Copper +257.1%
Contains more Zinc +343.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +163.5%
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 102% 34% 37% 58% 187% 32% 114% 2%
Contains more Iron +407.4%
Contains more Calcium +119.8%
Contains more Potassium +504.4%
Contains more Magnesium +277.8%
Contains more Copper +257.1%
Contains more Zinc +343.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +163.5%
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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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 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% 0% 0% 20% 83% 50% 17% 50% 10% 0% 18%
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 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
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 the food
Protein
295%
Soybean meal
122%
Tempeh
Carbohydrates
36%
Soybean meal
8%
Tempeh
Fats
11%
Soybean meal
50%
Tempeh

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Soybean meal Tempeh
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 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 Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
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 definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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