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Soybean vs Nattō - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Soybean and Nattō

  • Nattō contains less Copper, Folate, Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Manganese, Magnesium, Potassium, and Vitamin K than Soybean.
  • Soybean's daily need coverage for Copper is 110% higher.
  • Nattō contains 47 times less Folate than Soybean. Soybean contains 375µg of Folate, while Nattō contains 8µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Soybeans, mature seeds, raw and Natto.

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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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Nattō
Contains more Calcium +27.6%
Contains more Iron +82.6%
Contains more Magnesium +143.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +304.6%
Contains more Potassium +146.5%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Zinc +61.4%
Contains more Copper +148.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 84% 589% 200% 302% 159% 1% 134% 553%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 66% 323% 83% 75% 65% 1% 83% 223%
Contains more Calcium +27.6%
Contains more Iron +82.6%
Contains more Magnesium +143.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +304.6%
Contains more Potassium +146.5%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Zinc +61.4%
Contains more Copper +148.6%

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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Nattō
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +8400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +446.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +357.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +268.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +190%
Contains more Folate +4587.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +103.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +116.7%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 44% 40% 44% 0% 13% 30% 6% 0% 58%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +8400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +446.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +357.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +268.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +190%
Contains more Folate +4587.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +103.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +116.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Soybean Nattō Opinion
Net carbs 20.86g 7.28g Soybean
Protein 36.49g 19.4g Soybean
Fats 19.94g 11g Soybean
Carbs 30.16g 12.68g Soybean
Calories 446kcal 211kcal Soybean
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 7.33g 4.89g Nattō
Fiber 9.3g 5.4g Soybean
Calcium 277mg 217mg Soybean
Iron 15.7mg 8.6mg Soybean
Magnesium 280mg 115mg Soybean
Phosphorus 704mg 174mg Soybean
Potassium 1797mg 729mg Soybean
Sodium 2mg 7mg Soybean
Zinc 4.89mg 3.03mg Soybean
Copper 1.658mg 0.667mg Soybean
Vitamin A 22IU 0IU Soybean
Vitamin E 0.85mg 0.01mg Soybean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 6mg 13mg Nattō
Vitamin B1 0.874mg 0.16mg Soybean
Vitamin B2 0.87mg 0.19mg Soybean
Vitamin B3 1.623mg 0mg Soybean
Vitamin B5 0.793mg 0.215mg Soybean
Vitamin B6 0.377mg 0.13mg Soybean
Folate 375µg 8µg Soybean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 47µg 23.1µg Soybean
Tryptophan 0.591mg 0.223mg Soybean
Threonine 1.766mg 0.813mg Soybean
Isoleucine 1.971mg 0.931mg Soybean
Leucine 3.309mg 1.509mg Soybean
Lysine 2.706mg 1.145mg Soybean
Methionine 0.547mg 0.208mg Soybean
Phenylalanine 2.122mg 0.941mg Soybean
Valine 2.029mg 1.018mg Soybean
Histidine 1.097mg 0.512mg Soybean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 2.884g 1.591g Nattō
Monounsaturated Fat 4.404g 2.43g Soybean
Polyunsaturated fat 11.255g 6.21g Soybean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Soybean Nattō
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
85
Soybean
20
Nattō
Mineral Summary Score
252
Soybean
114
Nattō

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
219%
Soybean
116%
Nattō
Carbohydrates
30%
Soybean
13%
Nattō
Fats
92%
Soybean
51%
Nattō

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Soybean
Soybean contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Soybean
Soybean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 42)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Soybean
Soybean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Soybean
Soybean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Nattō
Nattō is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.44g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Nattō
Nattō is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.293g)
Which food is cheaper?
Nattō
Nattō is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
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 - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174270/nutrients
  2. Nattō - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172443/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.