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Soybean vs Sesame - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Soybean and Sesame

  • Soybean has more Folate, Vitamin B2, and Potassium, while Sesame has more Copper, Calcium, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Selenium, and Zinc.
  • Sesame's daily need coverage for Copper is 269% higher.
  • Sesame contains 4 times less Folate than Soybean. Soybean contains 375µg of Folate, while Sesame contains 97µg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Soybean is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Soybeans, mature seeds, raw and Seeds, sesame seeds, whole, dried.

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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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Sesame
Contains more Potassium +284%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.9%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Calcium +252%
Contains more Magnesium +25.4%
Contains more Copper +146.2%
Contains more Zinc +58.5%
Equal in Iron - 14.55
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 589% 84% 159% 200% 553% 134% 302% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 546% 293% 42% 251% 1361% 212% 270% 2%
Contains more Potassium +284%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.9%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Calcium +252%
Contains more Magnesium +25.4%
Contains more Copper +146.2%
Contains more Zinc +58.5%
Equal in Iron - 14.55

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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Sesame
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +144.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +240%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +10.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +252.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1486%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +286.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +178.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +109.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.791
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 20% 2% 17% 0% 219% 201% 31% 48% 87% 0% 118% 282%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 5% 0% 198% 57% 85% 3% 183% 0% 0% 73%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +144.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +240%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +10.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +252.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1486%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +286.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +178.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +109.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.791

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
50
Sesame
Mineral Summary Score
252
Soybean
372
Sesame

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
106%
Sesame
Carbohydrates
30%
Soybean
23%
Sesame
Fats
92%
Soybean
229%
Sesame

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

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Soybean Sesame
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 contains less Sodium?
Soybean
Soybean contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Soybean
Soybean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.073g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Soybean
Soybean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food is cheaper?
Soybean
Soybean is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Soybean
Soybean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Sesame
Sesame is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.03g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Soybean Sesame Opinion
Calories 446 573 Sesame
Protein 36.49 17.73 Soybean
Fats 19.94 49.67 Sesame
Vitamin C 6 0 Soybean
Carbs 30.16 23.45 Soybean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 15.7 14.55 Soybean
Calcium 277 975 Sesame
Potassium 1797 468 Soybean
Magnesium 280 351 Sesame
Sugar 7.33 0.3 Sesame
Fiber 9.3 11.8 Sesame
Copper 1.658 4.082 Sesame
Zinc 4.89 7.75 Sesame
Starch
Phosphorus 704 629 Soybean
Sodium 2 11 Soybean
Vitamin A 22 9 Soybean
Vitamin E 0.85 0.25 Soybean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.874 0.791 Soybean
Vitamin B2 0.87 0.247 Soybean
Vitamin B3 1.623 4.515 Sesame
Vitamin B5 0.793 0.05 Soybean
Vitamin B6 0.377 0.79 Sesame
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 47 0 Soybean
Folate 375 97 Soybean
Trans Fat 0 Sesame
Saturated Fat 2.884 6.957 Soybean
Monounsaturated Fat 4.404 18.759 Sesame
Polyunsaturated fat 11.255 21.773 Sesame
Tryptophan 0.591 0.388 Soybean
Threonine 1.766 0.736 Soybean
Isoleucine 1.971 0.763 Soybean
Leucine 3.309 1.358 Soybean
Lysine 2.706 0.569 Soybean
Methionine 0.547 0.586 Sesame
Phenylalanine 2.122 0.94 Soybean
Valine 2.029 0.99 Soybean
Histidine 1.097 0.522 Soybean
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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 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. Sesame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170150/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.