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Soybean vs Tempeh - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Soybean and Tempeh

  • Tempeh has less Iron, Copper, Folate, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Manganese, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin B2, and Zinc.
  • Soybean's daily need coverage for Iron is 163% more.
  • Soybean has 16 times more Folate than Tempeh. Soybean has 375µg of Folate, while Tempeh has 24µg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Soybeans, mature seeds, 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 Calcium +149.5%
Contains more Iron +481.5%
Contains more Magnesium +245.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +164.7%
Contains more Potassium +336.2%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Zinc +328.9%
Contains more Copper +196.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 84% 589% 200% 302% 159% 1% 134% 553%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 102% 58% 114% 37% 2% 32% 187%
Contains more Calcium +149.5%
Contains more Iron +481.5%
Contains more Magnesium +245.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +164.7%
Contains more Potassium +336.2%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Zinc +328.9%
Contains more Copper +196.1%

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1020.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +143%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +185.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +75.3%
Contains more Folate +1462.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +62.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
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% 0% 0% 0% 20% 83% 50% 17% 50% 18% 10% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1020.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +143%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +185.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +75.3%
Contains more Folate +1462.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +62.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Soybean Tempeh Opinion
Net carbs 20.86g 7.64g Soybean
Protein 36.49g 20.29g Soybean
Fats 19.94g 10.8g Soybean
Carbs 30.16g 7.64g Soybean
Calories 446kcal 192kcal Soybean
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 7.33g g Tempeh
Fiber 9.3g g Soybean
Calcium 277mg 111mg Soybean
Iron 15.7mg 2.7mg Soybean
Magnesium 280mg 81mg Soybean
Phosphorus 704mg 266mg Soybean
Potassium 1797mg 412mg Soybean
Sodium 2mg 9mg Soybean
Zinc 4.89mg 1.14mg Soybean
Copper 1.658mg 0.56mg Soybean
Vitamin A 22IU 0IU Soybean
Vitamin E 0.85mg mg Soybean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 6mg 0mg Soybean
Vitamin B1 0.874mg 0.078mg Soybean
Vitamin B2 0.87mg 0.358mg Soybean
Vitamin B3 1.623mg 2.64mg Tempeh
Vitamin B5 0.793mg 0.278mg Soybean
Vitamin B6 0.377mg 0.215mg Soybean
Folate 375µg 24µg Soybean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.08µg Tempeh
Vitamin K 47µg µg Soybean
Tryptophan 0.591mg 0.194mg Soybean
Threonine 1.766mg 0.796mg Soybean
Isoleucine 1.971mg 0.88mg Soybean
Leucine 3.309mg 1.43mg Soybean
Lysine 2.706mg 0.908mg Soybean
Methionine 0.547mg 0.175mg Soybean
Phenylalanine 2.122mg 0.893mg Soybean
Valine 2.029mg 0.92mg Soybean
Histidine 1.097mg 0.466mg Soybean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 2.884g 2.539g Tempeh
Monounsaturated Fat 4.404g 3.205g Soybean
Polyunsaturated fat 11.255g 4.3g Soybean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Soybean 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
85
Soybean
20
Tempeh
Mineral Summary Score
252
Soybean
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
219%
Soybean
122%
Tempeh
Carbohydrates
30%
Soybean
8%
Tempeh
Fats
92%
Soybean
50%
Tempeh

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.33g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.345g)
Which food is cheaper?
Tempeh
Tempeh is cheaper (difference - $3.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Soybean
Soybean contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Soybean
Soybean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
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 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. 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.