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Teff vs Bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Teff and Bean

  • Teff has more Manganese, Iron, Vitamin B3, and Zinc, however Bean has more Selenium, Fiber, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Choline, and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Teff is 352% higher.
  • Bean has 3 times less Vitamin B3 than Teff. Teff has 3.363mg of Vitamin B3, while Bean has 1.174mg.

Food types used in this article are Teff, uncooked and Beans, pinto, mature seeds, raw.

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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
Teff
5
:
2
Bean
Contains more Iron +50.5%
Contains more Calcium +59.3%
Contains more Zinc +59.2%
Contains more Potassium +226.2%
Contains more Copper +10.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 176
Equal in Phosphorus - 411
Equal in Sodium - 12
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 287% 54% 38% 132% 270% 99% 184% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 191% 34% 123% 126% 298% 63% 177% 2%
Contains more Iron +50.5%
Contains more Calcium +59.3%
Contains more Zinc +59.2%
Contains more Potassium +226.2%
Contains more Copper +10.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 176
Equal in Phosphorus - 411
Equal in Sodium - 12

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
Teff
5
:
7
Bean
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +186.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20%
Contains more Vitamin E +162.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +82.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +194.7%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.474
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% 2% 0% 98% 63% 64% 57% 112% 0% 5% 0%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 21% 0% 5% 0% 179% 49% 23% 48% 110% 0% 14% 394%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +186.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20%
Contains more Vitamin E +162.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +82.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +194.7%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.474

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
33
Teff
70
Bean
Mineral Summary Score
133
Teff
126
Bean

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
80%
Teff
129%
Bean
Carbohydrates
73%
Teff
63%
Bean
Fats
11%
Teff
6%
Bean

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.
Teff Bean
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Teff Bean
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 Cholesterol?
Teff
Teff is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Teff
Teff is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.27g)
Which food is cheaper?
Teff
Teff is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Teff
Teff is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bean
Bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.214g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bean
Bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (12 mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Teff Bean Opinion
Calories 367 347 Teff
Protein 13.3 21.42 Bean
Fats 2.38 1.23 Teff
Vitamin C 6.3 Bean
Carbs 73.13 62.55 Teff
Cholesterol 0 Teff
Vitamin D 0 Bean
Iron 7.63 5.07 Teff
Calcium 180 113 Teff
Potassium 427 1393 Bean
Magnesium 184 176 Teff
Sugar 1.84 2.11 Teff
Fiber 8 15.5 Bean
Copper 0.81 0.893 Bean
Zinc 3.63 2.28 Teff
Starch 36.56 34.17 Teff
Phosphorus 429 411 Teff
Sodium 12 12
Vitamin A 9 0 Teff
Vitamin E 0.08 0.21 Bean
Vitamin D 0 Bean
Vitamin B1 0.39 0.713 Bean
Vitamin B2 0.27 0.212 Teff
Vitamin B3 3.363 1.174 Teff
Vitamin B5 0.942 0.785 Teff
Vitamin B6 0.482 0.474 Teff
Vitamin B12 0 Bean
Vitamin K 1.9 5.6 Bean
Folate 525 Bean
Trans Fat 0 Teff
Saturated Fat 0.449 0.235 Bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.589 0.229 Teff
Polyunsaturated fat 1.071 0.407 Teff
Tryptophan 0.139 0.237 Bean
Threonine 0.51 0.81 Bean
Isoleucine 0.501 0.871 Bean
Leucine 1.068 1.558 Bean
Lysine 0.376 1.356 Bean
Methionine 0.428 0.259 Teff
Phenylalanine 0.698 1.095 Bean
Valine 0.686 0.998 Bean
Histidine 0.301 0.556 Bean
Fructose 0.47 0 Teff

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. Teff - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169747/nutrients
  2. Bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175199/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.