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Tempeh vs Bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Tempeh and Bean?

  • Tempeh has less Folate, Vitamin B1, Selenium, Copper, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B6 than Bean.
  • Bean's daily need coverage for Folate is 125% higher.
  • Tempeh has 11 times more Saturated Fat than Bean. Tempeh has 2.539g of Saturated Fat, while Bean has 0.235g.

We used Tempeh and Beans, pinto, mature seeds, raw types in this comparison.

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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
Tempeh
1
:
7
Bean
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Iron +87.8%
Contains more Magnesium +117.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.5%
Contains more Potassium +238.1%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +59.5%
Equal in Calcium - 113
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 102% 58% 114% 37% 2% 32% 187%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 191% 126% 177% 123% 2% 63% 298%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Iron +87.8%
Contains more Magnesium +117.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.5%
Contains more Potassium +238.1%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +59.5%
Equal in Calcium - 113

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
Tempeh
3
:
7
Bean
Contains more Vitamin B2 +68.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +124.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +814.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +182.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +120.5%
Contains more Folate +2087.5%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 5% 0% 21% 179% 49% 23% 48% 110% 394% 0% 14%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +68.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +124.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +814.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +182.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +120.5%
Contains more Folate +2087.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tempeh Bean Opinion
Net carbs 7.64g 47.05g Bean
Protein 20.29g 21.42g Bean
Fats 10.8g 1.23g Tempeh
Carbs 7.64g 62.55g Bean
Calories 192kcal 347kcal Bean
Starch g 34.17g Bean
Fructose g 0g Bean
Sugar g 2.11g Tempeh
Fiber g 15.5g Bean
Calcium 111mg 113mg Bean
Iron 2.7mg 5.07mg Bean
Magnesium 81mg 176mg Bean
Phosphorus 266mg 411mg Bean
Potassium 412mg 1393mg Bean
Sodium 9mg 12mg Tempeh
Zinc 1.14mg 2.28mg Bean
Copper 0.56mg 0.893mg Bean
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg 0.21mg Bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 6.3mg Bean
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.713mg Bean
Vitamin B2 0.358mg 0.212mg Tempeh
Vitamin B3 2.64mg 1.174mg Tempeh
Vitamin B5 0.278mg 0.785mg Bean
Vitamin B6 0.215mg 0.474mg Bean
Folate 24µg 525µg Bean
Vitamin B12 0.08µg 0µg Tempeh
Vitamin K µg 5.6µg Bean
Tryptophan 0.194mg 0.237mg Bean
Threonine 0.796mg 0.81mg Bean
Isoleucine 0.88mg 0.871mg Tempeh
Leucine 1.43mg 1.558mg Bean
Lysine 0.908mg 1.356mg Bean
Methionine 0.175mg 0.259mg Bean
Phenylalanine 0.893mg 1.095mg Bean
Valine 0.92mg 0.998mg Bean
Histidine 0.466mg 0.556mg Bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 2.539g 0.235g Bean
Monounsaturated Fat 3.205g 0.229g Tempeh
Polyunsaturated fat 4.3g 0.407g Tempeh

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Tempeh Bean
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
20
Tempeh
70
Bean
Mineral Summary Score
70
Tempeh
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
122%
Tempeh
129%
Bean
Carbohydrates
8%
Tempeh
63%
Bean
Fats
50%
Tempeh
6%
Bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.11g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tempeh
Tempeh contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is cheaper?
Tempeh
Tempeh is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bean
Bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.304g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bean
Bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bean
Bean 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. Tempeh - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174272/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.