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Tempeh vs Dashi - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Tempeh and Dashi

  • Tempeh has more Iron, Phosphorus, Zinc, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium, however Dashi is higher in Copper, Selenium, Vitamin B12, and Calcium.
  • Tempeh covers your daily Copper needs 62% more than Dashi.
  • Dashi contains 13 times less Zinc than Tempeh. Tempeh contains 1.14mg of Zinc, while Dashi contains 0.09mg.
  • Tempeh has less Sodium.

Food varieties used in this article are Tempeh and Soup, bouillon cubes and granules, low sodium, dry.

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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
7
:
1
Dashi
Contains more Iron +162.1%
Contains more Magnesium +44.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.2%
Contains more Potassium +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -99.2%
Contains more Zinc +1166.7%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Calcium +68.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 102% 58% 114% 37% 2% 32% 187%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 57% 39% 40% 72% 28% 140% 3% 0%
Contains more Iron +162.1%
Contains more Magnesium +44.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.2%
Contains more Potassium +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -99.2%
Contains more Zinc +1166.7%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Calcium +68.5%

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
4
:
7
Dashi
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +275%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.46
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 30% 15% 0% 4% 25% 100% 47% 0% 24% 16% 38% 168%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +275%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.46

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tempeh Dashi Opinion
Net carbs 7.64g 64.68g Dashi
Protein 20.29g 16.7g Tempeh
Fats 10.8g 13.89g Dashi
Carbs 7.64g 64.88g Dashi
Calories 192kcal 438kcal Dashi
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 14.47g Tempeh
Fiber g 0.2g Dashi
Calcium 111mg 187mg Dashi
Iron 2.7mg 1.03mg Tempeh
Magnesium 81mg 56mg Tempeh
Phosphorus 266mg 166mg Tempeh
Potassium 412mg 309mg Tempeh
Sodium 9mg 1067mg Tempeh
Zinc 1.14mg 0.09mg Tempeh
Copper 0.56mg 0mg Tempeh
Vitamin A 0IU 500IU Dashi
Vitamin E mg 0.72mg Dashi
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 1.1mg Dashi
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.1mg Dashi
Vitamin B2 0.358mg 0.43mg Dashi
Vitamin B3 2.64mg 2.46mg Tempeh
Vitamin B5 0.278mg mg Tempeh
Vitamin B6 0.215mg 0.1mg Tempeh
Folate 24µg 21µg Tempeh
Vitamin B12 0.08µg 0.3µg Dashi
Vitamin K µg 66.9µg Dashi
Tryptophan 0.194mg mg Tempeh
Threonine 0.796mg mg Tempeh
Isoleucine 0.88mg mg Tempeh
Leucine 1.43mg mg Tempeh
Lysine 0.908mg mg Tempeh
Methionine 0.175mg mg Tempeh
Phenylalanine 0.893mg mg Tempeh
Valine 0.92mg mg Tempeh
Histidine 0.466mg mg Tempeh
Cholesterol 0mg 13mg Tempeh
Trans Fat 0g g Dashi
Saturated Fat 2.539g 3.433g Tempeh
Monounsaturated Fat 3.205g 5.365g Dashi
Polyunsaturated fat 4.3g 4.485g Dashi

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Tempeh Dashi
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
38
Dashi
Mineral Summary Score
70
Tempeh
47
Dashi

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
100%
Dashi
Carbohydrates
8%
Tempeh
65%
Dashi
Fats
50%
Tempeh
64%
Dashi

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in Sugar (difference - 14.47g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tempeh
Tempeh contains less Sodium (difference - 1058mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.894g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tempeh
Tempeh is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Dashi
Dashi is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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.

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. Dashi - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171613/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.