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Tempeh vs Glutinous rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tempeh and Glutinous rice different?

  • Tempeh has more Copper, Manganese, Phosphorus, Iron, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Potassium than Glutinous rice.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Tempeh is 57% higher.
  • Tempeh contains 65 times more Saturated Fat than Glutinous rice. While Tempeh contains 2.539g of Saturated Fat, Glutinous rice contains only 0.039g.

Tempeh and Rice, white, glutinous, unenriched, cooked are the varieties used in this article.

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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
Contains more Iron +1828.6%
Contains more Calcium +5450%
Contains more Potassium +4020%
Contains more Magnesium +1520%
Contains more Copper +1042.9%
Contains more Zinc +178%
Contains more Phosphorus +3225%
Contains less Sodium -44.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 34% 37% 58% 187% 32% 114% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 1% 1% 4% 17% 12% 4% 1%
Contains more Iron +1828.6%
Contains more Calcium +5450%
Contains more Potassium +4020%
Contains more Magnesium +1520%
Contains more Copper +1042.9%
Contains more Zinc +178%
Contains more Phosphorus +3225%
Contains less Sodium -44.4%

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
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +290%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2653.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +810.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +726.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +2300%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 0% 0% 20% 83% 50% 17% 50% 10% 0% 18%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 1% 0% 5% 3% 6% 13% 6% 0% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +290%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2653.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +810.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +726.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +2300%

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
3
Glutinous rice
Mineral Summary Score
70
Tempeh
5
Glutinous rice

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
12%
Glutinous rice
Carbohydrates
8%
Tempeh
21%
Glutinous rice
Fats
50%
Tempeh
1%
Glutinous rice

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

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Tempeh Glutinous rice
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 Sugar?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.05g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in glycemic index (difference - 83)
Which food is cheaper?
Tempeh
Tempeh is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tempeh
Tempeh is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tempeh
Tempeh is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Glutinous rice
Glutinous rice contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Glutinous rice
Glutinous rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.5g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tempeh Glutinous rice Opinion
Calories 192 97 Tempeh
Protein 20.29 2.02 Tempeh
Fats 10.8 0.19 Tempeh
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 7.64 21.09 Glutinous rice
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.7 0.14 Tempeh
Calcium 111 2 Tempeh
Potassium 412 10 Tempeh
Magnesium 81 5 Tempeh
Sugar 0.05 Tempeh
Fiber 1 Glutinous rice
Copper 0.56 0.049 Tempeh
Zinc 1.14 0.41 Tempeh
Starch
Phosphorus 266 8 Tempeh
Sodium 9 5 Glutinous rice
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.04 Glutinous rice
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.02 Tempeh
Vitamin B2 0.358 0.013 Tempeh
Vitamin B3 2.64 0.29 Tempeh
Vitamin B5 0.278 0.215 Tempeh
Vitamin B6 0.215 0.026 Tempeh
Vitamin B12 0.08 0 Tempeh
Vitamin K 0 Glutinous rice
Folate 24 1 Tempeh
Trans Fat 0 Glutinous rice
Saturated Fat 2.539 0.039 Glutinous rice
Monounsaturated Fat 3.205 0.07 Tempeh
Polyunsaturated fat 4.3 0.069 Tempeh
Tryptophan 0.194 0.023 Tempeh
Threonine 0.796 0.072 Tempeh
Isoleucine 0.88 0.087 Tempeh
Leucine 1.43 0.167 Tempeh
Lysine 0.908 0.073 Tempeh
Methionine 0.175 0.047 Tempeh
Phenylalanine 0.893 0.108 Tempeh
Valine 0.92 0.123 Tempeh
Histidine 0.466 0.047 Tempeh
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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. Tempeh - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174272/nutrients
  2. Glutinous rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169711/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.