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Tempeh vs Miso - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Tempeh and Miso?

  • Tempeh is richer in Manganese, Copper, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Magnesium, yet Miso is richer in Zinc, and Selenium.
  • Miso's daily need coverage for Sodium is 162% higher.
  • Tempeh has 3 times more Vitamin B3 than Miso. Tempeh has 2.64mg of Vitamin B3, while Miso has 0.906mg.
  • Miso contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Tempeh and Miso 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
7
:
1
Miso
Contains more Calcium +94.7%
Contains more Potassium +96.2%
Contains more Magnesium +68.8%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +67.3%
Contains less Sodium -99.8%
Contains more Zinc +124.6%
Equal in Iron - 2.49
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 34% 37% 58% 187% 32% 114% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 94% 18% 19% 35% 140% 70% 69% 487%
Contains more Calcium +94.7%
Contains more Potassium +96.2%
Contains more Magnesium +68.8%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +67.3%
Contains less Sodium -99.8%
Contains more Zinc +124.6%
Equal in Iron - 2.49

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
:
5
Miso
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +191.4%
Contains more Folate +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.2%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.199
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.08
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% 6% 1% 0% 25% 54% 17% 21% 46% 10% 74% 15%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +191.4%
Contains more Folate +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.2%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.199
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.08

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
22
Miso
Mineral Summary Score
70
Tempeh
116
Miso

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
77%
Miso
Carbohydrates
8%
Tempeh
25%
Miso
Fats
50%
Tempeh
28%
Miso

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tempeh Miso
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 - 6.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tempeh
Tempeh contains less Sodium (difference - 3719mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in glycemic index (difference - 46)
Which food is cheaper?
Tempeh
Tempeh is cheaper (difference - $3.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tempeh
Tempeh is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Miso
Miso is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.514g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 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 Tempeh Miso Opinion
Calories 192 198 Miso
Protein 20.29 12.79 Tempeh
Fats 10.8 6.01 Tempeh
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 7.64 25.37 Miso
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.7 2.49 Tempeh
Calcium 111 57 Tempeh
Potassium 412 210 Tempeh
Magnesium 81 48 Tempeh
Sugar 6.2 Tempeh
Fiber 5.4 Miso
Copper 0.56 0.42 Tempeh
Zinc 1.14 2.56 Miso
Starch
Phosphorus 266 159 Tempeh
Sodium 9 3728 Tempeh
Vitamin A 0 87 Miso
Vitamin E 0.01 Miso
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.098 Miso
Vitamin B2 0.358 0.233 Tempeh
Vitamin B3 2.64 0.906 Tempeh
Vitamin B5 0.278 0.337 Miso
Vitamin B6 0.215 0.199 Tempeh
Vitamin B12 0.08 0.08
Vitamin K 29.3 Miso
Folate 24 19 Tempeh
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 2.539 1.025 Miso
Monounsaturated Fat 3.205 1.118 Tempeh
Polyunsaturated fat 4.3 2.884 Tempeh
Tryptophan 0.194 0.155 Tempeh
Threonine 0.796 0.479 Tempeh
Isoleucine 0.88 0.508 Tempeh
Leucine 1.43 0.82 Tempeh
Lysine 0.908 0.478 Tempeh
Methionine 0.175 0.129 Tempeh
Phenylalanine 0.893 0.486 Tempeh
Valine 0.92 0.547 Tempeh
Histidine 0.466 0.243 Tempeh
Fructose 6 Miso

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. Miso - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172442/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.