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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
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1
Miso
Contains more Calcium +94.7%
Contains more Magnesium +68.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +67.3%
Contains more Potassium +96.2%
Contains less Sodium -99.8%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +124.6%
Equal in Iron - 2.49
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 102% 58% 114% 37% 2% 32% 187%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 94% 35% 69% 19% 487% 70% 140%
Contains more Calcium +94.7%
Contains more Magnesium +68.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +67.3%
Contains more Potassium +96.2%
Contains less Sodium -99.8%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
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 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 6% 1% 0% 0% 25% 54% 17% 21% 46% 15% 10% 74%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tempeh Miso Opinion
Net carbs 7.64g 19.97g Miso
Protein 20.29g 12.79g Tempeh
Fats 10.8g 6.01g Tempeh
Carbs 7.64g 25.37g Miso
Calories 192kcal 198kcal Miso
Starch g g
Fructose g 6g Miso
Sugar g 6.2g Tempeh
Fiber g 5.4g Miso
Calcium 111mg 57mg Tempeh
Iron 2.7mg 2.49mg Tempeh
Magnesium 81mg 48mg Tempeh
Phosphorus 266mg 159mg Tempeh
Potassium 412mg 210mg Tempeh
Sodium 9mg 3728mg Tempeh
Zinc 1.14mg 2.56mg Miso
Copper 0.56mg 0.42mg Tempeh
Vitamin A 0IU 87IU Miso
Vitamin E mg 0.01mg Miso
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.098mg Miso
Vitamin B2 0.358mg 0.233mg Tempeh
Vitamin B3 2.64mg 0.906mg Tempeh
Vitamin B5 0.278mg 0.337mg Miso
Vitamin B6 0.215mg 0.199mg Tempeh
Folate 24µg 19µg Tempeh
Vitamin B12 0.08µg 0.08µg
Vitamin K µg 29.3µg Miso
Tryptophan 0.194mg 0.155mg Tempeh
Threonine 0.796mg 0.479mg Tempeh
Isoleucine 0.88mg 0.508mg Tempeh
Leucine 1.43mg 0.82mg Tempeh
Lysine 0.908mg 0.478mg Tempeh
Methionine 0.175mg 0.129mg Tempeh
Phenylalanine 0.893mg 0.486mg Tempeh
Valine 0.92mg 0.547mg Tempeh
Histidine 0.466mg 0.243mg Tempeh
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 2.539g 1.025g Miso
Monounsaturated Fat 3.205g 1.118g Tempeh
Polyunsaturated fat 4.3g 2.884g Tempeh

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Tempeh Miso
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
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

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.

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.