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Tempeh vs Refried beans - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Tempeh and Refried beans?

  • Tempeh is higher in Copper, Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Iron, Vitamin B3, and Magnesium, yet Refried beans are higher in Selenium.
  • Tempeh's daily need coverage for Copper is 48% more.
  • Tempeh has 7 times more Vitamin B3 than Refried beans. While Tempeh has 2.64mg of Vitamin B3, Refried beans have only 0.367mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Refried beans are lower.

We used Tempeh and Refried beans, canned, traditional style (includes USDA commodity) types 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
Tempeh
8
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Contains more Iron +87.5%
Contains more Calcium +282.8%
Contains more Potassium +29.2%
Contains more Magnesium +131.4%
Contains more Copper +334.1%
Contains more Zinc +96.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +189.1%
Contains less Sodium -97.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 34% 37% 58% 187% 32% 114% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 54% 9% 29% 25% 43% 16% 40% 49%
Contains more Iron +87.5%
Contains more Calcium +282.8%
Contains more Potassium +29.2%
Contains more Magnesium +131.4%
Contains more Copper +334.1%
Contains more Zinc +96.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +189.1%
Contains less Sodium -97.6%

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
7
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Contains more Vitamin B2 +353.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +619.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +108.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +118.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.076
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 20% 0% 2% 0% 19% 19% 7% 12% 24% 0% 6% 9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +353.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +619.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +108.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +118.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.076

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
10
Refried beans
Mineral Summary Score
70
Tempeh
33
Refried beans

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
30%
Refried beans
Carbohydrates
8%
Tempeh
14%
Refried beans
Fats
50%
Tempeh
9%
Refried beans

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Tempeh Refried beans
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 - 0.54g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tempeh
Tempeh contains less Sodium (difference - 361mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
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 is lower in Saturated Fat?
Refried beans
Refried beans is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.908g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tempeh Refried beans Opinion
Calories 192 90 Tempeh
Protein 20.29 4.98 Tempeh
Fats 10.8 2.01 Tempeh
Vitamin C 0 6 Refried beans
Carbs 7.64 13.55 Refried beans
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.7 1.44 Tempeh
Calcium 111 29 Tempeh
Potassium 412 319 Tempeh
Magnesium 81 35 Tempeh
Sugar 0.54 Tempeh
Fiber 3.7 Refried beans
Copper 0.56 0.129 Tempeh
Zinc 1.14 0.58 Tempeh
Starch 7.43 Refried beans
Phosphorus 266 92 Tempeh
Sodium 9 370 Tempeh
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.09 Refried beans
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.076 Tempeh
Vitamin B2 0.358 0.079 Tempeh
Vitamin B3 2.64 0.367 Tempeh
Vitamin B5 0.278 0.189 Tempeh
Vitamin B6 0.215 0.103 Tempeh
Vitamin B12 0.08 0 Tempeh
Vitamin K 2.1 Refried beans
Folate 24 11 Tempeh
Trans Fat 0 0.016 Tempeh
Saturated Fat 2.539 0.631 Refried beans
Monounsaturated Fat 3.205 0.601 Tempeh
Polyunsaturated fat 4.3 0.543 Tempeh
Tryptophan 0.194 0.065 Tempeh
Threonine 0.796 0.231 Tempeh
Isoleucine 0.88 0.242 Tempeh
Leucine 1.43 0.438 Tempeh
Lysine 0.908 0.377 Tempeh
Methionine 0.175 0.083 Tempeh
Phenylalanine 0.893 0.297 Tempeh
Valine 0.92 0.287 Tempeh
Histidine 0.466 153 Refried beans
Fructose 0 Refried beans

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. Refried beans - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172438/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.