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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
Contains more Calcium +282.8%
Contains more Iron +87.5%
Contains more Magnesium +131.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +189.1%
Contains more Potassium +29.2%
Contains less Sodium -97.6%
Contains more Zinc +96.6%
Contains more Copper +334.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 102% 58% 114% 37% 2% 32% 187%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 54% 25% 40% 29% 49% 16% 43%
Contains more Calcium +282.8%
Contains more Iron +87.5%
Contains more Magnesium +131.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +189.1%
Contains more Potassium +29.2%
Contains less Sodium -97.6%
Contains more Zinc +96.6%
Contains more Copper +334.1%

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 Folate +118.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.076
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 0% 2% 0% 20% 19% 19% 7% 12% 24% 9% 0% 6%
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 Folate +118.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.076

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tempeh Refried beans Opinion
Net carbs 7.64g 9.85g Refried beans
Protein 20.29g 4.98g Tempeh
Fats 10.8g 2.01g Tempeh
Carbs 7.64g 13.55g Refried beans
Calories 192kcal 90kcal Tempeh
Starch g 7.43g Refried beans
Fructose g 0g Refried beans
Sugar g 0.54g Tempeh
Fiber g 3.7g Refried beans
Calcium 111mg 29mg Tempeh
Iron 2.7mg 1.44mg Tempeh
Magnesium 81mg 35mg Tempeh
Phosphorus 266mg 92mg Tempeh
Potassium 412mg 319mg Tempeh
Sodium 9mg 370mg Tempeh
Zinc 1.14mg 0.58mg Tempeh
Copper 0.56mg 0.129mg Tempeh
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg 0.09mg Refried beans
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 6mg Refried beans
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.076mg Tempeh
Vitamin B2 0.358mg 0.079mg Tempeh
Vitamin B3 2.64mg 0.367mg Tempeh
Vitamin B5 0.278mg 0.189mg Tempeh
Vitamin B6 0.215mg 0.103mg Tempeh
Folate 24µg 11µg Tempeh
Vitamin B12 0.08µg 0µg Tempeh
Vitamin K µg 2.1µg Refried beans
Tryptophan 0.194mg 0.065mg Tempeh
Threonine 0.796mg 0.231mg Tempeh
Isoleucine 0.88mg 0.242mg Tempeh
Leucine 1.43mg 0.438mg Tempeh
Lysine 0.908mg 0.377mg Tempeh
Methionine 0.175mg 0.083mg Tempeh
Phenylalanine 0.893mg 0.297mg Tempeh
Valine 0.92mg 0.287mg Tempeh
Histidine 0.466mg 153mg Refried beans
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0.016g Tempeh
Saturated Fat 2.539g 0.631g Refried beans
Monounsaturated Fat 3.205g 0.601g Tempeh
Polyunsaturated fat 4.3g 0.543g Tempeh

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tempeh Refried beans
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
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

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 ($)

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.