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Tempeh vs Sesame - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Tempeh and Sesame?

  • Sesame is richer than Tempeh in Copper, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Manganese, and Vitamin B6.
  • Sesame's daily need coverage for Copper is 391% more.

We used Tempeh and Seeds, sesame seeds, whole, dried 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
1
:
7
Sesame
Contains less Sodium -18.2%
Contains more Iron +438.9%
Contains more Calcium +778.4%
Contains more Potassium +13.6%
Contains more Magnesium +333.3%
Contains more Copper +628.9%
Contains more Zinc +579.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +136.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 34% 37% 58% 187% 32% 114% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 546% 293% 42% 251% 1361% 212% 270% 2%
Contains less Sodium -18.2%
Contains more Iron +438.9%
Contains more Calcium +778.4%
Contains more Potassium +13.6%
Contains more Magnesium +333.3%
Contains more Copper +628.9%
Contains more Zinc +579.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +136.5%

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
3
:
7
Sesame
Contains more Vitamin B2 +44.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +456%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +914.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +71%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +267.4%
Contains more Folate +304.2%
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% 1% 5% 0% 198% 57% 85% 3% 183% 0% 0% 73%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +44.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +456%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +914.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +71%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +267.4%
Contains more Folate +304.2%

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
50
Sesame
Mineral Summary Score
70
Tempeh
372
Sesame

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
106%
Sesame
Carbohydrates
8%
Tempeh
23%
Sesame
Fats
50%
Tempeh
229%
Sesame

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

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Tempeh Sesame
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 - 0.3g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tempeh
Tempeh contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.418g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Tempeh
Tempeh is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sesame
Sesame is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sesame
Sesame is relatively richer in vitamins
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 Sesame Opinion
Calories 192 573 Sesame
Protein 20.29 17.73 Tempeh
Fats 10.8 49.67 Sesame
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 7.64 23.45 Sesame
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.7 14.55 Sesame
Calcium 111 975 Sesame
Potassium 412 468 Sesame
Magnesium 81 351 Sesame
Sugar 0.3 Tempeh
Fiber 11.8 Sesame
Copper 0.56 4.082 Sesame
Zinc 1.14 7.75 Sesame
Starch
Phosphorus 266 629 Sesame
Sodium 9 11 Tempeh
Vitamin A 0 9 Sesame
Vitamin E 0.25 Sesame
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.791 Sesame
Vitamin B2 0.358 0.247 Tempeh
Vitamin B3 2.64 4.515 Sesame
Vitamin B5 0.278 0.05 Tempeh
Vitamin B6 0.215 0.79 Sesame
Vitamin B12 0.08 0 Tempeh
Vitamin K 0 Sesame
Folate 24 97 Sesame
Trans Fat 0 Sesame
Saturated Fat 2.539 6.957 Tempeh
Monounsaturated Fat 3.205 18.759 Sesame
Polyunsaturated fat 4.3 21.773 Sesame
Tryptophan 0.194 0.388 Sesame
Threonine 0.796 0.736 Tempeh
Isoleucine 0.88 0.763 Tempeh
Leucine 1.43 1.358 Tempeh
Lysine 0.908 0.569 Tempeh
Methionine 0.175 0.586 Sesame
Phenylalanine 0.893 0.94 Sesame
Valine 0.92 0.99 Sesame
Histidine 0.466 0.522 Sesame
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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. Sesame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170150/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.