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Tempeh vs Sunflower seed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Tempeh and Sunflower seed

  • The amount of Copper, Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Folate, Vitamin B3, Zinc, and Iron in Sunflower seed is higher than in Tempeh.
  • Sunflower seed covers your daily Copper needs 138% more than Tempeh.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Tempeh and Seeds, sunflower seed kernels, dried.

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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 +42.3%
Contains more Iron +94.4%
Contains more Potassium +56.6%
Contains more Magnesium +301.2%
Contains more Copper +221.4%
Contains more Zinc +338.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +148.1%
Equal in Sodium - 9
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 34% 37% 58% 187% 32% 114% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 24% 57% 233% 600% 137% 283% 2%
Contains more Calcium +42.3%
Contains more Iron +94.4%
Contains more Potassium +56.6%
Contains more Magnesium +301.2%
Contains more Copper +221.4%
Contains more Zinc +338.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +148.1%
Equal in Sodium - 9

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
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Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1797.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +215.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +306.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +525.6%
Contains more Folate +845.8%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.355
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 5% 3% 704% 0% 370% 82% 157% 68% 311% 0% 0% 171%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1797.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +215.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +306.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +525.6%
Contains more Folate +845.8%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.355

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
156
Sunflower seed
Mineral Summary Score
70
Tempeh
191
Sunflower seed

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
125%
Sunflower seed
Carbohydrates
8%
Tempeh
20%
Sunflower seed
Fats
50%
Tempeh
238%
Sunflower seed

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 Sunflower seed
Lower in Sugar 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
Lower in Sodium Equal

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Tempeh Sunflower seed
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 - 2.62g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.916g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food is cheaper?
Tempeh
Tempeh is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sunflower seed
Sunflower seed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sunflower seed
Sunflower seed is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (9 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tempeh Sunflower seed Opinion
Calories 192 584 Sunflower seed
Protein 20.29 20.78 Sunflower seed
Fats 10.8 51.46 Sunflower seed
Vitamin C 0 1.4 Sunflower seed
Carbs 7.64 20 Sunflower seed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.7 5.25 Sunflower seed
Calcium 111 78 Tempeh
Potassium 412 645 Sunflower seed
Magnesium 81 325 Sunflower seed
Sugar 2.62 Tempeh
Fiber 8.6 Sunflower seed
Copper 0.56 1.8 Sunflower seed
Zinc 1.14 5 Sunflower seed
Starch
Phosphorus 266 660 Sunflower seed
Sodium 9 9
Vitamin A 0 50 Sunflower seed
Vitamin E 35.17 Sunflower seed
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 1.48 Sunflower seed
Vitamin B2 0.358 0.355 Tempeh
Vitamin B3 2.64 8.335 Sunflower seed
Vitamin B5 0.278 1.13 Sunflower seed
Vitamin B6 0.215 1.345 Sunflower seed
Vitamin B12 0.08 0 Tempeh
Vitamin K 0 Sunflower seed
Folate 24 227 Sunflower seed
Trans Fat 0 Sunflower seed
Saturated Fat 2.539 4.455 Tempeh
Monounsaturated Fat 3.205 18.528 Sunflower seed
Polyunsaturated fat 4.3 23.137 Sunflower seed
Tryptophan 0.194 0.348 Sunflower seed
Threonine 0.796 0.928 Sunflower seed
Isoleucine 0.88 1.139 Sunflower seed
Leucine 1.43 1.659 Sunflower seed
Lysine 0.908 0.937 Sunflower seed
Methionine 0.175 0.494 Sunflower seed
Phenylalanine 0.893 1.169 Sunflower seed
Valine 0.92 1.315 Sunflower seed
Histidine 0.466 0.632 Sunflower seed
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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. Sunflower seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170562/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.