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Tofu vs Arborio rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tofu and Arborio rice different?

  • Tofu is higher in Calcium, Manganese, Copper, Phosphorus, Selenium, Iron, Magnesium, and Zinc, however Arborio rice is richer in Folate, and Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Calcium from Tofu is 68% higher.
  • Tofu contains 7 times more Magnesium than Arborio rice. While Tofu contains 58mg of Magnesium, Arborio rice contains only 8mg.

Tofu, raw, firm, prepared with calcium sulfate and Rice, white, short-grain, enriched, cooked are the varieties used 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 +68200%
Contains more Iron +82.2%
Contains more Magnesium +625%
Contains more Phosphorus +475.8%
Contains more Potassium +811.5%
Contains more Zinc +292.5%
Contains more Copper +425%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 205% 100% 42% 82% 21% 2% 43% 126%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 55% 6% 15% 3% 0% 11% 24%
Contains more Calcium +68200%
Contains more Iron +82.2%
Contains more Magnesium +625%
Contains more Phosphorus +475.8%
Contains more Potassium +811.5%
Contains more Zinc +292.5%
Contains more Copper +425%
Contains less Sodium -100%

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
Tofu
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +537.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +55.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +291.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +198.5%
Contains more Folate +103.4%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.164
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 10% 0% 0% 1% 40% 24% 8% 8% 22% 22% 0% 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% 0% 0% 0% 41% 4% 28% 24% 14% 45% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +537.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +55.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +291.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +198.5%
Contains more Folate +103.4%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.164

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.
Tofu Arborio rice
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tofu Arborio rice Opinion
Net carbs 0.48g 28.73g Arborio rice
Protein 17.27g 2.36g Tofu
Fats 8.72g 0.19g Tofu
Carbs 2.78g 28.73g Arborio rice
Calories 144kcal 130kcal Tofu
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 2.3g g Tofu
Calcium 683mg 1mg Tofu
Iron 2.66mg 1.46mg Tofu
Magnesium 58mg 8mg Tofu
Phosphorus 190mg 33mg Tofu
Potassium 237mg 26mg Tofu
Sodium 14mg 0mg Arborio rice
Zinc 1.57mg 0.4mg Tofu
Copper 0.378mg 0.072mg Tofu
Vitamin A 166IU 0IU Tofu
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.2mg 0mg Tofu
Vitamin B1 0.158mg 0.164mg Arborio rice
Vitamin B2 0.102mg 0.016mg Tofu
Vitamin B3 0.381mg 1.493mg Arborio rice
Vitamin B5 0.133mg 0.397mg Arborio rice
Vitamin B6 0.092mg 0.059mg Tofu
Folate 29µg 59µg Arborio rice
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.235mg 0.027mg Tofu
Threonine 0.785mg 0.084mg Tofu
Isoleucine 0.849mg 0.102mg Tofu
Leucine 1.392mg 0.195mg Tofu
Lysine 0.883mg 0.085mg Tofu
Methionine 0.211mg 0.056mg Tofu
Phenylalanine 0.835mg 0.126mg Tofu
Valine 0.87mg 0.144mg Tofu
Histidine 0.431mg 0.056mg Tofu
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Arborio rice
Saturated Fat 1.261g 0.051g Arborio rice
Monounsaturated Fat 1.925g 0.058g Tofu
Polyunsaturated fat 4.921g 0.05g Tofu

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tofu Arborio rice
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
11
Tofu
13
Arborio rice
Mineral Summary Score
77
Tofu
14
Arborio rice

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
104%
Tofu
14%
Arborio rice
Carbohydrates
3%
Tofu
29%
Arborio rice
Fats
40%
Tofu
1%
Arborio rice

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tofu
Tofu is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food is cheaper?
Tofu
Tofu is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tofu
Tofu is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.21g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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. Tofu - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172475/nutrients
  2. Arborio rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168882/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.