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Tofu vs Refried beans - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tofu and Refried beans different?

  • Tofu is higher in Calcium, Manganese, Copper, Selenium, Iron, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Vitamin B1, however Refried beans are richer in Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Calcium from Tofu is 65% higher.
  • Tofu contains 4 times more Manganese than Refried beans. While Tofu contains 1.181mg of Manganese, Refried beans contain only 0.289mg.
  • Tofu has less Sodium.

Tofu, raw, firm, prepared with calcium sulfate and Refried beans, canned, traditional style (includes USDA commodity) 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 +2255.2%
Contains more Iron +84.7%
Contains more Magnesium +65.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.5%
Contains less Sodium -96.2%
Contains more Zinc +170.7%
Contains more Copper +193%
Contains more Potassium +34.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 205% 100% 42% 82% 21% 2% 43% 126%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 54% 25% 40% 29% 49% 16% 43%
Contains more Calcium +2255.2%
Contains more Iron +84.7%
Contains more Magnesium +65.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.5%
Contains less Sodium -96.2%
Contains more Zinc +170.7%
Contains more Copper +193%
Contains more Potassium +34.6%

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
Tofu
5
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +107.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29.1%
Contains more Folate +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +2900%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +42.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.367
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% 2% 0% 20% 19% 19% 7% 12% 24% 9% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +107.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29.1%
Contains more Folate +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +2900%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +42.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.367

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tofu Refried beans Opinion
Net carbs 0.48g 9.85g Refried beans
Protein 17.27g 4.98g Tofu
Fats 8.72g 2.01g Tofu
Carbs 2.78g 13.55g Refried beans
Calories 144kcal 90kcal Tofu
Starch g 7.43g Refried beans
Fructose g 0g Refried beans
Sugar g 0.54g Tofu
Fiber 2.3g 3.7g Refried beans
Calcium 683mg 29mg Tofu
Iron 2.66mg 1.44mg Tofu
Magnesium 58mg 35mg Tofu
Phosphorus 190mg 92mg Tofu
Potassium 237mg 319mg Refried beans
Sodium 14mg 370mg Tofu
Zinc 1.57mg 0.58mg Tofu
Copper 0.378mg 0.129mg Tofu
Vitamin A 166IU 0IU Tofu
Vitamin E mg 0.09mg Refried beans
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.2mg 6mg Refried beans
Vitamin B1 0.158mg 0.076mg Tofu
Vitamin B2 0.102mg 0.079mg Tofu
Vitamin B3 0.381mg 0.367mg Tofu
Vitamin B5 0.133mg 0.189mg Refried beans
Vitamin B6 0.092mg 0.103mg Refried beans
Folate 29µg 11µg Tofu
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 2.1µg Refried beans
Tryptophan 0.235mg 0.065mg Tofu
Threonine 0.785mg 0.231mg Tofu
Isoleucine 0.849mg 0.242mg Tofu
Leucine 1.392mg 0.438mg Tofu
Lysine 0.883mg 0.377mg Tofu
Methionine 0.211mg 0.083mg Tofu
Phenylalanine 0.835mg 0.297mg Tofu
Valine 0.87mg 0.287mg Tofu
Histidine 0.431mg 153mg Refried beans
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0.016g Tofu
Saturated Fat 1.261g 0.631g Refried beans
Monounsaturated Fat 1.925g 0.601g Tofu
Polyunsaturated fat 4.921g 0.543g Tofu

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Tofu 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
11
Tofu
10
Refried beans
Mineral Summary Score
77
Tofu
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
104%
Tofu
30%
Refried beans
Carbohydrates
3%
Tofu
14%
Refried beans
Fats
40%
Tofu
9%
Refried beans

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tofu
Tofu is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.54g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tofu
Tofu contains less Sodium (difference - 356mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tofu
Tofu is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tofu
Tofu is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Refried beans
Refried beans is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.63g)
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 ($)
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. 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.