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Tofu vs Soba - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Tofu and Soba

  • Soba contains less Calcium, Copper, Manganese, Iron, Phosphorus, Zinc, Magnesium, Potassium, and Vitamin B2 than Tofu.
  • Tofu's daily need coverage for Calcium is 68% higher.
  • Soba contains 66 times less Saturated Fat than Tofu. Tofu contains 1.261g of Saturated Fat, while Soba contains 0.019g.

The food types used in this comparison are Tofu, raw, firm, prepared with calcium sulfate and Noodles, japanese, soba, cooked.

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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
Tofu
8
:
0
Soba
Contains more Calcium +16975%
Contains more Iron +454.2%
Contains more Magnesium +544.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +660%
Contains more Potassium +577.1%
Contains less Sodium -76.7%
Contains more Zinc +1208.3%
Contains more Copper +4625%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 205% 100% 42% 82% 21% 2% 43% 126%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 18% 7% 11% 4% 8% 4% 3%
Contains more Calcium +16975%
Contains more Iron +454.2%
Contains more Magnesium +544.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +660%
Contains more Potassium +577.1%
Contains less Sodium -76.7%
Contains more Zinc +1208.3%
Contains more Copper +4625%

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
6
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2
Soba
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +68.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +292.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130%
Contains more Folate +314.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.7%
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% 24% 6% 10% 15% 10% 6% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +68.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +292.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130%
Contains more Folate +314.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tofu Soba Opinion
Net carbs 0.48g 21.44g Soba
Protein 17.27g 5.06g Tofu
Fats 8.72g 0.1g Tofu
Carbs 2.78g 21.44g Soba
Calories 144kcal 99kcal Tofu
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 2.3g g Tofu
Calcium 683mg 4mg Tofu
Iron 2.66mg 0.48mg Tofu
Magnesium 58mg 9mg Tofu
Phosphorus 190mg 25mg Tofu
Potassium 237mg 35mg Tofu
Sodium 14mg 60mg Tofu
Zinc 1.57mg 0.12mg Tofu
Copper 0.378mg 0.008mg 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 0.094mg Tofu
Vitamin B2 0.102mg 0.026mg Tofu
Vitamin B3 0.381mg 0.51mg Soba
Vitamin B5 0.133mg 0.235mg Soba
Vitamin B6 0.092mg 0.04mg Tofu
Folate 29µg 7µg Tofu
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.235mg 0.072mg Tofu
Threonine 0.785mg 0.177mg Tofu
Isoleucine 0.849mg 0.195mg Tofu
Leucine 1.392mg 0.33mg Tofu
Lysine 0.883mg 0.214mg Tofu
Methionine 0.211mg 0.072mg Tofu
Phenylalanine 0.835mg 0.217mg Tofu
Valine 0.87mg 0.249mg Tofu
Histidine 0.431mg 0.119mg Tofu
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Soba
Saturated Fat 1.261g 0.019g Soba
Monounsaturated Fat 1.925g 0.026g Tofu
Polyunsaturated fat 4.921g 0.031g Tofu

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tofu Soba
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
6
Soba
Mineral Summary Score
77
Tofu
7
Soba

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%
Soba
Carbohydrates
3%
Tofu
21%
Soba
Fats
40%
Tofu
0%
Soba

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tofu
Tofu contains less Sodium (difference - 46mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tofu
Tofu is lower in glycemic index (difference - 31)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tofu
Tofu is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tofu
Tofu is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Soba
Soba is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.242g)
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 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. Tofu - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172475/nutrients
  2. Soba - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168907/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.