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Tofu (Firm) review: 47 facts and highlights

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Tofu (Firm)

Why is Tofu (Firm) better than the average?

  • More lipids per 100g
    ?

    8.72gvs2.97g
  • More calcium per 100g
    ?

    683mgvs139.89mg
  • Higher water content per 100g
    ?

    69.83gvs11.77g
  • More selenium per 100g
    ?

    17.4µgvs8.5µg
  • More vitamin A (IU) per 100g
    ?

    166IUvs44.2IU
  • More saturated fatty acids per 100g
    ?

    1.26gvs0.65g
  • More monounsaturated fatty acids per 100g
    ?

    1.93gvs0.65g
  • More polyunsaturated fatty acids per 100g
    ?

    4.92gvs1.71g

General values

1. more food energy (kJ) per 100g
?

The amount of food energy in kiloJoules (kJ) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 7,500 kJ (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).

Best

Spanish Peanuts

2386kJ

603kJ

2. more proteins per 100g
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Proteins are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. The recommended daily dose is 0.8-1g of protein per 1 kg of body weight.

Best

Soybeans

36.49g

17.27g

3. more lipids per 100g
?

Lipids are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. They provide energy and also play a key role in the production of hormones and cell membranes, as well as in the absorption of nutrients and fat-soluble vitamins.

Best

Spanish Peanuts

49.6g

8.72g

4. more dietary fiber per 100g
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Dietary fiber, also called roughage, is present in plants, in soluble or insoluble form. Eating fruits, vegetables and whole grains rich in fiber helps the digestion process.

Best

Winged Beans

25.9g

2.3g

5. higher water content per 100g
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Foods with high water content help you stay hydrated. Water also helps transporting nutrients and oxygen throughout the body.

Best

Tofu (Regular)

84.55g

69.83g

6. more food energy (kcal) per 100g
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The amount of food energy in kilocalories (kcal) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 1,800 kcal (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).

Best

Valencia Peanuts

570kcal

144kcal

Sugars

1. more carbohydrates per 100g
?

Carbohydrates are composed of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, and are divided in 4 groups: oligosaccharides (glycose), monosaccharides and disaccharides which are sugars and serve as a quick source of energy, while polysaccharides, like starches serve for storing energy.

Best

Pink Beans

64.19g

2.78g

Minerals

1. more copper per 100g
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Copper is an essential trace mineral that helps in the formation of collagen and elastin, which are essential for tissue and bone integrity.

Best

Winged Beans

2.88mg

0.38mg

2. more selenium per 100g
?

Selenium is an important mineral with antioxidant properties. It helps the body's detoxification system and strengthens the immune system.

Best

Pinto Beans

27.9µg

17.4µg

3. more calcium per 100g
?

Calcium is a mineral which is very important for bone health. The recommended daily dose for adults is approximately 1000mg.

Best

Tofu (Firm)

683mg

683mg

4. more iron per 100g
?

Iron is found in hemoglobin, which represents approximately 2 thirds of the body’s iron reserve.

Best

Soybeans

15.7mg

2.66mg

5. more magnesium per 100g
?

Magnesium is an important mineral for bone development and helps the proper functioning of various metabolic processes, like activating the enzymes that help in energy production.

Best

Mothbeans

381mg

58mg

6. more ash per 100g
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The ash content refers to the total amount of minerals contained (potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium).

Best

Soybeans

4.87g

1.4g

Vitamins

1. more vitamin B6 per 100g
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Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is needed for the production of the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine. It's essential for absorbing vitamin B12 and takes part in the production of red blood cells, various cells of the immune system and in the formation of myelin, which protects nerve cells from damage.

Best

Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans, Bengal Gram)

0.54mg

0.09mg

2. more vitamin C per 100g
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Also known as ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid, vitamin C helps strengthen the immune system and is commonly used to prevent viral infectious diseases.

Best

Pinto Beans

6.3mg

0.2mg

3. more thiamin per 100g
?

Thiamin (vitamin B1) assists the body's cells change carbohydrates into energy. It is commonly found in grain-based foods like bread and cereals.

Best

Hyacinth Beans

1.13mg

0.16mg

4. more riboflavin per 100g
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Ribolflavin (vitamin B2) is one of the most important vitamins from the B complex series. It is necessary for breaking down carbohydrates and for processing amino acids and fats.

Best

Soybeans

0.87mg

0.1mg

5. more niacin per 100g
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Niacin or vitamin B3 aids the body by lowering cholesterol and triglycerides (fat). Like other vitamins from the B complex series, it also helps convert carbohydrates into glucose.

Best

Spanish Peanuts

15.93mg

0.38mg

6. more pantothenic acid per 100g
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Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) contributes to lowering cholesterol and triglycerides (fat) in the body. Like all B vitamins, it is involved in the conversion of carbohydrates into glucose. It also contributes to maintaining the health of the nervous system.

Best

Valencia Peanuts

1.81mg

0.13mg

Amino acids

1. more valine per 100g
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Valine is an essential amino acid promoting normal growth, tissue repair, blood sugar regulation, muscle coordination, emotions and mental vigor. It helps maintaining proper nitrogen balance in the body and can serve as an energy source for muscle tissues.

Best

Soybeans

2.03g

0.87g

2. more tryptophan per 100g
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Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that the body needs for growth, for creating the sleep hormone melatonin, the neurotransmitter serotonin and for the synthesis of vitamin B3.

Best

Winged Beans

0.76g

0.23g

3. more isoleucine per 100g
?

Isoleucine is an essential amino acid, important for the the synthesis of hemoglobin, the regulation and stabilization of blood sugars and energy levels, and tissue repair.

Best

Soybeans

1.97g

0.85g

4. more leucine per 100g
?

Leucine is an essential amino acid for adipose, muscle and liver tissues. It stimulates protein synthesis, protecting muscles from stress and is important for regulating blood sugar and stimulating insulin release, which is important for building muscles.

Best

Soybeans

3.31g

1.39g

5. more lysine per 100g
?

Lysine is an essential amino acid that helps the body absorb calcium and has a crucial role in collagen formation.

Best

Soybeans

2.71g

0.88g

6. more methionine per 100g
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Methionine is an essential amino acid that plays an important role in synthesizing other proteins, forming cartilage tissues, dissolving fat and reducing fat in the liver. It has an anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effect and strengthens hair and nail structure.

Best

Soybeans

0.55g

0.21g

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