*Total cost per edible portion (TCEP) = average price per edible portion + cost of waste + cost value of preparation time. Cost per nutrient = total cost per edible portion/
amount of nutrient available in that portion. Anything less than one cent is listed as zero.
-- indicates that this nutrient is found in either negligible amounts or there was no data available.
Table 1: Nutrient per cost comparison of beans, vegetables, fruit and tuna fish (in US dollars)