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Green bean vs Couscous - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Green bean
Green bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Green bean
Green bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 33)
Which food is cheaper?
Couscous
Couscous is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Couscous
Couscous contains less Sugars (difference - 3.16g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Couscous
Couscous contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Green bean Couscous
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Green bean Couscous
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
29
Green bean
4
Couscous
Mineral Summary Score
12
Green bean
5
Couscous

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
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Contains more Iron +171.1%
Contains more Calcium +362.5%
Contains more Potassium +263.8%
Contains more Magnesium +212.5%
Contains more Copper +68.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +72.7%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Equal in Zinc - 0.26
Contains more Iron +171.1%
Contains more Calcium +362.5%
Contains more Potassium +263.8%
Contains more Magnesium +212.5%
Contains more Copper +68.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +72.7%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Equal in Zinc - 0.26

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
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +215.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +285.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +176.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +42900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +64.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +215.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +285.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +176.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +42900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +64.9%

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 the food
Protein
11%
Green bean
23%
Couscous
Carbohydrates
7%
Green bean
23%
Couscous
Fats
1%
Green bean
1%
Couscous

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Green bean Couscous Opinion
Calories 31 112 Couscous
Protein 1.83 3.79 Couscous
Fats 0.22 0.16 Green bean
Vitamin C 12.2 0 Green bean
Carbs 6.97 23.22 Couscous
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.03 0.38 Green bean
Calcium 37 8 Green bean
Potassium 211 58 Green bean
Magnesium 25 8 Green bean
Sugars 3.26 0.1 Green bean
Fiber 2.7 1.4 Green bean
Copper 0.069 0.041 Green bean
Zinc 0.24 0.26 Couscous
Starch 0.88 Green bean
Phosphorus 38 22 Green bean
Sodium 6 5 Couscous
Vitamin A 690 0 Green bean
Vitamin E 0.41 0.13 Green bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.082 0.063 Green bean
Vitamin B2 0.104 0.027 Green bean
Vitamin B3 0.734 0.983 Couscous
Vitamin B5 0.225 0.371 Couscous
Vitamin B6 0.141 0.051 Green bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 43 0.1 Green bean
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Couscous
Saturated Fat 0.05 0.029 Couscous
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0.022 Couscous
Polyunsaturated fat 0.113 0.064 Green bean
Tryptophan 0.019 0.049 Couscous
Threonine 0.079 0.1 Couscous
Isoleucine 0.066 0.147 Couscous
Leucine 0.112 0.259 Couscous
Lysine 0.088 0.073 Green bean
Methionine 0.022 0.059 Couscous
Phenylalanine 0.067 0.184 Couscous
Valine 0.09 0.162 Couscous
Histidine 0.034 0.077 Couscous
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