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Green bean vs Lima bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lima bean
Lima bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sugars (difference - 0.36g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lima bean
Lima bean is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.039g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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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 Lima bean
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Green bean Lima bean
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
8
Lima bean
Mineral Summary Score
12
Green bean
26
Lima bean

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 +117.6%
Contains more Iron +132%
Contains more Potassium +140.8%
Contains more Magnesium +72%
Contains more Copper +240.6%
Contains more Zinc +295.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +192.1%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +117.6%
Contains more Iron +132%
Contains more Potassium +140.8%
Contains more Magnesium +72%
Contains more Copper +240.6%
Contains more Zinc +295.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +192.1%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%

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 +127.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2050%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +96.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +127.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2050%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +96.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.2%

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
47%
Lima bean
Carbohydrates
7%
Green bean
21%
Lima bean
Fats
1%
Green bean
2%
Lima bean

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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 Lima bean Opinion
Calories 31 115 Lima bean
Protein 1.83 7.8 Lima bean
Fats 0.22 0.38 Lima bean
Vitamin C 12.2 0 Green bean
Carbs 6.97 20.88 Lima bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.03 2.39 Lima bean
Calcium 37 17 Green bean
Potassium 211 508 Lima bean
Magnesium 25 43 Lima bean
Sugars 3.26 2.9 Green bean
Fiber 2.7 7 Lima bean
Copper 0.069 0.235 Lima bean
Zinc 0.24 0.95 Lima bean
Starch 0.88 Green bean
Phosphorus 38 111 Lima bean
Sodium 6 2 Lima bean
Vitamin A 690 0 Green bean
Vitamin E 0.41 0.18 Green bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.082 0.161 Lima bean
Vitamin B2 0.104 0.055 Green bean
Vitamin B3 0.734 0.421 Green bean
Vitamin B5 0.225 0.422 Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.141 0.161 Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 43 2 Green bean
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.05 0.089 Green bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0.034 Lima bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.113 0.171 Lima bean
Tryptophan 0.019 0.092 Lima bean
Threonine 0.079 0.337 Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.066 0.411 Lima bean
Leucine 0.112 0.673 Lima bean
Lysine 0.088 0.523 Lima bean
Methionine 0.022 0.099 Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.067 0.449 Lima bean
Valine 0.09 0.469 Lima bean
Histidine 0.034 0.238 Lima bean
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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