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Cowpea vs Lima bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sugars (difference - 0.4g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.049g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is cheaper?
Lima bean
Lima bean is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cowpea
Cowpea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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.
Cowpea Lima bean
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cowpea 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
8
Cowpea
8
Lima bean
Mineral Summary Score
28
Cowpea
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
Cowpea
6
:
Contains more Calcium +41.2%
Contains more Magnesium +23.3%
Contains more Copper +14%
Contains more Zinc +35.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.5%
Contains more Potassium +82.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Iron - 2.39
Contains more Calcium +41.2%
Contains more Magnesium +23.3%
Contains more Copper +14%
Contains more Zinc +35.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.5%
Contains more Potassium +82.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Iron - 2.39

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
Cowpea
5
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61%
Contains more Vitamin K +17.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.055
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.422
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61%
Contains more Vitamin K +17.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.055
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.422

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
46%
Cowpea
47%
Lima bean
Carbohydrates
21%
Cowpea
21%
Lima bean
Fats
2%
Cowpea
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 Cowpea Lima bean Opinion
Calories 116 115 Cowpea
Protein 7.73 7.8 Lima bean
Fats 0.53 0.38 Cowpea
Vitamin C 0.4 0 Cowpea
Carbs 20.76 20.88 Lima bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.51 2.39 Cowpea
Calcium 24 17 Cowpea
Potassium 278 508 Lima bean
Magnesium 53 43 Cowpea
Sugars 3.3 2.9 Cowpea
Fiber 6.5 7 Lima bean
Copper 0.268 0.235 Cowpea
Zinc 1.29 0.95 Cowpea
Starch
Phosphorus 156 111 Cowpea
Sodium 4 2 Lima bean
Vitamin A 15 0 Cowpea
Vitamin E 0.28 0.18 Cowpea
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.202 0.161 Cowpea
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.055
Vitamin B3 0.495 0.421 Cowpea
Vitamin B5 0.411 0.422 Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.161 Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 2 Lima bean
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.138 0.089 Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.044 0.034 Cowpea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.225 0.171 Cowpea
Tryptophan 0.095 0.092 Cowpea
Threonine 0.294 0.337 Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.314 0.411 Lima bean
Leucine 0.592 0.673 Lima bean
Lysine 0.523 0.523
Methionine 0.11 0.099 Cowpea
Phenylalanine 0.451 0.449 Cowpea
Valine 0.368 0.469 Lima bean
Histidine 0.24 0.238 Cowpea
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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