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Lima bean vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is cheaper?
Lima bean
Lima bean is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lima bean
Lima bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sugars (difference - 2.9g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.089g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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.
Lima bean Amaranth grain
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lima bean Amaranth grain
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
Lima bean
3
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
26
Lima bean
24
Amaranth grain

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 +13.8%
Contains more Potassium +276.3%
Contains more Copper +57.7%
Contains more Zinc +10.5%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +176.5%
Contains more Magnesium +51.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Equal in Zinc - 0.86
Contains more Iron +13.8%
Contains more Potassium +276.3%
Contains more Copper +57.7%
Contains more Zinc +10.5%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +176.5%
Contains more Magnesium +51.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Equal in Zinc - 0.86

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
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +973.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +79.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.5%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.19
Contains more Vitamin B1 +973.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +79.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.5%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.19

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
47%
Lima bean
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
21%
Lima bean
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
2%
Lima bean
7%
Amaranth grain

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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 Lima bean Amaranth grain Opinion
Calories 115 102 Lima bean
Protein 7.8 3.8 Lima bean
Fats 0.38 1.58 Amaranth grain
Vitamin C 0 Lima bean
Carbs 20.88 18.69 Lima bean
Cholesterol 0 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Lima bean
Iron 2.39 2.1 Lima bean
Calcium 17 47 Amaranth grain
Potassium 508 135 Lima bean
Magnesium 43 65 Amaranth grain
Sugars 2.9 Lima bean
Fiber 7 2.1 Lima bean
Copper 0.235 0.149 Lima bean
Zinc 0.95 0.86 Lima bean
Starch 16.23 Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 111 148 Amaranth grain
Sodium 2 6 Lima bean
Vitamin A 0 Lima bean
Vitamin E 0.18 0.19 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Lima bean
Vitamin B1 0.161 0.015 Lima bean
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.022 Lima bean
Vitamin B3 0.421 0.235 Lima bean
Vitamin B5 0.422 Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.161 0.113 Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0 Lima bean
Vitamin K 2 Lima bean
Folic acid (B9) 0 Lima bean
Trans Fat 0 Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat 0.089 Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034 Lima bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171 Lima bean
Tryptophan 0.092 Lima bean
Threonine 0.337 Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.411 Lima bean
Leucine 0.673 Lima bean
Lysine 0.523 Lima bean
Methionine 0.099 Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.449 Lima bean
Valine 0.469 Lima bean
Histidine 0.238 Lima bean
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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