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Lima bean vs Couscous - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 34)
Which food is cheaper?
Lima bean
Lima bean is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lima bean
Lima bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lima bean
Lima bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Couscous
Couscous contains less Sugars (difference - 2.8g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.06g)
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.
Lima bean Couscous
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lima 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
8
Lima bean
4
Couscous
Mineral Summary Score
26
Lima 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 +528.9%
Contains more Calcium +112.5%
Contains more Potassium +775.9%
Contains more Magnesium +437.5%
Contains more Copper +473.2%
Contains more Zinc +265.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +404.5%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Iron +528.9%
Contains more Calcium +112.5%
Contains more Potassium +775.9%
Contains more Magnesium +437.5%
Contains more Copper +473.2%
Contains more Zinc +265.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +404.5%
Contains less Sodium -60%

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 E +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +155.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +103.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +215.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +1900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +133.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +155.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +103.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +215.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +1900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +133.5%

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%
Couscous
Carbohydrates
21%
Lima bean
23%
Couscous
Fats
2%
Lima 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 Lima bean Couscous Opinion
Calories 115 112 Lima bean
Protein 7.8 3.79 Lima bean
Fats 0.38 0.16 Lima bean
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 20.88 23.22 Couscous
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.39 0.38 Lima bean
Calcium 17 8 Lima bean
Potassium 508 58 Lima bean
Magnesium 43 8 Lima bean
Sugars 2.9 0.1 Lima bean
Fiber 7 1.4 Lima bean
Copper 0.235 0.041 Lima bean
Zinc 0.95 0.26 Lima bean
Starch
Phosphorus 111 22 Lima bean
Sodium 2 5 Lima bean
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.18 0.13 Lima bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.161 0.063 Lima bean
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.027 Lima bean
Vitamin B3 0.421 0.983 Couscous
Vitamin B5 0.422 0.371 Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.161 0.051 Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2 0.1 Lima bean
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Couscous
Saturated Fat 0.089 0.029 Couscous
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034 0.022 Lima bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171 0.064 Lima bean
Tryptophan 0.092 0.049 Lima bean
Threonine 0.337 0.1 Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.411 0.147 Lima bean
Leucine 0.673 0.259 Lima bean
Lysine 0.523 0.073 Lima bean
Methionine 0.099 0.059 Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.449 0.184 Lima bean
Valine 0.469 0.162 Lima bean
Histidine 0.238 0.077 Lima bean
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