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Lima bean vs Cowpea - 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?
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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.
Lima bean Cowpea
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
Lima bean Cowpea
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
8
Cowpea
Mineral Summary Score
26
Lima bean
28
Cowpea

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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Cowpea
Contains more Potassium +82.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +41.2%
Contains more Magnesium +23.3%
Contains more Copper +14%
Contains more Zinc +35.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.5%
Equal in Iron - 2.51
Contains more Potassium +82.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +41.2%
Contains more Magnesium +23.3%
Contains more Copper +14%
Contains more Zinc +35.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.5%
Equal in Iron - 2.51

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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Cowpea
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61%
Contains more Vitamin K +17.6%
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%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.055
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.411
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61%
Contains more Vitamin K +17.6%
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%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.055
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.411

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
46%
Cowpea
Carbohydrates
21%
Lima bean
21%
Cowpea
Fats
2%
Lima bean
2%
Cowpea

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