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Flax vs Broad bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Flax
Flax is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Flax
Flax contains less Sugars (difference - 7.66g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Broad bean
Broad bean contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.545g)
Which food is cheaper?
Broad bean
Broad bean is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (32)
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.
Flax Broad bean
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Flax Broad bean
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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
44
Flax
29
Broad bean
Mineral Summary Score
125
Flax
27
Broad 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
Flax
7
:
Contains more Iron +269.7%
Contains more Calcium +589.2%
Contains more Potassium +144.9%
Contains more Magnesium +1087.9%
Contains more Copper +203.5%
Contains more Zinc +334%
Contains more Phosphorus +397.7%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Iron +269.7%
Contains more Calcium +589.2%
Contains more Potassium +144.9%
Contains more Magnesium +1087.9%
Contains more Copper +203.5%
Contains more Zinc +334%
Contains more Phosphorus +397.7%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%

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
Flax
4
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1136.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +337.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +354.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +516.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +274.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +851.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1136.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +337.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +354.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +516.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +274.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +851.2%

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
110%
Flax
48%
Broad bean
Carbohydrates
29%
Flax
18%
Broad bean
Fats
195%
Flax
3%
Broad 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 Flax Broad bean Opinion
Calories 534 88 Flax
Protein 18.29 7.92 Flax
Fats 42.16 0.73 Flax
Vitamin C 0.6 3.7 Broad bean
Carbs 28.88 17.63 Flax
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.73 1.55 Flax
Calcium 255 37 Flax
Potassium 813 332 Flax
Magnesium 392 33 Flax
Sugars 1.55 9.21 Broad bean
Fiber 27.3 7.5 Flax
Copper 1.22 0.402 Flax
Zinc 4.34 1 Flax
Starch
Phosphorus 642 129 Flax
Sodium 30 25 Broad bean
Vitamin A 0 333 Broad bean
Vitamin E 0.31 1.16 Broad bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 1.644 0.133 Flax
Vitamin B2 0.161 0.29 Broad bean
Vitamin B3 3.08 2.249 Flax
Vitamin B5 0.985 0.225 Flax
Vitamin B6 0.473 0.104 Flax
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.3 40.9 Broad bean
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Flax
Saturated Fat 3.663 0.118 Broad bean
Monounsaturated Fat 7.527 0.104 Flax
Polyunsaturated fat 28.73 0.342 Flax
Tryptophan 0.297 Flax
Threonine 0.766 Flax
Isoleucine 0.896 Flax
Leucine 1.235 Flax
Lysine 0.862 Flax
Methionine 0.37 Flax
Phenylalanine 0.957 Flax
Valine 1.072 Flax
Histidine 0.472 Flax
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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