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Amaranth grain vs Lima bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Amaranth grain and Lima bean

  • Amaranth grain has more Manganese, Phosphorus, and Magnesium, however Lima bean has more Fiber, Folate, Vitamin B1, Potassium, and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Fiber from Lima bean is 20% higher.
  • Lima bean has 3 times less Calcium than Amaranth grain. Amaranth grain has 47mg of Calcium, while Lima bean has 17mg.

Food types used in this article are Amaranth grain, cooked and Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt.

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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
Contains more Calcium +176.5%
Contains more Magnesium +51.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Iron +13.8%
Contains more Potassium +276.3%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +10.5%
Contains more Copper +57.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Contains more Calcium +176.5%
Contains more Magnesium +51.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Iron +13.8%
Contains more Potassium +276.3%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +10.5%
Contains more Copper +57.7%

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
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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%
Contains more Folate +277.3%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.18
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 0% 4% 6% 5% 0% 27% 17% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 0% 41% 13% 8% 26% 38% 63% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +973.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +79.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.5%
Contains more Folate +277.3%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.18

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Amaranth grain Lima bean
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Amaranth grain Lima bean Opinion
Net carbs 16.59g 13.88g Amaranth grain
Protein 3.8g 7.8g Lima bean
Fats 1.58g 0.38g Amaranth grain
Carbs 18.69g 20.88g Lima bean
Calories 102kcal 115kcal Lima bean
Starch 16.23g g Amaranth grain
Fructose g g
Sugar g 2.9g Amaranth grain
Fiber 2.1g 7g Lima bean
Calcium 47mg 17mg Amaranth grain
Iron 2.1mg 2.39mg Lima bean
Magnesium 65mg 43mg Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 148mg 111mg Amaranth grain
Potassium 135mg 508mg Lima bean
Sodium 6mg 2mg Lima bean
Zinc 0.86mg 0.95mg Lima bean
Copper 0.149mg 0.235mg Lima bean
Vitamin A IU 0IU Lima bean
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.18mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin D IU 0IU Lima bean
Vitamin D µg 0µg Lima bean
Vitamin C mg 0mg Lima bean
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.161mg Lima bean
Vitamin B2 0.022mg 0.055mg Lima bean
Vitamin B3 0.235mg 0.421mg Lima bean
Vitamin B5 mg 0.422mg Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.113mg 0.161mg Lima bean
Folate 22µg 83µg Lima bean
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Lima bean
Vitamin K µg 2µg Lima bean
Tryptophan mg 0.092mg Lima bean
Threonine mg 0.337mg Lima bean
Isoleucine mg 0.411mg Lima bean
Leucine mg 0.673mg Lima bean
Lysine mg 0.523mg Lima bean
Methionine mg 0.099mg Lima bean
Phenylalanine mg 0.449mg Lima bean
Valine mg 0.469mg Lima bean
Histidine mg 0.238mg Lima bean
Cholesterol mg 0mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat g 0g Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat g 0.089g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.034g Lima bean
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.171g Lima bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Amaranth grain Lima bean
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
5
Amaranth grain
16
Lima bean
Mineral Summary Score
36
Amaranth grain
40
Lima bean

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

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 - 65)
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 Sugar?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.9g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
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 stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Amaranth grain - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170683/nutrients
  2. Lima bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174253/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.