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

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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 4% 0% 4% 6% 5% 0% 27% 0% 0% 17%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 4% 0% 41% 13% 8% 26% 38% 0% 5% 63%
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 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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals Equal

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Low Carbs diet ok
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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 - 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 Cholesterol?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Sugar (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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Amaranth grain Lima bean Opinion
Calories 102 115 Lima bean
Protein 3.8 7.8 Lima bean
Fats 1.58 0.38 Amaranth grain
Vitamin C 0 Lima bean
Carbs 18.69 20.88 Lima bean
Cholesterol 0 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Lima bean
Iron 2.1 2.39 Lima bean
Calcium 47 17 Amaranth grain
Potassium 135 508 Lima bean
Magnesium 65 43 Amaranth grain
Sugar 2.9 Amaranth grain
Fiber 2.1 7 Lima bean
Copper 0.149 0.235 Lima bean
Zinc 0.86 0.95 Lima bean
Starch 16.23 Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 148 111 Amaranth grain
Sodium 6 2 Lima bean
Vitamin A 0 Lima bean
Vitamin E 0.19 0.18 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Lima bean
Vitamin B1 0.015 0.161 Lima bean
Vitamin B2 0.022 0.055 Lima bean
Vitamin B3 0.235 0.421 Lima bean
Vitamin B5 0.422 Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.113 0.161 Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0 Lima bean
Vitamin K 2 Lima bean
Folate 22 83 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
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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.