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Arborio rice vs Lima bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Arborio rice and Lima bean

  • Arborio rice has more Vitamin B3, and Selenium, however Lima bean is higher in Copper, Potassium, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Manganese, and Folate.
  • Lima bean covers your daily Copper needs 18% more than Arborio rice.
  • Lima bean contains 4 times less Vitamin B3 than Arborio rice. Arborio rice contains 1.493mg of Vitamin B3, while Lima bean contains 0.421mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Rice, white, short-grain, enriched, 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 less Sodium -100%
Contains more Calcium +1600%
Contains more Iron +63.7%
Contains more Magnesium +437.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +236.4%
Contains more Potassium +1853.8%
Contains more Zinc +137.5%
Contains more Copper +226.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 55% 6% 15% 3% 0% 11% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Calcium +1600%
Contains more Iron +63.7%
Contains more Magnesium +437.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +236.4%
Contains more Potassium +1853.8%
Contains more Zinc +137.5%
Contains more Copper +226.4%

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 B3 +254.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +243.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +172.9%
Contains more Folate +40.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.161
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.422
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 41% 4% 28% 24% 14% 45% 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 B3 +254.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +243.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +172.9%
Contains more Folate +40.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.161
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.422

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.
Arborio rice Lima bean
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Arborio rice Lima bean Opinion
Net carbs 28.73g 13.88g Arborio rice
Protein 2.36g 7.8g Lima bean
Fats 0.19g 0.38g Lima bean
Carbs 28.73g 20.88g Arborio rice
Calories 130kcal 115kcal Arborio rice
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 2.9g Arborio rice
Fiber g 7g Lima bean
Calcium 1mg 17mg Lima bean
Iron 1.46mg 2.39mg Lima bean
Magnesium 8mg 43mg Lima bean
Phosphorus 33mg 111mg Lima bean
Potassium 26mg 508mg Lima bean
Sodium 0mg 2mg Arborio rice
Zinc 0.4mg 0.95mg Lima bean
Copper 0.072mg 0.235mg Lima bean
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg 0.18mg Lima bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.164mg 0.161mg Arborio rice
Vitamin B2 0.016mg 0.055mg Lima bean
Vitamin B3 1.493mg 0.421mg Arborio rice
Vitamin B5 0.397mg 0.422mg Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.059mg 0.161mg Lima bean
Folate 59µg 83µg Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 2µg Lima bean
Tryptophan 0.027mg 0.092mg Lima bean
Threonine 0.084mg 0.337mg Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.102mg 0.411mg Lima bean
Leucine 0.195mg 0.673mg Lima bean
Lysine 0.085mg 0.523mg Lima bean
Methionine 0.056mg 0.099mg Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.126mg 0.449mg Lima bean
Valine 0.144mg 0.469mg Lima bean
Histidine 0.056mg 0.238mg Lima bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Arborio rice
Saturated Fat 0.051g 0.089g Arborio rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.058g 0.034g Arborio rice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.171g Lima bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Arborio rice 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
13
Arborio rice
16
Lima bean
Mineral Summary Score
14
Arborio rice
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
14%
Arborio rice
47%
Lima bean
Carbohydrates
29%
Arborio rice
21%
Lima bean
Fats
1%
Arborio rice
2%
Lima bean

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Lima bean
Lima bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 37)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lima bean
Lima bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.9g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.038g)
Which food is cheaper?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Arborio rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168882/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.