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Bean vs Lima bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Bean and Lima bean

  • Lima bean contains less Folate, Copper, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Selenium, Fiber, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, and Potassium than Bean.
  • Daily need coverage for Folate from Bean is 111% higher.
  • Lima bean has 6 times less Selenium than Bean. Bean has 27.9µg of Selenium, while Lima bean has 4.5µg.

Food types used in this article are Beans, pinto, mature seeds, raw 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
Bean
7
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Contains more Iron +112.1%
Contains more Calcium +564.7%
Contains more Potassium +174.2%
Contains more Magnesium +309.3%
Contains more Copper +280%
Contains more Zinc +140%
Contains more Phosphorus +270.3%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 191% 34% 123% 126% 298% 63% 177% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 6% 45% 31% 79% 26% 48% 1%
Contains more Iron +112.1%
Contains more Calcium +564.7%
Contains more Potassium +174.2%
Contains more Magnesium +309.3%
Contains more Copper +280%
Contains more Zinc +140%
Contains more Phosphorus +270.3%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%

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
Bean
9
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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +342.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +285.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +178.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +86%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +194.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +180%
Contains more Folate +532.5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 21% 0% 5% 0% 179% 49% 23% 48% 110% 0% 14% 394%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +342.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +285.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +178.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +86%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +194.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +180%
Contains more Folate +532.5%

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
70
Bean
16
Lima bean
Mineral Summary Score
126
Bean
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
129%
Bean
47%
Lima bean
Carbohydrates
63%
Bean
21%
Lima bean
Fats
6%
Bean
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.
Bean Lima bean
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Bean Lima bean
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.146g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food is cheaper?
Lima bean
Lima bean is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bean
Bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.79g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bean
Bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bean
Bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bean Lima bean Opinion
Calories 347 115 Bean
Protein 21.42 7.8 Bean
Fats 1.23 0.38 Bean
Vitamin C 6.3 0 Bean
Carbs 62.55 20.88 Bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.07 2.39 Bean
Calcium 113 17 Bean
Potassium 1393 508 Bean
Magnesium 176 43 Bean
Sugar 2.11 2.9 Bean
Fiber 15.5 7 Bean
Copper 0.893 0.235 Bean
Zinc 2.28 0.95 Bean
Starch 34.17 Bean
Phosphorus 411 111 Bean
Sodium 12 2 Lima bean
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.21 0.18 Bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.713 0.161 Bean
Vitamin B2 0.212 0.055 Bean
Vitamin B3 1.174 0.421 Bean
Vitamin B5 0.785 0.422 Bean
Vitamin B6 0.474 0.161 Bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 5.6 2 Bean
Folate 525 83 Bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.235 0.089 Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.229 0.034 Bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.407 0.171 Bean
Tryptophan 0.237 0.092 Bean
Threonine 0.81 0.337 Bean
Isoleucine 0.871 0.411 Bean
Leucine 1.558 0.673 Bean
Lysine 1.356 0.523 Bean
Methionine 0.259 0.099 Bean
Phenylalanine 1.095 0.449 Bean
Valine 0.998 0.469 Bean
Histidine 0.556 0.238 Bean
Fructose 0 Bean

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. Bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175199/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.