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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 Calcium +564.7%
Contains more Iron +112.1%
Contains more Magnesium +309.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +270.3%
Contains more Potassium +174.2%
Contains more Zinc +140%
Contains more Copper +280%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 191% 126% 177% 123% 2% 63% 298%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Contains more Calcium +564.7%
Contains more Iron +112.1%
Contains more Magnesium +309.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +270.3%
Contains more Potassium +174.2%
Contains more Zinc +140%
Contains more Copper +280%
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 E +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 Folate +532.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +180%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 5% 0% 21% 179% 49% 23% 48% 110% 394% 0% 14%
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 E +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 Folate +532.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +180%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bean Lima bean Opinion
Net carbs 47.05g 13.88g Bean
Protein 21.42g 7.8g Bean
Fats 1.23g 0.38g Bean
Carbs 62.55g 20.88g Bean
Calories 347kcal 115kcal Bean
Starch 34.17g g Bean
Fructose 0g g Bean
Sugar 2.11g 2.9g Bean
Fiber 15.5g 7g Bean
Calcium 113mg 17mg Bean
Iron 5.07mg 2.39mg Bean
Magnesium 176mg 43mg Bean
Phosphorus 411mg 111mg Bean
Potassium 1393mg 508mg Bean
Sodium 12mg 2mg Lima bean
Zinc 2.28mg 0.95mg Bean
Copper 0.893mg 0.235mg Bean
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.21mg 0.18mg Bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 6.3mg 0mg Bean
Vitamin B1 0.713mg 0.161mg Bean
Vitamin B2 0.212mg 0.055mg Bean
Vitamin B3 1.174mg 0.421mg Bean
Vitamin B5 0.785mg 0.422mg Bean
Vitamin B6 0.474mg 0.161mg Bean
Folate 525µg 83µg Bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 5.6µg 2µg Bean
Tryptophan 0.237mg 0.092mg Bean
Threonine 0.81mg 0.337mg Bean
Isoleucine 0.871mg 0.411mg Bean
Leucine 1.558mg 0.673mg Bean
Lysine 1.356mg 0.523mg Bean
Methionine 0.259mg 0.099mg Bean
Phenylalanine 1.095mg 0.449mg Bean
Valine 0.998mg 0.469mg Bean
Histidine 0.556mg 0.238mg Bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.235g 0.089g Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.229g 0.034g Bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.407g 0.171g Bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Bean 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
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

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)

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.