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Broad bean vs Cranberry bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Broad bean and Cranberry bean

  • Broad bean has less Folate, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc and Selenium.
  • Cranberry bean's daily need coverage for Folate is 114% more.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Beans, fava, in pod, raw and Beans, cranberry (roman), mature seeds, raw.

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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
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Contains more Iron +222.6%
Contains more Calcium +243.2%
Contains more Potassium +301.2%
Contains more Magnesium +372.7%
Contains more Copper +97.5%
Contains more Zinc +263%
Contains more Phosphorus +188.4%
Contains less Sodium -76%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 59% 12% 30% 24% 134% 28% 56% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 188% 39% 118% 112% 265% 99% 160% 1%
Contains more Iron +222.6%
Contains more Calcium +243.2%
Contains more Potassium +301.2%
Contains more Magnesium +372.7%
Contains more Copper +97.5%
Contains more Zinc +263%
Contains more Phosphorus +188.4%
Contains less Sodium -76%

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +16550%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +54.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +461.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +232.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +197.1%
Contains more Folate +308.1%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 13% 20% 24% 0% 34% 67% 43% 14% 24% 0% 103% 111%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 0% 0% 187% 50% 28% 45% 72% 0% 0% 453%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +16550%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +54.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +461.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +232.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +197.1%
Contains more Folate +308.1%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
37
Broad bean
69
Cranberry bean
Mineral Summary Score
43
Broad bean
122
Cranberry 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 the food
Protein
48%
Broad bean
138%
Cranberry bean
Carbohydrates
18%
Broad bean
60%
Cranberry bean
Fats
3%
Broad bean
6%
Cranberry bean

Comparison summary table

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Broad bean Cranberry 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 Sugars?
Cranberry bean
Cranberry bean contains less Sugars (difference - 9.21g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cranberry bean
Cranberry bean contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cranberry bean
Cranberry bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 44)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cranberry bean
Cranberry bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.198g)
Which food is cheaper?
Broad bean
Broad bean is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Broad bean Cranberry bean Opinion
Calories 88 335 Cranberry bean
Protein 7.92 23.03 Cranberry bean
Fats 0.73 1.23 Cranberry bean
Vitamin C 3.7 0 Broad bean
Carbs 17.63 60.05 Cranberry bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.55 5 Cranberry bean
Calcium 37 127 Cranberry bean
Potassium 332 1332 Cranberry bean
Magnesium 33 156 Cranberry bean
Sugars 9.21 Cranberry bean
Fiber 7.5 24.7 Cranberry bean
Copper 0.402 0.794 Cranberry bean
Zinc 1 3.63 Cranberry bean
Starch
Phosphorus 129 372 Cranberry bean
Sodium 25 6 Cranberry bean
Vitamin A 333 2 Broad bean
Vitamin E 1.16 Broad bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.133 0.747 Cranberry bean
Vitamin B2 0.29 0.213 Broad bean
Vitamin B3 2.249 1.455 Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.225 0.748 Cranberry bean
Vitamin B6 0.104 0.309 Cranberry bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 40.9 Broad bean
Folate 148 604 Cranberry bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.118 0.316 Broad bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.104 0.106 Cranberry bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.342 0.527 Cranberry bean
Tryptophan 0.273 Cranberry bean
Threonine 0.969 Cranberry bean
Isoleucine 1.017 Cranberry bean
Leucine 1.838 Cranberry bean
Lysine 1.58 Cranberry bean
Methionine 0.346 Cranberry bean
Phenylalanine 1.245 Cranberry bean
Valine 1.205 Cranberry bean
Histidine 0.641 Cranberry 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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168574/nutrients
  2. Cranberry bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175189/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.