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Broad bean vs Navy bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Broad bean and Navy bean different?

  • Broad bean is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Copper, however Navy bean is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 from Navy bean is 21% higher.
  • Broad bean contains 2 times more Vitamin B3 than Navy bean. While Broad bean contains 2.249mg of Vitamin B3, Navy bean contains only 1.22mg.

Beans, fava, in pod, raw and Beans, navy, mature seeds, sprouted, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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 Calcium +146.7%
Contains more Copper +12.9%
Contains more Zinc +12.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +29%
Contains more Iron +24.5%
Contains more Magnesium +206.1%
Contains less Sodium -48%
Equal in Potassium - 307
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 59% 12% 30% 24% 134% 28% 56% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 73% 5% 28% 73% 119% 25% 43% 2%
Contains more Calcium +146.7%
Contains more Copper +12.9%
Contains more Zinc +12.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +29%
Contains more Iron +24.5%
Contains more Magnesium +206.1%
Contains less Sodium -48%
Equal in Potassium - 307

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 A +8225%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +84.3%
Contains more Folate +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +408.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +193.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +83.7%
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 63% 1% 0% 0% 98% 50% 23% 50% 45% 0% 0% 99%
Contains more Vitamin A +8225%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +84.3%
Contains more Folate +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +408.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +193.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +83.7%

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
37
Broad bean
35
Navy bean
Mineral Summary Score
43
Broad bean
45
Navy 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
48%
Broad bean
37%
Navy bean
Carbohydrates
18%
Broad bean
13%
Navy bean
Fats
3%
Broad bean
3%
Navy 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.
Broad bean Navy bean
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Broad bean Navy 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 is lower in Sugar?
Navy bean
Navy bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.21g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Navy bean
Navy bean contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Navy bean
Navy bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.033g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Navy bean
Navy bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 40)
Which food is cheaper?
Broad bean
Broad bean is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Broad bean
Broad bean is relatively richer in minerals
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 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 Broad bean Navy bean Opinion
Calories 88 67 Broad bean
Protein 7.92 6.15 Broad bean
Fats 0.73 0.7 Broad bean
Vitamin C 3.7 18.8 Navy bean
Carbs 17.63 13.05 Broad bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.55 1.93 Navy bean
Calcium 37 15 Broad bean
Potassium 332 307 Broad bean
Magnesium 33 101 Navy bean
Sugar 9.21 Navy bean
Fiber 7.5 Broad bean
Copper 0.402 0.356 Broad bean
Zinc 1 0.89 Broad bean
Starch
Phosphorus 129 100 Broad bean
Sodium 25 13 Navy bean
Vitamin A 333 4 Broad bean
Vitamin E 1.16 Broad bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.133 0.39 Navy bean
Vitamin B2 0.29 0.215 Broad bean
Vitamin B3 2.249 1.22 Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.225 0.825 Navy bean
Vitamin B6 0.104 0.191 Navy bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 40.9 Broad bean
Folate 148 132 Broad bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.118 0.085 Navy bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.104 0.052 Broad bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.342 0.407 Navy bean
Tryptophan 0.064 Navy bean
Threonine 0.258 Navy bean
Isoleucine 0.273 Navy bean
Leucine 0.442 Navy bean
Lysine 0.35 Navy bean
Methionine 0.064 Navy bean
Phenylalanine 0.31 Navy bean
Valine 0.316 Navy bean
Histidine 0.172 Navy 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. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168574/nutrients
  2. Navy bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169139/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.