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Broad bean vs Green bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Broad bean and Green bean

  • Broad bean has more Copper, Folate, Manganese, Fiber, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Zinc, and Iron, however Green bean is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Broad bean covers your daily Copper needs 37% more than Green bean.
  • Green bean contains 4 times less Folate than Broad bean. Broad bean contains 148µg of Folate, while Green bean contains 33µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Beans, fava, in pod, raw and Beans, snap, green, 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
Contains more Iron +50.5%
Contains more Potassium +57.3%
Contains more Magnesium +32%
Contains more Copper +482.6%
Contains more Zinc +316.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +239.5%
Contains less Sodium -76%
Equal in Calcium - 37
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 59% 12% 30% 24% 134% 28% 56% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 12% 19% 18% 24% 7% 17% 1%
Contains more Iron +50.5%
Contains more Potassium +57.3%
Contains more Magnesium +32%
Contains more Copper +482.6%
Contains more Zinc +316.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +239.5%
Contains less Sodium -76%
Equal in Calcium - 37

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 E +182.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +62.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +178.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +206.4%
Contains more Folate +348.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +229.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +107.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.6%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.225
Equal in Vitamin K - 43
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 41% 42% 9% 0% 21% 24% 14% 14% 33% 0% 108% 25%
Contains more Vitamin E +182.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +62.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +178.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +206.4%
Contains more Folate +348.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +229.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +107.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.6%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.225
Equal in Vitamin K - 43

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
27
Green bean
Mineral Summary Score
43
Broad bean
17
Green 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
11%
Green bean
Carbohydrates
18%
Broad bean
7%
Green bean
Fats
3%
Broad bean
1%
Green 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 Green 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 Green 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?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.95g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Green bean
Green bean contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.068g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 59)
Which food is cheaper?
Broad bean
Broad bean is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
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 Green bean Opinion
Calories 88 31 Broad bean
Protein 7.92 1.83 Broad bean
Fats 0.73 0.22 Broad bean
Vitamin C 3.7 12.2 Green bean
Carbs 17.63 6.97 Broad bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.55 1.03 Broad bean
Calcium 37 37
Potassium 332 211 Broad bean
Magnesium 33 25 Broad bean
Sugar 9.21 3.26 Green bean
Fiber 7.5 2.7 Broad bean
Copper 0.402 0.069 Broad bean
Zinc 1 0.24 Broad bean
Starch 0.88 Green bean
Phosphorus 129 38 Broad bean
Sodium 25 6 Green bean
Vitamin A 333 690 Green bean
Vitamin E 1.16 0.41 Broad bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.133 0.082 Broad bean
Vitamin B2 0.29 0.104 Broad bean
Vitamin B3 2.249 0.734 Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.225 0.225
Vitamin B6 0.104 0.141 Green bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 40.9 43 Green bean
Folate 148 33 Broad bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.118 0.05 Green bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.104 0.01 Broad bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.342 0.113 Broad bean
Tryptophan 0.019 Green bean
Threonine 0.079 Green bean
Isoleucine 0.066 Green bean
Leucine 0.112 Green bean
Lysine 0.088 Green bean
Methionine 0.022 Green bean
Phenylalanine 0.067 Green bean
Valine 0.09 Green bean
Histidine 0.034 Green bean
Fructose 1.39 Green 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. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168574/nutrients
  2. Green bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169961/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.