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Broad bean vs Bulgur - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Broad bean and Bulgur

  • Broad bean has more Vitamin K, Folate and Vitamin B2, however Bulgur is higher in Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Fiber, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3 and Vitamin B5.
  • Bulgur covers your daily Manganese needs 104% more than Broad bean.
  • Bulgur contains 22 times less Vitamin K than Broad bean. Broad bean contains 40.9µg of Vitamin K, while Bulgur contains 1.9µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Beans, fava, in pod, raw and Bulgur, dry.

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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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Bulgur
Contains more Copper +20%
Contains more Iron +58.7%
Contains more Potassium +23.5%
Contains more Magnesium +397%
Contains more Zinc +93%
Contains more Phosphorus +132.6%
Contains less Sodium -32%
Equal in Calcium - 35
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 59% 12% 30% 24% 134% 28% 56% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 93% 11% 37% 118% 112% 53% 129% 3%
Contains more Copper +20%
Contains more Iron +58.7%
Contains more Potassium +23.5%
Contains more Magnesium +397%
Contains more Zinc +93%
Contains more Phosphorus +132.6%
Contains less Sodium -32%
Equal in Calcium - 35

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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Bulgur
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +3600%
Contains more Vitamin E +1833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +152.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +2052.6%
Contains more Folate +448.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +74.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +127.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +364.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +228.8%
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% 2% 0% 59% 27% 96% 63% 79% 0% 5% 21%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +3600%
Contains more Vitamin E +1833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +152.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +2052.6%
Contains more Folate +448.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +74.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +127.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +364.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +228.8%

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
29
Bulgur
Mineral Summary Score
43
Broad bean
69
Bulgur

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
74%
Bulgur
Carbohydrates
18%
Broad bean
76%
Bulgur
Fats
3%
Broad bean
6%
Bulgur

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 Bulgur
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Broad bean Bulgur
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?
Bulgur
Bulgur contains less Sugars (difference - 8.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bulgur
Bulgur contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bulgur
Bulgur is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.114g)
Which food is cheaper?
Broad bean
Broad bean is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
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 Bulgur Opinion
Calories 88 342 Bulgur
Protein 7.92 12.29 Bulgur
Fats 0.73 1.33 Bulgur
Vitamin C 3.7 0 Broad bean
Carbs 17.63 75.87 Bulgur
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.55 2.46 Bulgur
Calcium 37 35 Broad bean
Potassium 332 410 Bulgur
Magnesium 33 164 Bulgur
Sugars 9.21 0.41 Bulgur
Fiber 7.5 12.5 Bulgur
Copper 0.402 0.335 Broad bean
Zinc 1 1.93 Bulgur
Starch
Phosphorus 129 300 Bulgur
Sodium 25 17 Bulgur
Vitamin A 333 9 Broad bean
Vitamin E 1.16 0.06 Broad bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.133 0.232 Bulgur
Vitamin B2 0.29 0.115 Broad bean
Vitamin B3 2.249 5.114 Bulgur
Vitamin B5 0.225 1.045 Bulgur
Vitamin B6 0.104 0.342 Bulgur
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 40.9 1.9 Broad bean
Folate 148 27 Broad bean
Trans Fat 0 Bulgur
Saturated Fat 0.118 0.232 Broad bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.104 0.173 Bulgur
Polyunsaturated fat 0.342 0.541 Bulgur
Tryptophan 0.19 Bulgur
Threonine 0.354 Bulgur
Isoleucine 0.455 Bulgur
Leucine 0.83 Bulgur
Lysine 0.339 Bulgur
Methionine 0.19 Bulgur
Phenylalanine 0.58 Bulgur
Valine 0.554 Bulgur
Histidine 0.285 Bulgur
Fructose

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. Bulgur - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170688/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.