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Broad bean vs Couscous - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Broad bean and Couscous

  • Broad bean has more Copper, Vitamin K, Folate, Manganese, Fiber, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Iron, and Potassium, however Couscous has more Selenium.
  • Couscous's daily need coverage for Selenium is 49% more.
  • Broad bean has 409 times more Vitamin K than Couscous. Broad bean has 40.9µg of Vitamin K, while Couscous has 0.1µg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Beans, fava, in pod, raw and Couscous, cooked.

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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 Calcium +362.5%
Contains more Iron +307.9%
Contains more Magnesium +312.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +486.4%
Contains more Potassium +472.4%
Contains more Zinc +284.6%
Contains more Copper +880.5%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 59% 24% 56% 30% 4% 28% 134%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 15% 6% 10% 6% 1% 8% 14%
Contains more Calcium +362.5%
Contains more Iron +307.9%
Contains more Magnesium +312.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +486.4%
Contains more Potassium +472.4%
Contains more Zinc +284.6%
Contains more Copper +880.5%
Contains less Sodium -80%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +792.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +974.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +103.9%
Contains more Folate +886.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +40800%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +64.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 20% 24% 0% 13% 34% 67% 43% 14% 24% 111% 0% 103%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 3% 0% 0% 16% 7% 19% 23% 12% 12% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +792.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +974.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +103.9%
Contains more Folate +886.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +40800%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +64.9%

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 Couscous
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
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broad bean Couscous Opinion
Net carbs 10.13g 21.82g Couscous
Protein 7.92g 3.79g Broad bean
Fats 0.73g 0.16g Broad bean
Carbs 17.63g 23.22g Couscous
Calories 88kcal 112kcal Couscous
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 9.21g 0.1g Couscous
Fiber 7.5g 1.4g Broad bean
Calcium 37mg 8mg Broad bean
Iron 1.55mg 0.38mg Broad bean
Magnesium 33mg 8mg Broad bean
Phosphorus 129mg 22mg Broad bean
Potassium 332mg 58mg Broad bean
Sodium 25mg 5mg Couscous
Zinc 1mg 0.26mg Broad bean
Copper 0.402mg 0.041mg Broad bean
Vitamin A 333IU 0IU Broad bean
Vitamin E 1.16mg 0.13mg Broad bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.7mg 0mg Broad bean
Vitamin B1 0.133mg 0.063mg Broad bean
Vitamin B2 0.29mg 0.027mg Broad bean
Vitamin B3 2.249mg 0.983mg Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.225mg 0.371mg Couscous
Vitamin B6 0.104mg 0.051mg Broad bean
Folate 148µg 15µg Broad bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 40.9µg 0.1µg Broad bean
Tryptophan mg 0.049mg Couscous
Threonine mg 0.1mg Couscous
Isoleucine mg 0.147mg Couscous
Leucine mg 0.259mg Couscous
Lysine mg 0.073mg Couscous
Methionine mg 0.059mg Couscous
Phenylalanine mg 0.184mg Couscous
Valine mg 0.162mg Couscous
Histidine mg 0.077mg Couscous
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Couscous
Saturated Fat 0.118g 0.029g Couscous
Monounsaturated Fat 0.104g 0.022g Broad bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.342g 0.064g Broad bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Broad bean Couscous
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
37
Broad bean
7
Couscous
Mineral Summary Score
43
Broad bean
7
Couscous

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
23%
Couscous
Carbohydrates
18%
Broad bean
23%
Couscous
Fats
3%
Broad bean
1%
Couscous

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.11g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Couscous
Couscous contains less Sodium (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.089g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
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 is richer in vitamins?
Broad bean
Broad 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. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168574/nutrients
  2. Couscous - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169700/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.