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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
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Contains more Iron +307.9%
Contains more Calcium +362.5%
Contains more Potassium +472.4%
Contains more Magnesium +312.5%
Contains more Copper +880.5%
Contains more Zinc +284.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +486.4%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 59% 12% 30% 24% 134% 28% 56% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 3% 6% 6% 14% 8% 10% 1%
Contains more Iron +307.9%
Contains more Calcium +362.5%
Contains more Potassium +472.4%
Contains more Magnesium +312.5%
Contains more Copper +880.5%
Contains more Zinc +284.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +486.4%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +792.3%
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 Vitamin K +40800%
Contains more Folate +886.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +64.9%
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% 0% 3% 0% 16% 7% 19% 23% 12% 0% 1% 12%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +792.3%
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 Vitamin K +40800%
Contains more Folate +886.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +64.9%

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
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 the food
Protein
48%
Broad bean
23%
Couscous
Carbohydrates
18%
Broad bean
23%
Couscous
Fats
3%
Broad bean
1%
Couscous

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 Couscous
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Broad bean Couscous
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?
Couscous
Couscous contains less Sugars (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)

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

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 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. 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.