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Broad bean vs Lima bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Broad bean and Lima bean

  • Broad bean has more Vitamin K, Copper, Vitamin B2, Folate, Vitamin B3, Vitamin E , and Manganese, however Lima bean is higher in Iron, Selenium, and Potassium.
  • Broad bean covers your daily Vitamin K needs 32% more than Lima bean.
  • Lima bean contains 6 times less Vitamin E than Broad bean. Broad bean contains 1.16mg of Vitamin E , while Lima bean contains 0.18mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Beans, fava, in pod, raw and Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt.

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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 +117.6%
Contains more Copper +71.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.2%
Contains more Iron +54.2%
Contains more Potassium +53%
Contains more Magnesium +30.3%
Contains less Sodium -92%
Equal in Zinc - 0.95
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 59% 12% 30% 24% 134% 28% 56% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 6% 45% 31% 79% 26% 48% 1%
Contains more Calcium +117.6%
Contains more Copper +71.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.2%
Contains more Iron +54.2%
Contains more Potassium +53%
Contains more Magnesium +30.3%
Contains less Sodium -92%
Equal in Zinc - 0.95

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 +544.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +427.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +434.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1945%
Contains more Folate +78.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +54.8%
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% 0% 4% 0% 41% 13% 8% 26% 38% 0% 5% 63%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +544.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +427.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +434.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1945%
Contains more Folate +78.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +54.8%

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
16
Lima bean
Mineral Summary Score
43
Broad bean
40
Lima 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
47%
Lima bean
Carbohydrates
18%
Broad bean
21%
Lima bean
Fats
3%
Broad bean
2%
Lima 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 Lima 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 vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Broad bean Lima 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?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.31g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.029g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 47)
Which food is cheaper?
Broad bean
Broad bean is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
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)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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 Lima bean Opinion
Calories 88 115 Lima bean
Protein 7.92 7.8 Broad bean
Fats 0.73 0.38 Broad bean
Vitamin C 3.7 0 Broad bean
Carbs 17.63 20.88 Lima bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.55 2.39 Lima bean
Calcium 37 17 Broad bean
Potassium 332 508 Lima bean
Magnesium 33 43 Lima bean
Sugar 9.21 2.9 Lima bean
Fiber 7.5 7 Broad bean
Copper 0.402 0.235 Broad bean
Zinc 1 0.95 Broad bean
Starch
Phosphorus 129 111 Broad bean
Sodium 25 2 Lima bean
Vitamin A 333 0 Broad bean
Vitamin E 1.16 0.18 Broad bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.133 0.161 Lima bean
Vitamin B2 0.29 0.055 Broad bean
Vitamin B3 2.249 0.421 Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.225 0.422 Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.104 0.161 Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 40.9 2 Broad bean
Folate 148 83 Broad bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.118 0.089 Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.104 0.034 Broad bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.342 0.171 Broad bean
Tryptophan 0.092 Lima bean
Threonine 0.337 Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.411 Lima bean
Leucine 0.673 Lima bean
Lysine 0.523 Lima bean
Methionine 0.099 Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.449 Lima bean
Valine 0.469 Lima bean
Histidine 0.238 Lima 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. Lima bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174253/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.