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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
Contains more Calcium +117.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.2%
Contains more Copper +71.1%
Contains more Iron +54.2%
Contains more Magnesium +30.3%
Contains more Potassium +53%
Contains less Sodium -92%
Equal in Zinc - 0.95
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 59% 24% 56% 30% 4% 28% 134%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Contains more Calcium +117.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.2%
Contains more Copper +71.1%
Contains more Iron +54.2%
Contains more Magnesium +30.3%
Contains more Potassium +53%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +544.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +427.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +434.2%
Contains more Folate +78.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1945%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +54.8%
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% 4% 0% 0% 41% 13% 8% 26% 38% 63% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +544.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +427.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +434.2%
Contains more Folate +78.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1945%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +54.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broad bean Lima bean Opinion
Net carbs 10.13g 13.88g Lima bean
Protein 7.92g 7.8g Broad bean
Fats 0.73g 0.38g Broad bean
Carbs 17.63g 20.88g Lima bean
Calories 88kcal 115kcal Lima bean
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 9.21g 2.9g Lima bean
Fiber 7.5g 7g Broad bean
Calcium 37mg 17mg Broad bean
Iron 1.55mg 2.39mg Lima bean
Magnesium 33mg 43mg Lima bean
Phosphorus 129mg 111mg Broad bean
Potassium 332mg 508mg Lima bean
Sodium 25mg 2mg Lima bean
Zinc 1mg 0.95mg Broad bean
Copper 0.402mg 0.235mg Broad bean
Vitamin A 333IU 0IU Broad bean
Vitamin E 1.16mg 0.18mg Broad bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.7mg 0mg Broad bean
Vitamin B1 0.133mg 0.161mg Lima bean
Vitamin B2 0.29mg 0.055mg Broad bean
Vitamin B3 2.249mg 0.421mg Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.225mg 0.422mg Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.104mg 0.161mg Lima bean
Folate 148µg 83µg Broad bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 40.9µg 2µg Broad bean
Tryptophan mg 0.092mg Lima bean
Threonine mg 0.337mg Lima bean
Isoleucine mg 0.411mg Lima bean
Leucine mg 0.673mg Lima bean
Lysine mg 0.523mg Lima bean
Methionine mg 0.099mg Lima bean
Phenylalanine mg 0.449mg Lima bean
Valine mg 0.469mg Lima bean
Histidine mg 0.238mg Lima bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.118g 0.089g Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.104g 0.034g Broad bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.342g 0.171g Broad bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Broad bean Lima bean
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
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

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.

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.