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Broad bean vs Maize - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Broad bean and Maize

  • Broad bean has more Copper, Vitamin K, Folate, Fiber, Manganese, Vitamin B2, Iron, Vitamin E , and Phosphorus, however Maize is richer in Vitamin B5.
  • Broad bean covers your daily Copper needs 39% more than Maize.
  • Maize has 136 times less Vitamin K than Broad bean. Broad bean has 40.9µg of Vitamin K, while Maize has 0.3µg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Beans, fava, in pod, raw and Corn, sweet, yellow, raw.

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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 +1750%
Contains more Iron +198.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.9%
Contains more Potassium +23%
Contains more Zinc +117.4%
Contains more Copper +644.4%
Contains more Magnesium +12.1%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 59% 24% 56% 30% 4% 28% 134%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 20% 27% 39% 24% 2% 13% 18%
Contains more Calcium +1750%
Contains more Iron +198.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.9%
Contains more Potassium +23%
Contains more Zinc +117.4%
Contains more Copper +644.4%
Contains more Magnesium +12.1%
Contains less Sodium -40%

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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Maize
Contains more Vitamin A +78.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +1557.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +427.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.8%
Contains more Folate +252.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +13533.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +83.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +16.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +218.7%
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 12% 2% 0% 23% 39% 13% 34% 44% 22% 32% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +78.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +1557.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +427.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.8%
Contains more Folate +252.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +13533.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +83.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +16.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +218.7%

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 Maize
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Maize Opinion
Net carbs 10.13g 16.7g Maize
Protein 7.92g 3.27g Broad bean
Fats 0.73g 1.35g Maize
Carbs 17.63g 18.7g Maize
Calories 88kcal 86kcal Broad bean
Starch g 5.7g Maize
Fructose g 1.94g Maize
Sugar 9.21g 6.26g Maize
Fiber 7.5g 2g Broad bean
Calcium 37mg 2mg Broad bean
Iron 1.55mg 0.52mg Broad bean
Magnesium 33mg 37mg Maize
Phosphorus 129mg 89mg Broad bean
Potassium 332mg 270mg Broad bean
Sodium 25mg 15mg Maize
Zinc 1mg 0.46mg Broad bean
Copper 0.402mg 0.054mg Broad bean
Vitamin A 333IU 187IU Broad bean
Vitamin E 1.16mg 0.07mg Broad bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.7mg 6.8mg Maize
Vitamin B1 0.133mg 0.155mg Maize
Vitamin B2 0.29mg 0.055mg Broad bean
Vitamin B3 2.249mg 1.77mg Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.225mg 0.717mg Maize
Vitamin B6 0.104mg 0.093mg Broad bean
Folate 148µg 42µg Broad bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 40.9µg 0.3µg Broad bean
Tryptophan mg 0.023mg Maize
Threonine mg 0.129mg Maize
Isoleucine mg 0.129mg Maize
Leucine mg 0.348mg Maize
Lysine mg 0.137mg Maize
Methionine mg 0.067mg Maize
Phenylalanine mg 0.15mg Maize
Valine mg 0.185mg Maize
Histidine mg 0.089mg Maize
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.118g 0.325g Broad bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.104g 0.432g Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 0.342g 0.487g Maize

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Broad bean Maize
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
18
Maize
Mineral Summary Score
43
Broad bean
18
Maize

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
20%
Maize
Carbohydrates
18%
Broad bean
19%
Maize
Fats
3%
Broad bean
6%
Maize

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Maize
Maize is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.95g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Maize
Maize contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Maize
Maize is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.207g)
Which food is cheaper?
Broad bean
Broad bean is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
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. Maize - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169998/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.