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Broad bean vs Porridge - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Broad bean and Porridge?

  • Broad bean is richer in Copper, Folate, Vitamin K, Fiber, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Potassium, yet Porridge is richer in Manganese, and Iron.
  • Broad bean's daily need coverage for Copper is 40% higher.
  • Broad bean has 409 times more Vitamin K than Porridge. Broad bean has 40.9µg of Vitamin K, while Porridge has 0.1µg.

We used Beans, fava, in pod, raw and Cereals, CREAM OF WHEAT, regular (10 minute), cooked with water, without salt types in this comparison.

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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 Potassium +1975%
Contains more Magnesium +560%
Contains more Copper +905%
Contains more Zinc +669.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +760%
Contains more Iron +141.3%
Contains more Calcium +135.1%
Contains less Sodium -76%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 59% 12% 30% 24% 134% 28% 56% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 141% 27% 2% 4% 14% 4% 7% 1%
Contains more Potassium +1975%
Contains more Magnesium +560%
Contains more Copper +905%
Contains more Zinc +669.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +760%
Contains more Iron +141.3%
Contains more Calcium +135.1%
Contains less Sodium -76%

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 +5700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +141.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1060%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +332.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +216.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +700%
Contains more Vitamin K +40800%
Contains more Folate +1133.3%
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% 1% 0% 14% 6% 10% 5% 3% 0% 1% 9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +5700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +141.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1060%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +332.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +216.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +700%
Contains more Vitamin K +40800%
Contains more Folate +1133.3%

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
4
Porridge
Mineral Summary Score
43
Broad bean
24
Porridge

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
9%
Porridge
Carbohydrates
18%
Broad bean
11%
Porridge
Fats
3%
Broad bean
1%
Porridge

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 Porridge
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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Broad bean Porridge
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?
Porridge
Porridge is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.18g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Porridge
Porridge contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Porridge
Porridge is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.085g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Porridge
Porridge is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Porridge
Porridge 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broad bean Porridge Opinion
Calories 88 50 Broad bean
Protein 7.92 1.44 Broad bean
Fats 0.73 0.21 Broad bean
Vitamin C 3.7 0 Broad bean
Carbs 17.63 10.52 Broad bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.55 3.74 Porridge
Calcium 37 87 Porridge
Potassium 332 16 Broad bean
Magnesium 33 5 Broad bean
Sugar 9.21 0.03 Porridge
Fiber 7.5 0.5 Broad bean
Copper 0.402 0.04 Broad bean
Zinc 1 0.13 Broad bean
Starch
Phosphorus 129 15 Broad bean
Sodium 25 6 Porridge
Vitamin A 333 0 Broad bean
Vitamin E 1.16 0.02 Broad bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.133 0.055 Broad bean
Vitamin B2 0.29 0.025 Broad bean
Vitamin B3 2.249 0.52 Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.225 0.071 Broad bean
Vitamin B6 0.104 0.013 Broad bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 40.9 0.1 Broad bean
Folate 148 12 Broad bean
Trans Fat 0 Porridge
Saturated Fat 0.118 0.033 Porridge
Monounsaturated Fat 0.104 0.028 Broad bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.342 0.114 Broad bean
Tryptophan 0.02 Porridge
Threonine 0.045 Porridge
Isoleucine 0.063 Porridge
Leucine 0.11 Porridge
Lysine 0.037 Porridge
Methionine 0.027 Porridge
Phenylalanine 0.078 Porridge
Valine 0.07 Porridge
Histidine 0.033 Porridge
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 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. Porridge - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171657/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.