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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
Contains more Magnesium +560%
Contains more Phosphorus +760%
Contains more Potassium +1975%
Contains more Zinc +669.2%
Contains more Copper +905%
Contains more Calcium +135.1%
Contains more Iron +141.3%
Contains less Sodium -76%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 59% 24% 56% 30% 4% 28% 134%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 27% 141% 4% 7% 2% 1% 4% 14%
Contains more Magnesium +560%
Contains more Phosphorus +760%
Contains more Potassium +1975%
Contains more Zinc +669.2%
Contains more Copper +905%
Contains more Calcium +135.1%
Contains more Iron +141.3%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +5700%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 Folate +1133.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +40800%
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% 1% 0% 0% 14% 6% 10% 5% 3% 9% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +5700%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 Folate +1133.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +40800%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broad bean Porridge Opinion
Net carbs 10.13g 10.02g Broad bean
Protein 7.92g 1.44g Broad bean
Fats 0.73g 0.21g Broad bean
Carbs 17.63g 10.52g Broad bean
Calories 88kcal 50kcal Broad bean
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 9.21g 0.03g Porridge
Fiber 7.5g 0.5g Broad bean
Calcium 37mg 87mg Porridge
Iron 1.55mg 3.74mg Porridge
Magnesium 33mg 5mg Broad bean
Phosphorus 129mg 15mg Broad bean
Potassium 332mg 16mg Broad bean
Sodium 25mg 6mg Porridge
Zinc 1mg 0.13mg Broad bean
Copper 0.402mg 0.04mg Broad bean
Vitamin A 333IU 0IU Broad bean
Vitamin E 1.16mg 0.02mg Broad bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.7mg 0mg Broad bean
Vitamin B1 0.133mg 0.055mg Broad bean
Vitamin B2 0.29mg 0.025mg Broad bean
Vitamin B3 2.249mg 0.52mg Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.225mg 0.071mg Broad bean
Vitamin B6 0.104mg 0.013mg Broad bean
Folate 148µg 12µg Broad bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 40.9µg 0.1µg Broad bean
Tryptophan mg 0.02mg Porridge
Threonine mg 0.045mg Porridge
Isoleucine mg 0.063mg Porridge
Leucine mg 0.11mg Porridge
Lysine mg 0.037mg Porridge
Methionine mg 0.027mg Porridge
Phenylalanine mg 0.078mg Porridge
Valine mg 0.07mg Porridge
Histidine mg 0.033mg Porridge
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Porridge
Saturated Fat 0.118g 0.033g Porridge
Monounsaturated Fat 0.104g 0.028g Broad bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.342g 0.114g Broad bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Broad bean Porridge
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
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

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)

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.