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Broad bean vs Flax - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Broad bean and Flax

  • Broad bean has more Vitamin K, while Flax has more Vitamin B1, Copper, Magnesium, Fiber, Manganese, Phosphorus, Iron, Selenium, and Zinc.
  • Flax covers your daily need of Vitamin B1 126% more than Broad bean.
  • Broad bean contains 10 times more Vitamin K than Flax. While Broad bean contains 40.9µg of Vitamin K, Flax contains only 4.3µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Beans, fava, in pod, raw and Seeds, flaxseed.

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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 less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Iron +269.7%
Contains more Calcium +589.2%
Contains more Potassium +144.9%
Contains more Magnesium +1087.9%
Contains more Copper +203.5%
Contains more Zinc +334%
Contains more Phosphorus +397.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 59% 12% 30% 24% 134% 28% 56% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 215% 77% 72% 280% 407% 119% 276% 4%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Iron +269.7%
Contains more Calcium +589.2%
Contains more Potassium +144.9%
Contains more Magnesium +1087.9%
Contains more Copper +203.5%
Contains more Zinc +334%
Contains more Phosphorus +397.7%

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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Flax
Contains more Vitamin C +516.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +274.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +851.2%
Contains more Folate +70.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1136.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +337.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +354.8%
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 2% 0% 7% 0% 411% 38% 58% 60% 110% 0% 11% 66%
Contains more Vitamin C +516.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +274.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +851.2%
Contains more Folate +70.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1136.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +337.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +354.8%

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
63
Flax
Mineral Summary Score
43
Broad bean
181
Flax

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
110%
Flax
Carbohydrates
18%
Broad bean
29%
Flax
Fats
3%
Broad bean
195%
Flax

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 Flax
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Broad bean Flax
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 richer in minerals?
Flax
Flax is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Flax
Flax is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.66g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Broad bean
Broad bean contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.545g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 79)
Which food is cheaper?
Broad bean
Broad bean is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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 Flax Opinion
Calories 88 534 Flax
Protein 7.92 18.29 Flax
Fats 0.73 42.16 Flax
Vitamin C 3.7 0.6 Broad bean
Carbs 17.63 28.88 Flax
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.55 5.73 Flax
Calcium 37 255 Flax
Potassium 332 813 Flax
Magnesium 33 392 Flax
Sugar 9.21 1.55 Flax
Fiber 7.5 27.3 Flax
Copper 0.402 1.22 Flax
Zinc 1 4.34 Flax
Starch
Phosphorus 129 642 Flax
Sodium 25 30 Broad bean
Vitamin A 333 0 Broad bean
Vitamin E 1.16 0.31 Broad bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.133 1.644 Flax
Vitamin B2 0.29 0.161 Broad bean
Vitamin B3 2.249 3.08 Flax
Vitamin B5 0.225 0.985 Flax
Vitamin B6 0.104 0.473 Flax
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 40.9 4.3 Broad bean
Folate 148 87 Broad bean
Trans Fat 0 Flax
Saturated Fat 0.118 3.663 Broad bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.104 7.527 Flax
Polyunsaturated fat 0.342 28.73 Flax
Tryptophan 0.297 Flax
Threonine 0.766 Flax
Isoleucine 0.896 Flax
Leucine 1.235 Flax
Lysine 0.862 Flax
Methionine 0.37 Flax
Phenylalanine 0.957 Flax
Valine 1.072 Flax
Histidine 0.472 Flax
Fructose 0 Flax

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. Flax - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169414/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.