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Kidney bean vs Lima bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Kidney bean and Lima bean different?

  • Kidney bean has more Copper, Folate, Iron, Fiber, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese, and Vitamin B6 than Lima bean.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Kidney bean is 80% higher.
  • Kidney bean contains 5 times more Folate than Lima bean. While Kidney bean contains 394µg of Folate, Lima bean contains only 83µg.

Beans, kidney, all types, mature seeds, raw and Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +741.2%
Contains more Iron +243.1%
Contains more Magnesium +225.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +266.7%
Contains more Potassium +176.8%
Contains more Zinc +193.7%
Contains more Copper +307.7%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 43% 308% 100% 175% 125% 4% 77% 320%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Contains more Calcium +741.2%
Contains more Iron +243.1%
Contains more Magnesium +225.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +266.7%
Contains more Potassium +176.8%
Contains more Zinc +193.7%
Contains more Copper +307.7%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%

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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Contains more Vitamin E +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +228.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +298.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +389.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +84.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +146.6%
Contains more Folate +374.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +850%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 5% 0% 15% 133% 51% 39% 47% 92% 296% 0% 48%
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 E +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +228.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +298.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +389.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +84.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +146.6%
Contains more Folate +374.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +850%

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.
Kidney bean Lima bean
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Kidney bean Lima bean Opinion
Net carbs 35.11g 13.88g Kidney bean
Protein 23.58g 7.8g Kidney bean
Fats 0.83g 0.38g Kidney bean
Carbs 60.01g 20.88g Kidney bean
Calories 333kcal 115kcal Kidney bean
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.23g 2.9g Kidney bean
Fiber 24.9g 7g Kidney bean
Calcium 143mg 17mg Kidney bean
Iron 8.2mg 2.39mg Kidney bean
Magnesium 140mg 43mg Kidney bean
Phosphorus 407mg 111mg Kidney bean
Potassium 1406mg 508mg Kidney bean
Sodium 24mg 2mg Lima bean
Zinc 2.79mg 0.95mg Kidney bean
Copper 0.958mg 0.235mg Kidney bean
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.18mg Kidney bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.5mg 0mg Kidney bean
Vitamin B1 0.529mg 0.161mg Kidney bean
Vitamin B2 0.219mg 0.055mg Kidney bean
Vitamin B3 2.06mg 0.421mg Kidney bean
Vitamin B5 0.78mg 0.422mg Kidney bean
Vitamin B6 0.397mg 0.161mg Kidney bean
Folate 394µg 83µg Kidney bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 19µg 2µg Kidney bean
Tryptophan 0.279mg 0.092mg Kidney bean
Threonine 0.992mg 0.337mg Kidney bean
Isoleucine 1.041mg 0.411mg Kidney bean
Leucine 1.882mg 0.673mg Kidney bean
Lysine 1.618mg 0.523mg Kidney bean
Methionine 0.355mg 0.099mg Kidney bean
Phenylalanine 1.275mg 0.449mg Kidney bean
Valine 1.233mg 0.469mg Kidney bean
Histidine 0.656mg 0.238mg Kidney bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.12g 0.089g Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064g 0.034g Kidney bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.457g 0.171g Kidney bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Kidney 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
60
Kidney bean
16
Lima bean
Mineral Summary Score
143
Kidney 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
141%
Kidney bean
47%
Lima bean
Carbohydrates
60%
Kidney bean
21%
Lima bean
Fats
4%
Kidney bean
2%
Lima bean

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.031g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Kidney bean
Kidney bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.67g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Kidney bean
Kidney bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Kidney bean
Kidney bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Kidney bean
Kidney 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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($1.2)

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. Kidney bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175193/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.