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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
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Contains more Iron +243.1%
Contains more Calcium +741.2%
Contains more Potassium +176.8%
Contains more Magnesium +225.6%
Contains more Copper +307.7%
Contains more Zinc +193.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +266.7%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 308% 43% 125% 100% 320% 77% 175% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 6% 45% 31% 79% 26% 48% 1%
Contains more Iron +243.1%
Contains more Calcium +741.2%
Contains more Potassium +176.8%
Contains more Magnesium +225.6%
Contains more Copper +307.7%
Contains more Zinc +193.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +266.7%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +22.2%
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 Vitamin K +850%
Contains more Folate +374.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 15% 0% 5% 0% 133% 51% 39% 47% 92% 0% 48% 296%
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% 4% 0% 41% 13% 8% 26% 38% 0% 5% 63%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +22.2%
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 Vitamin K +850%
Contains more Folate +374.7%

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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Kidney bean Lima bean
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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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