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Navy bean vs Broad bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Navy bean and Broad bean different?

  • Navy bean is higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B6, however Broad bean is richer in Manganese, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 from Navy bean is 21% higher.
  • Navy bean contains 5 times more Vitamin C than Broad bean. While Navy bean contains 18.8mg of Vitamin C, Broad bean contains only 3.7mg.

Beans, navy, mature seeds, sprouted, raw and Beans, fava, in pod, raw 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 Iron +24.5%
Contains more Magnesium +206.1%
Contains less Sodium -48%
Contains more Calcium +146.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +29%
Contains more Zinc +12.4%
Contains more Copper +12.9%
Equal in Potassium - 332
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 73% 73% 43% 28% 2% 25% 119%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 59% 24% 56% 30% 4% 28% 134%
Contains more Iron +24.5%
Contains more Magnesium +206.1%
Contains less Sodium -48%
Contains more Calcium +146.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +29%
Contains more Zinc +12.4%
Contains more Copper +12.9%
Equal in Potassium - 332

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 +408.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +193.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +83.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +8225%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +84.3%
Contains more Folate +12.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 63% 98% 50% 23% 50% 45% 99% 0% 0%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +408.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +193.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +83.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +8225%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +84.3%
Contains more Folate +12.1%

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.
Navy bean Broad bean
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
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Navy bean Broad bean Opinion
Net carbs 13.05g 10.13g Navy bean
Protein 6.15g 7.92g Broad bean
Fats 0.7g 0.73g Broad bean
Carbs 13.05g 17.63g Broad bean
Calories 67kcal 88kcal Broad bean
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 9.21g Navy bean
Fiber g 7.5g Broad bean
Calcium 15mg 37mg Broad bean
Iron 1.93mg 1.55mg Navy bean
Magnesium 101mg 33mg Navy bean
Phosphorus 100mg 129mg Broad bean
Potassium 307mg 332mg Broad bean
Sodium 13mg 25mg Navy bean
Zinc 0.89mg 1mg Broad bean
Copper 0.356mg 0.402mg Broad bean
Vitamin A 4IU 333IU Broad bean
Vitamin E mg 1.16mg Broad bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 18.8mg 3.7mg Navy bean
Vitamin B1 0.39mg 0.133mg Navy bean
Vitamin B2 0.215mg 0.29mg Broad bean
Vitamin B3 1.22mg 2.249mg Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.825mg 0.225mg Navy bean
Vitamin B6 0.191mg 0.104mg Navy bean
Folate 132µg 148µg Broad bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 40.9µg Broad bean
Tryptophan 0.064mg mg Navy bean
Threonine 0.258mg mg Navy bean
Isoleucine 0.273mg mg Navy bean
Leucine 0.442mg mg Navy bean
Lysine 0.35mg mg Navy bean
Methionine 0.064mg mg Navy bean
Phenylalanine 0.31mg mg Navy bean
Valine 0.316mg mg Navy bean
Histidine 0.172mg mg Navy bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.085g 0.118g Navy bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.052g 0.104g Broad bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.407g 0.342g Navy bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Navy bean Broad 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
35
Navy bean
37
Broad bean
Mineral Summary Score
45
Navy bean
43
Broad 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
37%
Navy bean
48%
Broad bean
Carbohydrates
13%
Navy bean
18%
Broad bean
Fats
3%
Navy bean
3%
Broad bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Navy bean
Navy bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.21g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Navy bean
Navy bean contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Navy bean
Navy bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.033g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Navy bean
Navy bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 40)
Which food is cheaper?
Broad bean
Broad bean is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Broad bean
Broad bean is relatively richer in minerals
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.

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. Navy bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169139/nutrients
  2. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168574/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.