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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 Copper +12.9%
Contains more Zinc +12.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +29%
Equal in Potassium - 332
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 73% 5% 28% 73% 119% 25% 43% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 59% 12% 30% 24% 134% 28% 56% 4%
Contains more Iron +24.5%
Contains more Magnesium +206.1%
Contains less Sodium -48%
Contains more Calcium +146.7%
Contains more Copper +12.9%
Contains more Zinc +12.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +29%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 63% 1% 0% 0% 98% 50% 23% 50% 45% 0% 0% 99%
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%
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 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 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

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Navy bean Broad 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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.