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Navy bean vs Lima bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Navy bean and Lima bean different?

  • Navy bean is richer in Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Copper, Vitamin B2, Folate and Vitamin B5, while Lima bean is higher in Vitamin C, Selenium, Potassium and Iron.
  • Navy bean covers your daily need of Vitamin C 21% more than Lima bean.
  • Navy bean contains 4 times more Vitamin B2 than Lima bean. Navy bean contains 0.215mg of Vitamin B2, while Lima bean contains 0.055mg.

Beans, navy, mature seeds, sprouted, raw and Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt types were 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 Magnesium +134.9%
Contains more Copper +51.5%
Contains more Iron +23.8%
Contains more Calcium +13.3%
Contains more Potassium +65.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +11%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Equal in Zinc - 0.95
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 73% 5% 28% 73% 119% 25% 43% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 6% 45% 31% 79% 26% 48% 1%
Contains more Magnesium +134.9%
Contains more Copper +51.5%
Contains more Iron +23.8%
Contains more Calcium +13.3%
Contains more Potassium +65.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +11%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Equal in Zinc - 0.95

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +142.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +290.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +189.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +95.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.6%
Contains more Folate +59%
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 0% 0% 4% 0% 41% 13% 8% 26% 38% 0% 5% 63%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +142.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +290.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +189.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +95.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.6%
Contains more Folate +59%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
35
Navy bean
16
Lima bean
Mineral Summary Score
45
Navy 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 the food
Protein
37%
Navy bean
47%
Lima bean
Carbohydrates
13%
Navy bean
21%
Lima bean
Fats
3%
Navy bean
2%
Lima bean

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Navy bean Lima bean
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Navy 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 Sugars?
Navy bean
Navy bean contains less Sugars (difference - 2.9g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Navy bean
Navy bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Navy bean
Navy bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is cheaper?
Lima bean
Lima bean is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Navy bean Lima bean Opinion
Calories 67 115 Lima bean
Protein 6.15 7.8 Lima bean
Fats 0.7 0.38 Navy bean
Vitamin C 18.8 0 Navy bean
Carbs 13.05 20.88 Lima bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.93 2.39 Lima bean
Calcium 15 17 Lima bean
Potassium 307 508 Lima bean
Magnesium 101 43 Navy bean
Sugars 2.9 Navy bean
Fiber 7 Lima bean
Copper 0.356 0.235 Navy bean
Zinc 0.89 0.95 Lima bean
Starch
Phosphorus 100 111 Lima bean
Sodium 13 2 Lima bean
Vitamin A 4 0 Navy bean
Vitamin E 0.18 Lima bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.39 0.161 Navy bean
Vitamin B2 0.215 0.055 Navy bean
Vitamin B3 1.22 0.421 Navy bean
Vitamin B5 0.825 0.422 Navy bean
Vitamin B6 0.191 0.161 Navy bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2 Lima bean
Folate 132 83 Navy bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.085 0.089 Navy bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.052 0.034 Navy bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.407 0.171 Navy bean
Tryptophan 0.064 0.092 Lima bean
Threonine 0.258 0.337 Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.273 0.411 Lima bean
Leucine 0.442 0.673 Lima bean
Lysine 0.35 0.523 Lima bean
Methionine 0.064 0.099 Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.31 0.449 Lima bean
Valine 0.316 0.469 Lima bean
Histidine 0.172 0.238 Lima 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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. 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.