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Green bean vs Broad bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Green bean and Broad bean

  • Green bean has more Vitamin C, however Broad bean is higher in Copper, Folate, Manganese, Fiber, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Zinc, and Iron.
  • Broad bean covers your daily Copper needs 37% more than Green bean.
  • Broad bean contains 3 times less Vitamin C than Green bean. Green bean contains 12.2mg of Vitamin C, while Broad bean contains 3.7mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Beans, snap, green, raw and Beans, fava, in pod, raw.

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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 less Sodium -76%
Contains more Iron +50.5%
Contains more Magnesium +32%
Contains more Phosphorus +239.5%
Contains more Potassium +57.3%
Contains more Zinc +316.7%
Contains more Copper +482.6%
Equal in Calcium - 37
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 39% 18% 17% 19% 1% 7% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 59% 24% 56% 30% 4% 28% 134%
Contains less Sodium -76%
Contains more Iron +50.5%
Contains more Magnesium +32%
Contains more Phosphorus +239.5%
Contains more Potassium +57.3%
Contains more Zinc +316.7%
Contains more Copper +482.6%
Equal in Calcium - 37

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 A +107.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +229.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +182.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +62.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +178.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +206.4%
Contains more Folate +348.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.225
Equal in Vitamin K - 40.9
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 42% 9% 0% 41% 21% 24% 14% 14% 33% 25% 0% 108%
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 A +107.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +229.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +182.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +62.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +178.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +206.4%
Contains more Folate +348.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.225
Equal in Vitamin K - 40.9

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.
Green 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 Green bean Broad bean Opinion
Net carbs 4.27g 10.13g Broad bean
Protein 1.83g 7.92g Broad bean
Fats 0.22g 0.73g Broad bean
Carbs 6.97g 17.63g Broad bean
Calories 31kcal 88kcal Broad bean
Starch 0.88g g Green bean
Fructose 1.39g g Green bean
Sugar 3.26g 9.21g Green bean
Fiber 2.7g 7.5g Broad bean
Calcium 37mg 37mg
Iron 1.03mg 1.55mg Broad bean
Magnesium 25mg 33mg Broad bean
Phosphorus 38mg 129mg Broad bean
Potassium 211mg 332mg Broad bean
Sodium 6mg 25mg Green bean
Zinc 0.24mg 1mg Broad bean
Copper 0.069mg 0.402mg Broad bean
Vitamin A 690IU 333IU Green bean
Vitamin E 0.41mg 1.16mg Broad bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 12.2mg 3.7mg Green bean
Vitamin B1 0.082mg 0.133mg Broad bean
Vitamin B2 0.104mg 0.29mg Broad bean
Vitamin B3 0.734mg 2.249mg Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.225mg 0.225mg
Vitamin B6 0.141mg 0.104mg Green bean
Folate 33µg 148µg Broad bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 43µg 40.9µg Green bean
Tryptophan 0.019mg mg Green bean
Threonine 0.079mg mg Green bean
Isoleucine 0.066mg mg Green bean
Leucine 0.112mg mg Green bean
Lysine 0.088mg mg Green bean
Methionine 0.022mg mg Green bean
Phenylalanine 0.067mg mg Green bean
Valine 0.09mg mg Green bean
Histidine 0.034mg mg Green bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.05g 0.118g Green bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 0.104g Broad bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.113g 0.342g Broad bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Green 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
27
Green bean
37
Broad bean
Mineral Summary Score
17
Green 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
11%
Green bean
48%
Broad bean
Carbohydrates
7%
Green bean
18%
Broad bean
Fats
1%
Green bean
3%
Broad bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.95g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Green bean
Green bean contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.068g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 59)
Which food is cheaper?
Broad bean
Broad bean is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
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. Green bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169961/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.