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Green bean vs Couscous - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Green bean and Couscous

  • Green bean has more Vitamin K, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Manganese, and Fiber, while Couscous has more Selenium, and Vitamin C.
  • Couscous's daily need coverage for Selenium is 49% higher.
  • Couscous contains 430 times less Vitamin K than Green bean. Green bean contains 43µg of Vitamin K, while Couscous contains 0.1µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Beans, snap, green, raw and Couscous, cooked.

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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 Calcium +362.5%
Contains more Iron +171.1%
Contains more Magnesium +212.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +72.7%
Contains more Potassium +263.8%
Contains more Copper +68.3%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Equal in Zinc - 0.26
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 39% 18% 17% 19% 1% 7% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 15% 6% 10% 6% 1% 8% 14%
Contains more Calcium +362.5%
Contains more Iron +171.1%
Contains more Magnesium +212.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +72.7%
Contains more Potassium +263.8%
Contains more Copper +68.3%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Equal in Zinc - 0.26

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +215.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +285.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +176.5%
Contains more Folate +120%
Contains more Vitamin K +42900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +64.9%
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 0% 3% 0% 0% 16% 7% 19% 23% 12% 12% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +215.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +285.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +176.5%
Contains more Folate +120%
Contains more Vitamin K +42900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +64.9%

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 Couscous
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Green bean Couscous Opinion
Net carbs 4.27g 21.82g Couscous
Protein 1.83g 3.79g Couscous
Fats 0.22g 0.16g Green bean
Carbs 6.97g 23.22g Couscous
Calories 31kcal 112kcal Couscous
Starch 0.88g g Green bean
Fructose 1.39g g Green bean
Sugar 3.26g 0.1g Couscous
Fiber 2.7g 1.4g Green bean
Calcium 37mg 8mg Green bean
Iron 1.03mg 0.38mg Green bean
Magnesium 25mg 8mg Green bean
Phosphorus 38mg 22mg Green bean
Potassium 211mg 58mg Green bean
Sodium 6mg 5mg Couscous
Zinc 0.24mg 0.26mg Couscous
Copper 0.069mg 0.041mg Green bean
Vitamin A 690IU 0IU Green bean
Vitamin E 0.41mg 0.13mg Green bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 12.2mg 0mg Green bean
Vitamin B1 0.082mg 0.063mg Green bean
Vitamin B2 0.104mg 0.027mg Green bean
Vitamin B3 0.734mg 0.983mg Couscous
Vitamin B5 0.225mg 0.371mg Couscous
Vitamin B6 0.141mg 0.051mg Green bean
Folate 33µg 15µg Green bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 43µg 0.1µg Green bean
Tryptophan 0.019mg 0.049mg Couscous
Threonine 0.079mg 0.1mg Couscous
Isoleucine 0.066mg 0.147mg Couscous
Leucine 0.112mg 0.259mg Couscous
Lysine 0.088mg 0.073mg Green bean
Methionine 0.022mg 0.059mg Couscous
Phenylalanine 0.067mg 0.184mg Couscous
Valine 0.09mg 0.162mg Couscous
Histidine 0.034mg 0.077mg Couscous
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Couscous
Saturated Fat 0.05g 0.029g Couscous
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 0.022g Couscous
Polyunsaturated fat 0.113g 0.064g Green bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Green bean Couscous
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
7
Couscous
Mineral Summary Score
17
Green bean
7
Couscous

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
23%
Couscous
Carbohydrates
7%
Green bean
23%
Couscous
Fats
1%
Green bean
1%
Couscous

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Green bean
Green bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Green bean
Green bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.16g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Couscous
Couscous contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is cheaper?
Couscous
Couscous is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Couscous - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169700/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.