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Green bean vs Lima bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Green bean and Lima bean

  • Green bean has more Vitamin K, however Lima bean has more Copper, Fiber, Iron, Vitamin C, Manganese, Folate, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Green bean is 34% higher.

Food types used in this article are Beans, snap, green, raw and Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt.

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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 +117.6%
Contains more Iron +132%
Contains more Magnesium +72%
Contains more Phosphorus +192.1%
Contains more Potassium +140.8%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +295.8%
Contains more Copper +240.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 39% 18% 17% 19% 1% 7% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Contains more Calcium +117.6%
Contains more Iron +132%
Contains more Magnesium +72%
Contains more Phosphorus +192.1%
Contains more Potassium +140.8%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +295.8%
Contains more Copper +240.6%

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 +127.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2050%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +96.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.2%
Contains more Folate +151.5%
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% 4% 0% 0% 41% 13% 8% 26% 38% 63% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +127.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2050%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +96.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.2%
Contains more Folate +151.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Green bean Lima bean Opinion
Net carbs 4.27g 13.88g Lima bean
Protein 1.83g 7.8g Lima bean
Fats 0.22g 0.38g Lima bean
Carbs 6.97g 20.88g Lima bean
Calories 31kcal 115kcal Lima bean
Starch 0.88g g Green bean
Fructose 1.39g g Green bean
Sugar 3.26g 2.9g Lima bean
Fiber 2.7g 7g Lima bean
Calcium 37mg 17mg Green bean
Iron 1.03mg 2.39mg Lima bean
Magnesium 25mg 43mg Lima bean
Phosphorus 38mg 111mg Lima bean
Potassium 211mg 508mg Lima bean
Sodium 6mg 2mg Lima bean
Zinc 0.24mg 0.95mg Lima bean
Copper 0.069mg 0.235mg Lima bean
Vitamin A 690IU 0IU Green bean
Vitamin E 0.41mg 0.18mg Green bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 12.2mg 0mg Green bean
Vitamin B1 0.082mg 0.161mg Lima bean
Vitamin B2 0.104mg 0.055mg Green bean
Vitamin B3 0.734mg 0.421mg Green bean
Vitamin B5 0.225mg 0.422mg Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.141mg 0.161mg Lima bean
Folate 33µg 83µg Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 43µg 2µg Green bean
Tryptophan 0.019mg 0.092mg Lima bean
Threonine 0.079mg 0.337mg Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.066mg 0.411mg Lima bean
Leucine 0.112mg 0.673mg Lima bean
Lysine 0.088mg 0.523mg Lima bean
Methionine 0.022mg 0.099mg Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.067mg 0.449mg Lima bean
Valine 0.09mg 0.469mg Lima bean
Histidine 0.034mg 0.238mg Lima bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.05g 0.089g Green bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 0.034g Lima bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.113g 0.171g Lima bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Green bean Lima 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
16
Lima bean
Mineral Summary Score
17
Green 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 food.
Protein
11%
Green bean
47%
Lima bean
Carbohydrates
7%
Green bean
21%
Lima bean
Fats
1%
Green bean
2%
Lima bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.36g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Lima bean
Lima bean is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lima bean
Lima bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.039g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
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. 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.