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

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 E +127.8%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 41% 42% 9% 0% 21% 24% 14% 14% 33% 0% 108% 25%
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 E +127.8%
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 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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Green 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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.