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Green bean vs. Lotus root — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Green bean and Lotus root?

  • Lotus root is richer than Green bean in Vitamin C, Copper, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Fiber, Iron, and Vitamin B5.
  • Lotus root's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 38% more.

We used Beans, snap, green, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt and Lotus root, raw types 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -97.5%
Contains more Iron +78.5%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +244.8%
Contains more Potassium +280.8%
Contains more Zinc +56%
Contains more Copper +350.9%
Contains more Selenium +250%
Equal in Calcium - 45
Equal in Manganese - 0.261
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 14% 25% 13% 13% 13% 1% 7% 19% 38% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 14% 44% 17% 43% 50% 6% 11% 86% 35% 4%
Contains less Sodium -97.5%
Contains more Iron +78.5%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +244.8%
Contains more Potassium +280.8%
Contains more Zinc +56%
Contains more Copper +350.9%
Contains more Selenium +250%
Equal in Calcium - 45
Equal in Manganese - 0.261

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 B3 +53.5%
Contains more Folate +153.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +353.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +116.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +126.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +409.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +360.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 38% 10% 0% 33% 19% 23% 12% 5% 13% 25% 0% 10% 120%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 147% 40% 51% 8% 23% 60% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.5%
Contains more Folate +153.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +353.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +116.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +126.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +409.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +360.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +180%
Contains more Water +12.8%
Contains more Protein +37.6%
Contains more Carbs +118.7%
Contains more Other +32.9%
2% 8% 89%
Protein: 1.89 g
Fats: 0.28 g
Carbs: 7.88 g
Water: 89.22 g
Other: 0.73 g
3% 17% 79%
Protein: 2.6 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 17.23 g
Water: 79.1 g
Other: 0.97 g
Contains more Fats +180%
Contains more Water +12.8%
Contains more Protein +37.6%
Contains more Carbs +118.7%
Contains more Other +32.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +625%
Contains less Saturated Fat -53.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +81.8%
29% 5% 66%
Saturated Fat: 0.064 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.011 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.145 g
43% 29% 29%
Saturated Fat: 0.03 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.02 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +625%
Contains less Saturated Fat -53.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +81.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Green bean Lotus root
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Green bean Lotus root Opinion
Net carbs 4.68g 12.33g Lotus root
Protein 1.89g 2.6g Lotus root
Fats 0.28g 0.1g Green bean
Carbs 7.88g 17.23g Lotus root
Calories 35kcal 74kcal Lotus root
Sugar 3.63g Lotus root
Fiber 3.2g 4.9g Lotus root
Calcium 44mg 45mg Lotus root
Iron 0.65mg 1.16mg Lotus root
Magnesium 18mg 23mg Lotus root
Phosphorus 29mg 100mg Lotus root
Potassium 146mg 556mg Lotus root
Sodium 1mg 40mg Green bean
Zinc 0.25mg 0.39mg Lotus root
Copper 0.057mg 0.257mg Lotus root
Manganese 0.285mg 0.261mg Green bean
Selenium 0.2µg 0.7µg Lotus root
Vitamin A 633IU 0IU Green bean
Vitamin A RAE 32µg 0µg Green bean
Vitamin E 0.46mg Green bean
Vitamin C 9.7mg 44mg Lotus root
Vitamin B1 0.074mg 0.16mg Lotus root
Vitamin B2 0.097mg 0.22mg Lotus root
Vitamin B3 0.614mg 0.4mg Green bean
Vitamin B5 0.074mg 0.377mg Lotus root
Vitamin B6 0.056mg 0.258mg Lotus root
Folate 33µg 13µg Green bean
Choline 16.9mg Green bean
Vitamin K 47.9µg Green bean
Tryptophan 0.02mg 0.02mg
Threonine 0.082mg 0.051mg Green bean
Isoleucine 0.069mg 0.054mg Green bean
Leucine 0.116mg 0.069mg Green bean
Lysine 0.091mg 0.094mg Lotus root
Methionine 0.023mg 0.022mg Green bean
Phenylalanine 0.069mg 0.047mg Green bean
Valine 0.093mg 0.055mg Green bean
Histidine 0.035mg 0.038mg Lotus root
Saturated Fat 0.064g 0.03g Lotus root
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.02g Lotus root
Polyunsaturated fat 0.145g 0.02g Green bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Green bean Lotus root
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
23%
Green bean
26%
Lotus root
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Green bean
30%
Lotus root

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lotus root
Lotus root is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.63g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lotus root
Lotus root is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.034g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lotus root
Lotus root is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lotus root
Lotus root is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Green bean
Green bean contains less Sodium (difference - 39mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Green bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169141/nutrients
  2. Lotus root - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169250/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.