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Green bean vs. Red leaf lettuce — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Green bean and Red leaf lettuce

  • Green bean has more Fiber, and Vitamin C, however, Red leaf lettuce is richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin A RAE, and Iron.
  • Red leaf lettuce covers your daily Vitamin K needs 77% more than Green bean.
  • Red leaf lettuce has 8 times less Sugar than Green bean. Green bean has 3.63g of Sugar, while Red leaf lettuce has 0.48g.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Beans, snap, green, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt and Lettuce, red leaf, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains less Sodium -96%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Copper +103.6%
Contains more Manganese +40.4%
Contains more Iron +84.6%
Contains more Potassium +28.1%
Contains more Selenium +650%
Equal in Phosphorus - 28
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 10% 45% 9% 12% 17% 4% 6% 10% 27% 9%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains less Sodium -96%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Copper +103.6%
Contains more Manganese +40.4%
Contains more Iron +84.6%
Contains more Potassium +28.1%
Contains more Selenium +650%
Equal in Phosphorus - 28

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 E +206.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +162.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +26%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +91.3%
Contains more Choline +43.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +1083.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +94.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +78.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +192.9%
Equal in Folate - 36
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 450% 3% 0% 13% 16% 18% 7% 9% 24% 27% 0% 7% 351%
Contains more Vitamin E +206.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +162.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +26%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +91.3%
Contains more Choline +43.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +1083.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +94.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +78.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +192.9%
Equal in Folate - 36

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +42.1%
Contains more Fats +27.3%
Contains more Carbs +248.7%
Contains more Other +32.7%
Equal in Water - 95.64
2% 8% 89%
Protein: 1.89 g
Fats: 0.28 g
Carbs: 7.88 g
Water: 89.22 g
Other: 0.73 g
2% 96%
Protein: 1.33 g
Fats: 0.22 g
Carbs: 2.26 g
Water: 95.64 g
Other: 0.55 g
Contains more Protein +42.1%
Contains more Fats +27.3%
Contains more Carbs +248.7%
Contains more Other +32.7%
Equal in Water - 95.64

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +120%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +101.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -73.4%
29% 5% 66%
Saturated Fat: 0.064 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.011 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.145 g
18% 5% 77%
Saturated Fat: 0.017 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.005 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.072 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +120%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +101.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -73.4%

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 Red leaf lettuce
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Green bean Red leaf lettuce Opinion
Net carbs 4.68g 1.36g Green bean
Protein 1.89g 1.33g Green bean
Fats 0.28g 0.22g Green bean
Carbs 7.88g 2.26g Green bean
Calories 35kcal 16kcal Green bean
Fructose 0.28g Red leaf lettuce
Sugar 3.63g 0.48g Red leaf lettuce
Fiber 3.2g 0.9g Green bean
Calcium 44mg 33mg Green bean
Iron 0.65mg 1.2mg Red leaf lettuce
Magnesium 18mg 12mg Green bean
Phosphorus 29mg 28mg Green bean
Potassium 146mg 187mg Red leaf lettuce
Sodium 1mg 25mg Green bean
Zinc 0.25mg 0.2mg Green bean
Copper 0.057mg 0.028mg Green bean
Manganese 0.285mg 0.203mg Green bean
Selenium 0.2µg 1.5µg Red leaf lettuce
Vitamin A 633IU 7492IU Red leaf lettuce
Vitamin A RAE 32µg 375µg Red leaf lettuce
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.15mg Green bean
Vitamin C 9.7mg 3.7mg Green bean
Vitamin B1 0.074mg 0.064mg Green bean
Vitamin B2 0.097mg 0.077mg Green bean
Vitamin B3 0.614mg 0.321mg Green bean
Vitamin B5 0.074mg 0.144mg Red leaf lettuce
Vitamin B6 0.056mg 0.1mg Red leaf lettuce
Folate 33µg 36µg Red leaf lettuce
Choline 16.9mg 11.8mg Green bean
Vitamin K 47.9µg 140.3µg Red leaf lettuce
Tryptophan 0.02mg 0.022mg Red leaf lettuce
Threonine 0.082mg 0.048mg Green bean
Isoleucine 0.069mg 0.038mg Green bean
Leucine 0.116mg 0.07mg Green bean
Lysine 0.091mg 0.045mg Green bean
Methionine 0.023mg 0.016mg Green bean
Phenylalanine 0.069mg 0.067mg Green bean
Valine 0.093mg 0.048mg Green bean
Histidine 0.035mg 0.019mg Green bean
Saturated Fat 0.064g 0.017g Red leaf lettuce
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.005g Green bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.145g 0.072g Green bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Green bean Red leaf lettuce
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
71%
Red leaf lettuce
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Green bean
14%
Red leaf lettuce

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Red leaf lettuce
Red leaf lettuce is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.15g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Red leaf lettuce
Red leaf lettuce is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.047g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Red leaf lettuce
Red leaf lettuce is lower in glycemic index (difference - 20)
Which food is cheaper?
Red leaf lettuce
Red leaf lettuce is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Green bean
Green bean contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Red leaf lettuce - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168431/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.