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Green bean vs Rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Green bean and Rice?

  • Green bean is higher in Fiber, Vitamin B2, and Potassium, yet Rice is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Selenium, Manganese, Vitamin B1, and Folate.
  • Green bean's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 36% more.
  • Green bean has 8 times more Vitamin B2 than Rice. While Green bean has 0.104mg of Vitamin B2, Rice has only 0.013mg.

We used Beans, snap, green, raw and Rice, white, long-grain, regular, enriched, cooked 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Rice
Contains more Calcium +270%
Contains more Potassium +502.9%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Iron +16.5%
Contains more Zinc +104.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.2%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.069
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 12% 19% 18% 24% 7% 17% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 3% 4% 9% 24% 14% 19% 1%
Contains more Calcium +270%
Contains more Potassium +502.9%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Iron +16.5%
Contains more Zinc +104.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.2%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.069

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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Rice
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +925%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +98.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +101.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +73.3%
Contains more Folate +75.8%
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% 1% 0% 41% 3% 28% 24% 22% 0% 0% 44%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +925%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +98.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +101.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +73.3%
Contains more Folate +75.8%

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
13
Rice
Mineral Summary Score
17
Green bean
14
Rice

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
16%
Rice
Carbohydrates
7%
Green bean
28%
Rice
Fats
1%
Green bean
1%
Rice

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Green bean Rice
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?
Rice
Rice is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.21g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Rice
Rice contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Rice
Rice is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.027g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 40)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Green bean Rice Opinion
Calories 31 130 Rice
Protein 1.83 2.69 Rice
Fats 0.22 0.28 Rice
Vitamin C 12.2 0 Green bean
Carbs 6.97 28.17 Rice
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.03 1.2 Rice
Calcium 37 10 Green bean
Potassium 211 35 Green bean
Magnesium 25 12 Green bean
Sugar 3.26 0.05 Rice
Fiber 2.7 0.4 Green bean
Copper 0.069 0.069
Zinc 0.24 0.49 Rice
Starch 0.88 Green bean
Phosphorus 38 43 Rice
Sodium 6 1 Rice
Vitamin A 690 0 Green bean
Vitamin E 0.41 0.04 Green bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.082 0.163 Rice
Vitamin B2 0.104 0.013 Green bean
Vitamin B3 0.734 1.476 Rice
Vitamin B5 0.225 0.39 Rice
Vitamin B6 0.141 0.093 Green bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 43 0 Green bean
Folate 33 58 Rice
Trans Fat 0 Rice
Saturated Fat 0.05 0.077 Green bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0.088 Rice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.113 0.076 Green bean
Tryptophan 0.019 0.031 Rice
Threonine 0.079 0.096 Rice
Isoleucine 0.066 0.116 Rice
Leucine 0.112 0.222 Rice
Lysine 0.088 0.097 Rice
Methionine 0.022 0.063 Rice
Phenylalanine 0.067 0.144 Rice
Valine 0.09 0.164 Rice
Histidine 0.034 0.063 Rice
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. Rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168878/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.