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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
Contains more Calcium +270%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Potassium +502.9%
Contains more Iron +16.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.2%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Zinc +104.2%
Equal in Copper - 0.069
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 39% 18% 17% 19% 1% 7% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 45% 9% 19% 4% 1% 14% 24%
Contains more Calcium +270%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Potassium +502.9%
Contains more Iron +16.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.2%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Zinc +104.2%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +925%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 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% 1% 0% 0% 41% 3% 28% 24% 22% 44% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +925%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Green bean Rice Opinion
Net carbs 4.27g 27.77g Rice
Protein 1.83g 2.69g Rice
Fats 0.22g 0.28g Rice
Carbs 6.97g 28.17g Rice
Calories 31kcal 130kcal Rice
Starch 0.88g g Green bean
Fructose 1.39g g Green bean
Sugar 3.26g 0.05g Rice
Fiber 2.7g 0.4g Green bean
Calcium 37mg 10mg Green bean
Iron 1.03mg 1.2mg Rice
Magnesium 25mg 12mg Green bean
Phosphorus 38mg 43mg Rice
Potassium 211mg 35mg Green bean
Sodium 6mg 1mg Rice
Zinc 0.24mg 0.49mg Rice
Copper 0.069mg 0.069mg
Vitamin A 690IU 0IU Green bean
Vitamin E 0.41mg 0.04mg Green bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 12.2mg 0mg Green bean
Vitamin B1 0.082mg 0.163mg Rice
Vitamin B2 0.104mg 0.013mg Green bean
Vitamin B3 0.734mg 1.476mg Rice
Vitamin B5 0.225mg 0.39mg Rice
Vitamin B6 0.141mg 0.093mg Green bean
Folate 33µg 58µg Rice
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 43µg 0µg Green bean
Tryptophan 0.019mg 0.031mg Rice
Threonine 0.079mg 0.096mg Rice
Isoleucine 0.066mg 0.116mg Rice
Leucine 0.112mg 0.222mg Rice
Lysine 0.088mg 0.097mg Rice
Methionine 0.022mg 0.063mg Rice
Phenylalanine 0.067mg 0.144mg Rice
Valine 0.09mg 0.164mg Rice
Histidine 0.034mg 0.063mg Rice
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Rice
Saturated Fat 0.05g 0.077g Green bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 0.088g Rice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.113g 0.076g Green bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Green bean Rice
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
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

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.

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.