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Green bean vs Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Green bean and Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)

  • Green bean has more Vitamin B6 and Iron, while Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) has more Vitamin C and Folate.
  • Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) contains 2 times less Iron than Green bean. Green bean contains 1.03mg of Iron, while Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) contains 0.47mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Beans, snap, green, raw and Yardlong bean, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Iron +119.1%
Contains more Copper +43.8%
Contains more Calcium +35.1%
Contains more Potassium +13.7%
Contains more Magnesium +76%
Contains more Zinc +54.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +55.3%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 12% 19% 18% 24% 7% 17% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 18% 15% 22% 32% 16% 11% 26% 1%
Contains more Iron +119.1%
Contains more Copper +43.8%
Contains more Calcium +35.1%
Contains more Potassium +13.7%
Contains more Magnesium +76%
Contains more Zinc +54.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +55.3%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%

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 B3 +79%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +309.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +487.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +54.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +25.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30.5%
Contains more Folate +87.9%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.11
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 63% 52% 0% 0% 27% 26% 8% 4% 6% 0% 0% 47%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +79%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +309.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +487.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +54.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +25.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30.5%
Contains more Folate +87.9%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.11

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
27
Green bean
19
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Mineral Summary Score
17
Green bean
17
Yardlong bean (Asparagus 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 the food
Protein
11%
Green bean
17%
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Carbohydrates
7%
Green bean
8%
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Fats
1%
Green bean
2%
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Green bean Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Lower in Sugars 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 in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Green bean Yardlong bean (Asparagus 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 contains less Sugars?
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) contains less Sugars (difference - 3.26g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.055g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 66)
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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Green bean Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) Opinion
Calories 31 47 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Protein 1.83 2.8 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Fats 0.22 0.4 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Vitamin C 12.2 18.8 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Carbs 6.97 8.35 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.03 0.47 Green bean
Calcium 37 50 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Potassium 211 240 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Magnesium 25 44 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Sugars 3.26 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Fiber 2.7 Green bean
Copper 0.069 0.048 Green bean
Zinc 0.24 0.37 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Starch 0.88 Green bean
Phosphorus 38 59 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Sodium 6 4 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Vitamin A 690 865 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Vitamin E 0.41 Green bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.082 0.107 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Vitamin B2 0.104 0.11 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Vitamin B3 0.734 0.41 Green bean
Vitamin B5 0.225 0.055 Green bean
Vitamin B6 0.141 0.024 Green bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 43 Green bean
Folate 33 62 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.05 0.105 Green bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 0.036 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Polyunsaturated fat 0.113 0.169 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Tryptophan 0.019 0.032 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Threonine 0.079 0.104 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Isoleucine 0.066 0.15 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Leucine 0.112 0.2 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Lysine 0.088 0.184 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Methionine 0.022 0.04 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Phenylalanine 0.067 0.154 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Valine 0.09 0.162 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Histidine 0.034 0.09 Yardlong bean (Asparagus 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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169222/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.