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Buckwheat vs Lima bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Buckwheat and Lima bean

  • Buckwheat has more Copper, Magnesium, Vitamin B3, Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Zinc, and Fiber, however Lima bean is richer in Folate.
  • Buckwheat covers your daily Copper needs 96% more than Lima bean.
  • Lima bean has 17 times less Vitamin B3 than Buckwheat. Buckwheat has 7.02mg of Vitamin B3, while Lima bean has 0.421mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Buckwheat and Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt.

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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 Magnesium +437.2%
Contains more Copper +368.1%
Contains more Zinc +152.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +212.6%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Potassium +10.4%
Equal in Iron - 2.39
Equal in Calcium - 17
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 83% 6% 41% 166% 367% 66% 149% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 6% 45% 31% 79% 26% 48% 1%
Contains more Magnesium +437.2%
Contains more Copper +368.1%
Contains more Zinc +152.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +212.6%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Potassium +10.4%
Equal in Iron - 2.39
Equal in Calcium - 17

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 B2 +672.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1567.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +192.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +59.4%
Contains more Folate +176.7%
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% 0% 0% 26% 99% 132% 74% 49% 0% 0% 23%
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% 4% 0% 41% 13% 8% 26% 38% 0% 5% 63%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +672.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1567.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +192.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +30.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +59.4%
Contains more Folate +176.7%

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
33
Buckwheat
16
Lima bean
Mineral Summary Score
109
Buckwheat
40
Lima 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 food.
Protein
80%
Buckwheat
47%
Lima bean
Carbohydrates
72%
Buckwheat
21%
Lima bean
Fats
16%
Buckwheat
2%
Lima bean

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.
Buckwheat Lima bean
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.652g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is cheaper?
Lima bean
Lima bean is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.9g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
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 Buckwheat Lima bean Opinion
Calories 343 115 Buckwheat
Protein 13.25 7.8 Buckwheat
Fats 3.4 0.38 Buckwheat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 71.5 20.88 Buckwheat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.2 2.39 Lima bean
Calcium 18 17 Buckwheat
Potassium 460 508 Lima bean
Magnesium 231 43 Buckwheat
Sugar 2.9 Buckwheat
Fiber 10 7 Buckwheat
Copper 1.1 0.235 Buckwheat
Zinc 2.4 0.95 Buckwheat
Starch
Phosphorus 347 111 Buckwheat
Sodium 1 2 Buckwheat
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.18 Lima bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.101 0.161 Lima bean
Vitamin B2 0.425 0.055 Buckwheat
Vitamin B3 7.02 0.421 Buckwheat
Vitamin B5 1.233 0.422 Buckwheat
Vitamin B6 0.21 0.161 Buckwheat
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2 Lima bean
Folate 30 83 Lima bean
Trans Fat 0 Buckwheat
Saturated Fat 0.741 0.089 Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 1.04 0.034 Buckwheat
Polyunsaturated fat 1.039 0.171 Buckwheat
Tryptophan 0.192 0.092 Buckwheat
Threonine 0.506 0.337 Buckwheat
Isoleucine 0.498 0.411 Buckwheat
Leucine 0.832 0.673 Buckwheat
Lysine 0.672 0.523 Buckwheat
Methionine 0.172 0.099 Buckwheat
Phenylalanine 0.52 0.449 Buckwheat
Valine 0.678 0.469 Buckwheat
Histidine 0.309 0.238 Buckwheat
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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. Buckwheat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170286/nutrients
  2. Lima bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174253/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.