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

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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 26% 99% 132% 74% 49% 23% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 0% 41% 13% 8% 26% 38% 63% 0% 5%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Buckwheat Lima bean Opinion
Net carbs 61.5g 13.88g Buckwheat
Protein 13.25g 7.8g Buckwheat
Fats 3.4g 0.38g Buckwheat
Carbs 71.5g 20.88g Buckwheat
Calories 343kcal 115kcal Buckwheat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 2.9g Buckwheat
Fiber 10g 7g Buckwheat
Calcium 18mg 17mg Buckwheat
Iron 2.2mg 2.39mg Lima bean
Magnesium 231mg 43mg Buckwheat
Phosphorus 347mg 111mg Buckwheat
Potassium 460mg 508mg Lima bean
Sodium 1mg 2mg Buckwheat
Zinc 2.4mg 0.95mg Buckwheat
Copper 1.1mg 0.235mg Buckwheat
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg 0.18mg Lima bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.101mg 0.161mg Lima bean
Vitamin B2 0.425mg 0.055mg Buckwheat
Vitamin B3 7.02mg 0.421mg Buckwheat
Vitamin B5 1.233mg 0.422mg Buckwheat
Vitamin B6 0.21mg 0.161mg Buckwheat
Folate 30µg 83µg Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 2µg Lima bean
Tryptophan 0.192mg 0.092mg Buckwheat
Threonine 0.506mg 0.337mg Buckwheat
Isoleucine 0.498mg 0.411mg Buckwheat
Leucine 0.832mg 0.673mg Buckwheat
Lysine 0.672mg 0.523mg Buckwheat
Methionine 0.172mg 0.099mg Buckwheat
Phenylalanine 0.52mg 0.449mg Buckwheat
Valine 0.678mg 0.469mg Buckwheat
Histidine 0.309mg 0.238mg Buckwheat
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Buckwheat
Saturated Fat 0.741g 0.089g Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 1.04g 0.034g Buckwheat
Polyunsaturated fat 1.039g 0.171g Buckwheat

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Buckwheat Lima bean
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
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

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.

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.