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Bulgur vs Broad bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Bulgur and Broad bean

  • Bulgur has more Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Fiber, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B5, however Broad bean is higher in Vitamin K, Folate, and Vitamin B2.
  • Bulgur covers your daily Manganese needs 104% more than Broad bean.
  • Broad bean contains 5 times less Magnesium than Bulgur. Bulgur contains 164mg of Magnesium, while Broad bean contains 33mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Bulgur, dry and Beans, fava, in pod, 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
Contains more Iron +58.7%
Contains more Magnesium +397%
Contains more Phosphorus +132.6%
Contains more Potassium +23.5%
Contains less Sodium -32%
Contains more Zinc +93%
Contains more Copper +20%
Equal in Calcium - 37
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 93% 118% 129% 37% 3% 53% 112%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 59% 24% 56% 30% 4% 28% 134%
Contains more Iron +58.7%
Contains more Magnesium +397%
Contains more Phosphorus +132.6%
Contains more Potassium +23.5%
Contains less Sodium -32%
Contains more Zinc +93%
Contains more Copper +20%
Equal in Calcium - 37

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
Bulgur
4
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +74.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +127.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +364.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +228.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +3600%
Contains more Vitamin E +1833.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +152.2%
Contains more Folate +448.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +2052.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 2% 0% 0% 59% 27% 96% 63% 79% 21% 0% 5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 20% 24% 0% 13% 34% 67% 43% 14% 24% 111% 0% 103%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +74.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +127.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +364.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +228.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +3600%
Contains more Vitamin E +1833.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +152.2%
Contains more Folate +448.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +2052.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bulgur Broad bean Opinion
Net carbs 63.37g 10.13g Bulgur
Protein 12.29g 7.92g Bulgur
Fats 1.33g 0.73g Bulgur
Carbs 75.87g 17.63g Bulgur
Calories 342kcal 88kcal Bulgur
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.41g 9.21g Bulgur
Fiber 12.5g 7.5g Bulgur
Calcium 35mg 37mg Broad bean
Iron 2.46mg 1.55mg Bulgur
Magnesium 164mg 33mg Bulgur
Phosphorus 300mg 129mg Bulgur
Potassium 410mg 332mg Bulgur
Sodium 17mg 25mg Bulgur
Zinc 1.93mg 1mg Bulgur
Copper 0.335mg 0.402mg Broad bean
Vitamin A 9IU 333IU Broad bean
Vitamin E 0.06mg 1.16mg Broad bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 3.7mg Broad bean
Vitamin B1 0.232mg 0.133mg Bulgur
Vitamin B2 0.115mg 0.29mg Broad bean
Vitamin B3 5.114mg 2.249mg Bulgur
Vitamin B5 1.045mg 0.225mg Bulgur
Vitamin B6 0.342mg 0.104mg Bulgur
Folate 27µg 148µg Broad bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.9µg 40.9µg Broad bean
Tryptophan 0.19mg mg Bulgur
Threonine 0.354mg mg Bulgur
Isoleucine 0.455mg mg Bulgur
Leucine 0.83mg mg Bulgur
Lysine 0.339mg mg Bulgur
Methionine 0.19mg mg Bulgur
Phenylalanine 0.58mg mg Bulgur
Valine 0.554mg mg Bulgur
Histidine 0.285mg mg Bulgur
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Bulgur
Saturated Fat 0.232g 0.118g Broad bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.173g 0.104g Bulgur
Polyunsaturated fat 0.541g 0.342g Bulgur

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Bulgur Broad 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
29
Bulgur
37
Broad bean
Mineral Summary Score
69
Bulgur
43
Broad 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
74%
Bulgur
48%
Broad bean
Carbohydrates
76%
Bulgur
18%
Broad bean
Fats
6%
Bulgur
3%
Broad bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bulgur
Bulgur is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bulgur
Bulgur contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bulgur
Bulgur is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.114g)
Which food is cheaper?
Broad bean
Broad bean is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
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. Bulgur - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170688/nutrients
  2. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168574/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.