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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 Potassium +23.5%
Contains more Magnesium +397%
Contains more Zinc +93%
Contains more Phosphorus +132.6%
Contains less Sodium -32%
Contains more Copper +20%
Equal in Calcium - 37
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 93% 11% 37% 118% 112% 53% 129% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 59% 12% 30% 24% 134% 28% 56% 4%
Contains more Iron +58.7%
Contains more Potassium +23.5%
Contains more Magnesium +397%
Contains more Zinc +93%
Contains more Phosphorus +132.6%
Contains less Sodium -32%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +3600%
Contains more Vitamin E +1833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +152.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +2052.6%
Contains more Folate +448.1%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 2% 0% 59% 27% 96% 63% 79% 0% 5% 21%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 13% 20% 24% 0% 34% 67% 43% 14% 24% 0% 103% 111%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +3600%
Contains more Vitamin E +1833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +152.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +2052.6%
Contains more Folate +448.1%

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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Bulgur Broad 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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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