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Bulgur vs Lima bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Bulgur and Lima bean

  • Bulgur has more Manganese, Vitamin B3, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Fiber, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Copper and Zinc, however Lima bean has more Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Bulgur is 110% higher.
  • Lima bean has 12 times less Vitamin B3 than Bulgur. Bulgur has 5.114mg of Vitamin B3, while Lima bean has 0.421mg.

Food types used in this article are Bulgur, dry 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
Bulgur
6
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Contains more Calcium +105.9%
Contains more Magnesium +281.4%
Contains more Copper +42.6%
Contains more Zinc +103.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +170.3%
Contains more Potassium +23.9%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Equal in Iron - 2.39
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 93% 11% 37% 118% 112% 53% 129% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 6% 45% 31% 79% 26% 48% 1%
Contains more Calcium +105.9%
Contains more Magnesium +281.4%
Contains more Copper +42.6%
Contains more Zinc +103.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +170.3%
Contains more Potassium +23.9%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
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
Bulgur
6
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +44.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1114.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +147.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +112.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Folate +207.4%
Equal in Vitamin K - 2
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 0% 0% 4% 0% 41% 13% 8% 26% 38% 0% 5% 63%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +44.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1114.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +147.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +112.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Folate +207.4%
Equal in Vitamin K - 2

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
29
Bulgur
16
Lima bean
Mineral Summary Score
69
Bulgur
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 the food
Protein
74%
Bulgur
47%
Lima bean
Carbohydrates
76%
Bulgur
21%
Lima bean
Fats
6%
Bulgur
2%
Lima 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.
Bulgur Lima bean
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Bulgur Lima 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 Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.143g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is cheaper?
Lima bean
Lima bean is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Bulgur
Bulgur contains less Sugars (difference - 2.49g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bulgur
Bulgur is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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 Bulgur Lima bean Opinion
Calories 342 115 Bulgur
Protein 12.29 7.8 Bulgur
Fats 1.33 0.38 Bulgur
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 75.87 20.88 Bulgur
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.46 2.39 Bulgur
Calcium 35 17 Bulgur
Potassium 410 508 Lima bean
Magnesium 164 43 Bulgur
Sugars 0.41 2.9 Bulgur
Fiber 12.5 7 Bulgur
Copper 0.335 0.235 Bulgur
Zinc 1.93 0.95 Bulgur
Starch
Phosphorus 300 111 Bulgur
Sodium 17 2 Lima bean
Vitamin A 9 0 Bulgur
Vitamin E 0.06 0.18 Lima bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.232 0.161 Bulgur
Vitamin B2 0.115 0.055 Bulgur
Vitamin B3 5.114 0.421 Bulgur
Vitamin B5 1.045 0.422 Bulgur
Vitamin B6 0.342 0.161 Bulgur
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.9 2 Lima bean
Folate 27 83 Lima bean
Trans Fat 0 Bulgur
Saturated Fat 0.232 0.089 Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.173 0.034 Bulgur
Polyunsaturated fat 0.541 0.171 Bulgur
Tryptophan 0.19 0.092 Bulgur
Threonine 0.354 0.337 Bulgur
Isoleucine 0.455 0.411 Bulgur
Leucine 0.83 0.673 Bulgur
Lysine 0.339 0.523 Lima bean
Methionine 0.19 0.099 Bulgur
Phenylalanine 0.58 0.449 Bulgur
Valine 0.554 0.469 Bulgur
Histidine 0.285 0.238 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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. 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.