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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
Contains more Calcium +105.9%
Contains more Magnesium +281.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +170.3%
Contains more Zinc +103.2%
Contains more Copper +42.6%
Contains more Potassium +23.9%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Equal in Iron - 2.39
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 93% 118% 129% 37% 3% 53% 112%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Contains more Calcium +105.9%
Contains more Magnesium +281.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +170.3%
Contains more Zinc +103.2%
Contains more Copper +42.6%
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 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 0% 4% 0% 0% 41% 13% 8% 26% 38% 63% 0% 5%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bulgur Lima bean Opinion
Net carbs 63.37g 13.88g Bulgur
Protein 12.29g 7.8g Bulgur
Fats 1.33g 0.38g Bulgur
Carbs 75.87g 20.88g Bulgur
Calories 342kcal 115kcal Bulgur
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.41g 2.9g Bulgur
Fiber 12.5g 7g Bulgur
Calcium 35mg 17mg Bulgur
Iron 2.46mg 2.39mg Bulgur
Magnesium 164mg 43mg Bulgur
Phosphorus 300mg 111mg Bulgur
Potassium 410mg 508mg Lima bean
Sodium 17mg 2mg Lima bean
Zinc 1.93mg 0.95mg Bulgur
Copper 0.335mg 0.235mg Bulgur
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Bulgur
Vitamin E 0.06mg 0.18mg Lima bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.232mg 0.161mg Bulgur
Vitamin B2 0.115mg 0.055mg Bulgur
Vitamin B3 5.114mg 0.421mg Bulgur
Vitamin B5 1.045mg 0.422mg Bulgur
Vitamin B6 0.342mg 0.161mg Bulgur
Folate 27µg 83µg Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.9µg 2µg Lima bean
Tryptophan 0.19mg 0.092mg Bulgur
Threonine 0.354mg 0.337mg Bulgur
Isoleucine 0.455mg 0.411mg Bulgur
Leucine 0.83mg 0.673mg Bulgur
Lysine 0.339mg 0.523mg Lima bean
Methionine 0.19mg 0.099mg Bulgur
Phenylalanine 0.58mg 0.449mg Bulgur
Valine 0.554mg 0.469mg Bulgur
Histidine 0.285mg 0.238mg Bulgur
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Bulgur
Saturated Fat 0.232g 0.089g Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.173g 0.034g Bulgur
Polyunsaturated fat 0.541g 0.171g Bulgur

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Bulgur 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
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 food.
Protein
74%
Bulgur
47%
Lima bean
Carbohydrates
76%
Bulgur
21%
Lima bean
Fats
6%
Bulgur
2%
Lima bean

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 is lower in Sugar?
Bulgur
Bulgur is lower in Sugar (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 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. 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.