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Butterbur vs. Broad bean — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Butterbur and Broad bean

  • Butterbur is higher in Potassium, Vitamin C, Calcium, and Vitamin B6, yet Broad bean is higher in Iron, Folate, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B2.
  • Broad bean covers your daily Iron needs 18% more than Butterbur.
  • Butterbur contains 6 times more Calcium than Broad bean. While Butterbur contains 103mg of Calcium, Broad bean contains only 18mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Butterbur, (fuki), raw and Broadbeans, immature seeds, cooked, boiled, drained, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +472.2%
Contains more Potassium +239.4%
Contains less Sodium -82.9%
Contains more Copper +71.7%
Contains more Iron +1400%
Contains more Magnesium +121.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +508.3%
Contains more Zinc +193.8%
Contains more Selenium +11.1%
Equal in Manganese - 0.261
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 31% 4% 10% 6% 58% 1% 5% 35% 36% 5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 57% 23% 32% 18% 6% 13% 20% 35% 6%
Contains more Calcium +472.2%
Contains more Potassium +239.4%
Contains less Sodium -82.9%
Contains more Copper +71.7%
Contains more Iron +1400%
Contains more Magnesium +121.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +508.3%
Contains more Zinc +193.8%
Contains more Selenium +11.1%
Equal in Manganese - 0.261

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin C +59.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +231%
Contains more Vitamin A +440%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +540%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +500%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +106.3%
Contains more Folate +480%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 105% 5% 5% 4% 2% 23% 8% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 17% 0% 0% 66% 32% 21% 23% 4% 7% 44% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +59.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +231%
Contains more Vitamin A +440%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +540%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +500%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +106.3%
Contains more Folate +480%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +12.9%
Contains more Other +62.2%
Contains more Protein +1130.8%
Contains more Fats +1150%
Contains more Carbs +179.8%
4% 95%
Protein: 0.39 g
Fats: 0.04 g
Carbs: 3.61 g
Water: 94.5 g
Other: 1.46 g
5% 10% 84%
Protein: 4.8 g
Fats: 0.5 g
Carbs: 10.1 g
Water: 83.7 g
Other: 0.9 g
Contains more Water +12.9%
Contains more Other +62.2%
Contains more Protein +1130.8%
Contains more Fats +1150%
Contains more Carbs +179.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Butterbur Broad bean
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Butterbur Broad bean Opinion
Net carbs 3.61g 6.5g Broad bean
Protein 0.39g 4.8g Broad bean
Fats 0.04g 0.5g Broad bean
Carbs 3.61g 10.1g Broad bean
Calories 14kcal 62kcal Broad bean
Fiber 3.6g Broad bean
Calcium 103mg 18mg Butterbur
Iron 0.1mg 1.5mg Broad bean
Magnesium 14mg 31mg Broad bean
Phosphorus 12mg 73mg Broad bean
Potassium 655mg 193mg Butterbur
Sodium 7mg 41mg Butterbur
Zinc 0.16mg 0.47mg Broad bean
Copper 0.103mg 0.06mg Butterbur
Manganese 0.274mg 0.261mg Butterbur
Selenium 0.9µg 1µg Broad bean
Vitamin A 50IU 270IU Broad bean
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 14µg Broad bean
Vitamin C 31.5mg 19.8mg Butterbur
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.128mg Broad bean
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.09mg Broad bean
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 1.2mg Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.032mg 0.066mg Broad bean
Vitamin B6 0.096mg 0.029mg Butterbur
Folate 10µg 58µg Broad bean
Tryptophan 0.048mg Broad bean
Threonine 0.178mg Broad bean
Isoleucine 0.215mg Broad bean
Leucine 0.37mg Broad bean
Lysine 0.313mg Broad bean
Methionine 0.037mg Broad bean
Phenylalanine 0.195mg Broad bean
Valine 0.235mg Broad bean
Histidine 0.115mg Broad bean
Saturated Fat 0.142g Butterbur
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g Broad bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.303g Broad bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Butterbur Broad bean
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
12%
Butterbur
16%
Broad bean
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Butterbur
21%
Broad bean

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Butterbur
Butterbur contains less Sodium (difference - 34mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Butterbur
Butterbur is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.142g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Butterbur
Butterbur is lower in glycemic index (difference - 79)
Which food is cheaper?
Butterbur
Butterbur is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broad bean
Broad bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Butterbur - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170385/nutrients
  2. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170378/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.