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Cereal vs Lima bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Cereal and Lima bean

  • Cereal has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3 and Zinc, however Lima bean is richer in Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Fiber.
  • Cereal covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 511% more than Lima bean.
  • Lima bean has 398 times less Sodium than Cereal. Cereal has 795mg of Sodium, while Lima bean has 2mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Cereals ready-to-eat, USDA Commodity Corn and Rice (includes all commodity brands) 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
Cereal
2
:
Contains more Iron +1325.1%
Contains more Zinc +700%
Contains more Calcium +70%
Contains more Potassium +383.8%
Contains more Magnesium +126.3%
Contains more Copper +71.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.2%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1278% 3% 10% 14% 46% 208% 33% 104%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 6% 45% 31% 79% 26% 48% 1%
Contains more Iron +1325.1%
Contains more Zinc +700%
Contains more Calcium +70%
Contains more Potassium +383.8%
Contains more Magnesium +126.3%
Contains more Copper +71.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.2%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%

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
Cereal
6
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3805.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +6936.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +6935.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3618%
Contains more Vitamin E +125%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 129% 168% 2% 0% 1572% 894% 556% 14% 1382% 0% 0% 0%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3805.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +6936.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +6935.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3618%
Contains more Vitamin E +125%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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
393
Cereal
16
Lima bean
Mineral Summary Score
212
Cereal
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
36%
Cereal
47%
Lima bean
Carbohydrates
87%
Cereal
21%
Lima bean
Fats
5%
Cereal
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.
Cereal Lima bean
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cereal 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 Sugars?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sugars (difference - 7.45g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 793mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.171g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 37)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Cereal
Cereal is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
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 Cereal Lima bean Opinion
Calories 378 115 Cereal
Protein 6.06 7.8 Lima bean
Fats 1.08 0.38 Cereal
Vitamin C 38.5 0 Cereal
Carbs 86.85 20.88 Cereal
Cholesterol 0 Cereal
Vitamin D 0 Lima bean
Iron 34.06 2.39 Cereal
Calcium 10 17 Lima bean
Potassium 105 508 Lima bean
Magnesium 19 43 Lima bean
Sugars 10.35 2.9 Lima bean
Fiber 1.4 7 Lima bean
Copper 0.137 0.235 Lima bean
Zinc 7.6 0.95 Cereal
Starch
Phosphorus 77 111 Lima bean
Sodium 795 2 Lima bean
Vitamin A 2792 0 Cereal
Vitamin E 0.08 0.18 Lima bean
Vitamin D 0 Lima bean
Vitamin B1 6.288 0.161 Cereal
Vitamin B2 3.87 0.055 Cereal
Vitamin B3 29.62 0.421 Cereal
Vitamin B5 0.226 0.422 Lima bean
Vitamin B6 5.986 0.161 Cereal
Vitamin B12 0 Lima bean
Vitamin K 0 2 Lima bean
Folate 83 Lima bean
Trans Fat 0 Cereal
Saturated Fat 0.26 0.089 Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.204 0.034 Cereal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.354 0.171 Cereal
Tryptophan 0.066 0.092 Lima bean
Threonine 0.241 0.337 Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.26 0.411 Lima bean
Leucine 0.767 0.673 Cereal
Lysine 0.113 0.523 Lima bean
Methionine 0.13 0.099 Cereal
Phenylalanine 0.365 0.449 Lima bean
Valine 0.344 0.469 Lima bean
Histidine 0.162 0.238 Lima bean
Fructose 0.26 Cereal

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. 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.