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Couscous vs Broad bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Couscous and Broad bean

  • Couscous has more Selenium, however Broad bean has more Copper, Vitamin K, Folate, Manganese, Fiber, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Iron, and Potassium.
  • Couscous's daily need coverage for Selenium is 49% more.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Couscous, cooked 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 less Sodium -80%
Contains more Iron +307.9%
Contains more Calcium +362.5%
Contains more Potassium +472.4%
Contains more Magnesium +312.5%
Contains more Copper +880.5%
Contains more Zinc +284.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +486.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 3% 6% 6% 14% 8% 10% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 59% 12% 30% 24% 134% 28% 56% 4%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Iron +307.9%
Contains more Calcium +362.5%
Contains more Potassium +472.4%
Contains more Magnesium +312.5%
Contains more Copper +880.5%
Contains more Zinc +284.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +486.4%

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
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Contains more Vitamin B5 +64.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +792.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +974.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +103.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +40800%
Contains more Folate +886.7%
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% 3% 0% 16% 7% 19% 23% 12% 0% 1% 12%
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 B5 +64.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +792.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +974.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +103.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +40800%
Contains more Folate +886.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Couscous Broad bean Opinion
Calories 112kcal 88kcal Couscous
Protein 3.79g 7.92g Broad bean
Fats 0.16g 0.73g Broad bean
Vitamin C 0mg 3.7mg Broad bean
Net carbs 21.82g 10.13g Couscous
Carbs 23.22g 17.63g Couscous
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.38mg 1.55mg Broad bean
Calcium 8mg 37mg Broad bean
Potassium 58mg 332mg Broad bean
Magnesium 8mg 33mg Broad bean
Sugar 0.1g 9.21g Couscous
Fiber 1.4g 7.5g Broad bean
Copper 0.041mg 0.402mg Broad bean
Zinc 0.26mg 1mg Broad bean
Starch g g
Phosphorus 22mg 129mg Broad bean
Sodium 5mg 25mg Couscous
Vitamin A 0IU 333IU Broad bean
Vitamin E 0.13mg 1.16mg Broad bean
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.063mg 0.133mg Broad bean
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.29mg Broad bean
Vitamin B3 0.983mg 2.249mg Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.371mg 0.225mg Couscous
Vitamin B6 0.051mg 0.104mg Broad bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 40.9µg Broad bean
Folate 15µg 148µg Broad bean
Trans Fat g 0g Couscous
Saturated Fat 0.029g 0.118g Couscous
Monounsaturated Fat 0.022g 0.104g Broad bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.064g 0.342g Broad bean
Tryptophan 0.049mg mg Couscous
Threonine 0.1mg mg Couscous
Isoleucine 0.147mg mg Couscous
Leucine 0.259mg mg Couscous
Lysine 0.073mg mg Couscous
Methionine 0.059mg mg Couscous
Phenylalanine 0.184mg mg Couscous
Valine 0.162mg mg Couscous
Histidine 0.077mg mg Couscous
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Couscous Broad bean
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
7
Couscous
37
Broad bean
Mineral Summary Score
7
Couscous
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
23%
Couscous
48%
Broad bean
Carbohydrates
23%
Couscous
18%
Broad bean
Fats
1%
Couscous
3%
Broad bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.11g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Couscous
Couscous contains less Sodium (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.089g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food is cheaper?
Broad bean
Broad bean is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Broad bean
Broad bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broad bean
Broad bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Couscous - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169700/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.