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Couscous vs Green bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Couscous and Green bean

  • Couscous has more Selenium, while Green bean has more Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Manganese, and Fiber.
  • Couscous's daily need coverage for Selenium is 49% higher.

The food types used in this comparison are Couscous, cooked and Beans, snap, green, 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
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Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Iron +171.1%
Contains more Calcium +362.5%
Contains more Potassium +263.8%
Contains more Magnesium +212.5%
Contains more Copper +68.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +72.7%
Equal in Zinc - 0.24
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 3% 6% 6% 14% 8% 10% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 12% 19% 18% 24% 7% 17% 1%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Iron +171.1%
Contains more Calcium +362.5%
Contains more Potassium +263.8%
Contains more Magnesium +212.5%
Contains more Copper +68.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +72.7%
Equal in Zinc - 0.24

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 B3 +33.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +64.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +215.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +285.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +176.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +42900%
Contains more Folate +120%
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 41% 42% 9% 0% 21% 24% 14% 14% 33% 0% 108% 25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +64.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +215.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +285.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +176.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +42900%
Contains more Folate +120%

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
27
Green bean
Mineral Summary Score
7
Couscous
17
Green 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
11%
Green bean
Carbohydrates
23%
Couscous
7%
Green bean
Fats
1%
Couscous
1%
Green bean

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

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Couscous Green 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 is richer in minerals?
Green bean
Green bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Green bean
Green bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.16g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Couscous
Couscous contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.021g)
Which food is cheaper?
Couscous
Couscous is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Couscous Green bean Opinion
Calories 112 31 Couscous
Protein 3.79 1.83 Couscous
Fats 0.16 0.22 Green bean
Vitamin C 0 12.2 Green bean
Carbs 23.22 6.97 Couscous
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.38 1.03 Green bean
Calcium 8 37 Green bean
Potassium 58 211 Green bean
Magnesium 8 25 Green bean
Sugar 0.1 3.26 Couscous
Fiber 1.4 2.7 Green bean
Copper 0.041 0.069 Green bean
Zinc 0.26 0.24 Couscous
Starch 0.88 Green bean
Phosphorus 22 38 Green bean
Sodium 5 6 Couscous
Vitamin A 0 690 Green bean
Vitamin E 0.13 0.41 Green bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.063 0.082 Green bean
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.104 Green bean
Vitamin B3 0.983 0.734 Couscous
Vitamin B5 0.371 0.225 Couscous
Vitamin B6 0.051 0.141 Green bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 43 Green bean
Folate 15 33 Green bean
Trans Fat 0 Couscous
Saturated Fat 0.029 0.05 Couscous
Monounsaturated Fat 0.022 0.01 Couscous
Polyunsaturated fat 0.064 0.113 Green bean
Tryptophan 0.049 0.019 Couscous
Threonine 0.1 0.079 Couscous
Isoleucine 0.147 0.066 Couscous
Leucine 0.259 0.112 Couscous
Lysine 0.073 0.088 Green bean
Methionine 0.059 0.022 Couscous
Phenylalanine 0.184 0.067 Couscous
Valine 0.162 0.09 Couscous
Histidine 0.077 0.034 Couscous
Fructose 1.39 Green bean

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. Green bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169961/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.