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Couscous vs Lima bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Couscous and Lima bean

  • Couscous has more Selenium, while Lima bean has more Iron, Fiber, Copper, Manganese, Folate, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium.
  • Couscous's daily need coverage for Selenium is 42% higher.

The food types used in this comparison are Couscous, cooked 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 +112.5%
Contains more Iron +528.9%
Contains more Magnesium +437.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +404.5%
Contains more Potassium +775.9%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Zinc +265.4%
Contains more Copper +473.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 15% 6% 10% 6% 1% 8% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Contains more Calcium +112.5%
Contains more Iron +528.9%
Contains more Magnesium +437.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +404.5%
Contains more Potassium +775.9%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Zinc +265.4%
Contains more Copper +473.2%

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 +133.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +155.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +103.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +215.7%
Contains more Folate +453.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1900%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 3% 0% 0% 16% 7% 19% 23% 12% 12% 0% 1%
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 B3 +133.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +155.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +103.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +215.7%
Contains more Folate +453.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1900%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Couscous Lima bean Opinion
Net carbs 21.82g 13.88g Couscous
Protein 3.79g 7.8g Lima bean
Fats 0.16g 0.38g Lima bean
Carbs 23.22g 20.88g Couscous
Calories 112kcal 115kcal Lima bean
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.1g 2.9g Couscous
Fiber 1.4g 7g Lima bean
Calcium 8mg 17mg Lima bean
Iron 0.38mg 2.39mg Lima bean
Magnesium 8mg 43mg Lima bean
Phosphorus 22mg 111mg Lima bean
Potassium 58mg 508mg Lima bean
Sodium 5mg 2mg Lima bean
Zinc 0.26mg 0.95mg Lima bean
Copper 0.041mg 0.235mg Lima bean
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.13mg 0.18mg Lima bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.063mg 0.161mg Lima bean
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.055mg Lima bean
Vitamin B3 0.983mg 0.421mg Couscous
Vitamin B5 0.371mg 0.422mg Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.051mg 0.161mg Lima bean
Folate 15µg 83µg Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 2µg Lima bean
Tryptophan 0.049mg 0.092mg Lima bean
Threonine 0.1mg 0.337mg Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.147mg 0.411mg Lima bean
Leucine 0.259mg 0.673mg Lima bean
Lysine 0.073mg 0.523mg Lima bean
Methionine 0.059mg 0.099mg Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.184mg 0.449mg Lima bean
Valine 0.162mg 0.469mg Lima bean
Histidine 0.077mg 0.238mg Lima bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Couscous
Saturated Fat 0.029g 0.089g Couscous
Monounsaturated Fat 0.022g 0.034g Lima bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.064g 0.171g Lima bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Couscous 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
7
Couscous
16
Lima bean
Mineral Summary Score
7
Couscous
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
23%
Couscous
47%
Lima bean
Carbohydrates
23%
Couscous
21%
Lima bean
Fats
1%
Couscous
2%
Lima bean

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 33)
Which food is cheaper?
Lima bean
Lima bean is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lima bean
Lima bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lima bean
Lima bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.8g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.06g)
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. 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.