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Couscous vs Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Couscous and Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) different?

  • Couscous has more Selenium, and Vitamin B5, however Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) is richer in Vitamin C, Folate, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Manganese.
  • Couscous covers your daily need of Selenium 47% more than Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean).
  • Couscous has 7 times more Vitamin B5 than Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean). Couscous has 0.371mg of Vitamin B5, while Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) has 0.055mg.

Couscous, cooked and Yardlong bean, raw types were used in this article.

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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 Iron +23.7%
Contains more Calcium +525%
Contains more Potassium +313.8%
Contains more Magnesium +450%
Contains more Copper +17.1%
Contains more Zinc +42.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +168.2%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 3% 6% 6% 14% 8% 10% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 18% 15% 22% 32% 16% 11% 26% 1%
Contains more Iron +23.7%
Contains more Calcium +525%
Contains more Potassium +313.8%
Contains more Magnesium +450%
Contains more Copper +17.1%
Contains more Zinc +42.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +168.2%
Contains less Sodium -20%

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 +139.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +574.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +69.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +307.4%
Contains more Folate +313.3%
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 63% 52% 0% 0% 27% 26% 8% 4% 6% 0% 0% 47%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +139.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +574.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +69.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +307.4%
Contains more Folate +313.3%

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
19
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Mineral Summary Score
7
Couscous
17
Yardlong bean (Asparagus 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
17%
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Carbohydrates
23%
Couscous
8%
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Fats
1%
Couscous
2%
Yardlong bean (Asparagus 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 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Couscous Yardlong bean (Asparagus 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 lower in Sugar?
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.076g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Couscous Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) Opinion
Calories 112 47 Couscous
Protein 3.79 2.8 Couscous
Fats 0.16 0.4 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Vitamin C 0 18.8 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Carbs 23.22 8.35 Couscous
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.38 0.47 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Calcium 8 50 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Potassium 58 240 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Magnesium 8 44 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Sugar 0.1 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Fiber 1.4 Couscous
Copper 0.041 0.048 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Zinc 0.26 0.37 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Starch
Phosphorus 22 59 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Sodium 5 4 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Vitamin A 0 865 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Vitamin E 0.13 Couscous
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.063 0.107 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.11 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Vitamin B3 0.983 0.41 Couscous
Vitamin B5 0.371 0.055 Couscous
Vitamin B6 0.051 0.024 Couscous
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 Couscous
Folate 15 62 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Trans Fat 0 Couscous
Saturated Fat 0.029 0.105 Couscous
Monounsaturated Fat 0.022 0.036 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Polyunsaturated fat 0.064 0.169 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Tryptophan 0.049 0.032 Couscous
Threonine 0.1 0.104 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Isoleucine 0.147 0.15 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Leucine 0.259 0.2 Couscous
Lysine 0.073 0.184 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Methionine 0.059 0.04 Couscous
Phenylalanine 0.184 0.154 Couscous
Valine 0.162 0.162
Histidine 0.077 0.09 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Fructose

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. Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169222/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.