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Falafel vs Lima bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Falafel and Lima bean

  • Falafel has more Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, Manganese, and Zinc, however Lima bean is richer in Selenium.
  • Falafel covers your daily Iron needs 13% more than Lima bean.
  • Lima bean has 147 times less Sodium than Falafel. Falafel has 294mg of Sodium, while Lima bean has 2mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Falafel, home-prepared 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 +217.6%
Contains more Iron +43.1%
Contains more Magnesium +90.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +73%
Contains more Potassium +15.2%
Contains more Zinc +57.9%
Contains less Sodium -99.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.235
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 129% 59% 83% 52% 39% 41% 86%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Contains more Calcium +217.6%
Contains more Iron +43.1%
Contains more Magnesium +90.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +73%
Contains more Potassium +15.2%
Contains more Zinc +57.9%
Contains less Sodium -99.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.235

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +201.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +148%
Contains more Folate +12%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +44.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 6% 37% 39% 20% 18% 29% 70% 0% 0%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +201.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +148%
Contains more Folate +12%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +44.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Falafel Lima bean Opinion
Net carbs 31.84g 13.88g Falafel
Protein 13.31g 7.8g Falafel
Fats 17.8g 0.38g Falafel
Carbs 31.84g 20.88g Falafel
Calories 333kcal 115kcal Falafel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 2.9g Falafel
Fiber g 7g Lima bean
Calcium 54mg 17mg Falafel
Iron 3.42mg 2.39mg Falafel
Magnesium 82mg 43mg Falafel
Phosphorus 192mg 111mg Falafel
Potassium 585mg 508mg Falafel
Sodium 294mg 2mg Lima bean
Zinc 1.5mg 0.95mg Falafel
Copper 0.258mg 0.235mg Falafel
Vitamin A 13IU 0IU Falafel
Vitamin E mg 0.18mg Lima bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 1.6mg 0mg Falafel
Vitamin B1 0.146mg 0.161mg Lima bean
Vitamin B2 0.166mg 0.055mg Falafel
Vitamin B3 1.044mg 0.421mg Falafel
Vitamin B5 0.292mg 0.422mg Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.125mg 0.161mg Lima bean
Folate 93µg 83µg Falafel
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 2µg Lima bean
Tryptophan 0.134mg 0.092mg Falafel
Threonine 0.492mg 0.337mg Falafel
Isoleucine 0.567mg 0.411mg Falafel
Leucine 0.944mg 0.673mg Falafel
Lysine 0.856mg 0.523mg Falafel
Methionine 0.187mg 0.099mg Falafel
Phenylalanine 0.707mg 0.449mg Falafel
Valine 0.562mg 0.469mg Falafel
Histidine 0.364mg 0.238mg Falafel
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 2.383g 0.089g Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171g 0.034g Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16g 0.171g Falafel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Falafel 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
18
Falafel
16
Lima bean
Mineral Summary Score
63
Falafel
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
80%
Falafel
47%
Lima bean
Carbohydrates
32%
Falafel
21%
Lima bean
Fats
82%
Falafel
2%
Lima bean

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 292mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.294g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food is cheaper?
Lima bean
Lima bean is cheaper (difference - $2.8)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.9g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Falafel
Falafel is relatively richer in minerals
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.

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. Falafel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172455/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.