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Lentil vs Lima bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Lentil and Lima bean

  • Lentil has more Folate, Iron and Phosphorus than Lima bean.
  • Lentil's daily need coverage for Folate is 25% more.
  • Lentil contains 3 times more Vitamin B3 than Lima bean. Lentil contains 1.06mg of Vitamin B3, while Lima bean contains 0.421mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt 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
Lentil
5
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Contains more Iron +39.3%
Contains more Calcium +11.8%
Contains more Zinc +33.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.2%
Contains more Potassium +37.7%
Contains more Magnesium +19.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.235
Equal in Sodium - 2
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 125% 6% 33% 26% 84% 35% 78% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 6% 45% 31% 79% 26% 48% 1%
Contains more Iron +39.3%
Contains more Calcium +11.8%
Contains more Zinc +33.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.2%
Contains more Potassium +37.7%
Contains more Magnesium +19.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.235
Equal in Sodium - 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
Lentil
8
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +151.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.6%
Contains more Folate +118.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +17.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.161
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.161
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 5% 1% 3% 0% 43% 17% 20% 39% 42% 0% 5% 136%
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% 4% 0% 41% 13% 8% 26% 38% 0% 5% 63%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +151.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.6%
Contains more Folate +118.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +17.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.161
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.161

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
26
Lentil
16
Lima bean
Mineral Summary Score
48
Lentil
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 the food
Protein
54%
Lentil
47%
Lima bean
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
21%
Lima bean
Fats
2%
Lentil
2%
Lima bean

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Lentil Lima bean
Lower in Sugars 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
Lower in Sodium Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lentil Lima bean
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sugars (difference - 1.1g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.036g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is cheaper?
Lentil
Lentil is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lentil
Lentil is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lentil
Lentil is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Lentil Lima bean Opinion
Calories 116 115 Lentil
Protein 9.02 7.8 Lentil
Fats 0.38 0.38
Vitamin C 1.5 0 Lentil
Carbs 20.13 20.88 Lima bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.33 2.39 Lentil
Calcium 19 17 Lentil
Potassium 369 508 Lima bean
Magnesium 36 43 Lima bean
Sugars 1.8 2.9 Lentil
Fiber 7.9 7 Lentil
Copper 0.251 0.235 Lentil
Zinc 1.27 0.95 Lentil
Starch
Phosphorus 180 111 Lentil
Sodium 2 2
Vitamin A 8 0 Lentil
Vitamin E 0.11 0.18 Lima bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.169 0.161 Lentil
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.055 Lentil
Vitamin B3 1.06 0.421 Lentil
Vitamin B5 0.638 0.422 Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.178 0.161 Lentil
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 2 Lima bean
Folate 181 83 Lentil
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.053 0.089 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064 0.034 Lentil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175 0.171 Lentil
Tryptophan 0.081 0.092 Lima bean
Threonine 0.323 0.337 Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.39 0.411 Lima bean
Leucine 0.654 0.673 Lima bean
Lysine 0.63 0.523 Lentil
Methionine 0.077 0.099 Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.445 0.449 Lima bean
Valine 0.448 0.469 Lima bean
Histidine 0.254 0.238 Lentil
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Lentil - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172421/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.