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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
Contains more Calcium +11.8%
Contains more Iron +39.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.2%
Contains more Zinc +33.7%
Contains more Magnesium +19.4%
Contains more Potassium +37.7%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Equal in Copper - 0.235
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 125% 26% 78% 33% 1% 35% 84%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Contains more Calcium +11.8%
Contains more Iron +39.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.2%
Contains more Zinc +33.7%
Contains more Magnesium +19.4%
Contains more Potassium +37.7%
Equal in Sodium - 2
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
Lentil
8
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 5% 43% 17% 20% 39% 42% 136% 0% 5%
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 +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

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.
Lentil Lima bean
Lower in Sugar 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 Sodium Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lentil Lima bean Opinion
Net carbs 12.23g 13.88g Lima bean
Protein 9.02g 7.8g Lentil
Fats 0.38g 0.38g
Carbs 20.13g 20.88g Lima bean
Calories 116kcal 115kcal Lentil
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.8g 2.9g Lentil
Fiber 7.9g 7g Lentil
Calcium 19mg 17mg Lentil
Iron 3.33mg 2.39mg Lentil
Magnesium 36mg 43mg Lima bean
Phosphorus 180mg 111mg Lentil
Potassium 369mg 508mg Lima bean
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Zinc 1.27mg 0.95mg Lentil
Copper 0.251mg 0.235mg Lentil
Vitamin A 8IU 0IU Lentil
Vitamin E 0.11mg 0.18mg Lima bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 1.5mg 0mg Lentil
Vitamin B1 0.169mg 0.161mg Lentil
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.055mg Lentil
Vitamin B3 1.06mg 0.421mg Lentil
Vitamin B5 0.638mg 0.422mg Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.178mg 0.161mg Lentil
Folate 181µg 83µg Lentil
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.7µg 2µg Lima bean
Tryptophan 0.081mg 0.092mg Lima bean
Threonine 0.323mg 0.337mg Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.39mg 0.411mg Lima bean
Leucine 0.654mg 0.673mg Lima bean
Lysine 0.63mg 0.523mg Lentil
Methionine 0.077mg 0.099mg Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.445mg 0.449mg Lima bean
Valine 0.448mg 0.469mg Lima bean
Histidine 0.254mg 0.238mg Lentil
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.053g 0.089g Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064g 0.034g Lentil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175g 0.171g Lentil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lentil Lima bean
Low Fats diet Equal
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
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 food.
Protein
54%
Lentil
47%
Lima bean
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
21%
Lima bean
Fats
2%
Lentil
2%
Lima bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Sugar (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 Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)
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. 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.