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Lima bean vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Lima bean and Amaranth grain

  • Lima bean has more Fiber, Folate, Vitamin B1, Potassium, and Copper, however Amaranth grain has more Manganese, Phosphorus, and Magnesium.
  • Daily need coverage for Fiber from Lima bean is 20% higher.
  • Amaranth grain has 11 times less Vitamin B1 than Lima bean. Lima bean has 0.161mg of Vitamin B1, while Amaranth grain has 0.015mg.

Food types used in this article are Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Amaranth grain, cooked.

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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 +13.8%
Contains more Potassium +276.3%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +10.5%
Contains more Copper +57.7%
Contains more Calcium +176.5%
Contains more Magnesium +51.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Equal in Zinc - 0.86
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Contains more Iron +13.8%
Contains more Potassium +276.3%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +10.5%
Contains more Copper +57.7%
Contains more Calcium +176.5%
Contains more Magnesium +51.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Equal in Zinc - 0.86

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 B1 +973.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +79.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.5%
Contains more Folate +277.3%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.19
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%
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% 4% 6% 5% 0% 27% 17% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +973.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +79.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.5%
Contains more Folate +277.3%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.19

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lima bean Amaranth grain Opinion
Net carbs 13.88g 16.59g Amaranth grain
Protein 7.8g 3.8g Lima bean
Fats 0.38g 1.58g Amaranth grain
Carbs 20.88g 18.69g Lima bean
Calories 115kcal 102kcal Lima bean
Starch g 16.23g Amaranth grain
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.9g g Amaranth grain
Fiber 7g 2.1g Lima bean
Calcium 17mg 47mg Amaranth grain
Iron 2.39mg 2.1mg Lima bean
Magnesium 43mg 65mg Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 111mg 148mg Amaranth grain
Potassium 508mg 135mg Lima bean
Sodium 2mg 6mg Lima bean
Zinc 0.95mg 0.86mg Lima bean
Copper 0.235mg 0.149mg Lima bean
Vitamin A 0IU IU Lima bean
Vitamin E 0.18mg 0.19mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0IU IU Lima bean
Vitamin D 0µg µg Lima bean
Vitamin C 0mg mg Lima bean
Vitamin B1 0.161mg 0.015mg Lima bean
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.022mg Lima bean
Vitamin B3 0.421mg 0.235mg Lima bean
Vitamin B5 0.422mg mg Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.161mg 0.113mg Lima bean
Folate 83µg 22µg Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Lima bean
Vitamin K 2µg µg Lima bean
Tryptophan 0.092mg mg Lima bean
Threonine 0.337mg mg Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.411mg mg Lima bean
Leucine 0.673mg mg Lima bean
Lysine 0.523mg mg Lima bean
Methionine 0.099mg mg Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.449mg mg Lima bean
Valine 0.469mg mg Lima bean
Histidine 0.238mg mg Lima bean
Cholesterol 0mg mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat 0g g Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat 0.089g g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034g g Lima bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171g g Lima bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lima bean Amaranth grain
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
16
Lima bean
5
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
40
Lima bean
36
Amaranth grain

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
47%
Lima bean
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
21%
Lima bean
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
2%
Lima bean
7%
Amaranth grain

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 65)
Which food is cheaper?
Lima bean
Lima bean is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lima bean
Lima bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.9g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.089g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Lima bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174253/nutrients
  2. Amaranth grain - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170683/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.