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Lima bean vs Arborio rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Lima bean and Arborio rice

  • Lima bean has more Copper, Potassium, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Manganese, and Folate, however Arborio rice is higher in Vitamin B3, and Selenium.
  • Lima bean covers your daily Copper needs 18% more than Arborio rice.
  • Arborio rice contains 20 times less Potassium than Lima bean. Lima bean contains 508mg of Potassium, while Arborio rice contains 26mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Rice, white, short-grain, enriched, 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
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Contains more Iron +63.7%
Contains more Calcium +1600%
Contains more Potassium +1853.8%
Contains more Magnesium +437.5%
Contains more Copper +226.4%
Contains more Zinc +137.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +236.4%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 6% 45% 31% 79% 26% 48% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 55% 1% 3% 6% 24% 11% 15% 0%
Contains more Iron +63.7%
Contains more Calcium +1600%
Contains more Potassium +1853.8%
Contains more Magnesium +437.5%
Contains more Copper +226.4%
Contains more Zinc +137.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +236.4%
Contains less Sodium -100%

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 B2 +243.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +172.9%
Contains more Folate +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +254.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.164
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.397
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%
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% 0% 0% 41% 4% 28% 24% 14% 0% 0% 45%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +243.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +172.9%
Contains more Folate +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +254.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.164
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.397

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
13
Arborio rice
Mineral Summary Score
40
Lima bean
14
Arborio rice

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
14%
Arborio rice
Carbohydrates
21%
Lima bean
29%
Arborio rice
Fats
2%
Lima bean
1%
Arborio rice

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 Arborio rice
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Lima bean Arborio rice
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Lima bean
Lima bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 37)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lima bean
Lima bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.9g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.038g)
Which food is cheaper?
Arborio rice
Arborio rice is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lima bean Arborio rice Opinion
Calories 115 130 Arborio rice
Protein 7.8 2.36 Lima bean
Fats 0.38 0.19 Lima bean
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 20.88 28.73 Arborio rice
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.39 1.46 Lima bean
Calcium 17 1 Lima bean
Potassium 508 26 Lima bean
Magnesium 43 8 Lima bean
Sugar 2.9 Arborio rice
Fiber 7 Lima bean
Copper 0.235 0.072 Lima bean
Zinc 0.95 0.4 Lima bean
Starch
Phosphorus 111 33 Lima bean
Sodium 2 0 Arborio rice
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.18 Lima bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.161 0.164 Arborio rice
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.016 Lima bean
Vitamin B3 0.421 1.493 Arborio rice
Vitamin B5 0.422 0.397 Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.161 0.059 Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2 Lima bean
Folate 83 59 Lima bean
Trans Fat 0 Arborio rice
Saturated Fat 0.089 0.051 Arborio rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034 0.058 Arborio rice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171 0.05 Lima bean
Tryptophan 0.092 0.027 Lima bean
Threonine 0.337 0.084 Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.411 0.102 Lima bean
Leucine 0.673 0.195 Lima bean
Lysine 0.523 0.085 Lima bean
Methionine 0.099 0.056 Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.449 0.126 Lima bean
Valine 0.469 0.144 Lima bean
Histidine 0.238 0.056 Lima bean
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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 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. Arborio rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168882/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.