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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
Contains more Calcium +1600%
Contains more Iron +63.7%
Contains more Magnesium +437.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +236.4%
Contains more Potassium +1853.8%
Contains more Zinc +137.5%
Contains more Copper +226.4%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 55% 6% 15% 3% 0% 11% 24%
Contains more Calcium +1600%
Contains more Iron +63.7%
Contains more Magnesium +437.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +236.4%
Contains more Potassium +1853.8%
Contains more Zinc +137.5%
Contains more Copper +226.4%
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 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% 0% 0% 0% 41% 4% 28% 24% 14% 45% 0% 0%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lima bean Arborio rice Opinion
Net carbs 13.88g 28.73g Arborio rice
Protein 7.8g 2.36g Lima bean
Fats 0.38g 0.19g Lima bean
Carbs 20.88g 28.73g Arborio rice
Calories 115kcal 130kcal Arborio rice
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.9g g Arborio rice
Fiber 7g g Lima bean
Calcium 17mg 1mg Lima bean
Iron 2.39mg 1.46mg Lima bean
Magnesium 43mg 8mg Lima bean
Phosphorus 111mg 33mg Lima bean
Potassium 508mg 26mg Lima bean
Sodium 2mg 0mg Arborio rice
Zinc 0.95mg 0.4mg Lima bean
Copper 0.235mg 0.072mg Lima bean
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.18mg mg Lima bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.161mg 0.164mg Arborio rice
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.016mg Lima bean
Vitamin B3 0.421mg 1.493mg Arborio rice
Vitamin B5 0.422mg 0.397mg Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.161mg 0.059mg Lima bean
Folate 83µg 59µg Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2µg µg Lima bean
Tryptophan 0.092mg 0.027mg Lima bean
Threonine 0.337mg 0.084mg Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.411mg 0.102mg Lima bean
Leucine 0.673mg 0.195mg Lima bean
Lysine 0.523mg 0.085mg Lima bean
Methionine 0.099mg 0.056mg Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.449mg 0.126mg Lima bean
Valine 0.469mg 0.144mg Lima bean
Histidine 0.238mg 0.056mg Lima bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Arborio rice
Saturated Fat 0.089g 0.051g Arborio rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034g 0.058g Arborio rice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171g 0.05g Lima bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lima bean Arborio rice
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
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

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)

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.