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Lima bean vs Bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Lima bean and Bean

  • Lima bean contains less Folate, Copper, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Selenium, Fiber, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, and Potassium than Bean.
  • Daily need coverage for Folate from Bean is 111% higher.

Food types used in this article are Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Beans, pinto, mature seeds, raw.

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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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Bean
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Calcium +564.7%
Contains more Iron +112.1%
Contains more Magnesium +309.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +270.3%
Contains more Potassium +174.2%
Contains more Zinc +140%
Contains more Copper +280%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 191% 126% 177% 123% 2% 63% 298%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Calcium +564.7%
Contains more Iron +112.1%
Contains more Magnesium +309.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +270.3%
Contains more Potassium +174.2%
Contains more Zinc +140%
Contains more Copper +280%

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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Bean
Contains more Vitamin E +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +342.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +285.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +178.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +86%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +194.4%
Contains more Folate +532.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +180%
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% 5% 0% 21% 179% 49% 23% 48% 110% 394% 0% 14%
Contains more Vitamin E +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +342.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +285.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +178.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +86%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +194.4%
Contains more Folate +532.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +180%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lima bean Bean Opinion
Net carbs 13.88g 47.05g Bean
Protein 7.8g 21.42g Bean
Fats 0.38g 1.23g Bean
Carbs 20.88g 62.55g Bean
Calories 115kcal 347kcal Bean
Starch g 34.17g Bean
Fructose g 0g Bean
Sugar 2.9g 2.11g Bean
Fiber 7g 15.5g Bean
Calcium 17mg 113mg Bean
Iron 2.39mg 5.07mg Bean
Magnesium 43mg 176mg Bean
Phosphorus 111mg 411mg Bean
Potassium 508mg 1393mg Bean
Sodium 2mg 12mg Lima bean
Zinc 0.95mg 2.28mg Bean
Copper 0.235mg 0.893mg Bean
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.18mg 0.21mg Bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 6.3mg Bean
Vitamin B1 0.161mg 0.713mg Bean
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.212mg Bean
Vitamin B3 0.421mg 1.174mg Bean
Vitamin B5 0.422mg 0.785mg Bean
Vitamin B6 0.161mg 0.474mg Bean
Folate 83µg 525µg Bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2µg 5.6µg Bean
Tryptophan 0.092mg 0.237mg Bean
Threonine 0.337mg 0.81mg Bean
Isoleucine 0.411mg 0.871mg Bean
Leucine 0.673mg 1.558mg Bean
Lysine 0.523mg 1.356mg Bean
Methionine 0.099mg 0.259mg Bean
Phenylalanine 0.449mg 1.095mg Bean
Valine 0.469mg 0.998mg Bean
Histidine 0.238mg 0.556mg Bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.089g 0.235g Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034g 0.229g Bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171g 0.407g Bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Lima bean Bean
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
70
Bean
Mineral Summary Score
40
Lima bean
126
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
47%
Lima bean
129%
Bean
Carbohydrates
21%
Lima bean
63%
Bean
Fats
2%
Lima bean
6%
Bean

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.146g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food is cheaper?
Lima bean
Lima bean is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bean
Bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.79g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bean
Bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bean
Bean is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175199/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.