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Lima bean vs Black turtle bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Lima bean and Black turtle bean different?

  • Lima bean is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B6, and Selenium, however Black turtle bean is richer in Phosphorus, Iron, Vitamin B1, and Fiber.
  • Lima bean contains 4 times more Selenium than Black turtle bean. While Lima bean contains 4.5µg of Selenium, Black turtle bean contains only 1.2µg.

Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Beans, black turtle, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt are the varieties used in this article.

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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 Potassium +17.3%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Calcium +223.5%
Contains more Iron +19.2%
Contains more Magnesium +14%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.9%
Contains more Copper +14.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 107% 35% 66% 39% 1% 21% 90%
Contains more Potassium +17.3%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +25%
Contains more Calcium +223.5%
Contains more Iron +19.2%
Contains more Magnesium +14%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.9%
Contains more Copper +14.5%

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 B5 +62.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +383.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +39.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +65%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.056
Equal in Folate - 86
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 1% 18% 0% 0% 57% 13% 10% 16% 18% 65% 0% 9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +62.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +383.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +39.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +65%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.056
Equal in Folate - 86

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 Black turtle bean
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Saturated Fat Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lima bean Black turtle bean Opinion
Net carbs 13.88g 16.05g Black turtle bean
Protein 7.8g 8.18g Black turtle bean
Fats 0.38g 0.35g Lima bean
Carbs 20.88g 24.35g Black turtle bean
Calories 115kcal 130kcal Black turtle bean
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.9g 0.32g Black turtle bean
Fiber 7g 8.3g Black turtle bean
Calcium 17mg 55mg Black turtle bean
Iron 2.39mg 2.85mg Black turtle bean
Magnesium 43mg 49mg Black turtle bean
Phosphorus 111mg 152mg Black turtle bean
Potassium 508mg 433mg Lima bean
Sodium 2mg 3mg Lima bean
Zinc 0.95mg 0.76mg Lima bean
Copper 0.235mg 0.269mg Black turtle bean
Vitamin A 0IU 6IU Black turtle bean
Vitamin E 0.18mg 0.87mg Black turtle bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.161mg 0.225mg Black turtle bean
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.056mg Black turtle bean
Vitamin B3 0.421mg 0.527mg Black turtle bean
Vitamin B5 0.422mg 0.26mg Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.161mg 0.077mg Lima bean
Folate 83µg 86µg Black turtle bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2µg 3.3µg Black turtle bean
Tryptophan 0.092mg 0.097mg Black turtle bean
Threonine 0.337mg 0.344mg Black turtle bean
Isoleucine 0.411mg 0.361mg Lima bean
Leucine 0.673mg 0.653mg Lima bean
Lysine 0.523mg 0.562mg Black turtle bean
Methionine 0.099mg 0.123mg Black turtle bean
Phenylalanine 0.449mg 0.442mg Lima bean
Valine 0.469mg 0.428mg Lima bean
Histidine 0.238mg 0.228mg Lima bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.089g 0.089g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034g 0.03g Lima bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171g 0.149g Lima bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lima bean Black turtle 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
17
Black turtle bean
Mineral Summary Score
40
Lima bean
47
Black turtle 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
49%
Black turtle bean
Carbohydrates
21%
Lima bean
24%
Black turtle bean
Fats
2%
Lima bean
2%
Black turtle bean

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Lima bean
Lima bean is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Black turtle bean
Black turtle bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.58g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Black turtle bean
Black turtle bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Black turtle bean
Black turtle bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Black turtle bean
Black turtle bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat (0.089 g)

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. Black turtle bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175187/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.