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Lima bean vs Broad bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Lima bean and Broad bean

  • Lima bean has more Iron, Selenium, and Potassium, however Broad bean is higher in Vitamin K, Copper, Vitamin B2, Folate, Vitamin B3, Vitamin E , and Manganese.
  • Broad bean covers your daily Vitamin K needs 32% more than Lima bean.
  • Broad bean contains 6 times less Selenium than Lima bean. Lima bean contains 4.5µg of Selenium, while Broad bean contains 0.8µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Beans, fava, in pod, 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
Contains more Iron +54.2%
Contains more Potassium +53%
Contains more Magnesium +30.3%
Contains less Sodium -92%
Contains more Calcium +117.6%
Contains more Copper +71.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.2%
Equal in Zinc - 1
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 6% 45% 31% 79% 26% 48% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 59% 12% 30% 24% 134% 28% 56% 4%
Contains more Iron +54.2%
Contains more Potassium +53%
Contains more Magnesium +30.3%
Contains less Sodium -92%
Contains more Calcium +117.6%
Contains more Copper +71.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.2%
Equal in Zinc - 1

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 +21.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +54.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +544.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +427.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +434.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1945%
Contains more Folate +78.3%
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 13% 20% 24% 0% 34% 67% 43% 14% 24% 0% 103% 111%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +54.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +544.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +427.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +434.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1945%
Contains more Folate +78.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lima bean Broad bean Opinion
Calories 115kcal 88kcal Lima bean
Protein 7.8g 7.92g Broad bean
Fats 0.38g 0.73g Broad bean
Vitamin C 0mg 3.7mg Broad bean
Net carbs 13.88g 10.13g Lima bean
Carbs 20.88g 17.63g Lima bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 2.39mg 1.55mg Lima bean
Calcium 17mg 37mg Broad bean
Potassium 508mg 332mg Lima bean
Magnesium 43mg 33mg Lima bean
Sugar 2.9g 9.21g Lima bean
Fiber 7g 7.5g Broad bean
Copper 0.235mg 0.402mg Broad bean
Zinc 0.95mg 1mg Broad bean
Starch g g
Phosphorus 111mg 129mg Broad bean
Sodium 2mg 25mg Lima bean
Vitamin A 0IU 333IU Broad bean
Vitamin E 0.18mg 1.16mg Broad bean
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.161mg 0.133mg Lima bean
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.29mg Broad bean
Vitamin B3 0.421mg 2.249mg Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.422mg 0.225mg Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.161mg 0.104mg Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2µg 40.9µg Broad bean
Folate 83µg 148µg Broad bean
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.089g 0.118g Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034g 0.104g Broad bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171g 0.342g Broad 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
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lima bean Broad bean
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
37
Broad bean
Mineral Summary Score
40
Lima bean
43
Broad 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
48%
Broad bean
Carbohydrates
21%
Lima bean
18%
Broad bean
Fats
2%
Lima bean
3%
Broad bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.31g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.029g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 47)
Which food is cheaper?
Broad bean
Broad bean is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broad bean
Broad 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 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. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168574/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.