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Lima bean vs Navy bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Lima bean and Navy bean different?

  • Lima bean is richer in Selenium, Potassium, and Iron, while Navy bean is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Copper, Vitamin B2, Folate, and Vitamin B5.
  • Navy bean covers your daily need of Vitamin C 21% more than Lima bean.
  • Lima bean contains 8 times more Selenium than Navy bean. Lima bean contains 4.5µg of Selenium, while Navy bean contains 0.6µg.

Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Beans, navy, mature seeds, sprouted, raw types were 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
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Contains more Iron +23.8%
Contains more Calcium +13.3%
Contains more Potassium +65.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +11%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Magnesium +134.9%
Contains more Copper +51.5%
Equal in Zinc - 0.89
Equal in Phosphorus - 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 73% 5% 28% 73% 119% 25% 43% 2%
Contains more Iron +23.8%
Contains more Calcium +13.3%
Contains more Potassium +65.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +11%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Magnesium +134.9%
Contains more Copper +51.5%
Equal in Zinc - 0.89
Equal in Phosphorus - 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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +142.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +290.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +189.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +95.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.6%
Contains more Folate +59%
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 63% 1% 0% 0% 98% 50% 23% 50% 45% 0% 0% 99%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +142.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +290.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +189.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +95.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.6%
Contains more Folate +59%

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
35
Navy bean
Mineral Summary Score
40
Lima bean
45
Navy 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
37%
Navy bean
Carbohydrates
21%
Lima bean
13%
Navy bean
Fats
2%
Lima bean
3%
Navy bean

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lima bean Navy bean
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Navy bean
Navy bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.9g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Navy bean
Navy bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.004g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Navy bean
Navy bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is cheaper?
Lima bean
Lima bean is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lima bean Navy bean Opinion
Calories 115 67 Lima bean
Protein 7.8 6.15 Lima bean
Fats 0.38 0.7 Navy bean
Vitamin C 0 18.8 Navy bean
Carbs 20.88 13.05 Lima bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.39 1.93 Lima bean
Calcium 17 15 Lima bean
Potassium 508 307 Lima bean
Magnesium 43 101 Navy bean
Sugar 2.9 Navy bean
Fiber 7 Lima bean
Copper 0.235 0.356 Navy bean
Zinc 0.95 0.89 Lima bean
Starch
Phosphorus 111 100 Lima bean
Sodium 2 13 Lima bean
Vitamin A 0 4 Navy bean
Vitamin E 0.18 Lima bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.161 0.39 Navy bean
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.215 Navy bean
Vitamin B3 0.421 1.22 Navy bean
Vitamin B5 0.422 0.825 Navy bean
Vitamin B6 0.161 0.191 Navy bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2 Lima bean
Folate 83 132 Navy bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.089 0.085 Navy bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034 0.052 Navy bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171 0.407 Navy bean
Tryptophan 0.092 0.064 Lima bean
Threonine 0.337 0.258 Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.411 0.273 Lima bean
Leucine 0.673 0.442 Lima bean
Lysine 0.523 0.35 Lima bean
Methionine 0.099 0.064 Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.449 0.31 Lima bean
Valine 0.469 0.316 Lima bean
Histidine 0.238 0.172 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. Navy bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169139/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.