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Lima bean vs Green bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Lima bean and Green bean

  • Lima bean has more Copper, Fiber, Iron, Manganese, Folate, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Selenium, however Green bean has more Vitamin K, and Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Green bean is 34% higher.
  • Green bean has 8 times less Selenium than Lima bean. Lima bean has 4.5µg of Selenium, while Green bean has 0.6µg.

Food types used in this article are Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Beans, snap, green, 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 +132%
Contains more Magnesium +72%
Contains more Phosphorus +192.1%
Contains more Potassium +140.8%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +295.8%
Contains more Copper +240.6%
Contains more Calcium +117.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 39% 18% 17% 19% 1% 7% 24%
Contains more Iron +132%
Contains more Magnesium +72%
Contains more Phosphorus +192.1%
Contains more Potassium +140.8%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +295.8%
Contains more Copper +240.6%
Contains more Calcium +117.6%

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 +96.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.2%
Contains more Folate +151.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +127.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2050%
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 42% 9% 0% 41% 21% 24% 14% 14% 33% 25% 0% 108%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +96.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.2%
Contains more Folate +151.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +127.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2050%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lima bean Green bean Opinion
Net carbs 13.88g 4.27g Lima bean
Protein 7.8g 1.83g Lima bean
Fats 0.38g 0.22g Lima bean
Carbs 20.88g 6.97g Lima bean
Calories 115kcal 31kcal Lima bean
Starch g 0.88g Green bean
Fructose g 1.39g Green bean
Sugar 2.9g 3.26g Lima bean
Fiber 7g 2.7g Lima bean
Calcium 17mg 37mg Green bean
Iron 2.39mg 1.03mg Lima bean
Magnesium 43mg 25mg Lima bean
Phosphorus 111mg 38mg Lima bean
Potassium 508mg 211mg Lima bean
Sodium 2mg 6mg Lima bean
Zinc 0.95mg 0.24mg Lima bean
Copper 0.235mg 0.069mg Lima bean
Vitamin A 0IU 690IU Green bean
Vitamin E 0.18mg 0.41mg Green bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 12.2mg Green bean
Vitamin B1 0.161mg 0.082mg Lima bean
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.104mg Green bean
Vitamin B3 0.421mg 0.734mg Green bean
Vitamin B5 0.422mg 0.225mg Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.161mg 0.141mg Lima bean
Folate 83µg 33µg Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2µg 43µg Green bean
Tryptophan 0.092mg 0.019mg Lima bean
Threonine 0.337mg 0.079mg Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.411mg 0.066mg Lima bean
Leucine 0.673mg 0.112mg Lima bean
Lysine 0.523mg 0.088mg Lima bean
Methionine 0.099mg 0.022mg Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.449mg 0.067mg Lima bean
Valine 0.469mg 0.09mg Lima bean
Histidine 0.238mg 0.034mg Lima bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.089g 0.05g Green bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034g 0.01g Lima bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171g 0.113g Lima bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Lima bean Green 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
27
Green bean
Mineral Summary Score
40
Lima bean
17
Green 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
11%
Green bean
Carbohydrates
21%
Lima bean
7%
Green bean
Fats
2%
Lima bean
1%
Green bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.36g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Lima bean
Lima bean is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lima bean
Lima bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.039g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Green bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169961/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.