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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
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Contains more Iron +132%
Contains more Potassium +140.8%
Contains more Magnesium +72%
Contains more Copper +240.6%
Contains more Zinc +295.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +192.1%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +117.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 6% 45% 31% 79% 26% 48% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 12% 19% 18% 24% 7% 17% 1%
Contains more Iron +132%
Contains more Potassium +140.8%
Contains more Magnesium +72%
Contains more Copper +240.6%
Contains more Zinc +295.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +192.1%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +127.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2050%
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 41% 42% 9% 0% 21% 24% 14% 14% 33% 0% 108% 25%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +127.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2050%

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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lima bean Green 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?
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.