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Lima bean vs Couscous - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Lima bean and Couscous

  • Lima bean has more Iron, Fiber, Copper, Manganese, Folate, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium, while Couscous has more Selenium.
  • Couscous's daily need coverage for Selenium is 42% higher.
  • Couscous contains 9 times less Potassium than Lima bean. Lima bean contains 508mg of Potassium, while Couscous contains 58mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Couscous, cooked.

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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 Calcium +112.5%
Contains more Iron +528.9%
Contains more Magnesium +437.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +404.5%
Contains more Potassium +775.9%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Zinc +265.4%
Contains more Copper +473.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 15% 6% 10% 6% 1% 8% 14%
Contains more Calcium +112.5%
Contains more Iron +528.9%
Contains more Magnesium +437.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +404.5%
Contains more Potassium +775.9%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Zinc +265.4%
Contains more Copper +473.2%

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 E +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +155.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +103.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +215.7%
Contains more Folate +453.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +133.5%
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 0% 3% 0% 0% 16% 7% 19% 23% 12% 12% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin E +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +155.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +103.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +215.7%
Contains more Folate +453.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +133.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lima bean Couscous Opinion
Net carbs 13.88g 21.82g Couscous
Protein 7.8g 3.79g Lima bean
Fats 0.38g 0.16g Lima bean
Carbs 20.88g 23.22g Couscous
Calories 115kcal 112kcal Lima bean
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.9g 0.1g Couscous
Fiber 7g 1.4g Lima bean
Calcium 17mg 8mg Lima bean
Iron 2.39mg 0.38mg Lima bean
Magnesium 43mg 8mg Lima bean
Phosphorus 111mg 22mg Lima bean
Potassium 508mg 58mg Lima bean
Sodium 2mg 5mg Lima bean
Zinc 0.95mg 0.26mg Lima bean
Copper 0.235mg 0.041mg Lima bean
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.18mg 0.13mg Lima bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.161mg 0.063mg Lima bean
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.027mg Lima bean
Vitamin B3 0.421mg 0.983mg Couscous
Vitamin B5 0.422mg 0.371mg Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.161mg 0.051mg Lima bean
Folate 83µg 15µg Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2µg 0.1µg Lima bean
Tryptophan 0.092mg 0.049mg Lima bean
Threonine 0.337mg 0.1mg Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.411mg 0.147mg Lima bean
Leucine 0.673mg 0.259mg Lima bean
Lysine 0.523mg 0.073mg Lima bean
Methionine 0.099mg 0.059mg Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.449mg 0.184mg Lima bean
Valine 0.469mg 0.162mg Lima bean
Histidine 0.238mg 0.077mg Lima bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Couscous
Saturated Fat 0.089g 0.029g Couscous
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034g 0.022g Lima bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171g 0.064g Lima bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lima bean Couscous
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
7
Couscous
Mineral Summary Score
40
Lima bean
7
Couscous

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
23%
Couscous
Carbohydrates
21%
Lima bean
23%
Couscous
Fats
2%
Lima bean
1%
Couscous

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 33)
Which food is cheaper?
Lima bean
Lima bean is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lima bean
Lima bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lima bean
Lima bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.8g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Couscous
Couscous is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.06g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Couscous - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169700/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.