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Lima bean vs Lentil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Lima bean and Lentil

  • Lentil has more Folate, Iron, and Phosphorus than Lima bean.
  • Lentil's daily need coverage for Folate is 25% more.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt.

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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 Magnesium +19.4%
Contains more Potassium +37.7%
Contains more Calcium +11.8%
Contains more Iron +39.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.2%
Contains more Zinc +33.7%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Equal in Copper - 0.251
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 125% 26% 78% 33% 1% 35% 84%
Contains more Magnesium +19.4%
Contains more Potassium +37.7%
Contains more Calcium +11.8%
Contains more Iron +39.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.2%
Contains more Zinc +33.7%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Equal in Copper - 0.251

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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Lentil
Contains more Vitamin E +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +151.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.6%
Contains more Folate +118.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.169
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 1% 3% 0% 5% 43% 17% 20% 39% 42% 136% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin E +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +151.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.6%
Contains more Folate +118.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.169

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lima bean Lentil Opinion
Net carbs 13.88g 12.23g Lima bean
Protein 7.8g 9.02g Lentil
Fats 0.38g 0.38g
Carbs 20.88g 20.13g Lima bean
Calories 115kcal 116kcal Lentil
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.9g 1.8g Lentil
Fiber 7g 7.9g Lentil
Calcium 17mg 19mg Lentil
Iron 2.39mg 3.33mg Lentil
Magnesium 43mg 36mg Lima bean
Phosphorus 111mg 180mg Lentil
Potassium 508mg 369mg Lima bean
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Zinc 0.95mg 1.27mg Lentil
Copper 0.235mg 0.251mg Lentil
Vitamin A 0IU 8IU Lentil
Vitamin E 0.18mg 0.11mg Lima bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 1.5mg Lentil
Vitamin B1 0.161mg 0.169mg Lentil
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.073mg Lentil
Vitamin B3 0.421mg 1.06mg Lentil
Vitamin B5 0.422mg 0.638mg Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.161mg 0.178mg Lentil
Folate 83µg 181µg Lentil
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2µg 1.7µg Lima bean
Tryptophan 0.092mg 0.081mg Lima bean
Threonine 0.337mg 0.323mg Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.411mg 0.39mg Lima bean
Leucine 0.673mg 0.654mg Lima bean
Lysine 0.523mg 0.63mg Lentil
Methionine 0.099mg 0.077mg Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.449mg 0.445mg Lima bean
Valine 0.469mg 0.448mg Lima bean
Histidine 0.238mg 0.254mg Lentil
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.089g 0.053g Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034g 0.064g Lentil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171g 0.175g Lentil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lima bean Lentil
Low Fats diet Equal
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
26
Lentil
Mineral Summary Score
40
Lima bean
48
Lentil

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
54%
Lentil
Carbohydrates
21%
Lima bean
20%
Lentil
Fats
2%
Lima bean
2%
Lentil

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.1g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.036g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is cheaper?
Lentil
Lentil is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lentil
Lentil is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lentil
Lentil is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)
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. Lentil - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172421/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.