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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
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Lentil
Contains more Potassium +37.7%
Contains more Magnesium +19.4%
Contains more Iron +39.3%
Contains more Calcium +11.8%
Contains more Zinc +33.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.2%
Equal in Copper - 0.251
Equal in Sodium - 2
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 6% 45% 31% 79% 26% 48% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 125% 6% 33% 26% 84% 35% 78% 1%
Contains more Potassium +37.7%
Contains more Magnesium +19.4%
Contains more Iron +39.3%
Contains more Calcium +11.8%
Contains more Zinc +33.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.2%
Equal in Copper - 0.251
Equal in Sodium - 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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Lentil
Contains more Vitamin E +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 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 5% 1% 3% 0% 43% 17% 20% 39% 42% 0% 5% 136%
Contains more Vitamin E +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 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 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 Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal

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Lima bean Lentil
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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 Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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