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Lima bean vs Maize - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Lima bean and Maize different?

  • Lima bean is higher in Iron, Copper, Fiber, Manganese, Folate, Selenium, and Potassium, however Maize is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Lima bean is 23% higher.
  • Lima bean contains 8 times more Selenium than Maize. While Lima bean contains 4.5µg of Selenium, Maize contains only 0.6µg.

Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Corn, sweet, yellow, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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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Maize
Contains more Iron +359.6%
Contains more Calcium +750%
Contains more Potassium +88.1%
Contains more Magnesium +16.2%
Contains more Copper +335.2%
Contains more Zinc +106.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.7%
Contains less Sodium -86.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 6% 45% 31% 79% 26% 48% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 1% 24% 27% 18% 13% 39% 2%
Contains more Iron +359.6%
Contains more Calcium +750%
Contains more Potassium +88.1%
Contains more Magnesium +16.2%
Contains more Copper +335.2%
Contains more Zinc +106.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.7%
Contains less Sodium -86.7%

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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Maize
Contains more Vitamin E +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +566.7%
Contains more Folate +97.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +320.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +69.9%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.155
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.055
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 23% 12% 2% 0% 39% 13% 34% 44% 22% 0% 1% 32%
Contains more Vitamin E +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +566.7%
Contains more Folate +97.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +320.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +69.9%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.155
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.055

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
18
Maize
Mineral Summary Score
40
Lima bean
18
Maize

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
20%
Maize
Carbohydrates
21%
Lima bean
19%
Maize
Fats
2%
Lima bean
6%
Maize

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

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Lima bean Maize
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 - 3.36g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.236g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 20)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lima bean
Lima bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($1.2)
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 Maize Opinion
Calories 115 86 Lima bean
Protein 7.8 3.27 Lima bean
Fats 0.38 1.35 Maize
Vitamin C 0 6.8 Maize
Carbs 20.88 18.7 Lima bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.39 0.52 Lima bean
Calcium 17 2 Lima bean
Potassium 508 270 Lima bean
Magnesium 43 37 Lima bean
Sugar 2.9 6.26 Lima bean
Fiber 7 2 Lima bean
Copper 0.235 0.054 Lima bean
Zinc 0.95 0.46 Lima bean
Starch 5.7 Maize
Phosphorus 111 89 Lima bean
Sodium 2 15 Lima bean
Vitamin A 0 187 Maize
Vitamin E 0.18 0.07 Lima bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.161 0.155 Lima bean
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.055
Vitamin B3 0.421 1.77 Maize
Vitamin B5 0.422 0.717 Maize
Vitamin B6 0.161 0.093 Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2 0.3 Lima bean
Folate 83 42 Lima bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.089 0.325 Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034 0.432 Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171 0.487 Maize
Tryptophan 0.092 0.023 Lima bean
Threonine 0.337 0.129 Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.411 0.129 Lima bean
Leucine 0.673 0.348 Lima bean
Lysine 0.523 0.137 Lima bean
Methionine 0.099 0.067 Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.449 0.15 Lima bean
Valine 0.469 0.185 Lima bean
Histidine 0.238 0.089 Lima bean
Fructose 1.94 Maize

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. Maize - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169998/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.