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

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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lima bean Maize Opinion
Net carbs 13.88g 16.7g Maize
Protein 7.8g 3.27g Lima bean
Fats 0.38g 1.35g Maize
Carbs 20.88g 18.7g Lima bean
Calories 115kcal 86kcal Lima bean
Starch g 5.7g Maize
Fructose g 1.94g Maize
Sugar 2.9g 6.26g Lima bean
Fiber 7g 2g Lima bean
Calcium 17mg 2mg Lima bean
Iron 2.39mg 0.52mg Lima bean
Magnesium 43mg 37mg Lima bean
Phosphorus 111mg 89mg Lima bean
Potassium 508mg 270mg Lima bean
Sodium 2mg 15mg Lima bean
Zinc 0.95mg 0.46mg Lima bean
Copper 0.235mg 0.054mg Lima bean
Vitamin A 0IU 187IU Maize
Vitamin E 0.18mg 0.07mg Lima bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 6.8mg Maize
Vitamin B1 0.161mg 0.155mg Lima bean
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.055mg
Vitamin B3 0.421mg 1.77mg Maize
Vitamin B5 0.422mg 0.717mg Maize
Vitamin B6 0.161mg 0.093mg Lima bean
Folate 83µg 42µg Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2µg 0.3µg Lima bean
Tryptophan 0.092mg 0.023mg Lima bean
Threonine 0.337mg 0.129mg Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.411mg 0.129mg Lima bean
Leucine 0.673mg 0.348mg Lima bean
Lysine 0.523mg 0.137mg Lima bean
Methionine 0.099mg 0.067mg Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.449mg 0.15mg Lima bean
Valine 0.469mg 0.185mg Lima bean
Histidine 0.238mg 0.089mg Lima bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.089g 0.325g Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034g 0.432g Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171g 0.487g Maize

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lima bean Maize
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
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

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.

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.