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Lima bean vs Bran - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Lima bean and Bran

  • Lima bean has less Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Selenium, Magnesium, Iron, Fiber, Vitamin B5, Zinc and Copper.
  • Bran covers your daily Manganese needs 222% more than Lima bean.

Food varieties used in this article are Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Oat bran, raw.

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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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Bran
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +126.4%
Contains more Calcium +241.2%
Contains more Potassium +11.4%
Contains more Magnesium +446.5%
Contains more Copper +71.5%
Contains more Zinc +227.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +561.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 6% 45% 31% 79% 26% 48% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 203% 18% 50% 168% 135% 85% 315% 1%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +126.4%
Contains more Calcium +241.2%
Contains more Potassium +11.4%
Contains more Magnesium +446.5%
Contains more Copper +71.5%
Contains more Zinc +227.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +561.3%

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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Bran
Contains more Folate +59.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +461.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +626.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +121.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +254%
Contains more Vitamin K +60%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.165
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 0% 0% 21% 0% 293% 51% 18% 90% 39% 0% 8% 39%
Contains more Folate +59.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +461.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +626.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +121.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +254%
Contains more Vitamin K +60%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.165

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
16
Lima bean
46
Bran
Mineral Summary Score
40
Lima bean
122
Bran

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 the food
Protein
47%
Lima bean
104%
Bran
Carbohydrates
21%
Lima bean
66%
Bran
Fats
2%
Lima bean
32%
Bran

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Lima bean Bran
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Lima bean Bran
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 contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.239g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Bran
Bran contains less Sugars (difference - 1.45g)
Which food is cheaper?
Bran
Bran is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bran
Bran is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bran
Bran is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Lima bean Bran Opinion
Calories 115 246 Bran
Protein 7.8 17.3 Bran
Fats 0.38 7.03 Bran
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 20.88 66.22 Bran
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.39 5.41 Bran
Calcium 17 58 Bran
Potassium 508 566 Bran
Magnesium 43 235 Bran
Sugars 2.9 1.45 Bran
Fiber 7 15.4 Bran
Copper 0.235 0.403 Bran
Zinc 0.95 3.11 Bran
Starch
Phosphorus 111 734 Bran
Sodium 2 4 Lima bean
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.18 1.01 Bran
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.161 1.17 Bran
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.22 Bran
Vitamin B3 0.421 0.934 Bran
Vitamin B5 0.422 1.494 Bran
Vitamin B6 0.161 0.165 Bran
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2 3.2 Bran
Folate 83 52 Lima bean
Trans Fat 0 Bran
Saturated Fat 0.089 1.328 Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034 2.376 Bran
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171 2.766 Bran
Tryptophan 0.092 0.335 Bran
Threonine 0.337 0.502 Bran
Isoleucine 0.411 0.668 Bran
Leucine 0.673 1.374 Bran
Lysine 0.523 0.76 Bran
Methionine 0.099 0.335 Bran
Phenylalanine 0.449 0.908 Bran
Valine 0.469 0.964 Bran
Histidine 0.238 0.41 Bran
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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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Bran - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168872/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.