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Lima bean vs Oatmeal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Lima bean and Oatmeal

  • Lima bean has more Fiber, Copper, Potassium, and Folate, however Oatmeal is higher in Iron, Vitamin B3, Vitamin A, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B1.
  • Oatmeal covers your daily Iron needs 45% more than Lima bean.
  • Oatmeal contains 8 times less Potassium than Lima bean. Lima bean contains 508mg of Potassium, while Oatmeal contains 61mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Cereals, oats, instant, fortified, plain, prepared with water (boiling water added or microwaved).

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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 Potassium +732.8%
Contains more Magnesium +65.4%
Contains more Copper +256.1%
Contains more Zinc +53.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.2%
Contains less Sodium -95.9%
Contains more Iron +149.4%
Contains more Calcium +370.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 6% 45% 31% 79% 26% 48% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 224% 24% 6% 19% 22% 17% 33% 7%
Contains more Potassium +732.8%
Contains more Magnesium +65.4%
Contains more Copper +256.1%
Contains more Zinc +53.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.2%
Contains less Sodium -95.9%
Contains more Iron +149.4%
Contains more Calcium +370.6%

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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Contains more Vitamin E +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +400%
Contains more Folate +88.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +61.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +290.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +618.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +80.1%
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% 26% 2% 0% 65% 50% 57% 20% 67% 0% 1% 33%
Contains more Vitamin E +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +400%
Contains more Folate +88.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +61.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +290.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +618.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +80.1%

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
27
Oatmeal
Mineral Summary Score
40
Lima bean
44
Oatmeal

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
14%
Oatmeal
Carbohydrates
21%
Lima bean
12%
Oatmeal
Fats
2%
Lima bean
6%
Oatmeal

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

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Lima bean Oatmeal
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?
Oatmeal
Oatmeal is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.44g)
Which food is cheaper?
Oatmeal
Oatmeal is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 47mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.137g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 47)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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 Oatmeal Opinion
Calories 115 68 Lima bean
Protein 7.8 2.37 Lima bean
Fats 0.38 1.36 Oatmeal
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 20.88 11.67 Lima bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.39 5.96 Oatmeal
Calcium 17 80 Oatmeal
Potassium 508 61 Lima bean
Magnesium 43 26 Lima bean
Sugar 2.9 0.46 Oatmeal
Fiber 7 1.7 Lima bean
Copper 0.235 0.066 Lima bean
Zinc 0.95 0.62 Lima bean
Starch 10.37 Oatmeal
Phosphorus 111 77 Lima bean
Sodium 2 49 Lima bean
Vitamin A 0 433 Oatmeal
Vitamin E 0.18 0.07 Lima bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.161 0.26 Oatmeal
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.215 Oatmeal
Vitamin B3 0.421 3.025 Oatmeal
Vitamin B5 0.422 0.317 Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.161 0.29 Oatmeal
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2 0.4 Lima bean
Folate 83 44 Lima bean
Trans Fat 0 0.003 Lima bean
Saturated Fat 0.089 0.226 Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034 0.391 Oatmeal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171 0.426 Oatmeal
Tryptophan 0.092 0.04 Lima bean
Threonine 0.337 0.083 Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.411 0.105 Lima bean
Leucine 0.673 0.2 Lima bean
Lysine 0.523 0.135 Lima bean
Methionine 0.099 0.04 Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.449 0.13 Lima bean
Valine 0.469 0.151 Lima bean
Histidine 0.238 0.057 Lima bean
Fructose 0 Oatmeal

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. Oatmeal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171662/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.