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Lima bean vs Pasta - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Lima bean and Pasta?

  • Lima bean is richer in Copper, Iron, Potassium, Manganese, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, and Magnesium, yet Pasta is richer in Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B12.
  • Lima bean's daily need coverage for Copper is 16% higher.
  • Lima bean has 21 times more Potassium than Pasta. Lima bean has 508mg of Potassium, while Pasta has 24mg.

We used Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Pasta, fresh-refrigerated, plain, cooked types in this comparison.

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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 Iron +109.6%
Contains more Calcium +183.3%
Contains more Potassium +2016.7%
Contains more Magnesium +138.9%
Contains more Copper +152.7%
Contains more Zinc +69.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.2%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 6% 45% 31% 79% 26% 48% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 43% 2% 3% 13% 31% 16% 27% 1%
Contains more Iron +109.6%
Contains more Calcium +183.3%
Contains more Potassium +2016.7%
Contains more Magnesium +138.9%
Contains more Copper +152.7%
Contains more Zinc +69.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.2%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%

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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Pasta
Contains more Vitamin B5 +130.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +373.5%
Contains more Folate +29.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +135.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
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% 2% 0% 0% 53% 35% 19% 11% 8% 18% 0% 48%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +130.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +373.5%
Contains more Folate +29.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +135.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

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
16
Pasta
Mineral Summary Score
40
Lima bean
17
Pasta

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
31%
Pasta
Carbohydrates
21%
Lima bean
25%
Pasta
Fats
2%
Lima bean
5%
Pasta

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

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Lima bean Pasta
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?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.9g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.061g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is cheaper?
Lima bean
Lima bean is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lima bean
Lima bean is relatively richer in minerals
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 Pasta Opinion
Calories 115 131 Pasta
Protein 7.8 5.15 Lima bean
Fats 0.38 1.05 Pasta
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 20.88 24.93 Pasta
Cholesterol 0 33 Lima bean
Vitamin D 0 Lima bean
Iron 2.39 1.14 Lima bean
Calcium 17 6 Lima bean
Potassium 508 24 Lima bean
Magnesium 43 18 Lima bean
Sugar 2.9 Pasta
Fiber 7 Lima bean
Copper 0.235 0.093 Lima bean
Zinc 0.95 0.56 Lima bean
Starch
Phosphorus 111 63 Lima bean
Sodium 2 6 Lima bean
Vitamin A 0 20 Pasta
Vitamin E 0.18 Lima bean
Vitamin D 0 Lima bean
Vitamin B1 0.161 0.209 Pasta
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.15 Pasta
Vitamin B3 0.421 0.992 Pasta
Vitamin B5 0.422 0.183 Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.161 0.034 Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0 0.14 Pasta
Vitamin K 2 Lima bean
Folate 83 64 Lima bean
Trans Fat 0 Pasta
Saturated Fat 0.089 0.15 Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034 0.124 Pasta
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171 0.429 Pasta
Tryptophan 0.092 0.065 Lima bean
Threonine 0.337 0.134 Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.411 0.197 Lima bean
Leucine 0.673 0.348 Lima bean
Lysine 0.523 0.097 Lima bean
Methionine 0.099 0.079 Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.449 0.247 Lima bean
Valine 0.469 0.217 Lima bean
Histidine 0.238 0.103 Lima bean
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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. Pasta - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169728/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.