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

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 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 2% 0% 0% 0% 53% 35% 19% 11% 8% 48% 18% 0%
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 +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lima bean Pasta Opinion
Net carbs 13.88g 24.93g Pasta
Protein 7.8g 5.15g Lima bean
Fats 0.38g 1.05g Pasta
Carbs 20.88g 24.93g Pasta
Calories 115kcal 131kcal Pasta
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.9g g Pasta
Fiber 7g g Lima bean
Calcium 17mg 6mg Lima bean
Iron 2.39mg 1.14mg Lima bean
Magnesium 43mg 18mg Lima bean
Phosphorus 111mg 63mg Lima bean
Potassium 508mg 24mg Lima bean
Sodium 2mg 6mg Lima bean
Zinc 0.95mg 0.56mg Lima bean
Copper 0.235mg 0.093mg Lima bean
Vitamin A 0IU 20IU Pasta
Vitamin E 0.18mg mg Lima bean
Vitamin D 0IU IU Lima bean
Vitamin D 0µg µg Lima bean
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.161mg 0.209mg Pasta
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.15mg Pasta
Vitamin B3 0.421mg 0.992mg Pasta
Vitamin B5 0.422mg 0.183mg Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.161mg 0.034mg Lima bean
Folate 83µg 64µg Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.14µg Pasta
Vitamin K 2µg µg Lima bean
Tryptophan 0.092mg 0.065mg Lima bean
Threonine 0.337mg 0.134mg Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.411mg 0.197mg Lima bean
Leucine 0.673mg 0.348mg Lima bean
Lysine 0.523mg 0.097mg Lima bean
Methionine 0.099mg 0.079mg Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.449mg 0.247mg Lima bean
Valine 0.469mg 0.217mg Lima bean
Histidine 0.238mg 0.103mg Lima bean
Cholesterol 0mg 33mg Lima bean
Trans Fat 0g g Pasta
Saturated Fat 0.089g 0.15g Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034g 0.124g Pasta
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171g 0.429g Pasta

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Lima bean Pasta
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
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

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pasta
Pasta is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.9g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
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.

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.