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Lima bean vs Pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Lima bean and Pea?

  • Lima bean is richer in Iron, Potassium, Copper, Vitamin B5, and Fiber, yet Pea is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B2.
  • Pea's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 44% higher.
  • Lima bean has 4 times more Vitamin B5 than Pea. Lima bean has 0.422mg of Vitamin B5, while Pea has 0.104mg.

We used Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Peas, green, raw 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
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Pea
Contains more Iron +62.6%
Contains more Magnesium +30.3%
Contains more Potassium +108.2%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Copper +33.5%
Contains more Calcium +47.1%
Contains more Zinc +30.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 108
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 56% 24% 47% 22% 1% 34% 59%
Contains more Iron +62.6%
Contains more Magnesium +30.3%
Contains more Potassium +108.2%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Copper +33.5%
Contains more Calcium +47.1%
Contains more Zinc +30.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 108

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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Pea
Contains more Vitamin E +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +305.8%
Contains more Folate +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +65.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +396.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +1140%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.169
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 46% 3% 0% 134% 67% 31% 40% 7% 39% 49% 0% 62%
Contains more Vitamin E +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +305.8%
Contains more Folate +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +65.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +396.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +1140%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.169

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lima bean Pea Opinion
Net carbs 13.88g 8.75g Lima bean
Protein 7.8g 5.42g Lima bean
Fats 0.38g 0.4g Pea
Carbs 20.88g 14.45g Lima bean
Calories 115kcal 81kcal Lima bean
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.39g Pea
Sugar 2.9g 5.67g Lima bean
Fiber 7g 5.7g Lima bean
Calcium 17mg 25mg Pea
Iron 2.39mg 1.47mg Lima bean
Magnesium 43mg 33mg Lima bean
Phosphorus 111mg 108mg Lima bean
Potassium 508mg 244mg Lima bean
Sodium 2mg 5mg Lima bean
Zinc 0.95mg 1.24mg Pea
Copper 0.235mg 0.176mg Lima bean
Vitamin A 0IU 765IU Pea
Vitamin E 0.18mg 0.13mg Lima bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 40mg Pea
Vitamin B1 0.161mg 0.266mg Pea
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.132mg Pea
Vitamin B3 0.421mg 2.09mg Pea
Vitamin B5 0.422mg 0.104mg Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.161mg 0.169mg Pea
Folate 83µg 65µg Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2µg 24.8µg Pea
Tryptophan 0.092mg 0.037mg Lima bean
Threonine 0.337mg 0.203mg Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.411mg 0.195mg Lima bean
Leucine 0.673mg 0.323mg Lima bean
Lysine 0.523mg 0.317mg Lima bean
Methionine 0.099mg 0.082mg Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.449mg 0.2mg Lima bean
Valine 0.469mg 0.235mg Lima bean
Histidine 0.238mg 0.107mg Lima bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.089g 0.071g Pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034g 0.035g Pea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171g 0.187g Pea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Lima bean Pea
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
39
Pea
Mineral Summary Score
40
Lima bean
31
Pea

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
33%
Pea
Carbohydrates
21%
Lima bean
14%
Pea
Fats
2%
Lima bean
2%
Pea

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pea
Pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.018g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pea
Pea is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pea
Pea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.77g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
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.

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. Pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170419/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.