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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 Potassium +108.2%
Contains more Magnesium +30.3%
Contains more Copper +33.5%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Calcium +47.1%
Contains more Zinc +30.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 108
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 6% 45% 31% 79% 26% 48% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 8% 22% 24% 59% 34% 47% 1%
Contains more Iron +62.6%
Contains more Potassium +108.2%
Contains more Magnesium +30.3%
Contains more Copper +33.5%
Contains less Sodium -60%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 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 134% 46% 3% 0% 67% 31% 40% 7% 39% 0% 62% 49%
Contains more Vitamin E +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +305.8%
Contains more Folate +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Lima bean Pea
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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.