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Lima bean vs Refried beans - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Lima bean and Refried beans

  • Lima bean has more Folate, Fiber, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B1, and Potassium, however Refried beans are higher in Vitamin C.
  • Lima bean covers your daily Folate needs 18% more than Refried beans.
  • Refried beans contain 2 times less Vitamin B1 than Lima bean. Lima bean contains 0.161mg of Vitamin B1, while Refried beans contain 0.076mg.
  • Lima bean has less Sodium.

Food varieties used in this article are Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Refried beans, canned, traditional style (includes USDA commodity).

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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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Contains more Iron +66%
Contains more Potassium +59.2%
Contains more Magnesium +22.9%
Contains more Copper +82.2%
Contains more Zinc +63.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.7%
Contains less Sodium -99.5%
Contains more Calcium +70.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 6% 45% 31% 79% 26% 48% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 54% 9% 29% 25% 43% 16% 40% 49%
Contains more Iron +66%
Contains more Potassium +59.2%
Contains more Magnesium +22.9%
Contains more Copper +82.2%
Contains more Zinc +63.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.7%
Contains less Sodium -99.5%
Contains more Calcium +70.6%

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 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +111.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +123.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +56.3%
Contains more Folate +654.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +43.6%
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.1
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 20% 0% 2% 0% 19% 19% 7% 12% 24% 0% 6% 9%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +111.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +123.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +56.3%
Contains more Folate +654.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +43.6%
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.1

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
10
Refried beans
Mineral Summary Score
40
Lima bean
33
Refried beans

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
30%
Refried beans
Carbohydrates
21%
Lima bean
14%
Refried beans
Fats
2%
Lima bean
9%
Refried beans

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

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Lima bean Refried beans
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?
Refried beans
Refried beans is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.36g)
Which food is cheaper?
Refried beans
Refried beans is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 368mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.542g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lima bean
Lima bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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 Refried beans Opinion
Calories 115 90 Lima bean
Protein 7.8 4.98 Lima bean
Fats 0.38 2.01 Refried beans
Vitamin C 0 6 Refried beans
Carbs 20.88 13.55 Lima bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.39 1.44 Lima bean
Calcium 17 29 Refried beans
Potassium 508 319 Lima bean
Magnesium 43 35 Lima bean
Sugar 2.9 0.54 Refried beans
Fiber 7 3.7 Lima bean
Copper 0.235 0.129 Lima bean
Zinc 0.95 0.58 Lima bean
Starch 7.43 Refried beans
Phosphorus 111 92 Lima bean
Sodium 2 370 Lima bean
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.18 0.09 Lima bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.161 0.076 Lima bean
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.079 Refried beans
Vitamin B3 0.421 0.367 Lima bean
Vitamin B5 0.422 0.189 Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.161 0.103 Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2 2.1 Refried beans
Folate 83 11 Lima bean
Trans Fat 0 0.016 Lima bean
Saturated Fat 0.089 0.631 Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034 0.601 Refried beans
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171 0.543 Refried beans
Tryptophan 0.092 0.065 Lima bean
Threonine 0.337 0.231 Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.411 0.242 Lima bean
Leucine 0.673 0.438 Lima bean
Lysine 0.523 0.377 Lima bean
Methionine 0.099 0.083 Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.449 0.297 Lima bean
Valine 0.469 0.287 Lima bean
Histidine 0.238 153 Refried beans
Fructose 0 Refried beans

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. Refried beans - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172438/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.