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Lima bean vs Rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Lima bean and Rice?

  • Lima bean is higher in Fiber, Copper, Iron, Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Folate, and Choline, yet Rice is higher in Vitamin B3, and Selenium.
  • Lima bean's daily need coverage for Fiber is 26% more.
  • Lima bean has 15 times more Choline than Rice. While Lima bean has 32.5mg of Choline, Rice has only 2.1mg.

We used Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Rice, white, long-grain, regular, enriched, cooked types in this article.

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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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Rice
Contains more Iron +99.2%
Contains more Calcium +70%
Contains more Potassium +1351.4%
Contains more Magnesium +258.3%
Contains more Copper +240.6%
Contains more Zinc +93.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +158.1%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 6% 45% 31% 79% 26% 48% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 3% 4% 9% 24% 14% 19% 1%
Contains more Iron +99.2%
Contains more Calcium +70%
Contains more Potassium +1351.4%
Contains more Magnesium +258.3%
Contains more Copper +240.6%
Contains more Zinc +93.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +158.1%
Contains less Sodium -50%

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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Rice
Contains more Vitamin E +350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +323.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +43.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.163
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.39
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% 0% 1% 0% 41% 3% 28% 24% 22% 0% 0% 44%
Contains more Vitamin E +350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +323.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +43.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.163
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.39

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
13
Rice
Mineral Summary Score
40
Lima bean
14
Rice

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
16%
Rice
Carbohydrates
21%
Lima bean
28%
Rice
Fats
2%
Lima bean
1%
Rice

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Lima bean Rice
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?
Rice
Rice is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.85g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Rice
Rice contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rice
Rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
Which food is cheaper?
Rice
Rice is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lima bean
Lima bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lima bean
Lima bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lima bean Rice Opinion
Calories 115 130 Rice
Protein 7.8 2.69 Lima bean
Fats 0.38 0.28 Lima bean
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 20.88 28.17 Rice
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.39 1.2 Lima bean
Calcium 17 10 Lima bean
Potassium 508 35 Lima bean
Magnesium 43 12 Lima bean
Sugar 2.9 0.05 Rice
Fiber 7 0.4 Lima bean
Copper 0.235 0.069 Lima bean
Zinc 0.95 0.49 Lima bean
Starch
Phosphorus 111 43 Lima bean
Sodium 2 1 Rice
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.18 0.04 Lima bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.161 0.163 Rice
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.013 Lima bean
Vitamin B3 0.421 1.476 Rice
Vitamin B5 0.422 0.39 Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.161 0.093 Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2 0 Lima bean
Folate 83 58 Lima bean
Trans Fat 0 Rice
Saturated Fat 0.089 0.077 Rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034 0.088 Rice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171 0.076 Lima bean
Tryptophan 0.092 0.031 Lima bean
Threonine 0.337 0.096 Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.411 0.116 Lima bean
Leucine 0.673 0.222 Lima bean
Lysine 0.523 0.097 Lima bean
Methionine 0.099 0.063 Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.449 0.144 Lima bean
Valine 0.469 0.164 Lima bean
Histidine 0.238 0.063 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. Rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168878/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.