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Lima bean vs Brown rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Lima bean and Brown rice different?

  • Lima bean is higher in Iron, Fiber, Folate, Copper, and Potassium, however Brown rice is richer in Manganese, and Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Lima bean is 23% higher.
  • Lima bean contains 12 times more Sugar than Brown rice. While Lima bean contains 2.9g of Sugar, Brown rice contains only 0.24g.

Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Rice, brown, long-grain, cooked are the varieties used 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
Contains more Calcium +466.7%
Contains more Iron +326.8%
Contains more Magnesium +10.3%
Contains more Potassium +490.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +33.8%
Contains more Copper +121.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 39
Equal in Phosphorus - 103
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 22% 28% 45% 8% 1% 20% 36%
Contains more Calcium +466.7%
Contains more Iron +326.8%
Contains more Magnesium +10.3%
Contains more Potassium +490.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +33.8%
Contains more Copper +121.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 39
Equal in Phosphorus - 103

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 B5 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +30.9%
Contains more Folate +822.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +10.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +508.3%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.17
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.38
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 0% 4% 0% 0% 45% 16% 49% 23% 29% 7% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +30.9%
Contains more Folate +822.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +10.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +508.3%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.17
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.38

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lima bean Brown rice Opinion
Net carbs 13.88g 23.98g Brown rice
Protein 7.8g 2.74g Lima bean
Fats 0.38g 0.97g Brown rice
Carbs 20.88g 25.58g Brown rice
Calories 115kcal 123kcal Brown rice
Starch g 24.79g Brown rice
Fructose g 0g Brown rice
Sugar 2.9g 0.24g Brown rice
Fiber 7g 1.6g Lima bean
Calcium 17mg 3mg Lima bean
Iron 2.39mg 0.56mg Lima bean
Magnesium 43mg 39mg Lima bean
Phosphorus 111mg 103mg Lima bean
Potassium 508mg 86mg Lima bean
Sodium 2mg 4mg Lima bean
Zinc 0.95mg 0.71mg Lima bean
Copper 0.235mg 0.106mg Lima bean
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.18mg 0.17mg Lima bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.161mg 0.178mg Brown rice
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.069mg Brown rice
Vitamin B3 0.421mg 2.561mg Brown rice
Vitamin B5 0.422mg 0.38mg Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.161mg 0.123mg Lima bean
Folate 83µg 9µg Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2µg 0.2µg Lima bean
Tryptophan 0.092mg 0.033mg Lima bean
Threonine 0.337mg 0.095mg Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.411mg 0.109mg Lima bean
Leucine 0.673mg 0.214mg Lima bean
Lysine 0.523mg 0.099mg Lima bean
Methionine 0.099mg 0.058mg Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.449mg 0.133mg Lima bean
Valine 0.469mg 0.151mg Lima bean
Histidine 0.238mg 0.066mg Lima bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.089g 0.26g Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034g 0.369g Brown rice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171g 0.366g Brown rice

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lima bean Brown rice
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
14
Brown rice
Mineral Summary Score
40
Lima bean
20
Brown 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%
Brown rice
Carbohydrates
21%
Lima bean
26%
Brown rice
Fats
2%
Lima bean
4%
Brown rice

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.171g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 34)
Which food is cheaper?
Lima bean
Lima bean is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lima bean
Lima bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brown rice
Brown rice is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.66g)
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.

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. Brown rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169704/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.