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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 Iron +326.8%
Contains more Calcium +466.7%
Contains more Potassium +490.7%
Contains more Magnesium +10.3%
Contains more Copper +121.7%
Contains more Zinc +33.8%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Magnesium - 39
Equal in Phosphorus - 103
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 6% 45% 31% 79% 26% 48% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 22% 1% 8% 28% 36% 20% 45% 1%
Contains more Iron +326.8%
Contains more Calcium +466.7%
Contains more Potassium +490.7%
Contains more Magnesium +10.3%
Contains more Copper +121.7%
Contains more Zinc +33.8%
Contains less Sodium -50%
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 Vitamin K +900%
Contains more Folate +822.2%
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 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% 4% 0% 45% 16% 49% 23% 29% 0% 1% 7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +30.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%
Contains more Folate +822.2%
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 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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lima bean Brown 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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.