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Lima bean vs Flax - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Lima bean and Flax

  • Flax has more Vitamin B1, Copper, Manganese, Magnesium, Fiber, Phosphorus, Iron, Selenium, Zinc, and Vitamin B6 than Lima bean.
  • Flax's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 124% more.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Seeds, flaxseed.

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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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Flax
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
Contains more Calcium +1400%
Contains more Iron +139.7%
Contains more Magnesium +811.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +478.4%
Contains more Potassium +60%
Contains more Zinc +356.8%
Contains more Copper +419.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 77% 215% 280% 276% 72% 4% 119% 407%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
Contains more Calcium +1400%
Contains more Iron +139.7%
Contains more Magnesium +811.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +478.4%
Contains more Potassium +60%
Contains more Zinc +356.8%
Contains more Copper +419.1%

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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Flax
Contains more Vitamin E +72.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +921.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +192.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +631.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +133.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +193.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +115%
Equal in Folate - 87
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% 7% 0% 2% 411% 38% 58% 60% 110% 66% 0% 11%
Contains more Vitamin E +72.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +921.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +192.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +631.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +133.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +193.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +115%
Equal in Folate - 87

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lima bean Flax Opinion
Net carbs 13.88g 1.58g Lima bean
Protein 7.8g 18.29g Flax
Fats 0.38g 42.16g Flax
Carbs 20.88g 28.88g Flax
Calories 115kcal 534kcal Flax
Starch g g
Fructose g 0g Flax
Sugar 2.9g 1.55g Flax
Fiber 7g 27.3g Flax
Calcium 17mg 255mg Flax
Iron 2.39mg 5.73mg Flax
Magnesium 43mg 392mg Flax
Phosphorus 111mg 642mg Flax
Potassium 508mg 813mg Flax
Sodium 2mg 30mg Lima bean
Zinc 0.95mg 4.34mg Flax
Copper 0.235mg 1.22mg Flax
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.18mg 0.31mg Flax
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0.6mg Flax
Vitamin B1 0.161mg 1.644mg Flax
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.161mg Flax
Vitamin B3 0.421mg 3.08mg Flax
Vitamin B5 0.422mg 0.985mg Flax
Vitamin B6 0.161mg 0.473mg Flax
Folate 83µg 87µg Flax
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2µg 4.3µg Flax
Tryptophan 0.092mg 0.297mg Flax
Threonine 0.337mg 0.766mg Flax
Isoleucine 0.411mg 0.896mg Flax
Leucine 0.673mg 1.235mg Flax
Lysine 0.523mg 0.862mg Flax
Methionine 0.099mg 0.37mg Flax
Phenylalanine 0.449mg 0.957mg Flax
Valine 0.469mg 1.072mg Flax
Histidine 0.238mg 0.472mg Flax
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Flax
Saturated Fat 0.089g 3.663g Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034g 7.527g Flax
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171g 28.73g Flax

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lima bean Flax
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
63
Flax
Mineral Summary Score
40
Lima bean
181
Flax

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
110%
Flax
Carbohydrates
21%
Lima bean
29%
Flax
Fats
2%
Lima bean
195%
Flax

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.574g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Lima bean
Lima bean is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Flax
Flax is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.35g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Flax
Flax is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Flax
Flax is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Flax - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169414/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.