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Lima bean vs Soybean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Lima bean and Soybean

  • The amount of Iron, Copper, Manganese, Phosphorus, Folate, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Potassium, and Vitamin K in Soybean is higher than in Lima bean.
  • Soybean covers your daily Iron needs 166% more than Lima bean.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Soybeans, mature seeds, raw.

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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 +1529.4%
Contains more Iron +556.9%
Contains more Magnesium +551.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +534.2%
Contains more Potassium +253.7%
Contains more Zinc +414.7%
Contains more Copper +605.5%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 84% 589% 200% 302% 159% 1% 134% 553%
Contains more Calcium +1529.4%
Contains more Iron +556.9%
Contains more Magnesium +551.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +534.2%
Contains more Potassium +253.7%
Contains more Zinc +414.7%
Contains more Copper +605.5%
Equal in Sodium - 2

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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Soybean
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +372.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +442.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1481.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +285.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +134.2%
Contains more Folate +351.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +2250%
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 2% 17% 0% 20% 219% 201% 31% 48% 87% 282% 0% 118%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +372.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +442.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1481.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +285.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +134.2%
Contains more Folate +351.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +2250%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lima bean Soybean Opinion
Net carbs 13.88g 20.86g Soybean
Protein 7.8g 36.49g Soybean
Fats 0.38g 19.94g Soybean
Carbs 20.88g 30.16g Soybean
Calories 115kcal 446kcal Soybean
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.9g 7.33g Lima bean
Fiber 7g 9.3g Soybean
Calcium 17mg 277mg Soybean
Iron 2.39mg 15.7mg Soybean
Magnesium 43mg 280mg Soybean
Phosphorus 111mg 704mg Soybean
Potassium 508mg 1797mg Soybean
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Zinc 0.95mg 4.89mg Soybean
Copper 0.235mg 1.658mg Soybean
Vitamin A 0IU 22IU Soybean
Vitamin E 0.18mg 0.85mg Soybean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 6mg Soybean
Vitamin B1 0.161mg 0.874mg Soybean
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.87mg Soybean
Vitamin B3 0.421mg 1.623mg Soybean
Vitamin B5 0.422mg 0.793mg Soybean
Vitamin B6 0.161mg 0.377mg Soybean
Folate 83µg 375µg Soybean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2µg 47µg Soybean
Tryptophan 0.092mg 0.591mg Soybean
Threonine 0.337mg 1.766mg Soybean
Isoleucine 0.411mg 1.971mg Soybean
Leucine 0.673mg 3.309mg Soybean
Lysine 0.523mg 2.706mg Soybean
Methionine 0.099mg 0.547mg Soybean
Phenylalanine 0.449mg 2.122mg Soybean
Valine 0.469mg 2.029mg Soybean
Histidine 0.238mg 1.097mg Soybean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.089g 2.884g Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034g 4.404g Soybean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171g 11.255g Soybean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lima bean Soybean
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
85
Soybean
Mineral Summary Score
40
Lima bean
252
Soybean

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
219%
Soybean
Carbohydrates
21%
Lima bean
30%
Soybean
Fats
2%
Lima bean
92%
Soybean

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Soybean
Soybean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Soybean
Soybean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Soybean
Soybean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.43g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.795g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lima bean
Lima bean is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)
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. Soybean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174270/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.