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Lima bean vs Spaghetti - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Lima bean and Spaghetti

  • Lima bean has more Iron, Fiber, Folate, Copper, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Manganese, and Phosphorus, while Spaghetti has more Selenium.
  • Spaghetti covers your daily need of Selenium 40% more than Lima bean.
  • Lima bean contains 12 times more Folate than Spaghetti. While Lima bean contains 83µg of Folate, Spaghetti contains only 7µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Pasta, cooked, unenriched, without added salt.

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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 +378%
Contains more Calcium +142.9%
Contains more Potassium +1054.5%
Contains more Magnesium +138.9%
Contains more Copper +135%
Contains more Zinc +86.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.4%
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 19% 3% 4% 13% 34% 14% 25% 1%
Contains more Iron +378%
Contains more Calcium +142.9%
Contains more Potassium +1054.5%
Contains more Magnesium +138.9%
Contains more Copper +135%
Contains more Zinc +86.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.4%
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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Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +705%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +175%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +276.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +228.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +1085.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.4
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% 2% 0% 5% 5% 8% 7% 12% 0% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +705%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +175%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +276.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +228.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +1085.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.4

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
3
Spaghetti
Mineral Summary Score
40
Lima bean
14
Spaghetti

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
35%
Spaghetti
Carbohydrates
21%
Lima bean
31%
Spaghetti
Fats
2%
Lima bean
4%
Spaghetti

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

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Lima bean Spaghetti
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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?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.34g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.087g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is cheaper?
Lima bean
Lima bean is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
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 Spaghetti Opinion
Calories 115 158 Spaghetti
Protein 7.8 5.8 Lima bean
Fats 0.38 0.93 Spaghetti
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 20.88 30.86 Spaghetti
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.39 0.5 Lima bean
Calcium 17 7 Lima bean
Potassium 508 44 Lima bean
Magnesium 43 18 Lima bean
Sugar 2.9 0.56 Spaghetti
Fiber 7 1.8 Lima bean
Copper 0.235 0.1 Lima bean
Zinc 0.95 0.51 Lima bean
Starch 26.01 Spaghetti
Phosphorus 111 58 Lima bean
Sodium 2 1 Spaghetti
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.18 0.06 Lima bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.161 0.02 Lima bean
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.02 Lima bean
Vitamin B3 0.421 0.4 Lima bean
Vitamin B5 0.422 0.112 Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.161 0.049 Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2 0 Lima bean
Folate 83 7 Lima bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.089 0.176 Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034 0.131 Spaghetti
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171 0.326 Spaghetti
Tryptophan 0.092 0.083 Lima bean
Threonine 0.337 0.206 Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.411 0.228 Lima bean
Leucine 0.673 0.44 Lima bean
Lysine 0.523 0.133 Lima bean
Methionine 0.099 0.065 Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.449 0.297 Lima bean
Valine 0.469 0.262 Lima bean
Histidine 0.238 0.132 Lima bean
Fructose 0.03 Spaghetti

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. Spaghetti - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168928/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.