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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 Calcium +142.9%
Contains more Iron +378%
Contains more Magnesium +138.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.4%
Contains more Potassium +1054.5%
Contains more Zinc +86.3%
Contains more Copper +135%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 19% 13% 25% 4% 1% 14% 34%
Contains more Calcium +142.9%
Contains more Iron +378%
Contains more Magnesium +138.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.4%
Contains more Potassium +1054.5%
Contains more Zinc +86.3%
Contains more Copper +135%
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 Folate +1085.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.4
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% 2% 0% 0% 5% 5% 8% 7% 12% 6% 0% 0%
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 Folate +1085.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.4

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lima bean Spaghetti Opinion
Net carbs 13.88g 29.06g Spaghetti
Protein 7.8g 5.8g Lima bean
Fats 0.38g 0.93g Spaghetti
Carbs 20.88g 30.86g Spaghetti
Calories 115kcal 158kcal Spaghetti
Starch g 26.01g Spaghetti
Fructose g 0.03g Spaghetti
Sugar 2.9g 0.56g Spaghetti
Fiber 7g 1.8g Lima bean
Calcium 17mg 7mg Lima bean
Iron 2.39mg 0.5mg Lima bean
Magnesium 43mg 18mg Lima bean
Phosphorus 111mg 58mg Lima bean
Potassium 508mg 44mg Lima bean
Sodium 2mg 1mg Spaghetti
Zinc 0.95mg 0.51mg Lima bean
Copper 0.235mg 0.1mg Lima bean
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.18mg 0.06mg Lima bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.161mg 0.02mg Lima bean
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.02mg Lima bean
Vitamin B3 0.421mg 0.4mg Lima bean
Vitamin B5 0.422mg 0.112mg Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.161mg 0.049mg Lima bean
Folate 83µg 7µg Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2µg 0µg Lima bean
Tryptophan 0.092mg 0.083mg Lima bean
Threonine 0.337mg 0.206mg Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.411mg 0.228mg Lima bean
Leucine 0.673mg 0.44mg Lima bean
Lysine 0.523mg 0.133mg Lima bean
Methionine 0.099mg 0.065mg Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.449mg 0.297mg Lima bean
Valine 0.469mg 0.262mg Lima bean
Histidine 0.238mg 0.132mg Lima bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.089g 0.176g Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034g 0.131g Spaghetti
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171g 0.326g Spaghetti

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Lima bean Spaghetti
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
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

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)

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.