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Lima bean vs Spelt - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Lima bean and Spelt

  • Spelt has more Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamin B1, Fiber, and Selenium than Lima bean.
  • Spelt's daily need coverage for Manganese is 107% more.

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

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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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Spelt
Contains more Potassium +30.9%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Iron +85.8%
Contains more Calcium +58.8%
Contains more Magnesium +216.3%
Contains more Copper +117.4%
Contains more Zinc +245.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +261.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 6% 45% 31% 79% 26% 48% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 167% 9% 35% 98% 171% 90% 172% 2%
Contains more Potassium +30.9%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Iron +85.8%
Contains more Calcium +58.8%
Contains more Magnesium +216.3%
Contains more Copper +117.4%
Contains more Zinc +245.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +261.3%

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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Spelt
Contains more Folate +84.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +338.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +126.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +105.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1525.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +153.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +80%
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% 1% 16% 0% 91% 27% 129% 65% 54% 0% 10% 34%
Contains more Folate +84.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +338.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +126.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +105.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1525.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +153.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +80%

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
35
Spelt
Mineral Summary Score
40
Lima bean
92
Spelt

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
87%
Spelt
Carbohydrates
21%
Lima bean
70%
Spelt
Fats
2%
Lima bean
11%
Spelt

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

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Lima bean Spelt
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 is richer in minerals?
Spelt
Spelt is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Spelt
Spelt is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Spelt
Spelt is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.92g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.317g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 31)
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 Spelt Opinion
Calories 115 338 Spelt
Protein 7.8 14.57 Spelt
Fats 0.38 2.43 Spelt
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 20.88 70.19 Spelt
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Lima bean
Iron 2.39 4.44 Spelt
Calcium 17 27 Spelt
Potassium 508 388 Lima bean
Magnesium 43 136 Spelt
Sugar 2.9 6.82 Lima bean
Fiber 7 10.7 Spelt
Copper 0.235 0.511 Spelt
Zinc 0.95 3.28 Spelt
Starch 53.92 Spelt
Phosphorus 111 401 Spelt
Sodium 2 8 Lima bean
Vitamin A 0 10 Spelt
Vitamin E 0.18 0.79 Spelt
Vitamin D 0 Lima bean
Vitamin B1 0.161 0.364 Spelt
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.113 Spelt
Vitamin B3 0.421 6.843 Spelt
Vitamin B5 0.422 1.068 Spelt
Vitamin B6 0.161 0.23 Spelt
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2 3.6 Spelt
Folate 83 45 Lima bean
Trans Fat 0 Spelt
Saturated Fat 0.089 0.406 Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034 0.445 Spelt
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171 1.258 Spelt
Tryptophan 0.092 0.132 Spelt
Threonine 0.337 0.443 Spelt
Isoleucine 0.411 0.552 Spelt
Leucine 0.673 1.07 Spelt
Lysine 0.523 0.409 Lima bean
Methionine 0.099 0.258 Spelt
Phenylalanine 0.449 0.737 Spelt
Valine 0.469 0.681 Spelt
Histidine 0.238 0.36 Spelt
Fructose 0.24 Spelt

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. Spelt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169745/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.