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Lima bean vs Tofu - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Lima bean and Tofu different?

  • Lima bean is richer in Fiber, Folate, Potassium, and Vitamin B5, while Tofu is higher in Calcium, Manganese, Selenium, Copper, and Phosphorus.
  • Tofu covers your daily need of Calcium 67% more than Lima bean.
  • Lima bean contains 3 times more Vitamin B5 than Tofu. Lima bean contains 0.422mg of Vitamin B5, while Tofu contains 0.133mg.
  • Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat.

Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Tofu, raw, firm, prepared with calcium sulfate types were used in this article.

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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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Tofu
Contains more Potassium +114.3%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Calcium +3917.6%
Contains more Iron +11.3%
Contains more Magnesium +34.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.2%
Contains more Zinc +65.3%
Contains more Copper +60.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 205% 100% 42% 82% 21% 2% 43% 126%
Contains more Potassium +114.3%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Calcium +3917.6%
Contains more Iron +11.3%
Contains more Magnesium +34.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.2%
Contains more Zinc +65.3%
Contains more Copper +60.9%

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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Tofu
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +217.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +75%
Contains more Folate +186.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +85.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.158
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.381
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 10% 0% 0% 1% 40% 24% 8% 8% 22% 22% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +217.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +75%
Contains more Folate +186.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +85.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.158
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.381

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lima bean Tofu Opinion
Net carbs 13.88g 0.48g Lima bean
Protein 7.8g 17.27g Tofu
Fats 0.38g 8.72g Tofu
Carbs 20.88g 2.78g Lima bean
Calories 115kcal 144kcal Tofu
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.9g g Tofu
Fiber 7g 2.3g Lima bean
Calcium 17mg 683mg Tofu
Iron 2.39mg 2.66mg Tofu
Magnesium 43mg 58mg Tofu
Phosphorus 111mg 190mg Tofu
Potassium 508mg 237mg Lima bean
Sodium 2mg 14mg Lima bean
Zinc 0.95mg 1.57mg Tofu
Copper 0.235mg 0.378mg Tofu
Vitamin A 0IU 166IU Tofu
Vitamin E 0.18mg mg Lima bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0.2mg Tofu
Vitamin B1 0.161mg 0.158mg Lima bean
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.102mg Tofu
Vitamin B3 0.421mg 0.381mg Lima bean
Vitamin B5 0.422mg 0.133mg Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.161mg 0.092mg Lima bean
Folate 83µg 29µg Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2µg µg Lima bean
Tryptophan 0.092mg 0.235mg Tofu
Threonine 0.337mg 0.785mg Tofu
Isoleucine 0.411mg 0.849mg Tofu
Leucine 0.673mg 1.392mg Tofu
Lysine 0.523mg 0.883mg Tofu
Methionine 0.099mg 0.211mg Tofu
Phenylalanine 0.449mg 0.835mg Tofu
Valine 0.469mg 0.87mg Tofu
Histidine 0.238mg 0.431mg Tofu
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.089g 1.261g Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034g 1.925g Tofu
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171g 4.921g Tofu

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lima bean Tofu
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
11
Tofu
Mineral Summary Score
40
Lima bean
77
Tofu

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
104%
Tofu
Carbohydrates
21%
Lima bean
3%
Tofu
Fats
2%
Lima bean
40%
Tofu

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tofu
Tofu is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.9g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tofu
Tofu is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is cheaper?
Tofu
Tofu is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tofu
Tofu is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.172g)
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. Tofu - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172475/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.