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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 higher in Fiber, Folate, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B1, however Tofu is richer in Iron, Calcium, and Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Tofu is 37% higher.
  • Lima bean contains 23 times more Fiber than Tofu. While Lima bean contains 7g of Fiber, Tofu contains only 0.3g.

Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Tofu, raw, regular, prepared with calcium sulfate are the varieties 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 +319.8%
Contains more Magnesium +43.3%
Contains more Copper +21.8%
Contains more Zinc +18.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.4%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Iron +124.3%
Contains more Calcium +1958.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 6% 45% 31% 79% 26% 48% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 201% 105% 11% 22% 65% 22% 42% 1%
Contains more Potassium +319.8%
Contains more Magnesium +43.3%
Contains more Copper +21.8%
Contains more Zinc +18.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.4%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Iron +124.3%
Contains more Calcium +1958.8%

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 E +1700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +98.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +115.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +520.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +242.6%
Contains more Folate +453.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +20%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.052
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 1% 6% 1% 0% 21% 12% 4% 5% 11% 0% 6% 12%
Contains more Vitamin E +1700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +98.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +115.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +520.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +242.6%
Contains more Folate +453.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +20%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.052

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
6
Tofu
Mineral Summary Score
40
Lima bean
58
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
48%
Tofu
Carbohydrates
21%
Lima bean
2%
Tofu
Fats
2%
Lima bean
22%
Tofu

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
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Lima bean Tofu
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 lower in Sugar?
Tofu
Tofu is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.28g)
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 contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.602g)
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)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lima bean Tofu Opinion
Calories 115 76 Lima bean
Protein 7.8 8.08 Tofu
Fats 0.38 4.78 Tofu
Vitamin C 0 0.1 Tofu
Carbs 20.88 1.87 Lima bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.39 5.36 Tofu
Calcium 17 350 Tofu
Potassium 508 121 Lima bean
Magnesium 43 30 Lima bean
Sugar 2.9 0.62 Tofu
Fiber 7 0.3 Lima bean
Copper 0.235 0.193 Lima bean
Zinc 0.95 0.8 Lima bean
Starch
Phosphorus 111 97 Lima bean
Sodium 2 7 Lima bean
Vitamin A 0 85 Tofu
Vitamin E 0.18 0.01 Lima bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.161 0.081 Lima bean
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.052 Lima bean
Vitamin B3 0.421 0.195 Lima bean
Vitamin B5 0.422 0.068 Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.161 0.047 Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2 2.4 Tofu
Folate 83 15 Lima bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.089 0.691 Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034 1.056 Tofu
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171 2.699 Tofu
Tryptophan 0.092 0.12 Tofu
Threonine 0.337 0.402 Tofu
Isoleucine 0.411 0.435 Tofu
Leucine 0.673 0.713 Tofu
Lysine 0.523 0.452 Lima bean
Methionine 0.099 0.108 Tofu
Phenylalanine 0.449 0.428 Lima bean
Valine 0.469 0.446 Lima bean
Histidine 0.238 0.221 Lima bean
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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/172476/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.