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Lima bean vs. Wheat gluten — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Lima bean and Wheat gluten

  • Lima bean has more Fiber, Folate, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Vitamin B5, however, Wheat gluten has more Selenium, Iron, Phosphorus, and Calcium.
  • Daily need coverage for Selenium from Wheat gluten is 64% higher.

Food types used in this article are Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Vital wheat gluten.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Magnesium +72%
Contains more Potassium +408%
Contains less Sodium -93.1%
Contains more Zinc +11.8%
Contains more Copper +29.1%
Contains more Calcium +735.3%
Contains more Iron +117.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +134.2%
Contains more Selenium +782.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79% 68% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 43% 195% 18% 112% 9% 4% 24% 61% 0% 217%
Contains more Magnesium +72%
Contains more Potassium +408%
Contains less Sodium -93.1%
Contains more Zinc +11.8%
Contains more Copper +29.1%
Contains more Calcium +735.3%
Contains more Iron +117.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +134.2%
Contains more Selenium +782.2%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 0% 41% 13% 8% 26% 38% 63% 0% 18% 5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +51.4%
Contains more Water +751.1%
Contains more Other +15%
Contains more Protein +863.6%
Contains more Fats +386.8%
8% 21% 70%
Protein: 7.8 g
Fats: 0.38 g
Carbs: 20.88 g
Water: 69.79 g
Other: 1.15 g
75% 2% 14% 8%
Protein: 75.16 g
Fats: 1.85 g
Carbs: 13.79 g
Water: 8.2 g
Other: 1 g
Contains more Carbs +51.4%
Contains more Water +751.1%
Contains more Other +15%
Contains more Protein +863.6%
Contains more Fats +386.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -67.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +358.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +373.7%
30% 12% 58%
Saturated Fat: 0.089 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.034 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.171 g
22% 13% 65%
Saturated Fat: 0.272 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.156 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.81 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -67.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +358.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +373.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Lima bean Wheat gluten
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lima bean Wheat gluten Opinion
Net carbs 13.88g 13.19g Lima bean
Protein 7.8g 75.16g Wheat gluten
Fats 0.38g 1.85g Wheat gluten
Carbs 20.88g 13.79g Lima bean
Calories 115kcal 370kcal Wheat gluten
Sugar 2.9g 0g Wheat gluten
Fiber 7g 0.6g Lima bean
Calcium 17mg 142mg Wheat gluten
Iron 2.39mg 5.2mg Wheat gluten
Magnesium 43mg 25mg Lima bean
Phosphorus 111mg 260mg Wheat gluten
Potassium 508mg 100mg Lima bean
Sodium 2mg 29mg Lima bean
Zinc 0.95mg 0.85mg Lima bean
Copper 0.235mg 0.182mg Lima bean
Manganese 0.516mg Lima bean
Selenium 4.5µg 39.7µg Wheat gluten
Vitamin E 0.18mg 0mg Lima bean
Vitamin B1 0.161mg 0mg Lima bean
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0mg Lima bean
Vitamin B3 0.421mg 0mg Lima bean
Vitamin B5 0.422mg 0mg Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.161mg 0mg Lima bean
Folate 83µg 0µg Lima bean
Choline 32.5mg Lima bean
Vitamin K 2µg 0µg Lima bean
Tryptophan 0.092mg Lima bean
Threonine 0.337mg Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.411mg Lima bean
Leucine 0.673mg Lima bean
Lysine 0.523mg Lima bean
Methionine 0.099mg Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.449mg Lima bean
Valine 0.469mg Lima bean
Histidine 0.238mg Lima bean
Saturated Fat 0.089g 0.272g Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034g 0.156g Wheat gluten
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171g 0.81g Wheat gluten

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Lima bean Wheat gluten
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
16%
Lima bean
0%
Wheat gluten
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
41%
Lima bean
68%
Wheat gluten

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.9g)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.183g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
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.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Lima bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174253/nutrients
  2. Wheat gluten - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168147/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.