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Lima bean vs Flour - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Lima bean and Flour

  • Lima bean has more Fiber, Potassium, Copper, and Vitamin B6, while Flour has more Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Iron, and Folate.
  • Flour covers your daily need of Selenium 53% more than Lima bean.
  • Lima bean contains 5 times more Potassium than Flour. While Lima bean contains 508mg of Potassium, Flour contains only 107mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Wheat flour, white, all-purpose, enriched, bleached.

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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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Flour
Contains more Calcium +13.3%
Contains more Potassium +374.8%
Contains more Magnesium +95.5%
Contains more Copper +63.2%
Contains more Zinc +35.7%
Contains more Iron +94.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 108
Equal in Sodium - 2
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 6% 45% 31% 79% 26% 48% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 174% 5% 10% 16% 48% 20% 47% 1%
Contains more Calcium +13.3%
Contains more Potassium +374.8%
Contains more Magnesium +95.5%
Contains more Copper +63.2%
Contains more Zinc +35.7%
Contains more Iron +94.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 108
Equal in Sodium - 2

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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Flour
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +265.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +387.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +798.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1302.4%
Contains more Folate +120.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.438
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% 0% 2% 0% 197% 114% 111% 27% 11% 0% 1% 138%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +265.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +387.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +798.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1302.4%
Contains more Folate +120.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.438

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
50
Flour
Mineral Summary Score
40
Lima bean
40
Flour

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
62%
Flour
Carbohydrates
21%
Lima bean
76%
Flour
Fats
2%
Lima bean
5%
Flour

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

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Lima bean Flour
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 Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.066g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 40)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lima bean
Lima bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Flour
Flour is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.63g)
Which food is cheaper?
Flour
Flour is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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 Flour Opinion
Calories 115 364 Flour
Protein 7.8 10.33 Flour
Fats 0.38 0.98 Flour
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 20.88 76.31 Flour
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.39 4.64 Flour
Calcium 17 15 Lima bean
Potassium 508 107 Lima bean
Magnesium 43 22 Lima bean
Sugar 2.9 0.27 Flour
Fiber 7 2.7 Lima bean
Copper 0.235 0.144 Lima bean
Zinc 0.95 0.7 Lima bean
Starch
Phosphorus 111 108 Lima bean
Sodium 2 2
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.18 0.06 Lima bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.161 0.785 Flour
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.494 Flour
Vitamin B3 0.421 5.904 Flour
Vitamin B5 0.422 0.438 Flour
Vitamin B6 0.161 0.044 Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2 0.3 Lima bean
Folate 83 183 Flour
Trans Fat 0 Flour
Saturated Fat 0.089 0.155 Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034 0.087 Flour
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171 0.413 Flour
Tryptophan 0.092 0.127 Flour
Threonine 0.337 0.281 Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.411 0.357 Lima bean
Leucine 0.673 0.71 Flour
Lysine 0.523 0.228 Lima bean
Methionine 0.099 0.183 Flour
Phenylalanine 0.449 0.52 Flour
Valine 0.469 0.415 Lima bean
Histidine 0.238 0.23 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. Flour - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168894/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.