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Lima bean vs Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Lima bean and Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)

  • Lima bean has more Iron, Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, Selenium, and Zinc, while Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) has more Vitamin C.
  • Lima bean's daily need coverage for Iron is 24% higher.
  • Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) contains 8 times less Vitamin B5 than Lima bean. Lima bean contains 0.422mg of Vitamin B5, while Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) contains 0.055mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Yardlong bean, raw.

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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
Contains more Iron +408.5%
Contains more Potassium +111.7%
Contains more Copper +389.6%
Contains more Zinc +156.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +88.1%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +194.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 44
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 6% 45% 31% 79% 26% 48% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 18% 15% 22% 32% 16% 11% 26% 1%
Contains more Iron +408.5%
Contains more Potassium +111.7%
Contains more Copper +389.6%
Contains more Zinc +156.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +88.1%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +194.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 44

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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Contains more Vitamin B1 +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +667.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +570.8%
Contains more Folate +33.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.41
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 63% 52% 0% 0% 27% 26% 8% 4% 6% 0% 0% 47%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +667.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +570.8%
Contains more Folate +33.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.41

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
19
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Mineral Summary Score
40
Lima bean
17
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)

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
17%
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Carbohydrates
21%
Lima bean
8%
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Fats
2%
Lima bean
2%
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)

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 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
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

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Lima bean Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
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?
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.9g)
Which food is cheaper?
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
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 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) Opinion
Calories 115 47 Lima bean
Protein 7.8 2.8 Lima bean
Fats 0.38 0.4 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Vitamin C 0 18.8 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Carbs 20.88 8.35 Lima bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.39 0.47 Lima bean
Calcium 17 50 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Potassium 508 240 Lima bean
Magnesium 43 44 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Sugar 2.9 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Fiber 7 Lima bean
Copper 0.235 0.048 Lima bean
Zinc 0.95 0.37 Lima bean
Starch
Phosphorus 111 59 Lima bean
Sodium 2 4 Lima bean
Vitamin A 0 865 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Vitamin E 0.18 Lima bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.161 0.107 Lima bean
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.11 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Vitamin B3 0.421 0.41 Lima bean
Vitamin B5 0.422 0.055 Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.161 0.024 Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2 Lima bean
Folate 83 62 Lima bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.089 0.105 Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.034 0.036 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171 0.169 Lima bean
Tryptophan 0.092 0.032 Lima bean
Threonine 0.337 0.104 Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.411 0.15 Lima bean
Leucine 0.673 0.2 Lima bean
Lysine 0.523 0.184 Lima bean
Methionine 0.099 0.04 Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.449 0.154 Lima bean
Valine 0.469 0.162 Lima bean
Histidine 0.238 0.09 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. Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169222/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.