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Maize vs Broad bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Maize and Broad bean

  • Maize has more Vitamin B5, however Broad bean is richer in Copper, Vitamin K, Folate, Fiber, Manganese, Vitamin B2, Iron, Vitamin E and Phosphorus.
  • Broad bean covers your daily Copper needs 39% more than Maize.
  • Broad bean has 3 times less Vitamin B5 than Maize. Maize has 0.717mg of Vitamin B5, while Broad bean has 0.225mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Corn, sweet, yellow, raw and Beans, fava, in pod, 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
Maize
2
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Contains more Magnesium +12.1%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Iron +198.1%
Contains more Calcium +1750%
Contains more Potassium +23%
Contains more Copper +644.4%
Contains more Zinc +117.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 1% 24% 27% 18% 13% 39% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 59% 12% 30% 24% 134% 28% 56% 4%
Contains more Magnesium +12.1%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Iron +198.1%
Contains more Calcium +1750%
Contains more Potassium +23%
Contains more Copper +644.4%
Contains more Zinc +117.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.9%

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
Maize
3
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Contains more Vitamin C +83.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +16.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +218.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +78.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +1557.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +427.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +13533.3%
Contains more Folate +252.4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 23% 12% 2% 0% 39% 13% 34% 44% 22% 0% 1% 32%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 13% 20% 24% 0% 34% 67% 43% 14% 24% 0% 103% 111%
Contains more Vitamin C +83.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +16.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +218.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +78.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +1557.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +427.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +13533.3%
Contains more Folate +252.4%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
18
Maize
37
Broad bean
Mineral Summary Score
18
Maize
43
Broad 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 the food
Protein
20%
Maize
48%
Broad bean
Carbohydrates
19%
Maize
18%
Broad bean
Fats
6%
Maize
3%
Broad bean

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Maize Broad bean
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Maize Broad 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 contains less Sugars?
Maize
Maize contains less Sugars (difference - 2.95g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Maize
Maize contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Maize
Maize is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.207g)
Which food is cheaper?
Broad bean
Broad bean is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Broad bean
Broad bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broad bean
Broad bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Maize Broad bean Opinion
Calories 86 88 Broad bean
Protein 3.27 7.92 Broad bean
Fats 1.35 0.73 Maize
Vitamin C 6.8 3.7 Maize
Carbs 18.7 17.63 Maize
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.52 1.55 Broad bean
Calcium 2 37 Broad bean
Potassium 270 332 Broad bean
Magnesium 37 33 Maize
Sugars 6.26 9.21 Maize
Fiber 2 7.5 Broad bean
Copper 0.054 0.402 Broad bean
Zinc 0.46 1 Broad bean
Starch 5.7 Maize
Phosphorus 89 129 Broad bean
Sodium 15 25 Maize
Vitamin A 187 333 Broad bean
Vitamin E 0.07 1.16 Broad bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.155 0.133 Maize
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.29 Broad bean
Vitamin B3 1.77 2.249 Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.717 0.225 Maize
Vitamin B6 0.093 0.104 Broad bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 40.9 Broad bean
Folate 42 148 Broad bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.325 0.118 Broad bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.432 0.104 Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 0.487 0.342 Maize
Tryptophan 0.023 Maize
Threonine 0.129 Maize
Isoleucine 0.129 Maize
Leucine 0.348 Maize
Lysine 0.137 Maize
Methionine 0.067 Maize
Phenylalanine 0.15 Maize
Valine 0.185 Maize
Histidine 0.089 Maize
Fructose 1.94 Maize

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Maize - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169998/nutrients
  2. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168574/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.