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Maize vs Lima bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Maize and Lima bean different?

  • Maize is higher in Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B5, however Lima bean is richer in Iron, Copper, Fiber, Manganese, Folate, Vitamin C, Selenium, and Potassium.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Lima bean is 23% higher.
  • Maize contains 4 times more Vitamin B3 than Lima bean. While Maize contains 1.77mg of Vitamin B3, Lima bean contains only 0.421mg.

Corn, sweet, yellow, raw and Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt 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
Contains more Calcium +750%
Contains more Iron +359.6%
Contains more Magnesium +16.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.7%
Contains more Potassium +88.1%
Contains less Sodium -86.7%
Contains more Zinc +106.5%
Contains more Copper +335.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 20% 27% 39% 24% 2% 13% 18%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Contains more Calcium +750%
Contains more Iron +359.6%
Contains more Magnesium +16.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.7%
Contains more Potassium +88.1%
Contains less Sodium -86.7%
Contains more Zinc +106.5%
Contains more Copper +335.2%

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
Maize
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +320.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +69.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.1%
Contains more Folate +97.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +566.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.161
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.055
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 12% 2% 0% 23% 39% 13% 34% 44% 22% 32% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 0% 41% 13% 8% 26% 38% 63% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +320.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +69.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.1%
Contains more Folate +97.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +566.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.161
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.055

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.
Maize Lima bean
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Maize Lima bean Opinion
Net carbs 16.7g 13.88g Maize
Protein 3.27g 7.8g Lima bean
Fats 1.35g 0.38g Maize
Carbs 18.7g 20.88g Lima bean
Calories 86kcal 115kcal Lima bean
Starch 5.7g g Maize
Fructose 1.94g g Maize
Sugar 6.26g 2.9g Lima bean
Fiber 2g 7g Lima bean
Calcium 2mg 17mg Lima bean
Iron 0.52mg 2.39mg Lima bean
Magnesium 37mg 43mg Lima bean
Phosphorus 89mg 111mg Lima bean
Potassium 270mg 508mg Lima bean
Sodium 15mg 2mg Lima bean
Zinc 0.46mg 0.95mg Lima bean
Copper 0.054mg 0.235mg Lima bean
Vitamin A 187IU 0IU Maize
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.18mg Lima bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 6.8mg 0mg Maize
Vitamin B1 0.155mg 0.161mg Lima bean
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.055mg
Vitamin B3 1.77mg 0.421mg Maize
Vitamin B5 0.717mg 0.422mg Maize
Vitamin B6 0.093mg 0.161mg Lima bean
Folate 42µg 83µg Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 2µg Lima bean
Tryptophan 0.023mg 0.092mg Lima bean
Threonine 0.129mg 0.337mg Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.129mg 0.411mg Lima bean
Leucine 0.348mg 0.673mg Lima bean
Lysine 0.137mg 0.523mg Lima bean
Methionine 0.067mg 0.099mg Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.15mg 0.449mg Lima bean
Valine 0.185mg 0.469mg Lima bean
Histidine 0.089mg 0.238mg Lima bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.325g 0.089g Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.432g 0.034g Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 0.487g 0.171g Maize

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Maize Lima bean
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
18
Maize
16
Lima bean
Mineral Summary Score
18
Maize
40
Lima 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
20%
Maize
47%
Lima bean
Carbohydrates
19%
Maize
21%
Lima bean
Fats
6%
Maize
2%
Lima bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.36g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.236g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 20)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lima bean
Lima bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($1.2)
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.

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. Maize - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169998/nutrients
  2. Lima bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174253/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.