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Millet vs Lima bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Millet and Lima bean

  • Millet has more Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, and Vitamin B5, while Lima bean has more Potassium.
  • Millet covers your daily need of Copper 57% more than Lima bean.
  • Millet contains 11 times more Vitamin B3 than Lima bean. While Millet contains 4.72mg of Vitamin B3, Lima bean contains only 0.421mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Millet, raw and Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt.

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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 +25.9%
Contains more Magnesium +165.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +156.8%
Contains more Zinc +76.8%
Contains more Copper +219.1%
Contains more Calcium +112.5%
Contains more Potassium +160.5%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 113% 82% 123% 18% 1% 46% 250%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Contains more Iron +25.9%
Contains more Magnesium +165.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +156.8%
Contains more Zinc +76.8%
Contains more Copper +219.1%
Contains more Calcium +112.5%
Contains more Potassium +160.5%
Contains less Sodium -60%

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
Millet
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +161.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +427.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1021.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +138.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +260%
Contains more Vitamin K +122.2%
Equal in Folate - 83
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 0% 106% 67% 89% 51% 89% 64% 0% 3%
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 B1 +161.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +427.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1021.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +138.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +260%
Contains more Vitamin K +122.2%
Equal in Folate - 83

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Millet Lima bean Opinion
Net carbs 64.35g 13.88g Millet
Protein 11.02g 7.8g Millet
Fats 4.22g 0.38g Millet
Carbs 72.85g 20.88g Millet
Calories 378kcal 115kcal Millet
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 2.9g Millet
Fiber 8.5g 7g Millet
Calcium 8mg 17mg Lima bean
Iron 3.01mg 2.39mg Millet
Magnesium 114mg 43mg Millet
Phosphorus 285mg 111mg Millet
Potassium 195mg 508mg Lima bean
Sodium 5mg 2mg Lima bean
Zinc 1.68mg 0.95mg Millet
Copper 0.75mg 0.235mg Millet
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.18mg Lima bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.421mg 0.161mg Millet
Vitamin B2 0.29mg 0.055mg Millet
Vitamin B3 4.72mg 0.421mg Millet
Vitamin B5 0.848mg 0.422mg Millet
Vitamin B6 0.384mg 0.161mg Millet
Folate 85µg 83µg Millet
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.9µg 2µg Lima bean
Tryptophan 0.119mg 0.092mg Millet
Threonine 0.353mg 0.337mg Millet
Isoleucine 0.465mg 0.411mg Millet
Leucine 1.4mg 0.673mg Millet
Lysine 0.212mg 0.523mg Lima bean
Methionine 0.221mg 0.099mg Millet
Phenylalanine 0.58mg 0.449mg Millet
Valine 0.578mg 0.469mg Millet
Histidine 0.236mg 0.238mg Lima bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Millet
Saturated Fat 0.723g 0.089g Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.773g 0.034g Millet
Polyunsaturated fat 2.134g 0.171g Millet

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Millet 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
39
Millet
16
Lima bean
Mineral Summary Score
79
Millet
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
66%
Millet
47%
Lima bean
Carbohydrates
73%
Millet
21%
Lima bean
Fats
19%
Millet
2%
Lima bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Millet
Millet is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.9g)
Which food is cheaper?
Millet
Millet is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Millet
Millet is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Millet
Millet is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.634g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Millet - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169702/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.