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Mung bean vs Lima bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Mung bean and Lima bean

  • Mung bean has more Folate, Copper, Iron, Vitamin B1, Fiber, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B5, Manganese, and Potassium than Lima bean.
  • Mung bean's daily need coverage for Folate is 136% more.
  • Mung bean contains 5 times more Vitamin B5 than Lima bean. Mung bean contains 1.91mg of Vitamin B5, while Lima bean contains 0.422mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Mung beans, mature seeds, 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 Calcium +676.5%
Contains more Iron +182%
Contains more Magnesium +339.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +230.6%
Contains more Potassium +145.3%
Contains more Zinc +182.1%
Contains more Copper +300.4%
Contains less Sodium -86.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 40% 253% 135% 158% 110% 2% 74% 314%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Contains more Calcium +676.5%
Contains more Iron +182%
Contains more Magnesium +339.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +230.6%
Contains more Potassium +145.3%
Contains more Zinc +182.1%
Contains more Copper +300.4%
Contains less Sodium -86.7%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +183.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +285.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +323.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +434.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +352.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +137.3%
Contains more Folate +653%
Contains more Vitamin K +350%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 7% 11% 0% 16% 156% 54% 43% 115% 89% 469% 0% 23%
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 E +183.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +285.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +323.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +434.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +352.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +137.3%
Contains more Folate +653%
Contains more Vitamin K +350%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mung bean Lima bean Opinion
Net carbs 46.32g 13.88g Mung bean
Protein 23.86g 7.8g Mung bean
Fats 1.15g 0.38g Mung bean
Carbs 62.62g 20.88g Mung bean
Calories 347kcal 115kcal Mung bean
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 6.6g 2.9g Lima bean
Fiber 16.3g 7g Mung bean
Calcium 132mg 17mg Mung bean
Iron 6.74mg 2.39mg Mung bean
Magnesium 189mg 43mg Mung bean
Phosphorus 367mg 111mg Mung bean
Potassium 1246mg 508mg Mung bean
Sodium 15mg 2mg Lima bean
Zinc 2.68mg 0.95mg Mung bean
Copper 0.941mg 0.235mg Mung bean
Vitamin A 114IU 0IU Mung bean
Vitamin E 0.51mg 0.18mg Mung bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.8mg 0mg Mung bean
Vitamin B1 0.621mg 0.161mg Mung bean
Vitamin B2 0.233mg 0.055mg Mung bean
Vitamin B3 2.251mg 0.421mg Mung bean
Vitamin B5 1.91mg 0.422mg Mung bean
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0.161mg Mung bean
Folate 625µg 83µg Mung bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 9µg 2µg Mung bean
Tryptophan 0.26mg 0.092mg Mung bean
Threonine 0.782mg 0.337mg Mung bean
Isoleucine 1.008mg 0.411mg Mung bean
Leucine 1.847mg 0.673mg Mung bean
Lysine 1.664mg 0.523mg Mung bean
Methionine 0.286mg 0.099mg Mung bean
Phenylalanine 1.443mg 0.449mg Mung bean
Valine 1.237mg 0.469mg Mung bean
Histidine 0.695mg 0.238mg Mung bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.348g 0.089g Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161g 0.034g Mung bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384g 0.171g Mung bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mung bean 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
82
Mung bean
16
Lima bean
Mineral Summary Score
135
Mung bean
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
143%
Mung bean
47%
Lima bean
Carbohydrates
63%
Mung bean
21%
Lima bean
Fats
5%
Mung bean
2%
Lima bean

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mung bean
Mung bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mung bean
Mung bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.7g)
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 - 0.259g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lima bean
Lima bean is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
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. Mung bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174256/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.