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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 Iron +182%
Contains more Calcium +676.5%
Contains more Potassium +145.3%
Contains more Magnesium +339.5%
Contains more Copper +300.4%
Contains more Zinc +182.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +230.6%
Contains less Sodium -86.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 253% 40% 110% 135% 314% 74% 158% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 6% 45% 31% 79% 26% 48% 1%
Contains more Iron +182%
Contains more Calcium +676.5%
Contains more Potassium +145.3%
Contains more Magnesium +339.5%
Contains more Copper +300.4%
Contains more Zinc +182.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +230.6%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +183.3%
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 Vitamin K +350%
Contains more Folate +653%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 16% 7% 11% 0% 156% 54% 43% 115% 89% 0% 23% 469%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +183.3%
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 Vitamin K +350%
Contains more Folate +653%

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 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

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Mung bean Lima 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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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