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Nattō vs Lima bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Nattō and Lima bean

  • Nattō has more Iron, Copper, Manganese, Calcium, Zinc, Vitamin K, Magnesium, and Vitamin B2, however Lima bean is higher in Folate, and Vitamin C.
  • Nattō covers your daily Iron needs 78% more than Lima bean.
  • Lima bean contains 13 times less Calcium than Nattō. Nattō contains 217mg of Calcium, while Lima bean contains 17mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Natto 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 +259.8%
Contains more Calcium +1176.5%
Contains more Potassium +43.5%
Contains more Magnesium +167.4%
Contains more Copper +183.8%
Contains more Zinc +218.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.8%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 323% 66% 65% 83% 223% 83% 75% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 6% 45% 31% 79% 26% 48% 1%
Contains more Iron +259.8%
Contains more Calcium +1176.5%
Contains more Potassium +43.5%
Contains more Magnesium +167.4%
Contains more Copper +183.8%
Contains more Zinc +218.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.8%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%

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
Nattō
3
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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +245.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +1055%
Contains more Vitamin E +1700%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +96.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23.8%
Contains more Folate +937.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.161
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 44% 0% 1% 0% 40% 44% 0% 13% 30% 0% 58% 6%
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 B2 +245.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +1055%
Contains more Vitamin E +1700%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +96.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23.8%
Contains more Folate +937.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.161

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
20
Nattō
16
Lima bean
Mineral Summary Score
114
Nattō
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
116%
Nattō
47%
Lima bean
Carbohydrates
13%
Nattō
21%
Lima bean
Fats
51%
Nattō
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.
Nattō Lima bean
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Nattō 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?
Nattō
Nattō is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.99g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.502g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food is cheaper?
Lima bean
Lima bean is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Nattō Lima bean Opinion
Calories 211 115 Nattō
Protein 19.4 7.8 Nattō
Fats 11 0.38 Nattō
Vitamin C 13 0 Nattō
Carbs 12.68 20.88 Lima bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 8.6 2.39 Nattō
Calcium 217 17 Nattō
Potassium 729 508 Nattō
Magnesium 115 43 Nattō
Sugar 4.89 2.9 Lima bean
Fiber 5.4 7 Lima bean
Copper 0.667 0.235 Nattō
Zinc 3.03 0.95 Nattō
Starch
Phosphorus 174 111 Nattō
Sodium 7 2 Lima bean
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.01 0.18 Lima bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.16 0.161 Lima bean
Vitamin B2 0.19 0.055 Nattō
Vitamin B3 0 0.421 Lima bean
Vitamin B5 0.215 0.422 Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.13 0.161 Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 23.1 2 Nattō
Folate 8 83 Lima bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 1.591 0.089 Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 2.43 0.034 Nattō
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21 0.171 Nattō
Tryptophan 0.223 0.092 Nattō
Threonine 0.813 0.337 Nattō
Isoleucine 0.931 0.411 Nattō
Leucine 1.509 0.673 Nattō
Lysine 1.145 0.523 Nattō
Methionine 0.208 0.099 Nattō
Phenylalanine 0.941 0.449 Nattō
Valine 1.018 0.469 Nattō
Histidine 0.512 0.238 Nattō
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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. Nattō - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172443/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.