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Bran vs Lima bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Bran and Lima bean

  • Lima bean has less Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Selenium, Magnesium, Iron, Fiber, Vitamin B5, Zinc, and Copper.
  • Bran covers your daily Manganese needs 222% more than Lima bean.
  • Lima bean contains 10 times less Selenium than Bran. Bran contains 45.2µg of Selenium, while Lima bean contains 4.5µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Oat bran, 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
Bran
7
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Contains more Calcium +241.2%
Contains more Iron +126.4%
Contains more Magnesium +446.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +561.3%
Contains more Potassium +11.4%
Contains more Zinc +227.4%
Contains more Copper +71.5%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 203% 168% 315% 50% 1% 85% 135%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Contains more Calcium +241.2%
Contains more Iron +126.4%
Contains more Magnesium +446.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +561.3%
Contains more Potassium +11.4%
Contains more Zinc +227.4%
Contains more Copper +71.5%
Contains less Sodium -50%

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
Bran
7
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Contains more Vitamin E +461.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +626.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +121.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +254%
Contains more Vitamin K +60%
Contains more Folate +59.6%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.161
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 21% 0% 0% 293% 51% 18% 90% 39% 39% 0% 8%
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 E +461.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +626.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +121.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +254%
Contains more Vitamin K +60%
Contains more Folate +59.6%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.161

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bran Lima bean Opinion
Net carbs 50.82g 13.88g Bran
Protein 17.3g 7.8g Bran
Fats 7.03g 0.38g Bran
Carbs 66.22g 20.88g Bran
Calories 246kcal 115kcal Bran
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.45g 2.9g Bran
Fiber 15.4g 7g Bran
Calcium 58mg 17mg Bran
Iron 5.41mg 2.39mg Bran
Magnesium 235mg 43mg Bran
Phosphorus 734mg 111mg Bran
Potassium 566mg 508mg Bran
Sodium 4mg 2mg Lima bean
Zinc 3.11mg 0.95mg Bran
Copper 0.403mg 0.235mg Bran
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 1.01mg 0.18mg Bran
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 1.17mg 0.161mg Bran
Vitamin B2 0.22mg 0.055mg Bran
Vitamin B3 0.934mg 0.421mg Bran
Vitamin B5 1.494mg 0.422mg Bran
Vitamin B6 0.165mg 0.161mg Bran
Folate 52µg 83µg Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 3.2µg 2µg Bran
Tryptophan 0.335mg 0.092mg Bran
Threonine 0.502mg 0.337mg Bran
Isoleucine 0.668mg 0.411mg Bran
Leucine 1.374mg 0.673mg Bran
Lysine 0.76mg 0.523mg Bran
Methionine 0.335mg 0.099mg Bran
Phenylalanine 0.908mg 0.449mg Bran
Valine 0.964mg 0.469mg Bran
Histidine 0.41mg 0.238mg Bran
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Bran
Saturated Fat 1.328g 0.089g Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 2.376g 0.034g Bran
Polyunsaturated fat 2.766g 0.171g Bran

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Bran 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
46
Bran
16
Lima bean
Mineral Summary Score
122
Bran
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
104%
Bran
47%
Lima bean
Carbohydrates
66%
Bran
21%
Lima bean
Fats
32%
Bran
2%
Lima bean

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.239g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bran
Bran is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.45g)
Which food is cheaper?
Bran
Bran is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bran
Bran is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bran
Bran is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Bran - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168872/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.