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Oatmeal vs Broad bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Oatmeal and Broad bean?

  • Oatmeal is richer in Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B1, and Selenium, yet Broad bean is richer in Copper, Vitamin K, Folate, Fiber, and Potassium.
  • Oatmeal's daily need coverage for Iron is 55% higher.
  • Oatmeal has 8 times more Vitamin A RAE than Broad bean. Oatmeal has 130µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Broad bean has 17µg.

We used Cereals, oats, instant, fortified, plain, prepared with water (boiling water added or microwaved) and Beans, fava, in pod, raw types in this comparison.

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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 +116.2%
Contains more Iron +284.5%
Contains more Magnesium +26.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +67.5%
Contains more Potassium +444.3%
Contains less Sodium -49%
Contains more Zinc +61.3%
Contains more Copper +509.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 24% 224% 19% 33% 6% 7% 17% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 59% 24% 56% 30% 4% 28% 134%
Contains more Calcium +116.2%
Contains more Iron +284.5%
Contains more Magnesium +26.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +67.5%
Contains more Potassium +444.3%
Contains less Sodium -49%
Contains more Zinc +61.3%
Contains more Copper +509.1%

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 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +34.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +178.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +1557.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.9%
Contains more Folate +236.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +10125%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 26% 2% 0% 0% 65% 50% 57% 20% 67% 33% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 20% 24% 0% 13% 34% 67% 43% 14% 24% 111% 0% 103%
Contains more Vitamin A +30%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +34.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +178.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +1557.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.9%
Contains more Folate +236.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +10125%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Oatmeal Broad bean Opinion
Net carbs 9.97g 10.13g Broad bean
Protein 2.37g 7.92g Broad bean
Fats 1.36g 0.73g Oatmeal
Carbs 11.67g 17.63g Broad bean
Calories 68kcal 88kcal Broad bean
Starch 10.37g g Oatmeal
Fructose 0g g Oatmeal
Sugar 0.46g 9.21g Oatmeal
Fiber 1.7g 7.5g Broad bean
Calcium 80mg 37mg Oatmeal
Iron 5.96mg 1.55mg Oatmeal
Magnesium 26mg 33mg Broad bean
Phosphorus 77mg 129mg Broad bean
Potassium 61mg 332mg Broad bean
Sodium 49mg 25mg Broad bean
Zinc 0.62mg 1mg Broad bean
Copper 0.066mg 0.402mg Broad bean
Vitamin A 433IU 333IU Oatmeal
Vitamin E 0.07mg 1.16mg Broad bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 3.7mg Broad bean
Vitamin B1 0.26mg 0.133mg Oatmeal
Vitamin B2 0.215mg 0.29mg Broad bean
Vitamin B3 3.025mg 2.249mg Oatmeal
Vitamin B5 0.317mg 0.225mg Oatmeal
Vitamin B6 0.29mg 0.104mg Oatmeal
Folate 44µg 148µg Broad bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.4µg 40.9µg Broad bean
Tryptophan 0.04mg mg Oatmeal
Threonine 0.083mg mg Oatmeal
Isoleucine 0.105mg mg Oatmeal
Leucine 0.2mg mg Oatmeal
Lysine 0.135mg mg Oatmeal
Methionine 0.04mg mg Oatmeal
Phenylalanine 0.13mg mg Oatmeal
Valine 0.151mg mg Oatmeal
Histidine 0.057mg mg Oatmeal
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0.003g 0g Broad bean
Saturated Fat 0.226g 0.118g Broad bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.391g 0.104g Oatmeal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.426g 0.342g Oatmeal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Oatmeal Broad bean
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
27
Oatmeal
37
Broad bean
Mineral Summary Score
44
Oatmeal
43
Broad 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
14%
Oatmeal
48%
Broad bean
Carbohydrates
12%
Oatmeal
18%
Broad bean
Fats
6%
Oatmeal
3%
Broad bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Oatmeal
Oatmeal is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.75g)
Which food is cheaper?
Oatmeal
Oatmeal is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Broad bean
Broad bean contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.108g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (79)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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.

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. Oatmeal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171662/nutrients
  2. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168574/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.