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Oatmeal vs Lima bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Oatmeal and Lima bean

  • Oatmeal has more Iron, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B1, however Lima bean is higher in Fiber, Copper, Vitamin A, Potassium, and Folate.
  • Oatmeal covers your daily Iron needs 45% more than Lima bean.
  • Lima bean contains 7 times less Vitamin B3 than Oatmeal. Oatmeal contains 3.025mg of Vitamin B3, while Lima bean contains 0.421mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Cereals, oats, instant, fortified, plain, prepared with water (boiling water added or microwaved) 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 +149.4%
Contains more Calcium +370.6%
Contains more Potassium +732.8%
Contains more Magnesium +65.4%
Contains more Copper +256.1%
Contains more Zinc +53.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.2%
Contains less Sodium -95.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 224% 24% 6% 19% 22% 17% 33% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 6% 45% 31% 79% 26% 48% 1%
Contains more Iron +149.4%
Contains more Calcium +370.6%
Contains more Potassium +732.8%
Contains more Magnesium +65.4%
Contains more Copper +256.1%
Contains more Zinc +53.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.2%
Contains less Sodium -95.9%

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 B1 +61.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +290.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +618.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +80.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +400%
Contains more Folate +88.6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 26% 2% 0% 65% 50% 57% 20% 67% 0% 1% 33%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +61.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +290.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +618.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +80.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +400%
Contains more Folate +88.6%

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
16
Lima bean
Mineral Summary Score
44
Oatmeal
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
14%
Oatmeal
47%
Lima bean
Carbohydrates
12%
Oatmeal
21%
Lima bean
Fats
6%
Oatmeal
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.
Oatmeal Lima bean
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Oatmeal 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 lower in Sugar?
Oatmeal
Oatmeal is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.44g)
Which food is cheaper?
Oatmeal
Oatmeal is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 47mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.137g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 47)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Oatmeal Lima bean Opinion
Calories 68 115 Lima bean
Protein 2.37 7.8 Lima bean
Fats 1.36 0.38 Oatmeal
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 11.67 20.88 Lima bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.96 2.39 Oatmeal
Calcium 80 17 Oatmeal
Potassium 61 508 Lima bean
Magnesium 26 43 Lima bean
Sugar 0.46 2.9 Oatmeal
Fiber 1.7 7 Lima bean
Copper 0.066 0.235 Lima bean
Zinc 0.62 0.95 Lima bean
Starch 10.37 Oatmeal
Phosphorus 77 111 Lima bean
Sodium 49 2 Lima bean
Vitamin A 433 0 Oatmeal
Vitamin E 0.07 0.18 Lima bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.26 0.161 Oatmeal
Vitamin B2 0.215 0.055 Oatmeal
Vitamin B3 3.025 0.421 Oatmeal
Vitamin B5 0.317 0.422 Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.29 0.161 Oatmeal
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 2 Lima bean
Folate 44 83 Lima bean
Trans Fat 0.003 0 Lima bean
Saturated Fat 0.226 0.089 Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.391 0.034 Oatmeal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.426 0.171 Oatmeal
Tryptophan 0.04 0.092 Lima bean
Threonine 0.083 0.337 Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.105 0.411 Lima bean
Leucine 0.2 0.673 Lima bean
Lysine 0.135 0.523 Lima bean
Methionine 0.04 0.099 Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.13 0.449 Lima bean
Valine 0.151 0.469 Lima bean
Histidine 0.057 0.238 Lima bean
Fructose 0 Oatmeal

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. 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.