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Porridge vs Broad bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Porridge and Broad bean?

  • Porridge is richer in Iron, yet Broad bean is richer in Copper, Folate, Vitamin K, Manganese, Fiber, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Potassium.
  • Broad bean's daily need coverage for Copper is 40% higher.
  • Porridge has 2 times more Iron than Broad bean. Porridge has 3.74mg of Iron, while Broad bean has 1.55mg.

We used Cereals, CREAM OF WHEAT, regular (10 minute), cooked with water, without salt 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 +135.1%
Contains more Iron +141.3%
Contains less Sodium -76%
Contains more Magnesium +560%
Contains more Phosphorus +760%
Contains more Potassium +1975%
Contains more Zinc +669.2%
Contains more Copper +905%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 27% 141% 4% 7% 2% 1% 4% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 59% 24% 56% 30% 4% 28% 134%
Contains more Calcium +135.1%
Contains more Iron +141.3%
Contains less Sodium -76%
Contains more Magnesium +560%
Contains more Phosphorus +760%
Contains more Potassium +1975%
Contains more Zinc +669.2%
Contains more Copper +905%

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 E +5700%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +141.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1060%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +332.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +216.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +700%
Contains more Folate +1133.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +40800%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 0% 14% 6% 10% 5% 3% 9% 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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +5700%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +141.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1060%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +332.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +216.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +700%
Contains more Folate +1133.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +40800%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Porridge Broad bean Opinion
Net carbs 10.02g 10.13g Broad bean
Protein 1.44g 7.92g Broad bean
Fats 0.21g 0.73g Broad bean
Carbs 10.52g 17.63g Broad bean
Calories 50kcal 88kcal Broad bean
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.03g 9.21g Porridge
Fiber 0.5g 7.5g Broad bean
Calcium 87mg 37mg Porridge
Iron 3.74mg 1.55mg Porridge
Magnesium 5mg 33mg Broad bean
Phosphorus 15mg 129mg Broad bean
Potassium 16mg 332mg Broad bean
Sodium 6mg 25mg Porridge
Zinc 0.13mg 1mg Broad bean
Copper 0.04mg 0.402mg Broad bean
Vitamin A 0IU 333IU Broad bean
Vitamin E 0.02mg 1.16mg Broad bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 3.7mg Broad bean
Vitamin B1 0.055mg 0.133mg Broad bean
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.29mg Broad bean
Vitamin B3 0.52mg 2.249mg Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.071mg 0.225mg Broad bean
Vitamin B6 0.013mg 0.104mg Broad bean
Folate 12µg 148µg Broad bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 40.9µg Broad bean
Tryptophan 0.02mg mg Porridge
Threonine 0.045mg mg Porridge
Isoleucine 0.063mg mg Porridge
Leucine 0.11mg mg Porridge
Lysine 0.037mg mg Porridge
Methionine 0.027mg mg Porridge
Phenylalanine 0.078mg mg Porridge
Valine 0.07mg mg Porridge
Histidine 0.033mg mg Porridge
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Porridge
Saturated Fat 0.033g 0.118g Porridge
Monounsaturated Fat 0.028g 0.104g Broad bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.114g 0.342g Broad bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Porridge Broad 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
4
Porridge
37
Broad bean
Mineral Summary Score
24
Porridge
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
9%
Porridge
48%
Broad bean
Carbohydrates
11%
Porridge
18%
Broad bean
Fats
1%
Porridge
3%
Broad bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Porridge
Porridge is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.18g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Porridge
Porridge contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Porridge
Porridge is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.085g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Porridge
Porridge is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Porridge
Porridge is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Broad bean
Broad bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broad bean
Broad bean 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. Porridge - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171657/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.