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Porridge vs Lima bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Porridge and Lima bean

  • Porridge has more Iron, however Lima bean is higher in Fiber, Manganese, Copper, Folate, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, and Vitamin B1.
  • Lima bean covers your daily Fiber needs 26% more than Porridge.
  • Lima bean contains 2 times less Iron than Porridge. Porridge contains 3.74mg of Iron, while Lima bean contains 2.39mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Cereals, CREAM OF WHEAT, regular (10 minute), cooked with water, without salt 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 +56.5%
Contains more Calcium +411.8%
Contains more Potassium +3075%
Contains more Magnesium +760%
Contains more Copper +487.5%
Contains more Zinc +630.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +640%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 141% 27% 2% 4% 14% 4% 7% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 6% 45% 31% 79% 26% 48% 1%
Contains more Iron +56.5%
Contains more Calcium +411.8%
Contains more Potassium +3075%
Contains more Magnesium +760%
Contains more Copper +487.5%
Contains more Zinc +630.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +640%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%

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 B3 +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +192.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +494.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1138.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +1900%
Contains more Folate +591.7%
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% 1% 0% 14% 6% 10% 5% 3% 0% 1% 9%
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 B3 +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +192.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +494.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1138.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +1900%
Contains more Folate +591.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Porridge Lima bean Opinion
Calories 50kcal 115kcal Lima bean
Protein 1.44g 7.8g Lima bean
Fats 0.21g 0.38g Lima bean
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 10.02g 13.88g Lima bean
Carbs 10.52g 20.88g Lima bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 3.74mg 2.39mg Porridge
Calcium 87mg 17mg Porridge
Potassium 16mg 508mg Lima bean
Magnesium 5mg 43mg Lima bean
Sugar 0.03g 2.9g Porridge
Fiber 0.5g 7g Lima bean
Copper 0.04mg 0.235mg Lima bean
Zinc 0.13mg 0.95mg Lima bean
Starch g g
Phosphorus 15mg 111mg Lima bean
Sodium 6mg 2mg Lima bean
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.02mg 0.18mg Lima bean
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.055mg 0.161mg Lima bean
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.055mg Lima bean
Vitamin B3 0.52mg 0.421mg Porridge
Vitamin B5 0.071mg 0.422mg Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.013mg 0.161mg Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 2µg Lima bean
Folate 12µg 83µg Lima bean
Trans Fat g 0g Porridge
Saturated Fat 0.033g 0.089g Porridge
Monounsaturated Fat 0.028g 0.034g Lima bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.114g 0.171g Lima bean
Tryptophan 0.02mg 0.092mg Lima bean
Threonine 0.045mg 0.337mg Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.063mg 0.411mg Lima bean
Leucine 0.11mg 0.673mg Lima bean
Lysine 0.037mg 0.523mg Lima bean
Methionine 0.027mg 0.099mg Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.078mg 0.449mg Lima bean
Valine 0.07mg 0.469mg Lima bean
Histidine 0.033mg 0.238mg Lima bean
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Porridge Lima bean
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
16
Lima bean
Mineral Summary Score
24
Porridge
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
9%
Porridge
47%
Lima bean
Carbohydrates
11%
Porridge
21%
Lima bean
Fats
1%
Porridge
2%
Lima bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Porridge
Porridge is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.87g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Porridge
Porridge is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.056g)
Which food is cheaper?
Porridge
Porridge is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 34)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lima bean
Lima bean is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

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. 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.