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Brown rice vs. Lima bean — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Brown rice and Lima bean different?

  • Brown rice is higher in Manganese, and Vitamin B3, however, Lima bean is richer in Iron, Fiber, Folate, Copper, and Potassium.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Lima bean is 23% higher.
  • Brown rice contains 6 times more Vitamin B3 than Lima bean. While Brown rice contains 2.561mg of Vitamin B3, Lima bean contains only 0.421mg.
  • Brown rice has less Sugar.

Rice, brown, long-grain, cooked and Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt are the varieties used in this article.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Manganese +88.8%
Contains more Selenium +28.9%
Contains more Calcium +466.7%
Contains more Iron +326.8%
Contains more Magnesium +10.3%
Contains more Potassium +490.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +33.8%
Contains more Copper +121.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 111
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 22% 28% 45% 8% 1% 20% 36% 128% 32%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79% 68% 25%
Contains more Manganese +88.8%
Contains more Selenium +28.9%
Contains more Calcium +466.7%
Contains more Iron +326.8%
Contains more Magnesium +10.3%
Contains more Potassium +490.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +33.8%
Contains more Copper +121.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 111

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +10.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +508.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +30.9%
Contains more Folate +822.2%
Contains more Choline +253.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.18
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.161
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 0% 45% 16% 49% 23% 29% 7% 0% 6% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 0% 41% 13% 8% 26% 38% 63% 0% 18% 5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +10.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +508.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +30.9%
Contains more Folate +822.2%
Contains more Choline +253.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +900%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.18
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.161

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +155.3%
Contains more Carbs +22.5%
Contains more Protein +184.7%
Contains more Other +161.4%
Equal in Water - 69.79
3% 26% 70%
Protein: 2.74 g
Fats: 0.97 g
Carbs: 25.58 g
Water: 70.27 g
Other: 0.44 g
8% 21% 70%
Protein: 7.8 g
Fats: 0.38 g
Carbs: 20.88 g
Water: 69.79 g
Other: 1.15 g
Contains more Fats +155.3%
Contains more Carbs +22.5%
Contains more Protein +184.7%
Contains more Other +161.4%
Equal in Water - 69.79

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +985.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +114%
Contains less Saturated Fat -65.8%
26% 37% 37%
Saturated Fat: 0.26 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.369 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.366 g
30% 12% 58%
Saturated Fat: 0.089 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.034 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.171 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +985.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +114%
Contains less Saturated Fat -65.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Brown rice Lima bean
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brown rice Lima bean Opinion
Net carbs 23.98g 13.88g Brown rice
Protein 2.74g 7.8g Lima bean
Fats 0.97g 0.38g Brown rice
Carbs 25.58g 20.88g Brown rice
Calories 123kcal 115kcal Brown rice
Starch 24.79g Brown rice
Sugar 0.24g 2.9g Brown rice
Fiber 1.6g 7g Lima bean
Calcium 3mg 17mg Lima bean
Iron 0.56mg 2.39mg Lima bean
Magnesium 39mg 43mg Lima bean
Phosphorus 103mg 111mg Lima bean
Potassium 86mg 508mg Lima bean
Sodium 4mg 2mg Lima bean
Zinc 0.71mg 0.95mg Lima bean
Copper 0.106mg 0.235mg Lima bean
Manganese 0.974mg 0.516mg Brown rice
Selenium 5.8µg 4.5µg Brown rice
Vitamin E 0.17mg 0.18mg Lima bean
Vitamin B1 0.178mg 0.161mg Brown rice
Vitamin B2 0.069mg 0.055mg Brown rice
Vitamin B3 2.561mg 0.421mg Brown rice
Vitamin B5 0.38mg 0.422mg Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.123mg 0.161mg Lima bean
Folate 9µg 83µg Lima bean
Choline 9.2mg 32.5mg Lima bean
Vitamin K 0.2µg 2µg Lima bean
Tryptophan 0.033mg 0.092mg Lima bean
Threonine 0.095mg 0.337mg Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.109mg 0.411mg Lima bean
Leucine 0.214mg 0.673mg Lima bean
Lysine 0.099mg 0.523mg Lima bean
Methionine 0.058mg 0.099mg Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.133mg 0.449mg Lima bean
Valine 0.151mg 0.469mg Lima bean
Histidine 0.066mg 0.238mg Lima bean
Saturated Fat 0.26g 0.089g Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.369g 0.034g Brown rice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.366g 0.171g Brown rice
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.355g Brown rice
Omega-3 - ALA 0.011g Brown rice

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Brown rice Lima bean
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
13%
Brown rice
16%
Lima bean
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
32%
Brown rice
41%
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 - 0.171g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 34)
Which food is cheaper?
Lima bean
Lima bean is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lima bean
Lima bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brown rice
Brown rice is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.66g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Brown rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169704/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.