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Rice vs Lima bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Rice and Lima bean?

  • Rice is higher in Vitamin B3, and Selenium, yet Lima bean is higher in Fiber, Copper, Iron, Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Folate, and Choline.
  • Lima bean's daily need coverage for Fiber is 26% more.
  • Rice has 4 times more Vitamin B3 than Lima bean. While Rice has 1.476mg of Vitamin B3, Lima bean has only 0.421mg.

We used Rice, white, long-grain, regular, enriched, cooked and Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt types 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Rice
1
:
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +99.2%
Contains more Calcium +70%
Contains more Potassium +1351.4%
Contains more Magnesium +258.3%
Contains more Copper +240.6%
Contains more Zinc +93.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +158.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 3% 4% 9% 24% 14% 19% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 6% 45% 31% 79% 26% 48% 1%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +99.2%
Contains more Calcium +70%
Contains more Potassium +1351.4%
Contains more Magnesium +258.3%
Contains more Copper +240.6%
Contains more Zinc +93.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +158.1%

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
Rice
2
:
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +323.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +43.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.161
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.422
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% 41% 3% 28% 24% 22% 0% 0% 44%
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 +250.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +323.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +43.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.161
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.422

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
13
Rice
16
Lima bean
Mineral Summary Score
14
Rice
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
16%
Rice
47%
Lima bean
Carbohydrates
28%
Rice
21%
Lima bean
Fats
1%
Rice
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.
Rice Lima bean
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Rice 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?
Rice
Rice is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.85g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Rice
Rice contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rice
Rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
Which food is cheaper?
Rice
Rice is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lima bean
Lima bean is relatively richer in minerals
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Rice Lima bean Opinion
Calories 130 115 Rice
Protein 2.69 7.8 Lima bean
Fats 0.28 0.38 Lima bean
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 28.17 20.88 Rice
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.2 2.39 Lima bean
Calcium 10 17 Lima bean
Potassium 35 508 Lima bean
Magnesium 12 43 Lima bean
Sugar 0.05 2.9 Rice
Fiber 0.4 7 Lima bean
Copper 0.069 0.235 Lima bean
Zinc 0.49 0.95 Lima bean
Starch
Phosphorus 43 111 Lima bean
Sodium 1 2 Rice
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.04 0.18 Lima bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.163 0.161 Rice
Vitamin B2 0.013 0.055 Lima bean
Vitamin B3 1.476 0.421 Rice
Vitamin B5 0.39 0.422 Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.093 0.161 Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 2 Lima bean
Folate 58 83 Lima bean
Trans Fat 0 Rice
Saturated Fat 0.077 0.089 Rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.088 0.034 Rice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076 0.171 Lima bean
Tryptophan 0.031 0.092 Lima bean
Threonine 0.096 0.337 Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.116 0.411 Lima bean
Leucine 0.222 0.673 Lima bean
Lysine 0.097 0.523 Lima bean
Methionine 0.063 0.099 Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.144 0.449 Lima bean
Valine 0.164 0.469 Lima bean
Histidine 0.063 0.238 Lima bean
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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. Rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168878/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.