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Seed vs Broad bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Seed and Broad bean different?

  • Seed has more Fiber, Phosphorus, Selenium, Manganese, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, Copper, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B1 than Broad bean.
  • Daily need coverage for Fiber from Seed is 108% higher.
  • Seed contains 69 times more Selenium than Broad bean. While Seed contains 55.2µg of Selenium, Broad bean contains only 0.8µg.

Seeds, chia seeds, dried and Beans, fava, in pod, raw 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Seed
8
:
Contains more Iron +398.1%
Contains more Calcium +1605.4%
Contains more Potassium +22.6%
Contains more Magnesium +915.2%
Contains more Copper +129.9%
Contains more Zinc +358%
Contains more Phosphorus +566.7%
Contains less Sodium -36%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 290% 190% 36% 240% 308% 125% 369% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 59% 12% 30% 24% 134% 28% 56% 4%
Contains more Iron +398.1%
Contains more Calcium +1605.4%
Contains more Potassium +22.6%
Contains more Magnesium +915.2%
Contains more Copper +129.9%
Contains more Zinc +358%
Contains more Phosphorus +566.7%
Contains less Sodium -36%

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
Seed
2
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +366.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +292.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +131.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +516.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +132%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70.6%
Contains more Folate +202%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 6% 4% 10% 0% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 0% 0% 37%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 13% 20% 24% 0% 34% 67% 43% 14% 24% 0% 103% 111%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +366.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +292.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +131.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +516.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +132%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70.6%
Contains more Folate +202%

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
35
Seed
37
Broad bean
Mineral Summary Score
195
Seed
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
99%
Seed
48%
Broad bean
Carbohydrates
42%
Seed
18%
Broad bean
Fats
142%
Seed
3%
Broad 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.
Seed Broad bean
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Seed Broad 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?
Seed
Seed is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.21g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Seed
Seed contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seed
Seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 64)
Which food is cheaper?
Seed
Seed is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seed
Seed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.212g)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Seed Broad bean Opinion
Calories 486 88 Seed
Protein 16.54 7.92 Seed
Fats 30.74 0.73 Seed
Vitamin C 1.6 3.7 Broad bean
Carbs 42.12 17.63 Seed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Broad bean
Iron 7.72 1.55 Seed
Calcium 631 37 Seed
Potassium 407 332 Seed
Magnesium 335 33 Seed
Sugar 9.21 Seed
Fiber 34.4 7.5 Seed
Copper 0.924 0.402 Seed
Zinc 4.58 1 Seed
Starch
Phosphorus 860 129 Seed
Sodium 16 25 Seed
Vitamin A 54 333 Broad bean
Vitamin E 0.5 1.16 Broad bean
Vitamin D 0 Broad bean
Vitamin B1 0.62 0.133 Seed
Vitamin B2 0.17 0.29 Broad bean
Vitamin B3 8.83 2.249 Seed
Vitamin B5 0.225 Broad bean
Vitamin B6 0.104 Broad bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 40.9 Broad bean
Folate 49 148 Broad bean
Trans Fat 0.14 0 Broad bean
Saturated Fat 3.33 0.118 Broad bean
Monounsaturated Fat 2.309 0.104 Seed
Polyunsaturated fat 23.665 0.342 Seed
Tryptophan 0.436 Seed
Threonine 0.709 Seed
Isoleucine 0.801 Seed
Leucine 1.371 Seed
Lysine 0.97 Seed
Methionine 0.588 Seed
Phenylalanine 1.016 Seed
Valine 0.95 Seed
Histidine 0.531 Seed
Fructose

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. Seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170554/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.