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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
Contains more Calcium +1605.4%
Contains more Iron +398.1%
Contains more Magnesium +915.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +566.7%
Contains more Potassium +22.6%
Contains less Sodium -36%
Contains more Zinc +358%
Contains more Copper +129.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 190% 290% 240% 369% 36% 3% 125% 308%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 59% 24% 56% 30% 4% 28% 134%
Contains more Calcium +1605.4%
Contains more Iron +398.1%
Contains more Magnesium +915.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +566.7%
Contains more Potassium +22.6%
Contains less Sodium -36%
Contains more Zinc +358%
Contains more Copper +129.9%

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
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +366.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +292.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +516.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +132%
Contains more Vitamin C +131.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70.6%
Contains more Folate +202%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 10% 0% 6% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 37% 0% 0%
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 B1 +366.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +292.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +516.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +132%
Contains more Vitamin C +131.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70.6%
Contains more Folate +202%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Seed Broad bean Opinion
Net carbs 7.72g 10.13g Broad bean
Protein 16.54g 7.92g Seed
Fats 30.74g 0.73g Seed
Carbs 42.12g 17.63g Seed
Calories 486kcal 88kcal Seed
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 9.21g Seed
Fiber 34.4g 7.5g Seed
Calcium 631mg 37mg Seed
Iron 7.72mg 1.55mg Seed
Magnesium 335mg 33mg Seed
Phosphorus 860mg 129mg Seed
Potassium 407mg 332mg Seed
Sodium 16mg 25mg Seed
Zinc 4.58mg 1mg Seed
Copper 0.924mg 0.402mg Seed
Vitamin A 54IU 333IU Broad bean
Vitamin E 0.5mg 1.16mg Broad bean
Vitamin D IU 0IU Broad bean
Vitamin D µg 0µg Broad bean
Vitamin C 1.6mg 3.7mg Broad bean
Vitamin B1 0.62mg 0.133mg Seed
Vitamin B2 0.17mg 0.29mg Broad bean
Vitamin B3 8.83mg 2.249mg Seed
Vitamin B5 mg 0.225mg Broad bean
Vitamin B6 mg 0.104mg Broad bean
Folate 49µg 148µg Broad bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 40.9µg Broad bean
Tryptophan 0.436mg mg Seed
Threonine 0.709mg mg Seed
Isoleucine 0.801mg mg Seed
Leucine 1.371mg mg Seed
Lysine 0.97mg mg Seed
Methionine 0.588mg mg Seed
Phenylalanine 1.016mg mg Seed
Valine 0.95mg mg Seed
Histidine 0.531mg mg Seed
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0.14g 0g Broad bean
Saturated Fat 3.33g 0.118g Broad bean
Monounsaturated Fat 2.309g 0.104g Seed
Polyunsaturated fat 23.665g 0.342g Seed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Seed 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
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

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)

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.