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Flax vs Lima bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Flax and Lima bean

  • Flax has more Vitamin B1, Copper, Manganese, Magnesium, Fiber, Phosphorus, Iron, Selenium, Zinc, and Vitamin B6 than Lima bean.
  • Flax's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 124% more.
  • Flax contains 9 times more Magnesium than Lima bean. Flax contains 392mg of Magnesium, while Lima bean contains 43mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Seeds, flaxseed 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
Flax
7
:
Contains more Calcium +1400%
Contains more Iron +139.7%
Contains more Magnesium +811.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +478.4%
Contains more Potassium +60%
Contains more Zinc +356.8%
Contains more Copper +419.1%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 77% 215% 280% 276% 72% 4% 119% 407%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Contains more Calcium +1400%
Contains more Iron +139.7%
Contains more Magnesium +811.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +478.4%
Contains more Potassium +60%
Contains more Zinc +356.8%
Contains more Copper +419.1%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%

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
Flax
9
:
Contains more Vitamin E +72.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +921.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +192.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +631.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +133.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +193.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +115%
Equal in Folate - 83
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 7% 0% 2% 411% 38% 58% 60% 110% 66% 0% 11%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 0% 41% 13% 8% 26% 38% 63% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin E +72.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +921.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +192.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +631.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +133.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +193.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +115%
Equal in Folate - 83

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Flax Lima bean Opinion
Net carbs 1.58g 13.88g Lima bean
Protein 18.29g 7.8g Flax
Fats 42.16g 0.38g Flax
Carbs 28.88g 20.88g Flax
Calories 534kcal 115kcal Flax
Starch g g
Fructose 0g g Flax
Sugar 1.55g 2.9g Flax
Fiber 27.3g 7g Flax
Calcium 255mg 17mg Flax
Iron 5.73mg 2.39mg Flax
Magnesium 392mg 43mg Flax
Phosphorus 642mg 111mg Flax
Potassium 813mg 508mg Flax
Sodium 30mg 2mg Lima bean
Zinc 4.34mg 0.95mg Flax
Copper 1.22mg 0.235mg Flax
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.31mg 0.18mg Flax
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.6mg 0mg Flax
Vitamin B1 1.644mg 0.161mg Flax
Vitamin B2 0.161mg 0.055mg Flax
Vitamin B3 3.08mg 0.421mg Flax
Vitamin B5 0.985mg 0.422mg Flax
Vitamin B6 0.473mg 0.161mg Flax
Folate 87µg 83µg Flax
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 4.3µg 2µg Flax
Tryptophan 0.297mg 0.092mg Flax
Threonine 0.766mg 0.337mg Flax
Isoleucine 0.896mg 0.411mg Flax
Leucine 1.235mg 0.673mg Flax
Lysine 0.862mg 0.523mg Flax
Methionine 0.37mg 0.099mg Flax
Phenylalanine 0.957mg 0.449mg Flax
Valine 1.072mg 0.469mg Flax
Histidine 0.472mg 0.238mg Flax
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Flax
Saturated Fat 3.663g 0.089g Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 7.527g 0.034g Flax
Polyunsaturated fat 28.73g 0.171g Flax

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Flax Lima 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
63
Flax
16
Lima bean
Mineral Summary Score
181
Flax
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
110%
Flax
47%
Lima bean
Carbohydrates
29%
Flax
21%
Lima bean
Fats
195%
Flax
2%
Lima bean

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.574g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Lima bean
Lima bean is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Flax
Flax is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.35g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Flax
Flax is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Flax
Flax 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. Flax - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169414/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.