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Soybean vs Lima bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Soybean and Lima bean

  • The amount of Iron, Copper, Manganese, Phosphorus, Folate, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Potassium, and Vitamin K in Soybean is higher than in Lima bean.
  • Soybean covers your daily Iron needs 166% more than Lima bean.
  • Lima bean has 24 times less Vitamin K than Soybean. Soybean has 47µg of Vitamin K, while Lima bean has 2µg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Soybeans, mature seeds, raw 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
Contains more Calcium +1529.4%
Contains more Iron +556.9%
Contains more Magnesium +551.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +534.2%
Contains more Potassium +253.7%
Contains more Zinc +414.7%
Contains more Copper +605.5%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 84% 589% 200% 302% 159% 1% 134% 553%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Contains more Calcium +1529.4%
Contains more Iron +556.9%
Contains more Magnesium +551.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +534.2%
Contains more Potassium +253.7%
Contains more Zinc +414.7%
Contains more Copper +605.5%
Equal in Sodium - 2

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
Soybean
10
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +372.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +442.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1481.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +285.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +134.2%
Contains more Folate +351.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +2250%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 17% 0% 20% 219% 201% 31% 48% 87% 282% 0% 118%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +372.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +442.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1481.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +285.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +134.2%
Contains more Folate +351.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +2250%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Soybean Lima bean Opinion
Net carbs 20.86g 13.88g Soybean
Protein 36.49g 7.8g Soybean
Fats 19.94g 0.38g Soybean
Carbs 30.16g 20.88g Soybean
Calories 446kcal 115kcal Soybean
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 7.33g 2.9g Lima bean
Fiber 9.3g 7g Soybean
Calcium 277mg 17mg Soybean
Iron 15.7mg 2.39mg Soybean
Magnesium 280mg 43mg Soybean
Phosphorus 704mg 111mg Soybean
Potassium 1797mg 508mg Soybean
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Zinc 4.89mg 0.95mg Soybean
Copper 1.658mg 0.235mg Soybean
Vitamin A 22IU 0IU Soybean
Vitamin E 0.85mg 0.18mg Soybean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 6mg 0mg Soybean
Vitamin B1 0.874mg 0.161mg Soybean
Vitamin B2 0.87mg 0.055mg Soybean
Vitamin B3 1.623mg 0.421mg Soybean
Vitamin B5 0.793mg 0.422mg Soybean
Vitamin B6 0.377mg 0.161mg Soybean
Folate 375µg 83µg Soybean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 47µg 2µg Soybean
Tryptophan 0.591mg 0.092mg Soybean
Threonine 1.766mg 0.337mg Soybean
Isoleucine 1.971mg 0.411mg Soybean
Leucine 3.309mg 0.673mg Soybean
Lysine 2.706mg 0.523mg Soybean
Methionine 0.547mg 0.099mg Soybean
Phenylalanine 2.122mg 0.449mg Soybean
Valine 2.029mg 0.469mg Soybean
Histidine 1.097mg 0.238mg Soybean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 2.884g 0.089g Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 4.404g 0.034g Soybean
Polyunsaturated fat 11.255g 0.171g Soybean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Soybean 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
85
Soybean
16
Lima bean
Mineral Summary Score
252
Soybean
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
219%
Soybean
47%
Lima bean
Carbohydrates
30%
Soybean
21%
Lima bean
Fats
92%
Soybean
2%
Lima bean

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Soybean
Soybean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Soybean
Soybean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Soybean
Soybean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.43g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.795g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lima bean
Lima bean is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)
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. Soybean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174270/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.