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Spelt vs Lima bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Spelt and Lima bean

  • Spelt has more Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamin B1, Fiber, and Selenium than Lima bean.
  • Spelt's daily need coverage for Manganese is 107% more.
  • Spelt contains 16 times more Vitamin B3 than Lima bean. Spelt contains 6.843mg of Vitamin B3, while Lima bean contains 0.421mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Spelt, uncooked 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 Iron +85.8%
Contains more Calcium +58.8%
Contains more Magnesium +216.3%
Contains more Copper +117.4%
Contains more Zinc +245.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +261.3%
Contains more Potassium +30.9%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 167% 9% 35% 98% 171% 90% 172% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 6% 45% 31% 79% 26% 48% 1%
Contains more Iron +85.8%
Contains more Calcium +58.8%
Contains more Magnesium +216.3%
Contains more Copper +117.4%
Contains more Zinc +245.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +261.3%
Contains more Potassium +30.9%
Contains less Sodium -75%

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
Spelt
8
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +338.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +126.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +105.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1525.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +153.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +80%
Contains more Folate +84.4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 16% 0% 91% 27% 129% 65% 54% 0% 10% 34%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +338.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +126.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +105.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1525.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +153.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +80%
Contains more Folate +84.4%

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
Spelt
16
Lima bean
Mineral Summary Score
92
Spelt
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
87%
Spelt
47%
Lima bean
Carbohydrates
70%
Spelt
21%
Lima bean
Fats
11%
Spelt
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.
Spelt Lima bean
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Spelt 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 richer in minerals?
Spelt
Spelt is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Spelt
Spelt is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Spelt
Spelt is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.92g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.317g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 31)
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 Spelt Lima bean Opinion
Calories 338 115 Spelt
Protein 14.57 7.8 Spelt
Fats 2.43 0.38 Spelt
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 70.19 20.88 Spelt
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Lima bean
Iron 4.44 2.39 Spelt
Calcium 27 17 Spelt
Potassium 388 508 Lima bean
Magnesium 136 43 Spelt
Sugar 6.82 2.9 Lima bean
Fiber 10.7 7 Spelt
Copper 0.511 0.235 Spelt
Zinc 3.28 0.95 Spelt
Starch 53.92 Spelt
Phosphorus 401 111 Spelt
Sodium 8 2 Lima bean
Vitamin A 10 0 Spelt
Vitamin E 0.79 0.18 Spelt
Vitamin D 0 Lima bean
Vitamin B1 0.364 0.161 Spelt
Vitamin B2 0.113 0.055 Spelt
Vitamin B3 6.843 0.421 Spelt
Vitamin B5 1.068 0.422 Spelt
Vitamin B6 0.23 0.161 Spelt
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3.6 2 Spelt
Folate 45 83 Lima bean
Trans Fat 0 Spelt
Saturated Fat 0.406 0.089 Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.445 0.034 Spelt
Polyunsaturated fat 1.258 0.171 Spelt
Tryptophan 0.132 0.092 Spelt
Threonine 0.443 0.337 Spelt
Isoleucine 0.552 0.411 Spelt
Leucine 1.07 0.673 Spelt
Lysine 0.409 0.523 Lima bean
Methionine 0.258 0.099 Spelt
Phenylalanine 0.737 0.449 Spelt
Valine 0.681 0.469 Spelt
Histidine 0.36 0.238 Spelt
Fructose 0.24 Spelt

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. Spelt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169745/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.