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Teff vs Lima bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Teff and Lima bean

  • Lima bean contains less Manganese, Iron, Copper, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Zinc, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B2 than Teff.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Teff is 379% higher.
  • Lima bean has 8 times less Vitamin B3 than Teff. Teff has 3.363mg of Vitamin B3, while Lima bean has 0.421mg.

Food types used in this article are Teff, 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
Teff
6
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Contains more Calcium +958.8%
Contains more Iron +219.2%
Contains more Magnesium +327.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +286.5%
Contains more Zinc +282.1%
Contains more Copper +244.7%
Contains more Potassium +19%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 54% 287% 132% 184% 38% 2% 99% 270%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Contains more Calcium +958.8%
Contains more Iron +219.2%
Contains more Magnesium +327.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +286.5%
Contains more Zinc +282.1%
Contains more Copper +244.7%
Contains more Potassium +19%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%

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
Teff
6
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +142.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +390.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +698.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +123.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +199.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +125%
Equal in Vitamin K - 2
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 2% 0% 0% 98% 63% 64% 57% 112% 0% 0% 5%
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 B1 +142.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +390.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +698.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +123.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +199.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +125%
Equal in Vitamin K - 2

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Teff Lima bean Opinion
Net carbs 65.13g 13.88g Teff
Protein 13.3g 7.8g Teff
Fats 2.38g 0.38g Teff
Carbs 73.13g 20.88g Teff
Calories 367kcal 115kcal Teff
Starch 36.56g g Teff
Fructose 0.47g g Teff
Sugar 1.84g 2.9g Teff
Fiber 8g 7g Teff
Calcium 180mg 17mg Teff
Iron 7.63mg 2.39mg Teff
Magnesium 184mg 43mg Teff
Phosphorus 429mg 111mg Teff
Potassium 427mg 508mg Lima bean
Sodium 12mg 2mg Lima bean
Zinc 3.63mg 0.95mg Teff
Copper 0.81mg 0.235mg Teff
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Teff
Vitamin E 0.08mg 0.18mg Lima bean
Vitamin D IU 0IU Lima bean
Vitamin D µg 0µg Lima bean
Vitamin C mg 0mg Lima bean
Vitamin B1 0.39mg 0.161mg Teff
Vitamin B2 0.27mg 0.055mg Teff
Vitamin B3 3.363mg 0.421mg Teff
Vitamin B5 0.942mg 0.422mg Teff
Vitamin B6 0.482mg 0.161mg Teff
Folate µg 83µg Lima bean
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Lima bean
Vitamin K 1.9µg 2µg Lima bean
Tryptophan 0.139mg 0.092mg Teff
Threonine 0.51mg 0.337mg Teff
Isoleucine 0.501mg 0.411mg Teff
Leucine 1.068mg 0.673mg Teff
Lysine 0.376mg 0.523mg Lima bean
Methionine 0.428mg 0.099mg Teff
Phenylalanine 0.698mg 0.449mg Teff
Valine 0.686mg 0.469mg Teff
Histidine 0.301mg 0.238mg Teff
Cholesterol mg 0mg Teff
Trans Fat g 0g Teff
Saturated Fat 0.449g 0.089g Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.589g 0.034g Teff
Polyunsaturated fat 1.071g 0.171g Teff

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Teff 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
33
Teff
16
Lima bean
Mineral Summary Score
133
Teff
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
80%
Teff
47%
Lima bean
Carbohydrates
73%
Teff
21%
Lima bean
Fats
11%
Teff
2%
Lima bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Teff
Teff is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.06g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Teff
Teff is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Teff
Teff is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Teff
Teff is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.36g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Teff - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169747/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.