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Tempeh vs Lima bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Tempeh and Lima bean?

  • Tempeh is richer in Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Calcium, and Magnesium, yet Lima bean is richer in Folate, and Selenium.
  • Tempeh's daily need coverage for Copper is 36% higher.
  • Tempeh has 29 times more Saturated Fat than Lima bean. Tempeh has 2.539g of Saturated Fat, while Lima bean has 0.089g.

We used Tempeh and Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt types in this comparison.

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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
Tempeh
6
:
Contains more Iron +13%
Contains more Calcium +552.9%
Contains more Magnesium +88.4%
Contains more Copper +138.3%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +139.6%
Contains more Potassium +23.3%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 34% 37% 58% 187% 32% 114% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 6% 45% 31% 79% 26% 48% 1%
Contains more Iron +13%
Contains more Calcium +552.9%
Contains more Magnesium +88.4%
Contains more Copper +138.3%
Contains more Zinc +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +139.6%
Contains more Potassium +23.3%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%

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
Tempeh
4
:
Contains more Vitamin B2 +550.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +527.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +106.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.8%
Contains more Folate +245.8%
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% 0% 0% 20% 83% 50% 17% 50% 10% 0% 18%
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 B2 +550.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +527.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +106.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.8%
Contains more Folate +245.8%

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
20
Tempeh
16
Lima bean
Mineral Summary Score
70
Tempeh
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
122%
Tempeh
47%
Lima bean
Carbohydrates
8%
Tempeh
21%
Lima bean
Fats
50%
Tempeh
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.
Tempeh Lima bean
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Tempeh 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 lower in Sugar?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.9g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is cheaper?
Tempeh
Tempeh is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tempeh
Tempeh is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.45g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tempeh Lima bean Opinion
Calories 192 115 Tempeh
Protein 20.29 7.8 Tempeh
Fats 10.8 0.38 Tempeh
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 7.64 20.88 Lima bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.7 2.39 Tempeh
Calcium 111 17 Tempeh
Potassium 412 508 Lima bean
Magnesium 81 43 Tempeh
Sugar 2.9 Tempeh
Fiber 7 Lima bean
Copper 0.56 0.235 Tempeh
Zinc 1.14 0.95 Tempeh
Starch
Phosphorus 266 111 Tempeh
Sodium 9 2 Lima bean
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.18 Lima bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.161 Lima bean
Vitamin B2 0.358 0.055 Tempeh
Vitamin B3 2.64 0.421 Tempeh
Vitamin B5 0.278 0.422 Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.215 0.161 Tempeh
Vitamin B12 0.08 0 Tempeh
Vitamin K 2 Lima bean
Folate 24 83 Lima bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 2.539 0.089 Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 3.205 0.034 Tempeh
Polyunsaturated fat 4.3 0.171 Tempeh
Tryptophan 0.194 0.092 Tempeh
Threonine 0.796 0.337 Tempeh
Isoleucine 0.88 0.411 Tempeh
Leucine 1.43 0.673 Tempeh
Lysine 0.908 0.523 Tempeh
Methionine 0.175 0.099 Tempeh
Phenylalanine 0.893 0.449 Tempeh
Valine 0.92 0.469 Tempeh
Histidine 0.466 0.238 Tempeh
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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. Tempeh - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174272/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.