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Wheat vs Lima bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Wheat and Lima bean different?

  • Wheat is higher than Lima bean in Selenium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Copper, Zinc, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, and Iron.
  • Wheat covers your daily need of Selenium 154% more than Lima bean.
  • Wheat contains 16 times more Vitamin B3 than Lima bean. Wheat contains 6.738mg of Vitamin B3, while Lima bean contains 0.421mg.

Wheat, durum and Lima beans, large, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt types were used in this article.

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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 +100%
Contains more Iron +47.3%
Contains more Magnesium +234.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +357.7%
Contains more Zinc +337.9%
Contains more Copper +135.3%
Contains more Potassium +17.9%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 132% 103% 218% 39% 1% 114% 185%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +47.3%
Contains more Magnesium +234.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +357.7%
Contains more Zinc +337.9%
Contains more Copper +135.3%
Contains more Potassium +17.9%
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
Wheat
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +160.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1500.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +121.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +160.2%
Contains more Folate +93%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 105% 28% 127% 57% 97% 33% 0% 0%
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 B1 +160.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1500.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +121.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +160.2%
Contains more Folate +93%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Wheat Lima bean Opinion
Net carbs 71.13g 13.88g Wheat
Protein 13.68g 7.8g Wheat
Fats 2.47g 0.38g Wheat
Carbs 71.13g 20.88g Wheat
Calories 339kcal 115kcal Wheat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 2.9g Wheat
Fiber g 7g Lima bean
Calcium 34mg 17mg Wheat
Iron 3.52mg 2.39mg Wheat
Magnesium 144mg 43mg Wheat
Phosphorus 508mg 111mg Wheat
Potassium 431mg 508mg Lima bean
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Zinc 4.16mg 0.95mg Wheat
Copper 0.553mg 0.235mg Wheat
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg 0.18mg Lima bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.419mg 0.161mg Wheat
Vitamin B2 0.121mg 0.055mg Wheat
Vitamin B3 6.738mg 0.421mg Wheat
Vitamin B5 0.935mg 0.422mg Wheat
Vitamin B6 0.419mg 0.161mg Wheat
Folate 43µg 83µg Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 2µg Lima bean
Tryptophan 0.176mg 0.092mg Wheat
Threonine 0.366mg 0.337mg Wheat
Isoleucine 0.533mg 0.411mg Wheat
Leucine 0.934mg 0.673mg Wheat
Lysine 0.303mg 0.523mg Lima bean
Methionine 0.221mg 0.099mg Wheat
Phenylalanine 0.681mg 0.449mg Wheat
Valine 0.594mg 0.469mg Wheat
Histidine 0.322mg 0.238mg Wheat
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Wheat
Saturated Fat 0.454g 0.089g Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.344g 0.034g Wheat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.978g 0.171g Wheat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Wheat 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
37
Wheat
16
Lima bean
Mineral Summary Score
100
Wheat
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
82%
Wheat
47%
Lima bean
Carbohydrates
71%
Wheat
21%
Lima bean
Fats
11%
Wheat
2%
Lima bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Wheat
Wheat is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.9g)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat
Wheat is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Wheat
Wheat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.365g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
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)
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. Wheat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169721/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.