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Flour vs Lima bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Flour and Lima bean

  • Flour has more Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Iron, and Folate, while Lima bean has more Fiber, Potassium, Copper, and Vitamin B6.
  • Flour covers your daily need of Selenium 53% more than Lima bean.
  • Flour contains 14 times more Vitamin B3 than Lima bean. While Flour contains 5.904mg of Vitamin B3, Lima bean contains only 0.421mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Wheat flour, white, all-purpose, enriched, bleached 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 +94.1%
Contains more Calcium +13.3%
Contains more Magnesium +95.5%
Contains more Potassium +374.8%
Contains more Zinc +35.7%
Contains more Copper +63.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 111
Equal in Sodium - 2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 174% 16% 47% 10% 1% 20% 48%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Contains more Iron +94.1%
Contains more Calcium +13.3%
Contains more Magnesium +95.5%
Contains more Potassium +374.8%
Contains more Zinc +35.7%
Contains more Copper +63.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 111
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
Flour
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +387.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +798.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1302.4%
Contains more Folate +120.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +265.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +566.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.422
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 0% 0% 197% 114% 111% 27% 11% 138% 0% 1%
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 +387.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +798.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1302.4%
Contains more Folate +120.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +265.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +566.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.422

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Flour Lima bean Opinion
Net carbs 73.61g 13.88g Flour
Protein 10.33g 7.8g Flour
Fats 0.98g 0.38g Flour
Carbs 76.31g 20.88g Flour
Calories 364kcal 115kcal Flour
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.27g 2.9g Flour
Fiber 2.7g 7g Lima bean
Calcium 15mg 17mg Lima bean
Iron 4.64mg 2.39mg Flour
Magnesium 22mg 43mg Lima bean
Phosphorus 108mg 111mg Lima bean
Potassium 107mg 508mg Lima bean
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Zinc 0.7mg 0.95mg Lima bean
Copper 0.144mg 0.235mg Lima bean
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.06mg 0.18mg Lima bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.785mg 0.161mg Flour
Vitamin B2 0.494mg 0.055mg Flour
Vitamin B3 5.904mg 0.421mg Flour
Vitamin B5 0.438mg 0.422mg Flour
Vitamin B6 0.044mg 0.161mg Lima bean
Folate 183µg 83µg Flour
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 2µg Lima bean
Tryptophan 0.127mg 0.092mg Flour
Threonine 0.281mg 0.337mg Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.357mg 0.411mg Lima bean
Leucine 0.71mg 0.673mg Flour
Lysine 0.228mg 0.523mg Lima bean
Methionine 0.183mg 0.099mg Flour
Phenylalanine 0.52mg 0.449mg Flour
Valine 0.415mg 0.469mg Lima bean
Histidine 0.23mg 0.238mg Lima bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Flour
Saturated Fat 0.155g 0.089g Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.087g 0.034g Flour
Polyunsaturated fat 0.413g 0.171g Flour

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Flour 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
50
Flour
16
Lima bean
Mineral Summary Score
40
Flour
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
62%
Flour
47%
Lima bean
Carbohydrates
76%
Flour
21%
Lima bean
Fats
5%
Flour
2%
Lima bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.066g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 40)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lima bean
Lima bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Flour
Flour is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.63g)
Which food is cheaper?
Flour
Flour is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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)
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. Flour - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168894/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.