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White beans vs. Fava beans raw — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between White beans and Fava beans raw

  • Fava beans raw have more Folate, Fiber, Copper, Phosphorus, Manganese, Iron, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B6 than White beans.
  • Fava beans raw' daily need coverage for Folate is 86% more.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Beans, white, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Broadbeans (fava beans), mature seeds, raw.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -53.8%
Contains more Calcium +14.4%
Contains more Iron +81.1%
Contains more Magnesium +204.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +272.6%
Contains more Potassium +89.3%
Contains more Zinc +127.5%
Contains more Copper +187.1%
Contains more Manganese +155.7%
Contains more Selenium +530.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 27% 139% 45% 49% 50% 1% 38% 96% 83% 8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 31% 252% 138% 181% 94% 2% 86% 275% 213% 45%
Contains less Sodium -53.8%
Contains more Calcium +14.4%
Contains more Iron +81.1%
Contains more Magnesium +204.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +272.6%
Contains more Potassium +89.3%
Contains more Zinc +127.5%
Contains more Copper +187.1%
Contains more Manganese +155.7%
Contains more Selenium +530.8%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin E +1780%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +370.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +623.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1922.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +326.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +293.5%
Contains more Folate +422.2%
Contains more Choline +172.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +157.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 19% 0% 0% 30% 11% 3% 14% 22% 61% 0% 20% 9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 1% 0% 5% 139% 77% 54% 59% 85% 318% 0% 53% 23%
Contains more Vitamin E +1780%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +370.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +623.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1922.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +326.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +293.5%
Contains more Folate +422.2%
Contains more Choline +172.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +157.1%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +474.5%
Contains more Protein +168.4%
Contains more Fats +337.1%
Contains more Carbs +132.3%
Contains more Other +76%
10% 25% 63% 2%
Protein: 9.73 g
Fats: 0.35 g
Carbs: 25.09 g
Water: 63.08 g
Other: 1.75 g
26% 58% 11% 3%
Protein: 26.12 g
Fats: 1.53 g
Carbs: 58.29 g
Water: 10.98 g
Other: 3.08 g
Contains more Water +474.5%
Contains more Protein +168.4%
Contains more Fats +337.1%
Contains more Carbs +132.3%
Contains more Other +76%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -64.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +877.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +312.5%
33% 11% 55%
Saturated Fat: 0.091 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.031 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.152 g
21% 26% 53%
Saturated Fat: 0.254 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.303 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.627 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -64.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +877.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +312.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
White beans Fava beans raw
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient White beans Fava beans raw Opinion
Net carbs 18.79g 33.29g Fava beans raw
Protein 9.73g 26.12g Fava beans raw
Fats 0.35g 1.53g Fava beans raw
Carbs 25.09g 58.29g Fava beans raw
Calories 139kcal 341kcal Fava beans raw
Sugar 0.34g 5.7g White beans
Fiber 6.3g 25g Fava beans raw
Calcium 90mg 103mg Fava beans raw
Iron 3.7mg 6.7mg Fava beans raw
Magnesium 63mg 192mg Fava beans raw
Phosphorus 113mg 421mg Fava beans raw
Potassium 561mg 1062mg Fava beans raw
Sodium 6mg 13mg White beans
Zinc 1.38mg 3.14mg Fava beans raw
Copper 0.287mg 0.824mg Fava beans raw
Manganese 0.636mg 1.626mg Fava beans raw
Selenium 1.3µg 8.2µg Fava beans raw
Vitamin A 0IU 53IU Fava beans raw
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 3µg Fava beans raw
Vitamin E 0.94mg 0.05mg White beans
Vitamin C 0mg 1.4mg Fava beans raw
Vitamin B1 0.118mg 0.555mg Fava beans raw
Vitamin B2 0.046mg 0.333mg Fava beans raw
Vitamin B3 0.14mg 2.832mg Fava beans raw
Vitamin B5 0.229mg 0.976mg Fava beans raw
Vitamin B6 0.093mg 0.366mg Fava beans raw
Folate 81µg 423µg Fava beans raw
Choline 35.1mg 95.8mg Fava beans raw
Vitamin K 3.5µg 9µg Fava beans raw
Tryptophan 0.115mg 0.247mg Fava beans raw
Threonine 0.409mg 0.928mg Fava beans raw
Isoleucine 0.429mg 1.053mg Fava beans raw
Leucine 0.776mg 1.964mg Fava beans raw
Lysine 0.668mg 1.671mg Fava beans raw
Methionine 0.146mg 0.213mg Fava beans raw
Phenylalanine 0.526mg 1.103mg Fava beans raw
Valine 0.509mg 1.161mg Fava beans raw
Histidine 0.271mg 0.664mg Fava beans raw
Saturated Fat 0.091g 0.254g White beans
Monounsaturated Fat 0.031g 0.303g Fava beans raw
Polyunsaturated fat 0.152g 0.627g Fava beans raw

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
White beans Fava beans raw
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
White beans
63%
Fava beans raw
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
53%
White beans
131%
Fava beans raw

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
White beans
White beans is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.36g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
White beans
White beans contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
White beans
White beans is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.163g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
White beans
White beans is lower in glycemic index (difference - 79)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Fava beans raw
Fava beans raw is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Fava beans raw
Fava beans raw is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. White beans - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175203/nutrients
  2. Fava beans raw - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175205/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.