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Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) vs Broad bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) and Broad bean

  • Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) has more Vitamin C, however Broad bean has more Copper, Folate, Manganese, Vitamin B2, Iron, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, and Zinc.
  • Broad bean's daily need coverage for Copper is 39% more.
  • Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) has 5 times more Vitamin C than Broad bean. Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) has 18.8mg of Vitamin C, while Broad bean has 3.7mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Yardlong bean, raw and Beans, fava, in pod, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Calcium +35.1%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -84%
Contains more Iron +229.8%
Contains more Potassium +38.3%
Contains more Copper +737.5%
Contains more Zinc +170.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +118.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 18% 15% 22% 32% 16% 11% 26% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 59% 12% 30% 24% 134% 28% 56% 4%
Contains more Calcium +35.1%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -84%
Contains more Iron +229.8%
Contains more Potassium +38.3%
Contains more Copper +737.5%
Contains more Zinc +170.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +118.6%

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +408.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +159.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +24.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +448.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +309.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +333.3%
Contains more Folate +138.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 63% 52% 0% 0% 27% 26% 8% 4% 6% 0% 0% 47%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 13% 20% 24% 0% 34% 67% 43% 14% 24% 0% 103% 111%
Contains more Vitamin C +408.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +159.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +24.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +448.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +309.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +333.3%
Contains more Folate +138.7%

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
19
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
37
Broad bean
Mineral Summary Score
17
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
43
Broad 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
17%
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
48%
Broad bean
Carbohydrates
8%
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
18%
Broad bean
Fats
2%
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
3%
Broad 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.
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) Broad bean
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.21g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) contains less Sodium (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.013g)
Which food is cheaper?
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Broad bean
Broad bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broad bean
Broad bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) Broad bean Opinion
Calories 47 88 Broad bean
Protein 2.8 7.92 Broad bean
Fats 0.4 0.73 Broad bean
Vitamin C 18.8 3.7 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Carbs 8.35 17.63 Broad bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.47 1.55 Broad bean
Calcium 50 37 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Potassium 240 332 Broad bean
Magnesium 44 33 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Sugar 9.21 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Fiber 7.5 Broad bean
Copper 0.048 0.402 Broad bean
Zinc 0.37 1 Broad bean
Starch
Phosphorus 59 129 Broad bean
Sodium 4 25 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Vitamin A 865 333 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Vitamin E 1.16 Broad bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.107 0.133 Broad bean
Vitamin B2 0.11 0.29 Broad bean
Vitamin B3 0.41 2.249 Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.055 0.225 Broad bean
Vitamin B6 0.024 0.104 Broad bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 40.9 Broad bean
Folate 62 148 Broad bean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.105 0.118 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036 0.104 Broad bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.169 0.342 Broad bean
Tryptophan 0.032 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Threonine 0.104 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Isoleucine 0.15 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Leucine 0.2 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Lysine 0.184 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Methionine 0.04 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Phenylalanine 0.154 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Valine 0.162 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Histidine 0.09 Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
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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. Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169222/nutrients
  2. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168574/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.