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

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Differences between Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) and Lima bean

  • Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) contains less Iron, Vitamin C, Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, Selenium, and Zinc than Lima bean.
  • Lima bean's daily need coverage for Iron is 24% higher.

The food types used in this comparison are Yardlong bean, raw 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 Calcium +194.1%
Contains more Iron +408.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +88.1%
Contains more Potassium +111.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +156.8%
Contains more Copper +389.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 43
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 18% 32% 26% 22% 1% 11% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 90% 31% 48% 45% 1% 26% 79%
Contains more Calcium +194.1%
Contains more Iron +408.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +88.1%
Contains more Potassium +111.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +156.8%
Contains more Copper +389.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 43

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +667.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +570.8%
Contains more Folate +33.9%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.421
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 52% 0% 0% 63% 27% 26% 8% 4% 6% 47% 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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +667.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +570.8%
Contains more Folate +33.9%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.421

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) Lima bean Opinion
Net carbs 8.35g 13.88g Lima bean
Protein 2.8g 7.8g Lima bean
Fats 0.4g 0.38g Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Carbs 8.35g 20.88g Lima bean
Calories 47kcal 115kcal Lima bean
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 2.9g Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Fiber g 7g Lima bean
Calcium 50mg 17mg Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Iron 0.47mg 2.39mg Lima bean
Magnesium 44mg 43mg Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Phosphorus 59mg 111mg Lima bean
Potassium 240mg 508mg Lima bean
Sodium 4mg 2mg Lima bean
Zinc 0.37mg 0.95mg Lima bean
Copper 0.048mg 0.235mg Lima bean
Vitamin A 865IU 0IU Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Vitamin E mg 0.18mg Lima bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 18.8mg 0mg Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Vitamin B1 0.107mg 0.161mg Lima bean
Vitamin B2 0.11mg 0.055mg Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Vitamin B3 0.41mg 0.421mg Lima bean
Vitamin B5 0.055mg 0.422mg Lima bean
Vitamin B6 0.024mg 0.161mg Lima bean
Folate 62µg 83µg Lima bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 2µg Lima bean
Tryptophan 0.032mg 0.092mg Lima bean
Threonine 0.104mg 0.337mg Lima bean
Isoleucine 0.15mg 0.411mg Lima bean
Leucine 0.2mg 0.673mg Lima bean
Lysine 0.184mg 0.523mg Lima bean
Methionine 0.04mg 0.099mg Lima bean
Phenylalanine 0.154mg 0.449mg Lima bean
Valine 0.162mg 0.469mg Lima bean
Histidine 0.09mg 0.238mg Lima bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.105g 0.089g Lima bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036g 0.034g Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Polyunsaturated fat 0.169g 0.171g Lima bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) 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
19
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
16
Lima bean
Mineral Summary Score
17
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
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
17%
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
47%
Lima bean
Carbohydrates
8%
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
21%
Lima bean
Fats
2%
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
2%
Lima bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.9g)
Which food is cheaper?
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean)
Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lima bean
Lima bean contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.016g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lima bean
Lima bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lima bean
Lima bean 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 richer in minerals?
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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. Yardlong bean (Asparagus bean) - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169222/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.