Apple vs. Lima Beans

Nutrition comparison of Apple and Lima Beans


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of apple versus lima beans (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in apple and lima beans:

  • Both lima beans and apple are high in dietary fiber.
  • Lima bean has 6 times less sugar than apple.
  • Lima bean has more beta-carotene than apple, however, apple contains more lutein + zeaxanthin than lima bean.
  • Lima bean has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.
  • Lima bean has signficantly more protein than apple.
  • Lima bean is an excellent source of Vitamin C, iron and potassium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of apple and lima beans is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Apple (Apples, raw, with skin (Includes foods for USDA's Food Distribution Program)) and Lima Beans (Lima beans, immature seeds, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Lima bean is high in calories and apple has 54% less calories than lima bean - lima bean has 113 calories per 100 grams and apple has 52 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, apple is much lighter in protein, much heavier in carbs and lighter in fat compared to lima beans per calorie. Apple has a macronutrient ratio of 2:96:3 and for lima beans, 24:70:7 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Apple Lima Beans
Protein 2% 24%
Carbohydrates 96% 70%
Fat 3% 7%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Apple has 32% less carbohydrates than lima bean - lima bean has 20.2g of total carbs per 100 grams and apple has 13.8g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Both lima beans and apple are high in dietary fiber. Lima bean has 104% more dietary fiber than apple - lima bean has 4.9g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and apple has 2.4g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Lima bean has 6 times less sugar than apple - lima bean has 1.5g of sugar per 100 grams and apple has 10.4g of sugar.



Protein

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Lima bean has signficantly more protein than apple - lima bean has 6.8g of protein per 100 grams and apple has 0.26g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both lima beans and apple are low in saturated fat - lima bean has 0.2g of saturated fat per 100 grams and apple has 0.03g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Lima bean is an excellent source of Vitamin C and it has 409% more Vitamin C than apple - lima bean has 23.4mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and apple has 4.6mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Lima beans and apple contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - lima bean has 10ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and apple has 3ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Lima beans and apple contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - lima bean has 0.32mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and apple has 0.18mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Lima beans and apple contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - lima bean has 5.6ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and apple has 2.2ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Lima bean has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.

Apple Lima Beans
Thiamin 0.017 MG 0.217 MG
Riboflavin 0.026 MG 0.103 MG
Niacin 0.091 MG 1.474 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.061 MG 0.247 MG
Vitamin B6 0.041 MG 0.204 MG
Folate 3 UG 34 UG

Minerals

calcium

Lima bean has 467% more calcium than apple - lima bean has 34mg of calcium per 100 grams and apple has 6mg of calcium.

iron

Lima bean is an excellent source of iron and it has 25 times more iron than apple - lima bean has 3.1mg of iron per 100 grams and apple has 0.12mg of iron.

potassium

Lima bean is an excellent source of potassium and it has 336% more potassium than apple - lima bean has 467mg of potassium per 100 grams and apple has 107mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]

For specific types of carotenoids, lima bean has more beta-carotene than apple per 100 grams, however, apple contains more lutein + zeaxanthin than lima bean per 100 grams.

Apple Lima Beans
beta-carotene 27 UG 126 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 29 UG ~

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, lima bean has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than apple per 100 grams.

Apple Lima Beans
alpha linoleic acid 0.009 G 0.136 G
Total 0.009 G 0.136 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, lima bean has more linoleic acid than apple per 100 grams.

Apple Lima Beans
linoleic acid 0.043 G 0.283 G
Total 0.043 G 0.283 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Apple (Apples, raw, with skin (Includes foods for USDA's Food Distribution Program)) and Lima Beans (Lima beans, immature seeds, raw) .

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