Apricot vs. Lima Beans

Nutrition comparison of Apricot and Lima Beans


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

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

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

  • Both lima beans and apricot are high in potassium.
  • Apricot has more beta-carotene and lutein + zeaxanthin than lima bean.
  • Apricot has signficantly more Vitamin A than lima bean.
  • Lima bean has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin B6 and folate.
  • Lima bean is an excellent source of Vitamin C, dietary fiber and iron.
Detailed nutritional comparison of apricot 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.


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Calories and Carbs

calories

Lima bean is high in calories and apricot has less calories than lima bean - lima bean has 113kcal of calories per 100 grams and apricot has 48kcal of calories.

dietary fiber

Lima bean is an excellent source of dietary fiber and it has more dietary fiber than apricot - lima bean has 4.9g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and apricot has 2g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Lima bean has less sugar than apricot - lima bean has 1.5g of sugar per 100 grams and apricot has 9.2g of sugar.

Protein

protein

Lima bean has more protein than apricot - lima bean has 6.8g of protein per 100 grams and apricot has 1.4g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

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

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Lima bean is an excellent source of Vitamin C and it has more Vitamin C than apricot - lima bean has 23.4mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and apricot has 10mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Apricot has signficantly more Vitamin A than lima bean - lima bean has 10ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and apricot has 96ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Lima beans and apricot contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - lima bean has 0.32mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and apricot has 0.89mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

Lima bean has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin B6 and folate. Both apricot and lima beans contain significant amounts of pantothenic acid.

Apricot Lima Beans
Thiamin 0.03 MG 0.217 MG
Riboflavin 0.04 MG 0.103 MG
Niacin 0.6 MG 1.474 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.24 MG 0.247 MG
Vitamin B6 0.054 MG 0.204 MG
Folate 9 UG 34 UG

Minerals

calcium

Lima bean has more calcium than apricot - lima bean has 34mg of calcium per 100 grams and apricot has 13mg of calcium.

iron

Lima bean is an excellent source of iron and it has more iron than apricot - lima bean has 3.1mg of iron per 100 grams and apricot has 0.39mg of iron.

potassium

Both lima beans and apricot are high in potassium - lima bean has 467mg of potassium per 100 grams and apricot has 259mg 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, apricot has more beta-carotene and lutein + zeaxanthin than lima bean per 100 grams.

Apricot Lima Beans
beta-carotene 1094 UG 126 UG
alpha-carotene 19 UG ~
lutein + zeaxanthin 89 UG ~

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 6s

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

Apricot Lima Beans
linoleic acid 0.077 G 0.283 G
Total 0.077 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: Apricot (Apricots, raw) and Lima Beans (Lima beans, immature seeds, raw) .

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