Bacon vs. Lima Beans

Nutrition comparison of Cooked Bacon and Lima Beans


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

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

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

  • Both bacon and lima beans are high in calories.
  • Lima bean has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate, however, bacon contains more Vitamin B12.
  • Lima bean has signficantly more calcium than bacon.
  • Lima bean has signficantly more protein than bacon.
  • Lima bean is an excellent source of Vitamin C, dietary fiber, iron and potassium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of bacon 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: Bacon (Pork, bacon, rendered fat, cooked) 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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Both bacon and lima beans are high in calories. Bacon has 695% more calories than lima bean - bacon has 898 calories per 100 grams and lima bean has 113 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, bacon is much lighter in protein, much lighter in carbs and much heavier in fat compared to lima beans per calorie. Bacon has a macronutrient ratio of 0:0:100 and for lima beans, 23:70:7 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Bacon Lima Beans
Protein ~ 23%
Carbohydrates ~ 70%
Fat 100% 7%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Bacon has less carbohydrates than lima bean - lima bean has 20.2g of total carbs per 100 grams and bacon does not contain significant amounts.

dietary fiber

Lima bean is an excellent source of dietary fiber and it has more dietary fiber than bacon - lima bean has 4.9g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and bacon does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Bacon has less sugar than lima bean - lima bean has 1.5g of sugar per 100 grams and bacon does not contain significant amounts.



Protein

protein

Lima bean has signficantly more protein than bacon - bacon has 0.07g of protein per 100 grams and lima bean has 6.8g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Bacon is high in saturated fat and lima bean has 99% less saturated fat than bacon - bacon has 32g of saturated fat per 100 grams and lima bean has 0.2g of saturated fat.

cholesterol

Lima bean has less cholesterol than bacon - bacon has 97mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and lima bean does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Lima bean is an excellent source of Vitamin C and it has more Vitamin C than bacon - lima bean has 23.4mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and bacon does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Bacon and lima beans contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - bacon has 11ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and lima bean has 10ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Lima beans and bacon contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - lima bean has 0.32mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and bacon does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin K

Lima bean has more Vitamin K than bacon - lima bean has 5.6ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and bacon does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Lima bean has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate, however, bacon contains more Vitamin B12.

Bacon Lima Beans
Thiamin 0.004 MG 0.217 MG
Riboflavin 0.015 MG 0.103 MG
Niacin 0.725 MG 1.474 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.007 MG 0.247 MG
Vitamin B6 0.005 MG 0.204 MG
Folate ~ 34 UG
Vitamin B12 0.09 UG ~

Minerals

calcium

Lima bean has signficantly more calcium than bacon - bacon has 1mg of calcium per 100 grams and lima bean has 34mg of calcium.

iron

Lima bean is an excellent source of iron and it has 23 times more iron than bacon - bacon has 0.13mg of iron per 100 grams and lima bean has 3.1mg of iron.

potassium

Lima bean is an excellent source of potassium and it has 30 times more potassium than bacon - bacon has 15mg of potassium per 100 grams and lima bean has 467mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Bacon Lima Beans
alpha linoleic acid 0.476 G 0.136 G
Total 0.476 G 0.136 G

omega 6s

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

Bacon Lima Beans
other omega 6 0.442 G ~
linoleic acid 9.426 G 0.283 G
Total 9.868 G 0.283 G



Customize your serving size


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Note: The specific food items compared are: Bacon (Pork, bacon, rendered fat, cooked) and Lima Beans (Lima beans, immature seeds, raw) .

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