Cornmeal vs. Lima Beans

Nutrition comparison of Cornmeal and Lima Beans


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

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

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

  • Both cornmeal and lima beans are high in calories, dietary fiber, iron and potassium.
  • Cornmeal has more pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6.
  • Cornmeal is a great source of protein.
  • Lima bean is an excellent source of Vitamin C.
Detailed nutritional comparison of cornmeal 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: Cornmeal (Cornmeal, yellow (Navajo)) 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 cornmeal and lima beans are high in calories. Cornmeal has 240% more calories than lima bean - cornmeal has 384 calories per 100 grams and lima bean has 113 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, cornmeal is lighter in protein, heavier in carbs and heavier in fat compared to lima beans per calorie. Cornmeal has a macronutrient ratio of 10:76:14 and for lima beans, 24:70:7 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Cornmeal Lima Beans
Protein 10% 24%
Carbohydrates 76% 70%
Fat 14% 7%
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carbohydrates

Cornmeal is high in carbohydrates and lima bean has 72% less carbohydrates than cornmeal - cornmeal has 72.9g of total carbs per 100 grams and lima bean has 20.2g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Both cornmeal and lima beans are high in dietary fiber. Cornmeal has 92% more dietary fiber than lima bean - cornmeal has 9.4g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and lima bean has 4.9g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Cornmeal and lima beans contain similar amounts of sugar - cornmeal has 1.6g of sugar per 100 grams and lima bean has 1.5g of sugar.

Protein

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Cornmeal is a great source of protein and it has 44% more protein than lima bean - cornmeal has 9.9g of protein per 100 grams and lima bean has 6.8g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Cornmeal and lima beans contain similar amounts of saturated fat - cornmeal has 1g of saturated fat per 100 grams and lima bean has 0.2g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

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

Vitamin A

Lima bean has more Vitamin A than cornmeal - lima bean has 10ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and cornmeal does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Cornmeal and lima beans contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - cornmeal has 0.37mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and lima bean has 0.32mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Cornmeal and lima beans contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - cornmeal has 0.2ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and lima bean has 5.6ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

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

Cornmeal Lima Beans
Thiamin 0.3 MG 0.217 MG
Riboflavin 0.093 MG 0.103 MG
Niacin 2.47 MG 1.474 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.595 MG 0.247 MG
Vitamin B6 0.59 MG 0.204 MG
Folate 34 UG 34 UG

Minerals

calcium

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

iron

Both cornmeal and lima beans are high in iron. Cornmeal is very similar to cornmeal for iron - cornmeal has 3mg of iron per 100 grams and lima bean has 3.1mg of iron.

potassium

Both cornmeal and lima beans are high in potassium. Lima bean has 45% more potassium than cornmeal - cornmeal has 322mg of potassium per 100 grams and lima bean has 467mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Cornmeal Lima Beans
alpha linoleic acid 0.06 G 0.136 G
Total 0.06 G 0.136 G

omega 6s

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

Cornmeal Lima Beans
other omega 6 0.033 G ~
linoleic acid 2.292 G 0.283 G
Total 2.325 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: Cornmeal (Cornmeal, yellow (Navajo)) and Lima Beans (Lima beans, immature seeds, raw) .

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FAQ

Does cornmeal or lima beans contain more calories in 100 grams?
Both cornmeal and lima beans are high in calories. Cornmeal has 240% more calories than lima bean - cornmeal has 384 calories in 100g and lima bean has 113 calories.

Does cornmeal or lima beans have more carbohydrates?
By weight, cornmeal is high in carbohydrates and lima bean has 70% fewer carbohydrates than cornmeal - cornmeal has 72.9g of carbs for 100g and lima bean has 20.2g of carbohydrates.

Does cornmeal or lima beans contain more iron?
Both cornmeal and lima beans are high in iron. Cornmeal is very similar to cornmeal for iron - cornmeal has 3mg of iron in 100 grams and lima bean has 3.1mg of iron.

Does cornmeal or lima beans contain more potassium?
Both cornmeal and lima beans are high in potassium. Lima bean has 50% more potassium than cornmeal - cornmeal has 322mg of potassium in 100 grams and lima bean has 467mg of potassium.

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