Oats vs. Lima Beans

Nutrition comparison of Oats and Lima Beans


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

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

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

  • Both lima beans and oats are high in calories, dietary fiber, iron and potassium.
  • Lima bean has 5.1 times less saturated fat than oat.
  • Lima bean is an excellent source of Vitamin C.
  • Oat has more thiamin and pantothenic acid.
  • Oat is a great source of calcium.
  • Oat is an excellent source of protein.
Detailed nutritional comparison of oats 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: Oats (Oats (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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Both lima beans and oats are high in calories. Oat has 244% more calories than lima bean - lima bean has 113 calories per 100 grams and oat has 389 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, oats is lighter in protein, heavier in fat and similar to lima beans for carbs. Oats has a macronutrient ratio of 17:67:16 and for lima beans, 23:70:7 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Oats Lima Beans
Protein 17% 23%
Carbohydrates 67% 70%
Fat 16% 7%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Oat is high in carbohydrates and lima bean has 70% less carbohydrates than oat - lima bean has 20.2g of total carbs per 100 grams and oat has 66.3g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Both lima beans and oats are high in dietary fiber. Oat has 116% more dietary fiber than lima bean - lima bean has 4.9g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and oat has 10.6g of dietary fiber.

sugar

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



Protein

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Oat is an excellent source of protein and it has 147% more protein than lima bean - lima bean has 6.8g of protein per 100 grams and oat has 16.9g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Lima bean has 5.1 times less saturated fat than oat - lima bean has 0.2g of saturated fat per 100 grams and oat has 1.2g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

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

Vitamin A

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

Vitamin E

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

Vitamin K

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

The B Vitamins

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

Oats Lima Beans
Thiamin 0.763 MG 0.217 MG
Riboflavin 0.139 MG 0.103 MG
Niacin 0.961 MG 1.474 MG
Pantothenic acid 1.349 MG 0.247 MG
Vitamin B6 0.119 MG 0.204 MG
Folate 56 UG 34 UG

Minerals

calcium

Oat is a great source of calcium and it has 59% more calcium than lima bean - lima bean has 34mg of calcium per 100 grams and oat has 54mg of calcium.

iron

Both lima beans and oats are high in iron. Oat has 50% more iron than lima bean - lima bean has 3.1mg of iron per 100 grams and oat has 4.7mg of iron.

potassium

Both lima beans and oats are high in potassium. Lima bean has a little more potassium (9%) than oat by weight - lima bean has 467mg of potassium per 100 grams and oat has 429mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, both oats and lima beans contain significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid (ALA).

Oats Lima Beans
alpha linoleic acid 0.111 G 0.136 G
Total 0.111 G 0.136 G

omega 6s

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

Oats Lima Beans
linoleic acid 2.424 G 0.283 G
Total 2.424 G 0.283 G



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

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