Lima Beans vs. Tomato

Nutrition comparison of Lima Beans and Tomato


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

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

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

  • Both lima beans and tomato are high in Vitamin C and potassium.
  • Lima bean has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.
  • Lima bean has signficantly more protein than tomato.
  • Lima bean is an excellent source of dietary fiber and iron.
  • Tomato has 4.1 times less carbohydrates than lima bean.
Detailed nutritional comparison of lima beans and tomato 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: Lima Beans (Lima beans, immature seeds, raw) and Tomato (Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average) . 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 tomato has 84% less calories than lima bean - lima bean has 113 calories per 100 grams and tomato has 18 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, lima beans is heavier in protein, lighter in carbs and similar to tomato for fat. Lima beans has a macronutrient ratio of 24:70:7 and for tomato, 17:75:9 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Lima Beans Tomato
Protein 24% 17%
Carbohydrates 70% 75%
Fat 7% 9%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Tomato has 4.1 times less carbohydrates than lima bean - lima bean has 20.2g of total carbs per 100 grams and tomato has 3.9g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Lima bean is an excellent source of dietary fiber and it has 308% more dietary fiber than tomato - lima bean has 4.9g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and tomato has 1.2g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Lima beans and tomato contain similar amounts of sugar - lima bean has 1.5g of sugar per 100 grams and tomato has 2.6g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Lima bean has signficantly more protein than tomato - lima bean has 6.8g of protein per 100 grams and tomato has 0.88g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

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

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Both lima beans and tomato are high in Vitamin C. Lima bean has 71% more Vitamin C than tomato - lima bean has 23.4mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and tomato has 13.7mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Tomato has 320% more Vitamin A than lima bean - lima bean has 10ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and tomato has 42ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Lima beans and tomato contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - lima bean has 0.32mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and tomato has 0.54mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Lima beans and tomato contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - lima bean has 5.6ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and tomato has 7.9ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

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

Lima Beans Tomato
Thiamin 0.217 MG 0.037 MG
Riboflavin 0.103 MG 0.019 MG
Niacin 1.474 MG 0.594 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.247 MG 0.089 MG
Vitamin B6 0.204 MG 0.08 MG
Folate 34 UG 15 UG

Minerals

calcium

Lima bean has 240% more calcium than tomato - lima bean has 34mg of calcium per 100 grams and tomato has 10mg of calcium.

iron

Lima bean is an excellent source of iron and it has 10 times more iron than tomato - lima bean has 3.1mg of iron per 100 grams and tomato has 0.27mg of iron.

potassium

Both lima beans and tomato are high in potassium. Lima bean has 97% more potassium than tomato - lima bean has 467mg of potassium per 100 grams and tomato has 237mg 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 Beans Tomato
beta-carotene 126 UG 449 UG
alpha-carotene ~ 101 UG
lycopene ~ 2573 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin ~ 123 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Lima Beans Tomato
alpha linoleic acid 0.136 G 0.003 G
Total 0.136 G 0.003 G

omega 6s

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

Lima Beans Tomato
linoleic acid 0.283 G 0.08 G
Total 0.283 G 0.08 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: Lima Beans (Lima beans, immature seeds, raw) and Tomato (Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average) .

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